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    Hey guys,
    Looking for a new weed eater for this season. Would like a 4 cycle, and one that can use an edging attachment. Please let me know what models I should look at. Thanks for the help!
    Last edited by mpalmer89; 05-13-2019, 12:24 AM.

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    Stihl FS 240 R, or one of their other similar professional models. Buy their formulated gas for it as well, don't use vehicle gas and add oil. Trust me, I have been on the weed eater Ferris wheel, spend a bit more on a Stihl and don't look back.

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    • #3
      bush hog or Rhino mowers are some of the toughest weed eaters I know of even small trees, they don't like old car tires tho, and they do eat weeds, if there over 4 foot tall they can pull the tractor down some,

      now I know this not the type of weed eater your talking about,
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      • #4
        I like my Stihl equipment, but all I have left is the chainsaw and stick edger. All my other gas yard tools including my push mower I have replaced with electric, either EGO 56V or Ryobi 40V.

        I don't have a need for a bush hog but I do use a Frontier GM1072R mower on the tractor to mow the in-law's back field. Not big only 1.5 acres that need mowing, the rest of the property is woods. I run it on my TC25 with turf tires. Makes a good combination for mowing as the TC25 is short and can make tight turns. But it's a little light on the front end for that 720# mower so I hang a few suitcase weights on the front to balance it out.
        Last edited by Bob D.; 04-26-2019, 04:10 PM.
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        • BHD
          BHD commented
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          sounds like a nice little tractor and mowing rig,

          a number of years ago I bought a 10 foot wide, it is a off brand Called Ro cut as that is what I could afford, and my tractor is my old 1970 4020 John Deere, about 100 hp,

          I would have liked to buy a Rhino or a bush hog, but one gets what they can afford,
          my mower has mowed hundreds of acers, over the years, I can buy all the gear boxes and drive parts from generic farm supply places,

          and a made a second mower that will mow under the fence rows, use it on some electric fences that need or are helped by keep the weed and grass off the fence wire,

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          Bob D. commented
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          Both my tractors combined couldn't muster 100 HP. :-)

      • #5
        I've had my Echo forever, great weed eater. Get 2 stroke for sure

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        • #6
          years ago, I bought a craftsman commercial weed eater 2 stroke and at that time one could buy, (I think osha banned this item) a head with two short lengths of chain saw chain (without the teeth on the chain), it still runs and works great, and will cut through heavy weeds and such, I have wore out the chains many times and had to replace them,

          I know many are now going to the electric battery units, and liking them a lot, even landscapers, one of the small engine repair guy in our town tries to talk people in ot them even tho he does not sell them,
          I know on my chain saws Stihl would be a brand I would trust or in the past has been an excellent product for gas powered tools,
          Push sticks/blocks Save Fingers
          ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
          "The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good."
          attributed to Samuel Johnson
          ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
          PUBLIC NOTICE: Due to recent budget cuts, the rising cost of electricity, gas, and oil...plus the current state of the economy............the light at the end of the tunnel, has been turned off.

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          • #7
            I have wanted a Reciprocator. They work great for edging and don't throw stones.

            "It's a table saw, do you know where your fingers are?" Bob D. 2006

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