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Re: Heavy Duty Brush Cutter?????

Postby gt4tified » July 22nd, 2012, 11:45 am

avenall wrote:husqvarna is the way to go. very powerfull . i have one . before i had a stihl 550 . that also had power for so. obviously the stihl has more power but the husqvarna is light and it has just a little less than the 550.


which model do you have? the 323R?

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Re: Heavy Duty Brush Cutter?????

Postby ADONI » July 23rd, 2012, 11:26 am

Used a Stilth 250 in d coco and coffee land as well as the yard. It bess!!!
Found a guy to service it though he is ah real boss, better than FT FarFan!!!

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Re: Heavy Duty Brush Cutter?????

Postby rksam » July 23rd, 2012, 2:31 pm

Best heavy duty brushcutter: Stihl FS450 or Stihl FS500.

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Re: Heavy Duty Brush Cutter?????

Postby M_2NR » July 23rd, 2012, 2:36 pm

gastly369 wrote:i eh buss no string yet but ah hear real men complain dat string does buss just so just so in some stihls :S

i thought was ours alone :|
FS 280 here. last time it buss 2 times. Have the Autocut 40-2 i think it is... strange though, first few times we used it, it didnt burst and the grass was much thicker.

You all have any idea why? strung too tight?

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Re: Heavy Duty Brush Cutter?????

Postby avenall » July 23rd, 2012, 9:45 pm

gt4tified wrote:
avenall wrote:husqvarna is the way to go. very powerfull . i have one . before i had a stihl 550 . that also had power for so. obviously the stihl has more power but the husqvarna is light and it has just a little less than the 550.


which model do you have? the 323R?

i have the 345 FR i believe

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Re: Heavy Duty Brush Cutter?????

Postby TrinbagoMan » December 12th, 2012, 12:27 pm

Anyone know where i can get a blade for a ECHO CLS 5000 wacker?

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Re: Heavy Duty Brush Cutter?????

Postby JF.K » November 13th, 2014, 7:27 pm

rksam wrote:Best heavy duty brushcutter: Stihl FS450 or Stihl FS500.

Anybody could give any recent reviews on this Thread Topic?

Advice on Brand and best place to buy (in recent times).... thanks.

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Re: Heavy Duty Brush Cutter?????

Postby subie_2NR » November 13th, 2014, 7:34 pm

I have a lil fs-120 bought by ft farfan. Works real good I cut some 5ft high donkey grass with blade with ease

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Re: Heavy Duty Brush Cutter?????

Postby JF.K » November 13th, 2014, 7:40 pm

subie_2NR wrote:I have a lil fs-120 bought by ft farfan. Works real good I cut some 5ft high donkey grass with blade with ease

Isn't that model one of the smaller machines? I'm not sure if that one is right for the size of grass you are cutting. How long have you been using it?

Also, I've heard.. then seen first hand that Farfan's customer service is very poor and their products and services are very over priced.
They are ready to change parts for any slight complaint.

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Re: Heavy Duty Brush Cutter?????

Postby subie_2NR » November 13th, 2014, 7:56 pm

That's why I said lil fs-120 1.8 hp 30.8 cc.

I know it's not recommend to cut grass that big but it was a one time thing. I will maintain it about 1ft from now on every month.

I only used it for 4hrs so far bought it in October.

Check Ramlagans for better pricing

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Re: Heavy Duty Brush Cutter?????

Postby JF.K » November 13th, 2014, 7:59 pm

subie_2NR wrote:Check Ramlagans for better pricing

Did Ramlagan's have better prices than Farfan (when u were looking)?

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Re: Heavy Duty Brush Cutter?????

Postby subie_2NR » November 13th, 2014, 8:03 pm

Yes they were cheaper because they sell the brush cutter alone and you had to buy the accessories separate. Farfan had a package price with cutter, oil, autocut, string,1 gal gas container etc.
farfan was closer and more convenient to me

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Re: Heavy Duty Brush Cutter?????

Postby JF.K » November 13th, 2014, 9:24 pm

Any other Reviews, Brands, Sellers, Recommendations...

Thanks

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Re: Heavy Duty Brush Cutter?????

Postby supercharged turbo » November 13th, 2014, 9:54 pm

Buying a brush cutter month end by ramlagan's.Prices better than farfan

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Re: Heavy Duty Brush Cutter?????

Postby ADONI » November 14th, 2014, 10:02 am

supercharged turbo wrote:Buying a brush cutter month end by ramlagan's.Prices better than farfan


Guess they wouldn't want to under cut their distributors.
For example, a gallon of Shell oil I bought from FT FarFan is $205 and by Tiny's in $190.

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Re: Heavy Duty Brush Cutter?????

Postby bassotronics » November 18th, 2014, 12:49 pm

Currently have a Stihl FS450, bought it in ft farfan, no issues so far. Bought it for landscaping purposes and it packs a punch in the power aspect. Fully satisfied so far.

