Lawn Care Business Forum Lawn Care Business Book Lawn Care Business Blog Lawn Care Software
Home Forum Contract & Flyer Templates Blog Software Videos Podcast Calculators / Estimators Store Mower Review Design It Yourself Lawn Business School

Go Back   GopherHaul Landscaping & Lawn Care Business Marketing Forum > Lawn Care, Landscaping, and Property Management Forums > Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs.

Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. Questions on your truck, trailer, commercial lawn mowers, lawn mower, mower parts, lawn tractors, engines, edgers, trimmers, pole saws, aerators, hydro seeders, snow plows, chain saws, stump grinders??

Which Trimmer To Buy


Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs.

Questions on your truck, trailer, commercial lawn mowers, lawn mower, mower parts, lawn tractors, engines, edgers, trimmers, pole saws, aerators, hydro seeders, snow plows, chain saws, stump grinders??
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #11  
Old 06-29-2011, 07:38 PM
Hedgemaster Hedgemaster is offline
new member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Posts: 2,772
Rep Power: 0
Hedgemaster is on a distinguished road
Default

Just used my Stihl FS90R to trim some massive hedge things today. Love being able to swap gearbox attachments as needed.

Good luck with your new purchase and hope it serves you well.
Reply With Quote

Stop guess-timating. Learn how to estimate and make money! $$$
Mow Time Estimator Lawn Care Price Estimator Mulch and Topsoil Calculator Snow Plow Estimate Calculator


  #12  
Old 06-30-2011, 11:49 AM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 37,466
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Lawn care business tipsLawn Care Business Book
Which attachments have you liked so far and which not so much?
__________________
- Subscribe to my Lawn Care Marketing Blog Feed and get daily tips sent to you. Free!
Download your Free trial of Gopher Lawn Care Software.
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 06-30-2011, 05:02 PM
Yard Elements Yard Elements is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 175
Rep Power: 6
Yard Elements is on a distinguished road
Default

I don't much like stil for a few reasons, mostly the gas caps are a pain, and sometimes the ones that we ad before were hard to start. The huskey was on sale, so I basically got a trimmer that was a step up for less than the fs-90.
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 06-30-2011, 06:27 PM
Hedgemaster Hedgemaster is offline
new member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Posts: 2,772
Rep Power: 0
Hedgemaster is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Steve View Post
Which attachments have you liked so far and which not so much?
Who, me?

lol. Actually, I've only gotten the articulating hedge trimmer attachment so far - money well spent.
The FS90R string trimmer and hedge trimmer attachment are easily the most productive tool(s) for the money that I've purchased thus far.

People told me to "wait and see if you need an edger before buying the attachment". That was good advice. So far, I've only been asked once to do edging beyond what I can do with the string trimmer.




Funny about the Stihl "starting" comment. I've had mine for about a year and it starts on the first pull 95% of the time without even moving the choke to the "start" position. Then there's the Stihl leaf blower that I just traded for an Echo because it was a total pain in the rear to start. Who knows... if you're happy with the product, it was a good deal.
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 07-01-2011, 07:31 PM
Yard Elements Yard Elements is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 175
Rep Power: 6
Yard Elements is on a distinguished road
Default

I feel the 426 way outperforms the fs-90 but maybe not
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 07-01-2011, 07:40 PM
wandfsmall wandfsmall is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 925
Rep Power: 5
wandfsmall is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Yard Elements View Post
I feel the 426 way outperforms the fs-90 but maybe not
you have a good trimmer, I personally like the Husquvarna better then stihl that is why I sell them.
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 07-01-2011, 07:43 PM
picframer's Avatar
picframer picframer is offline
Andy
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Posts: 2,885
Rep Power: 10
picframer will become famous soon enough
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Hedgemaster View Post

Funny about the Stihl "starting" comment. I've had mine for about a year and it starts on the first pull 95% of the time without even moving the choke to the "start" position. Then there's the Stihl leaf blower that I just traded for an Echo because it was a total pain in the rear to start. Who knows... if you're happy with the product, it was a good deal.
I agree, while operating our landscaping/excavation/tree company for 2 years with over 20 pieces of Stihl gear, never had a performance issue once, I think a lot of it is how we care for our equipment.

I still have a pile of Stihl gear, I just started cutting my firewood, the MS361 hasn't rn since last October, 2nd pull and I was off to the races.

Kept the Kombi, FS250, BR600 and they have never let me down.
__________________
Andy
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 07-02-2011, 12:45 AM
Yard Elements Yard Elements is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 175
Rep Power: 6
Yard Elements is on a distinguished road
Default

I think Stihl is overrated for what it is. Good machines but all commercial is OK.

So far best luck with the Huskey. I say don't mess with success. I also have a Shindy Saw it's been trow some things.

