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    Weedeater Suggestions

    Hi Guys and Girls,

    I need to buy a weed eater. The lawnmower man was a rip-off artist so I gave him the flick and have been doing it myself over winter. Now the spring growth is kicking off the Mrs is complaining about the line trimming and general untidiness of the yard.

    Currently on a 1/4acre section and any cheapo will do, however with the future in mind and the move north to our 11acre block on the horizon, thinking I might be better to spend a bit more and go for a better model.

    Interested in what you have and would/wouldn't recommend. The future property has no gorse or anything that would require too much of a heavy-duty brush cutter but given its size I imagine the weedeater will get a decent workout.

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    Ill hook u a cheaper husqvarna bro

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dorkus View Post
    Hi Guys and Girls,

    I need to buy a weed eater. The lawnmower man was a rip-off artist so I gave him the flick and have been doing it myself over winter. Now the spring growth is kicking off the Mrs is complaining about the line trimming and general untidiness of the yard.

    Currently on a 1/4acre section and any cheapo will do, however with the future in mind and the move north to our 11acre block on the horizon, thinking I might be better to spend a bit more and go for a better model.

    Interested in what you have and would/wouldn't recommend. The future property has no gorse or anything that would require too much of a heavy-duty brush cutter but given its size I imagine the weedeater will get a decent workout.

    Cheers,
    Adam
    Sheep / goat - just planning for the 11 acre block.......
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    Quote Originally Posted by rambo rem700 View Post
    Ill hook u a cheaper husqvarna bro

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    +1

    or their cousin Jonsered. I have had one for over 20 years and still going strong. Can handle line, grass blade or saw blade.
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    Saw this on nzfarming the others day, bloke got sick of gutless weedeater so he souped it up a bit... removed bottom gasket for higher compression, new jetting in carb, velocity stack with hi flow air filter, custom expansion chamber, tuned to run on e85, reckons it chews a tank of gas in about 5 minutes flat now hahaha
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    if you are going to a farmlet look at a proper brushcutter with harness.average weed wacker wont handle heavy use otherwise get a reasonable one and get a couple of goats when you shift.we have a stihl weed wacker its ok but I don't do the heavy stuff I have a mulcher for the tractor otherwise spray it.

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    Have you considered 'round up' ?
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    Shindaiwa weedeaters made in japan they just keep going and going
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    My Husky one is just the gear!!!
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    Husqvarna doing special $194 (down from $269) and buy 1 litre oil for $26 and warranty extended to 5 years

    Go great start first time and push above their weight
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    Make sure it is something with a geared head that can take blades.
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    Stihl or husky don't touch any mitre 5 or bunnings shit
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    stihl with a harnes, unless you look like a pro bodybuilder its hard to do a neat job in a timely manner freehand with any cutter worth using. its better to have something a little bit more grunty than you need than to be pushinging something to its limit all the time. grunty 4mm or so cord can do almost anything
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    A scrub bar with a harness will be a better option for durability

    Anything that has a curve in it won't stand up to hard work so you need a straight shaft type if you want heavy duty

    Have a nosey at what the Council workers use and what the Rental companies rent out for brands - Stihl,Hisky,Shindaiwa,etc are all good
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    Thumbs up for shindiawa. The importers are here in Invercargill I believe. Check out your online options

    Definitely go for straight shaft.

 

 

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