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sh40674 04-19-2013 05:38 PM

Which brand trimmer?
 
Looking to buy a new gas trimmer. I want one capable of changi attachments (blower,cultivator,etc...) I would also like to try a 4 cycle... Echo, still, etc... Are out of my price range. I'm looking at mtd pro, and cub cadet. Any opinions on either?

joecaption 04-19-2013 05:54 PM

My Stihl starts everytime and has for years.
Your going to get what you pay for.

Faron79 04-19-2013 11:34 PM

Stihl is king-of-the-hill.
Simple as that.

I work in a busy store that's an authorized Stihl dealer.
People fed-up with their cheaper trimmers end up here eventually...
And....they're almost NEVER sorry.

Faron

gregzoll 04-20-2013 01:59 AM

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Originally Posted by sh40674 (Post 1162924)
Looking to buy a new gas trimmer. I want one capable of changi attachments (blower,cultivator,etc...) I would also like to try a 4 cycle... Echo, still, etc... Are out of my price range. I'm looking at mtd pro, and cub cadet. Any opinions on either?

Go with a Ryobi 18v or 24v Battery operated. We have one, and doing four yards, which is about a acre, we barely use any charge on the battery. Get about four runs out of it, before we have to recharge the battery.

sh40674 04-20-2013 10:04 AM

I want a gas.. I understand stihl is awesome... But saying again, cannot afford. Choice is between an mtd pro and cub cadet both 4 cycle

djlandkpl 04-20-2013 10:14 AM

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Originally Posted by sh40674 (Post 1163321)
I want a gas.. I understand stihl is awesome... But saying again, cannot afford. Choice is between an mtd pro and cub cadet both 4 cycle

The MTD and Cub Cadet are likely the same. You'll need to compare the models but frequently the low end models are made by one company but with different covers and knobs.

TarheelTerp 04-20-2013 10:49 AM

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Originally Posted by sh40674 (Post 1163321)
I want a gas.. But saying again, cannot afford.

If you're gonna go cheap... then go way cheap.
http://www.ryobitools.com/catalog/ou...cts/#/overview

sh40674 04-20-2013 10:58 AM

Then again I've always had mtd mowers and NEVER had a problem with them (4 stroke).. I had cheaper 2 strokes for weed eaters and once in a while have issues... Which is why I'm considering the 4 strokes

forcedreno2012 04-20-2013 11:22 PM

We got about 10 great years out of our Ryobi before it died and then replaced it with a Troybuilt.

The Troybuilt is now 5 years old and even survived being submerged in water for 3 days and going strong. Weed wackers HATE me and the Troybuilt starts every time so its a winner for me.

RJ


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