Jump to content

Recommended Posts

So my Stihl Strimmer is out of action for a while. I bought it second hand and after 3 years of good service I notice two of the bolts holding the Head onto the shaft have sheared off and another thread is partially stripped out, so there is only one bolt keeping it together. I'll get it fixed but in the mean time I was thinking of getting this machine. Will it be any good for a 1.5 acre plot? Lots of weeds and bracken out the back. 

 

Wold this 52cc machine be up to the task? Seems very cheap.

 

https://www.sgs-engineering.com/gps520-52cc-petrol-trimmer?utm_source=SGS+Engineering&utm_campaign=972068787a-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2019_09_06_Garden_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_cc26f39420-972068787a-110054065&mc_cid=972068787a&mc_eid=14cdf47d71

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Apart from one hundred sovs what have you got to loose ?

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Just now, Stubby said:

Apart from one hundred sovs what have you got to loose ?

I know, but my other option would be to buy another used Stihl Strimmer. I really dont know if 52cc is enough?

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Just now, trigger_andy said:

I know, but my other option would be to buy another used Stihl Strimmer. I really dont know if 52cc is enough?

 

I would Husqvarna ( as you would ) . My 555RX is a relentless bugger .

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Just now, Stubby said:

I would Husqvarna ( as you would ) . My 555RX is a relentless bugger .

Never really used Husky stuff. My Old man swears by them hence why I use Stihl. :D:D:D 

  • Like 2
  • Haha 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I’ve used both Stihl and Husqvarna for years, both make excellent machines but the 555rxt is the best I have used, loads of grunt, I find I can blast through large areas without having it flat out, so good I ordered a 555fxt Clearing Saw for plantation thinning, it has a shorter shaft and thumb throttle control, unfortunately had to get it sent over from Sweden.

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I bought two virtually unknown makes that did me for ten years and still work. One’s a bugger to start from hot and both don’t have the comfy ergonomics of a Stihl. The second hand Stihl lets me work for two or three fills without too many aches. The others not so. Haven’t used the others since

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, trigger_andy said:

So my Stihl Strimmer is out of action for a while. I bought it second hand and after 3 years of good service I notice two of the bolts holding the Head onto the shaft have sheared off and another thread is partially stripped out, so there is only one bolt keeping it together. I'll get it fixed but in the mean time I was thinking of getting this machine. Will it be any good for a 1.5 acre plot? Lots of weeds and bracken out the back. 

 

Wold this 52cc machine be up to the task? Seems very cheap.

 

https://www.sgs-engineering.com/gps520-52cc-petrol-trimmer?utm_source=SGS+Engineering&utm_campaign=972068787a-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2019_09_06_Garden_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_cc26f39420-972068787a-110054065&mc_cid=972068787a&mc_eid=14cdf47d71

If you have the storage room, have you thought about a second hand rough cut mower like a pedestrian SCAG? 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

A cheap strimmer with little in the way of anti vibe? Screw that for a game of soldiers. :vollkommenauf:

 

Doesn't sound like the stihl would take much to fix, and surely it would soon be getting parked up for the winter anyway

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


  • Featured Adverts

About

Arbtalk.co.uk is a hub for the arboriculture industry in the UK.  
If you're just starting out and you need business, equipment, tech or training support you're in the right place.  If you've done it, made it, got a van load of oily t-shirts and have decided to give something back by sharing your knowledge or wisdom,  then you're welcome too.
If you would like to contribute to making this industry more effective and safe then welcome.
Just like a living tree, it'll always be a work in progress.
Please have a look around, sign up, share and contribute the best you have.

See you inside.

The Arbtalk Team

Follow us

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.