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  • Heavy duty weed eater?

    I've had it with flimsy string commercial weed eater. Please give me your choices for tough, durable, gas-powered and/or electric weed eaters. Preferably ones that don't use the string system. I have blackberry vines and other tough stuff. Lightweight is a plus - I am 6' tall. I have blackberry vines and other tough things. Light weight is an advantage - I'm 6 'tall. Maybe I need one electrician for places where I have electricity and one for gas, which I do not like because they are heavier, but they also have many fences.
    Last edited by rubenson; 05-13-2019, 01:12 AM.

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    I'd recommend Stihl or Husqvarna. One of their larger heavy duty brush cutters for the bushes and things you mention. Maybe a Stihl Kombi where you can change the end out to various tools like trimmer to pole saw to cultivator, etc... both also have battery units if you want that but I think if you are cutting a lot of that heavy stuff the battery might not have the life you want. I do know Dewalt is also making lawn tools now, I think on their 60V system but I don't know what they have or the cost.
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    • #3
      I have one of these: https://www.stihlusa.com/products/tr...trimmers/fs91/ I can use it all day with the shoulder straps on uneven terrain without a care in the world. It will work with string or a cutting head. With string, it will go through your average scrub oak less that 1/2" diameter and thistle with ease. It does bog down when the thistle is over 1 1/2" diameter. The fuel tank is just about the perfect size for corresponding to "water break" time. Two cons: 1. requires premium gas 2. the string guard is starting to fail....but I've used it for 6 hard years, so can't complain too much.

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      • #4
        I have 2 one uses string and the other has a blade.
        After we moved here, I bought a walk behind or wheeled trimmer; it cuts 22" and uses thick rectangular "string." It out cuts either of my trimmers with a wider cut. In tall weeds, it shreds with no pile ups and a lot less sweat.

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        • #5
          My "Weed'Eater" is a D-8 dozer with a 13 foot blade. I figure it will be one hell'of-a bug out vehicle.
          One day you eat the chicken.....next day the left-over chicken.....next five days you eat chicken feathers, head and feet.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Sourdough View Post
            My "Weed'Eater" is a D-8 dozer with a 13 foot blade. I figure it will be one hell'of-a bug out vehicle.
            I wish you lived closer to make a hill easier to climb so the idiots don't spin their tires and dig holes.

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