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Old 03-18-2012, 11:27 AM   #1
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Looking to get one. Would like to stay under $200, but didn't know if the 4 cycles were worth the extra...also wondered your thoughts on the curved or straight shaft...??

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Old 03-18-2012, 01:01 PM   #2
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What brand to you see most pro lawn maintaince companys using?
Give up?
http://www.stihlusa.com/trimmers/
And there made in the USA.
I also have a 4 stroke Homelite that has plenty of power, always starts, and makes less noise when running then a 2 stroke. It does use a lot of oil so you have to check it every time you use it.

A straight shaft is the way to go, no heavy duty line trimmer will have a curved shaft. A straight shaft also keeps you further away from where your working.

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Old 03-20-2012, 12:09 AM   #3
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3 or 4 years ago, I needed a new string trimmer. I asked my brother in law, who owns a landscaping biz, what to buy. He said Echo. So I bought an Echo with the interchangeable implements. Got the trimmer and the edger. Works great. No complaints.
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Straight shaft for me. I can't use the bent shaft ones.
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Well, I saw a deal on craigslist that I couldn't pass up. It's a 4 cycle troy bilt trimmer.. It has the curved shaft, but for $20, I figured it was worth it.
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Sounds like you either got a great deal, or threw away a little bit of money.
If it starts and runs, you got a deal.
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Sounds like you either got a great deal, or threw away a little bit of money.
If it starts and runs, you got a deal.

Works great....although I just spent $8 on new fuel lines...the old ones were cracked...but other than that it's been just find. Now if I convince my wife that i saved us $150 I could buy something else
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That's just good logic.

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