Andy how would you recomend caring for equipment to get longer usage and better starts?
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 07-02-2011, 03:14 AM
picframer's Avatar
picframer picframer is offline
Andy
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Posts: 2,885
Rep Power: 10
picframer will become famous soon enough
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Yard Elements View Post
Andy how would you recomend caring for equipment to get longer usage and better starts?
Depends on the piece in question, items like the blowers the only thing we did was change the fuel filter once a year, items that were exposed to a lot of dust like the chain saws, we changed the fuel filters every month, air filter was blown out every week which is critical and a light oil applied to the filter, plug changed every other month, trimmers had the fuel filter chanced every 60 days.

There is a secret in my experience to this Stihl gear and starting it for whatever reason, choke on, two push's of the primer if it is on the machine but what appears important in every piece I owned or own is to hold the throttle wide open in the first pull, then choke off, throttle wide open and they start every time.

I had an older sales guy show me this years ago and it never let me down, I know when I was operating the business I was into Deere every week for supplies, I can't tell you how many customers would come in with a Stihl trimmer, as soon as this procedure was shown to them it almost always worked.

The other thing we did and I still do is run Stihl oil and premium fuel.
__________________
Andy
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
New trimmer workdog Show Off - Picture Post - Photo Gallery 3 08-11-2010 07:22 PM
Yet another trimmer thread OldRedFord Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 5 07-17-2010 05:13 PM
What hedge trimmer to buy?? Larry's Lawns Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 19 08-08-2008 03:52 PM
NEW TRIMMER! LGYardService Show Off - Picture Post - Photo Gallery 9 06-02-2008 09:00 PM
New Trimmer makbootzy Show Off - Picture Post - Photo Gallery 10 03-07-2008 07:59 PM

