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  1. streem26

    streem26 Well-Known OPE Member

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    May be off-topic .Anybody use Chinese or budget trimmer ?or another? my Hursqarna broken and there is no possibility to buy a new now. I want to risk and choose a budget . I hope it will work a couple of years
     
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    I have #5 on that list, I have hated it pretty much since I have owned. Finally replaced it this year and trimming with my Stihl is almost fun.
     
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    John Deere Z930m 60" Z-turn
    Ferris Comfort Control 48" walk behind
    Husqvarna 326ls trimmers
    Stihl BR600 blower
     
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    You still like your yardbeast?
     
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    Love it! Run it all day, without any problems.
     
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    gravely zt 2348 xl
    john deere 830
    lawn boy 2 strokes
    echo and redmax trimmers
    Husqvarna and echo blowers
     
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    Locust Cutter Grade-A Hack

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    How well do you like your Ferris?
    I'm running a 60" Super Z with the XR7 deck and a 24hp Honda (a bit underpowered) along with a Silver Series Lawnboy and a KM130 trimmer and pole saw. Dad has a Stihl blower that gets thrown in but I forget which model. The larger hand held one.

    I am looking from something in-between the 60" and 21" mowers for yards where the Hustler won't fit, but the Lawnboy takes too long. The Hustler may also be going down the road in favor of a newer 7XX series Grasshopper or H series Walker as I'd like to have a front deck again for ease of maintenance and hillside handling. I had a smaller Marty J (Deines) and it handled amazingly, it was just to small for my larger mowing and underpowered for it's deck size...
     
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    Neighbor has a Cat powered Ferris and have mowed with it several times, what a joy to run.
     
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    I bought the Husky 525LS last spring and ran it over 50 hours so far. It is by far and away the best trimmer I've ever had the pleasure of running. I did replace the T35X head with a Speed Feed 400 and I did a Cat bypass as well. It cranks so easy and revs hard all day long. It also has a carb that is so easy to adjust.

    My Stihl FS94R is just collecting dust as a backup.
     
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    I like the Ferris Walk behinds a lot. I have owned 2 so far. They work good in those areas like you describe. They will really hold a hillside well also.
     
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    When I had accounts I used 48" belt drive exmark with Kawi vtwin, br600 and husqvarna 560bts blowers, shindaiwa 242 weedwacker and my cad collection of chainsaws :D. I was just a small operation 12 accounts making side cash but stopped when I got my internship as I no longer had the time. Maybe I will try again this summer. I got to replace one of the deck bearings on my exmark as it blew.
     
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    2x stihl fs 110 trimmers w/bike handles (1 blade, 1 line)
    yard machines 3100m trimmer
    2x mcculloch pro 610 chainsaws
    poulan pro 14" woodshark chainsaw
    2x poulan pro 961120134 (1 with bagger, 1 without)
    older poulan 20" push mower
    older craftsman 20" push set up for thatching
    vintage simplicity landlord hydro rider
    vintage simplicity 4211 rider
    craftsman lt4000 with bagger
    allis chalmers 545 loader

    in the process of buying a new holland lb70 backhoe and a massey ferguson 3165 w/loader and 3pt. also gotta upgrade my trimmers to the new stihl line in the fall, and get a couple of battery units to grab a contract where gas engines aren't an option because of the noise.
     
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    00o0o_4iDqyPHUSnZ_1200x900.jpg Well guys i've disappeared off of the radar for a while.work Is brutal right now.so bad that i've hired a helper.most nights I have been getting in at midnight.can't wait til winter.I need a rest.
    Anyway here's my new addition.
     
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    Nice looking machine. Thanks for dropping by. Too much work will always be better than not enough no matter how tired you may feel.
     
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    True.
     
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    Well I bought a John Deere F925 used and the Yanmar diesel runs very well. It's pretty fuel efficient too. I did get a used Scag SW36 and it runs pretty swell. It's a lot better than a 21" mower.
     
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    I would like to get a 36" swzu like my 52" probably wouldn't use it much though.found one for $1400 but have to sell my old one to finish paying this one off.
    I do like Yanmar engines.the little tractors not so much.actually found some push mowers down in Georgia for sale that had single cylinder yanmar diesels.had never saw one before.wish I could have got a couple.
     
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