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li2stx
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hello all
we are looking for one of those weed whackers with the handle bars and the shoulder harness. if anyone has any info as to where we can buy one, it would be greatly appreciated.
thanks
steve

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Topic starter Posted : January 2, 2010 9:55 pm
aquaponics
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you'll pay top dollar at Reliable Rental for Still...but recomended! (STX, right?)

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Posted : January 2, 2010 10:20 pm
aschultz
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Stihl is the name of the brand you are looking for.

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Posted : January 2, 2010 10:43 pm
rks
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Stihl, sold by Reliable Rentals on St Croix, is only slightly more expensive than the stateside dealer pricing. Check the internet for comparison. They've come way down since the son took over. I do a LOT of business there. FS 110 is beefy enough for most homeowners, FS 250 is the one the pros all swear by because it has a solid shaft.

Good luck.

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Posted : January 2, 2010 10:50 pm
Lizard
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When buying equipment make sure there is a service department that will fix whatever breaks down. "Some" dealers will not repair your equipment unless you bought it from them.:S

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Posted : January 2, 2010 11:49 pm
li2stx
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thanks everyone. we are on the east end , new house and the "grass is growing out of control. again thanks

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Topic starter Posted : January 2, 2010 11:58 pm
DUN
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Great machine!
But I could build you a Tim the tool man weed wacker w/ a old outboard power head.
Since the FS250 is only 1.6 HP, I could use a 15 HP outboard power head, & increase your power by almost 10X!

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Posted : January 3, 2010 12:36 am
li2stx
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thanks for the offer DUN but we don't need that much power..... does anyone know the price range to buy on STX Thx.

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Topic starter Posted : January 3, 2010 9:21 am
rks
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check out Stihl dealers in the southeast:

http://www.stihldealer.net/locator/Results.aspx?lspr=1&zip=33178&city=&state=FL&dlrtype=1

and then call Reliable Rentals: 340.778.5738

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Posted : January 4, 2010 11:19 am
DixieChick
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on east end also and wondering if a goat would do the job quicker and easier??? we can't ke ep it up either. and we have an industrial weed wacker. now thinking of getting a industrial size goat .

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Posted : January 4, 2010 3:52 pm
rks
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Dixie, there's a couple out this way who have penned up a couple of ferral goats and they seem to be doing the job just fine!

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Posted : January 4, 2010 4:14 pm
stiphy
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I believe the Stihl models were topped ranked in Consumer Reports as well. May look into getting one...anyone have general pricing ideas they can post?

Sean

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Posted : January 4, 2010 4:54 pm
DUN
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I kinda like the goat idea(just keep the rope as long as you want the green gone).
Do they also eat the roots??

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Posted : January 4, 2010 11:18 pm
SkysTheLimit
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Goats will eat a rope.

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Posted : January 5, 2010 11:33 am
rks
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The example I mentioned above, the lawn looks reasonable, although the landscape plants look rough and the hibiscus are stripped bare. 4 goats, average lot with a gentle slope.

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Posted : January 5, 2010 11:41 am
DixieChick
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saw a nice young man leading a baby goat around town yesterday on a leash. was so cute. could tell it was his pet and well t aken care of.

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Posted : January 5, 2010 1:06 pm
li2stx
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we know them and they claim the goats will eat anything and everything but the grass given the option. the grass is the last resort. i think he trims the grass

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Topic starter Posted : January 5, 2010 1:07 pm
DixieChick
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had goats once in the states and they did a pretty good job clearing. just have to give them a pep talk.....eat the grass or else...
:X

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Posted : January 5, 2010 1:12 pm
rks
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Litostx, now that you mention it I remember reading that the Guinea grass (panicum maximum) which is the scourge of home owners is a delicious and valuable forage grass for livestock, whereas the hurricane grass (boithrocloa pertusa) which makes such beautiful lawns has almost no forage value for animals. Perhaps some sort of rent-a-goat scheme for clearing guinea grass might be worthwhile...

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Posted : January 5, 2010 1:51 pm
treemandan
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husky is superior to stihl,having both,you cant beat husky

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Posted : January 5, 2010 5:50 pm
DixieChick
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rks my mom in n.c. told me a girl there loaned out her goat. then others wanted to borrow her goat. she bought more goats, a truck and now rents them out. she makes good money doing it also. sounds like a great idea to me. as long as you have a place to keep them. she has the borrowers sign a contract that they will be responsible for them while in their care.

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Posted : January 5, 2010 6:04 pm
FL Barrier Islander
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Had a friend who moved to Tennessee....in the country. His wife wanted to truly enjoy all aspects of living "on the farm". She adopted all manner of farm animals. One day the wife came home with a couple of goats.....to keep the grass down. He just had his SL refurbished / ground-up restoration. Picked it up. Parked it in the barn. Went to bed. Awoke the next morning, opened the barn door and the goat was standing on the roof of his prized car. The goat did not fare well in that situation.

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Posted : January 5, 2010 6:24 pm
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