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    School me on weed eaters

    We've got 3 1/2 acres. Have a bit that needs trimming. Fence line, trees, pond banks...

    Currently only have the 20V DeWalt I bought when we were in a neighborhood in VA and I didn't have much to trim.

    What brands are worth a shit these days? I'd like to be able to swap a pole saw attachment on for some tree trimming or swap an edger onto the thing.

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ID:	58252You need to get a walk behind weedeater if you’re doing all that
    Last edited by Paragon; 07-01-2020, 08:10 PM.


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      #3
      Anything with a harness and handle bars. I love my Stihl FS 110. 5 acres here

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        #4
        Got Goats?
        Brush-clearing goats can convert your unwanted plants into valuable milk, meat and manure. The goat owner keeps the meat and milk, but the manure stays on your land, enriching it for whatever you want to plant next.

        Goats are a beneficial land clearing tool. They are an eco-friendly option to herbicides. And, they cost about 50% less than hiring labor and renting machinery.


        https://www.gardeningchannel.com/goa...to-rent-goats/


        Not to be confused with sheep...

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          #5
          I dont care for the bump thingy that supposedly extends the line out when it gets too short.

          I found and use the piece where the line is threaded in.

          I owned goats for 10 years and it did work but you are bound to the property same as having other pets i suppose.

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            #6
            Stihl Pro series, pick one. https://www.stihlusa.com/products/tr...ional-trimmers

            Rum ethanol free fuel in it and enjoy.

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              #7
              Does rum fuel taste good ?

              Originally posted by Pony_Driver View Post
              Stihl Pro series, pick one. https://www.stihlusa.com/products/tr...ional-trimmers

              Rum ethanol free fuel in it and enjoy.

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                #8
                Originally posted by backchat View Post
                Anything with a harness and handle bars. I love my Stihl FS 110. 5 acres here
                This, get a Stihl or other name brand from an actual equipment sales place, not a box store. Most of the more commercial trimmers seem heavy but they are really balanced and nice to use.

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by Lurker View Post

                  This, get a Stihl or other name brand from an actual equipment sales place, not a box store. Most of the more commercial trimmers seem heavy but they are really balanced and nice to use.
                  Good points here, also, the stihl attachments rock. Blades, edgers and saws etc. Can all run off the base unit if it is a 2 pc shaft

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                    #10
                    argh!!!.. can't remember what I have.. all I remember is you attach little pieces of cords (very easily) to the spinning thing in front... and there are no front wheels.. it's great for cutting buffalo grass, without worrying about breakin one of the tractors.. it just takes a while, and you can't cut through baby mesquite plants once they have aged to a certain thickness.. you end up replacing them over and over for every rock.. I have heard there are replacement attachments that are much stronger..

                    we (my dad and I) got it at Lowes.. for a decent price..

                    I might call him tomorrow if I can't remember on my own, I just called him 10 minutes ago, so I dont wanna call him again.. right now..

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                      #11
                      Still fs560 forestry clearing saw. I've used a ton of other high dollar machines and nothing comes close. Will go through thick 1" saplings just above idle and never slow down. I think it's just under 5hp. I run a walk behind string trimmer head and 3-4ft of .175 line depending on what I'm cutting . And since you already have the dewalt stuff grab the pole saw. It will cut until your sore from using it on 1 batterey. Probably 40 or so 4" limbs.
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                        #12
                        As far as line goes, if line tickles your pickle, I prefer Husqvarna titanium force in the largest size your head will fit. Tough stuff

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                          #13
                          I have a Maruyama its about like a Shindaiwa they are pretty high end Japanese made. Better than Stihl

                          https://maruyama-us.com
                          Safety Third!

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                            #14
                            I had heavier brush to deal with, that would eat up string line.

                            I replaced the string head with a solid blade toothed attachment. Soooo much easier to work with. I don't bother string line any more....I even trim grass with it if need be.

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                              #15
                              I have the M18 MilFawkee. It works awesome, and I can honestly say that the feed unit works way better than expected. I have had Echo and Stihl this works better. Quiet, smooth, always starts, Hands down I was a convert of battery over gas after buying it.

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