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How do you like the Stihl Kombi system? I was thinking of getting one of those and slowly adding the attachments. Do you feel as that is a good way to start for a newbie?

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The Kombi is an amazing all in one tool and IMHO an excellent investment starting out or even for an established company, ours see hundreds of hours of use, especially the poll pruner attachment, no issues.
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How do you like the Stihl Kombi system? I was thinking of getting one of those and slowly adding the attachments. Do you feel as that is a good way to start for a newbie?

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I really enjoy it. I think it is the best tool I have. I bought one attachment at a time so now I have a pretty good set up. Yes-best desicion I made in starting out. I did upgrade the head to a bigger motor as I originally had the KM 56 RC-E. I upgraded to the KM 130 R which was probably a bit of over kill. The one below that one is the 110 or 90. Those will probaly do just fine.
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I really enjoy it. I think it is the best tool I have. I bought one attachment at a time so now I have a pretty good set up. Yes-best desicion I made in starting out. I did upgrade the head to a bigger motor as I originally had the KM 56 RC-E. I upgraded to the KM 130 R which was probably a bit of over kill. The one below that one is the 110 or 90. Those will probaly do just fine.
So glad to know that! I really appreciate yours and Andy's feedback as I really don't know much about the equipment. I have a Stihl trimmer and blower at this time and love it, but it is old and will need replacing soon. I bought it off Craigslist. I really like the Stihl brand and I have a dealer close to my house. I go there everyonce in a while and dream of running those machines. They also have Cub zero-turns and walk behinds. Is that a good mower brand?

If I'm running the Kombi all day on small to mid-size yards do you think that the 110 or 90 will suffice?

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So glad to know that! I really appreciate yours and Andy's feedback as I really don't know much about the equipment. I have a Stihl trimmer and blower at this time and love it, but it is old and will need replacing soon. I bought it off Craigslist. I really like the Stihl brand and I have a dealer close to my house. I go there everyonce in a while and dream of running those machines. They also have Cub zero-turns and walk behinds. Is that a good mower brand?

If I'm running the Kombi all day on small to mid-size yards do you think that the 110 or 90 will suffice?

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I have one 110 and two 130's, only because we use the chain saw attachment and the driveway sweeper and want the extra power, the guys run these sometimes 7 to 10 hours a day, I have seen two of them (who hole our record) go through 11 tanks of fuel, the 110 gets just as much use as the others.

I may have gone for a 90 however Stihl has these specials all the time, buy a 130 for the price of a 90 (the one 130 almost sounds like a chain saw) same with blowers, they had the 600's on for the price of the 500's so I bought three.

Anyhow, it will take you years to wear a 90 out.
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I have one 110 and two 130's, only because we use the chain saw attachment and the driveway sweeper and want the extra power, the guys run these sometimes 7 to 10 hours a day, I have seen two of them (who hole our record) go through 11 tanks of fuel, the 110 gets just as much use as the others.

I may have gone for a 90 however Stihl has these specials all the time, buy a 130 for the price of a 90 (the one 130 almost sounds like a chain saw) same with blowers, they had the 600's on for the price of the 500's so I bought three.

Anyhow, it will take you years to wear a 90 out.
I don't understand the power sweeper attachment on the Kombie. Why is such a high powered sweeper needed? Can't you just blow the stuff off with the blower instead of sweeping driveway?

Do you use the blower attachment on the Kombie or do you just buy those seperate? Like you said you bought 3 600's.

Sorry for all the questions. You are saving me a ton of time and money by answering these. Again, I really appreciate it.

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I don't understand the power sweeper attachment on the Kombie. Why is such a high powered sweeper needed? Can't you just blow the stuff off with the blower instead of sweeping driveway?

Do you use the blower attachment on the Kombie or do you just buy those seperate? Like you said you bought 3 600's.

Sorry for all the questions. You are saving me a ton of time and money by answering these. Again, I really appreciate it.

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Sorry, I should have explained. We do a lot of landscaping, we will blow as much top soil/ turf dressing/multch etc as possible however there is still quite a bit that needs to be swept then sometimes pressure washed.

I do not have the blower attachment, we use our blowers so much for so many jobs we have dedicated back pack units.
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I did not buy the blower attachment either.

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I did not buy the blower attachment either.

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One attachment that also receives a tremendous amount of use that came to me in the shop, is the edger, we use it for cutting sod when installing drainage systems and when laying new sod, works great
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I'm jealous of the both of you. Can't wait to get the Kombie along with all the attachments. WOOHOOO! Going to be a good day when I get those!

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That same dealer that has all the Stihl products also has a ton of Cub Cadet Commercial mowers (walk-behinds, zero-turns, etc...). Is that a good brand or is Toro better?

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