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I'm a husky man through and through but if your buying new don't bother the build quality on the latter Husqy's is properly crap. I used to run two scrub clearance teams with Husqy's and they were always breaking down.

 

The older 245R's however are brilliant.

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Stihl FS480- awesome. Can you get that italian flail head in the uk? Does it take used chainsaw chain? My mate bought one back from Italy and i am after one.

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if there is a lot get a self propelled flail mower i used to use an ABI it was brilliant, strimming all day will knacker you, i agree with Buzz though the older 245R huskys were beasts.

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i have a kawasaki kbh48. good machine mine will have done atleast 500 hour now with no problems. there a bit cheaper price wise compaired to stihl, think they have 2 year warrenty as apossed to stihls 1 year to altho i could be wrong.

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The vibration is terrible, I own one

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I have two Echo CLS4600 clearing saws (46cc) - fitted with 3 point shredder blade for pulping the veg or with a chisel tooth blade for saplings - totally fantastic machines. CLS4600 doesn't exist any more but newer larger one is a beauty I'm told...

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Stihl FS 450 is the one I and all the local contractors use round here. Plenty of power and will work all day no problem. Dont get the Kawasaki as mentioned before too much vibration. Tanaka bruchcutter reliable but not as nice as the Stihl to use. Havent tried the Husqvarna's but wouldnt mind trying the 345 RX to compare to the Stihls.

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As for the brogio dont bother better off with a tri cut blade, will fit a husqvarna but only just, body of brogio to thick you could end up damaging the splines. the brogios I tried did not last more than an hour chains broke too much power I guess, what do you expect its Italian!!!

 

Sorry but find it difficult to agree with that one - we changed to broglio head on 245RX for bracken and brambles because we were forever smacking the three corner off stones.

 

Find the broglio excellent and has certainly lasted a lot longer than an hour! No good on grass / rushes though.

 

Cheers

mac

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if using the brogio head just make sure you're wearing leg protectors as it throws stones about like bullets. Ask Andy Collins about the lad he knows who was on the receiving end of a brogio projectile:scared1:

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