I keep thinking about looking into something like this instead of my John Deere LX266 riding mower....And this is what I use to cut my grass at my house 90% of the time because I’m weird and don’t like using the Simplicity since it’s too nice. I use this mower for thatch collection after we do a power raking service on a lawn but I just bring it home to cut my grass.
I bought and went through this machine this spring knowing I would hold onto it. New blades, belts, PTO switch, fresh oil and oil/fuel/air filter, carb clean, etc etc.
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I almost bought that pre-mix fuel, but didn't. I got the Stihl oil though because if you buy it at the same time it doubles the warranty. So since I bought the trimmer, blower, and chain saw I have a fuck ton of the oil now. Hopefully it all last me quite a while. So far I am very happy with it all. I ended up with the FS 56RC trimmer, which is the highest end homeowner unit. It was a big price jump to get into a bigger commercial unit. The next one up is the low end commercial and they said is pretty much identical but with an orange housing. So to have any real difference I would need to go 2 or 3 models up and they are $150-200 more. I decided to spend the extra money on a beefier blower instead.That’s a great everyday saw. You’ll love it. Do yourself a favor and buy STIHL Moto-Mix pre mixed fuel OR something like the VP 94 Octane 50:1 blend (I run the VP)
Ethanol free, much longer shelf life, no guess work... I swear by it in everything.
I have two STIHL saws, an MS250 I bought new four years ago and an older 046 I bought this spring. A late 80’s Husqvarna 50 that my dad bought new and was handed down to me as well.
I’ll have to take a picture of my saw collection, nothing spectacular but I’ve got some cool 50’s/60’s saws that run/operate on display in my basement.
I need to take pics of everything I have power equipment wise. It’s borderline nerd status.
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Damn, that thing looks like it is in great shape. If you don’t want it, I will gladly take it......