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Best strimmer for general grass strimming and weeds round a carpark

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I’ve always used stihl strimmers but purchased a top of the range echo420 its great and nowhere near as costly as a stihl.

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Stihl Fs 90r, torquey at low revs, bull bar seems more accurate when working around delicate obstacles than loop handle, but each to their own. Had an fs 360 before it was stolen. despite it being larger cc wasn't near the power of the 90. Have never used the blade on it so cannot comment on that.
Have it three years and its never failed to start or given any trouble.
In between the two stihls I had an Active, big lump, about 50cc was a great brushcutter but overkill as a strimmer. Reliable but sadly not fireproof!Screenshot_20190227-185913_Chrome.jpeg

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I am a Husky man and have 545RX ad 550RX  .  Stonking machines . 

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1 minute ago, Ratman said:


Oooohh 🥰 your at it again!

You will go blind !

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11 hours ago, mitchel said:

What strimmer does everyone use bull handles or not? Currently have an fs460 clearing saw and my fs45 died end of last year.

 

 

I find loop handle easier for edging, but yes bull handle for getting in and clearing. Use Husqvarna or Stihl, we have a few meaty ones, they all work pretty well. Have a basic battery strimmer now, pretty good for getting around areas where noise sensitive 

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Stihl Fs 90r, torquey at low revs, bull bar seems more accurate when working around delicate obstacles than loop handle, but each to their own. Had an fs 360 before it was stolen. despite it being larger cc wasn't near the power of the 90. Have never used the blade on it so cannot comment on that.
Have it three years and its never failed to start or given any trouble.
In between the two stihls I had an Active, big lump, about 50cc was a great brushcutter but overkill as a strimmer. Reliable but sadly not fireproof!Screenshot_20190227-185913_Chrome.thumb.jpeg.24a4b6ae792d0fb6266f88eb48b52d0f.jpeg

I’ve had an active 5.5 for about 10 years or so. They had them on a cracking offer at a local shop. I can’t fault it. Never needed anything. Often thought I might treat myself to a nicer machine but then realise for the amount it gets used there is no point. Other than I like buying kit. They really are very good.
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