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    Thinking about a new weed whip(String Trimmer)

    I have been thinking about replacing my 6 year old Cub Cadet 4 cycle weed whip. The CC4060 is still running good but I do not use it as often as I should mainly due to the weight of it is very hard on my back carrying it around the yard. I bought the CC when I was doing a little bit of lawn work as a side job/business and needed the power and brush cutting ability.

    So I definitely want a straight shaft and corded is definitely out. So that only leaves gas and battery(cordless). I don't know if I will find a gas unit lite enough for me to carry, so my question is, Has anyone had any experience with the cordless trimmers?

    From what I have read the 36 volt B & D are getting the best reviews Any input appreciated.
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    Have you looked at Stihl? Not only are their gas powered units awesome, they also have a cordless electric unit. Does your JD dealer carry Stihl?

    I have owned a Stihl FS110 straight shaft 4 stroke for years and love it. Most come with a harness to take the weight and put it on your shoulders.


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    Quote Originally Posted by dieselshadow View Post
    Have you looked at Stihl? Not only are their gas powered units awesome, they also have a cordless electric unit. Does your JD dealer carry Stihl?

    I have owned a Stihl FS110 straight shaft 4 stroke for years and love it. Most come with a harness to take the weight and put it on your shoulders.


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    I did not know Stihl was into cordless, I will check them out as far as the harness goes, I have never found one that worked well for me, the CC has one that actully makes my back hurt worst
    Thanks for the info on the stihl .
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    Cordless ones to me are a waste. I have had 2 or 3 different ones over the last few years and they do not last. The batteries just don't do well with that kind of constant load on them and simply do not last more the a year or two.

    Have you looked into the propane powered ones? They use a camp stove size propane and the engines are simple and light. worth a look anyway.

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    take a look at this video... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BD5Df...feature=relmfu

    this is a average person using one to cut out monkey grass and still have a charge, also this video of an older person operating the stihl lithium http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pBWV0...hannel&list=UL


    i personnally love stihl, i have been buying there equipment for years, with a great dealer support (every john deere dealer) and a good warrenty you cant go wrong
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    Great videos. Thanks for posting them. I too am a huge Stihl fan. Have been forever. My first job I worked at a rental store as their 2 stroke guy. We had mostly Stihl and some Shindaiwa. The Stihl was easier to work on, way more robust, and parts were easy to get. The customers would beat the crap out of them and they came back ready for more. I haven't seen anything they've made that wasn't high quality. I don't think you'll go wrong with these here Jeff.


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    Another vote for Stihl here! I've been using my FS90R for three or four years now, actually spent most of the day with it today clearing some brush.
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    I have a FS90 and a FS130. Pretty much the same units but the 130 is more powerful. My FS130 does not have the easy start option but the FS90 does. I would get that option if you are buying new! The FS90 has a ton of power to anything lawn related and then run string in brush. I purchased the FS130 because I wanted something to run a brush blade. The FS130 has no issue running the much heavier blades.

    Both of these units have more power than any other unit I have owned before but I will never go back to anything less any more.

    The 4-mix motors have been great for me as they are low maintenance yet reliable.

    While I took the picks, the 361 popped in there. I need to cut some wood today!



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    I'm liking all the responses to this and thank you for all the intrest. I have always been a Stihl fan and I like what I read ans saw about the FSA 65 & 85's, But $$$ almost 300.00 before the battery & charger. Fathers Day is coming up, maybe my Son & Daughter will read this.

    Brian, that saw looks brand new, not a scratch on it. Are you sure you wan't to cut wood today and get it all dirty?

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