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    Brushcutter advice wanted

    Ok, My old strimmer has died. It was a little Ryobi and lasted for about five years but now I need not just a new one but a bigger better one too. I was spending about 6-8 hours a week on cutting farm road verges and weed control in some young plantation with the old one (23cc line type) and now I feel I can really justify getting a proper full sized "industrial quality" unit... but, which make? and which type of cutter?
    for.... grass, docks, thistles, nettles etc.

    Advice welcome.

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    I have an Epco and an Echo both have done a lot of work on light and heavy duty cutting .The Echo is self mixing of the 2 stroke oil which is a bonus and the Epco has an auto feed on the cutting line which saves time but is prone to damage.

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    stihl ,stihl ,stihl buy once mate use them every day huge selection
    regards norma

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    Quote Originally Posted by norma 308 View Post
    stihl ,stihl ,stihl buy once mate use them every day huge selection
    regards norma
    As with buying the best glass for your rifle ............ buy cheap buy twice!............. plus one on the above.
    (The Unspeakable In Pursuit Of The Uneatable.) " If I can help, I will help!." Former S.A.C.S. member!

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    Good looking strimmer Alex... but hang on, I'm Scottish...

    The same machine is available 200 odd quid cheaper (with the same cutters), thank goodness!... So, I'll be buying it at the right price thanks.

    ps. Hope your link wasn't to pals of yours.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tamus View Post
    Good looking strimmer Alex... but hang on, I'm Scottish...

    The same machine is available 200 odd quid cheaper (with the same cutters), thank goodness!... So, I'll be buying it at the right price thanks.

    ps. Hope your link wasn't to pals of yours.
    Nope, just pasted the first link off google to the recommended machine. I assumed, being Scottish, that you'd do your own shopping around!

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    I'd say Stihl as well, and I run 3 of them, but my personal favourite is the 32 cc Honda 4 stroke.
    I use it with a bump feed string head, a steel 3 leg blade and also a 2 string alloy head that locks pre cut strings in place.
    For medium use I also like the plastic swing blade set ups, but not good on really tough stuff.
    I have both the 32 and 24 cc Honda's, the 24 cc is now about 15 years old and has never missed a beat, just clean the air filter from time to time, and change the oil a few times a year.
    Not cheap, but very good, and very importantly for me, very low vibrations levels, and quiet.

    Neil.

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    I had the same trouble so I got a 4 stroke honda one,
    never regretted it.

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    Tamus, ask yourself would you cut corners and buy a cheap Rifle or Scope to save a few Quid !!!

    You would'nt would you ??

    Buy a Stihl you will not regret it best on the Market.

    Irest my Case Buck.
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