» Recent Threads
  RatingTitle, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views
Should I buy this Exmark...
googus
07-03-2015 09:22 AM
Today 04:22 AM
by googus
5 161
how to make customers...
Bradcook21
05-27-2015 05:04 PM
Yesterday 06:30 PM
by Mattw
8 2,376
Hi everyone
Mattw
Yesterday 05:59 PM
Yesterday 05:59 PM
by Mattw
0 31
Start LIKING FACEBOOK...
rlclawncare123
02-26-2015 12:06 AM
Yesterday 04:38 PM
by GreenWorx
11 3,258
4th of July parade...
Steve
Yesterday 10:35 AM
Yesterday 10:35 AM
by Steve
0 27
Unemployment rates drop,...
Steve
07-02-2015 12:40 PM
Yesterday 10:30 AM
by Steve
4 172
Is it too late to do...
markty
06-16-2015 05:28 PM
Yesterday 10:25 AM
by Steve
6 2,073
I dont know what to do...
Bradcook21
06-21-2015 08:49 AM
Yesterday 10:19 AM
by Steve
13 2,274
Just about mid year, how...
GreenWorx
06-24-2015 07:05 PM
Yesterday 10:14 AM
by Steve
7 1,983
another newish job for me
holymoly
06-07-2015 08:34 AM
07-03-2015 02:06 PM
by American L&T
9 2,181
Before & After tree...
COREtreeservice
07-01-2015 09:20 PM
07-01-2015 09:20 PM
by COREtreeservice
0 116
Dogs
Mr. Mow
06-29-2015 02:37 PM
07-01-2015 11:28 AM
by Steve
6 1,949
Ready to learn and get...
Koley Lawn & Landscape
06-28-2015 05:16 AM
07-01-2015 11:26 AM
by Steve
8 1,927
Three Stripe Land Care...
hammr04
06-30-2015 07:19 PM
07-01-2015 11:24 AM
by Steve
1 112
Country Life Lawn Care
darleneh
06-29-2015 11:24 AM
06-30-2015 01:25 PM
by Steve
3 1,773
Rubber mulch...
avetslawncare
06-24-2015 09:28 PM
06-29-2015 09:23 PM
by Chilehead
6 1,932
Marketing ideas
xandrew245x
04-29-2014 06:35 AM
06-25-2015 07:11 PM
by GreenWorx
34 5,817
Never ending sod jobs
avetslawncare
06-05-2015 09:46 PM
06-25-2015 11:42 AM
by Steve
11 2,423
Weed and Feed Service...
mike94740
06-23-2015 05:50 PM
06-24-2015 09:56 PM
by avetslawncare
2 1,831
Trimming hedges / trees,...
Hard-Body lawn & garden
06-23-2015 07:08 PM
06-24-2015 09:59 AM
by Steve
1 1,836
Hi Everyone from Arkansas
KellyMarie
06-04-2015 04:16 PM
06-23-2015 01:34 PM
by KellyMarie
4 2,111
problems with a customer...
LawnCareMan280
06-16-2015 10:26 PM
06-22-2015 11:11 AM
by Steve
6 2,149
Please review this FREE...
markty
06-21-2015 07:42 AM
06-22-2015 11:00 AM
by Steve
1 1,857
A good commercial bid...
burtle
06-20-2015 09:09 PM
06-22-2015 10:56 AM
by Steve
1 1,928
What would you do with...
holymoly
06-20-2015 06:48 PM
06-22-2015 10:48 AM
by Steve
1 1,889
New Member just joined...
vgoleco@hotmail.com
06-19-2015 03:49 PM
06-22-2015 10:42 AM
by Steve
2 1,874
Credit Cards - What's in...
Shark1611
06-16-2015 03:04 PM
06-21-2015 07:24 PM
by Chilehead
4 1,991
Blade usage
Wolf4dk
06-16-2015 12:18 AM
06-21-2015 05:35 PM
by kslawn
4 1,997
Hello, I am new to the...
adamslawnservices
06-17-2015 08:06 PM
06-19-2015 10:28 AM
by Steve
3 1,913
First commercial bid
SGL1
06-12-2015 08:57 PM
06-18-2015 05:04 PM
by SGL1
9 2,384
Needing a website built
burtle
06-17-2015 09:02 AM
06-18-2015 11:02 AM
by Steve
7 2,070
I have been rude and...
biglee
06-15-2015 10:11 PM
06-18-2015 10:46 AM
by Steve
10 2,149
Customer keeps adding...
Mr. Mow
06-13-2015 06:22 AM
06-16-2015 10:23 AM
by Steve
11 2,414
Pass discounts onto...
burnell76
06-03-2015 06:33 PM
06-16-2015 10:02 AM
by burnell76
3 2,079
burned grass only where...
nhauto
06-15-2015 05:28 PM
06-16-2015 09:45 AM
by Steve
2 1,946
Half year mark review.
Steve
06-02-2015 11:24 AM
06-15-2015 01:04 PM
by Steve
18 2,709
These are the days on...
ExtremeLawncareServices
01-11-2015 10:41 AM
06-15-2015 01:01 PM
by Steve
86 9,783
New Member
Bruce Fehr
06-05-2015 07:13 PM
06-15-2015 12:53 PM
by Steve
6 2,088
New to the business,...
CarefreeMowing
06-12-2015 02:36 PM
06-15-2015 12:50 PM
by Steve
1 1,976
Beginner Mistakes:...
Steve
01-31-2007 11:45 AM
06-13-2015 08:48 AM
by holymoly
45 12,115
New to the forum, new to...
CarefreeMowing
06-11-2015 12:35 PM
06-12-2015 10:44 AM
by Steve
2 1,881
problems with a customer
LawnCareMan280
05-19-2015 06:28 PM
06-11-2015 10:50 PM
by stallman419
8 2,445
Website Review
Outdoordesignsknox
06-08-2015 08:44 PM
06-11-2015 09:48 PM
by Just for Cuts
13 2,340
Anyone need help? I have...
biglee
05-06-2015 12:22 PM
06-10-2015 01:45 PM
by holymoly
15 3,039
Hello from the GREAT...
gbfarmsllc
06-09-2015 11:10 AM
06-10-2015 01:29 PM
by Sprinkler Buddy
2 1,951
Hey guys and gals, I'm...
Joeyhall
06-03-2015 03:54 PM
06-08-2015 02:15 PM
by chris2500hd
8 2,204
Mowing Bermuda...
Mr. Mow
06-02-2015 12:45 PM
06-08-2015 12:45 PM
by Steve
12 2,372
Hey Guys
PrattLandscaping
06-07-2015 06:37 PM
06-08-2015 12:23 PM
by Steve
2 1,971
Share your stolen...
SGL1
05-27-2015 09:05 PM
06-08-2015 11:54 AM
by Steve
25 2,929
Hello there My name is...
zwalk1839
06-04-2015 11:10 PM
06-08-2015 11:52 AM
by Steve
4 2,084
» Popular Tags
ad landscaping advertising aerocore apartment complex bark billy goat brushcutter blowout bob villa bush collections commercial curb appeal services demonstration design door hangers edging employee problems equipment dealer equipment rental foreman free advertising google growing a lawn care business hardscapes hills husqvarna increase customers jobs landscape landscape services landscaping landscaping training lawn aeration lawn care lawn mowing marketing marketing secrets more customers business mr dave mulch new business ordinance past due patio install per hour charge per hour service pricing profit on employee push versus ride scag scripts secrets to landscaping sell the vision seo shell shreaded small engine repair sq ft steep lawns swzt trailer trailer mate pro tree tree pics trimmer rack up sell employee web design website website design www.greenturion.co.za
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:31 AM.


(C) 2011 Riggs Publications - Terms of use & Privacy Policy

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:31 AM.

(C) 2011 Riggs Publications - Terms of use & Privacy Policy