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Re: Heavy Duty Brush Cutter?????

Postby ckavsinba » November 19th, 2014, 9:23 am

FT FARFAN PRICES

Stihl Brush Cutters
FS 85 - $2790
FS 100 - $3190
FS 120 - $3400
FS 160 - $4190
FS 250 - $4390
FS 280 - $4790

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Re: Heavy Duty Brush Cutter?????

Postby ckavsinba » November 19th, 2014, 4:06 pm

Bought my ECHO 4605 Brush Cutter from Trintrac recently.....Price was approx $3500 (Brush cutter, Blade, String Head, Gas can, 1lb String and Quart of Oil). Works like a beast.

When comparing Stihl, Echo or even Shindiawa keep in mind its Displacement (cc).
A Stihl FS 450 (44.3 cc) is equivalent to the the ECHO 4605 (45.7 cc) and I paid $3500 as compared to $5290. That's a savings of $1790.

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Re: Heavy Duty Brush Cutter?????

Postby randolphinshan » November 20th, 2014, 3:31 pm

Not only cc ratings bro, but displacement power i.e. the actual power that is transferred to the cutting head. This concept explains why a homelite wacker rated at 30 cc will not ut as fast as a husquarvana, shindaiwa machine even though cc ratings are the same. All machines cut grass but the ones with the higher displacement ratio cuts faster since it will transfer more engine power to the cutting head where it matters most. Personally I prefer schinndaiwa for the above reasons. U all could check tool jouse in Duncan Village Sando, the owner is very knowledgable

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Re: Heavy Duty Brush Cutter?????

Postby supercharged turbo » November 20th, 2014, 5:01 pm

Heard about tool house in duncan village.Any directions?

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Re: Heavy Duty Brush Cutter?????

Postby EFFECTIC DESIGNS » December 5th, 2015, 12:29 pm

silent_riot wrote:


First time I have seen this video, that 450 is impressive. Looks like them kinda elephant bamboo grass, has up on my side near the caroni river aswell. I have never seen a steel blade so big on a wacker before.

But I want to know the difference between Stihl and shindaiwa when it comes to longevity, ability to start each and every time on first or second pull.

I spoke to a guy who owns a small engine repair shop and he claims Shindaiwa gives less problems than stihl but I find this very hard to believe as Stihl is German Engineering.

I am buying a new FS 120 getting a deal on it for $3000 which is $400 less than FT. I have some 7 feet tall grass to clear down but its not THAT thick one time. And after its cleared down it would be suck eye from there on as I could just cut it every month with nylon.

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Re: Heavy Duty Brush Cutter?????

Postby gastly369 » December 5th, 2015, 12:34 pm

Both good brands.. Have ah fs250 does chap down everything XD

*Moms- what happen to the peas tree

*Me- errrrrrrr idk nah

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Re: Heavy Duty Brush Cutter?????

Postby black start » December 5th, 2015, 2:37 pm

gastly369 wrote:Both good brands.. Have ah fs250 does chap down everything XD

*Moms- what happen to the peas tree

*Me- errrrrrrr idk nah


X2 on the fs250

Had it about 5 years now and no issues other than a lil service...

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Re: Heavy Duty Brush Cutter?????

Postby konartis » December 5th, 2015, 3:55 pm

Have a fs250 as well, really powerful...have that for some time now...still working good with regular service.

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Re: Heavy Duty Brush Cutter?????

Postby EFFECTIC DESIGNS » December 5th, 2015, 3:55 pm

^ Well I bough the FS 120 today :D

The motor and actual size of it is identical to the 250 but does not have the amount of torque like the 250.

HOWEVER my brother decided to test out this 120 and his 250, the new 120 is noticeably more powerful than his 250. My guess is because his 250 is 10 years old and carburetor has been replaced but not the original size one so thats definitely why the 120 feels more powerful. Maybe its because of loss compression in the engine over the 10 year period aswell? I really like the "Bike Handle" these Stihl comes with aswell, compared to the retarded small u shape ones in ryobi where the trigger is on the stupid shaft. Still has a wonderful design here with the wobble design bike handle.

Well whatever it may be I am really satisfied and I will get back 50% from the government aswell through farmers ID.

I test it out one time, ah demolish some thick hard 8 feet tall grass with it using the steel blade, it conquer that bamboo grass like a champ, really impressed I feel like even the FS 90 would have done the job since I only have to squeeze the trigger halfway, mostly quarter way. I am happy with this fine motorized piece of German Engineering :D

$3000 was a good price I got a free gas container and goggles with it aswell, bought it in St Helena the new garden shop just before Japs fry chicken. FT wants $3400 for it.

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Re: Heavy Duty Brush Cutter?????

Postby konartis » December 5th, 2015, 4:07 pm

Yea the 250 is old, but strong aswell, as lor as u are satisfied u good to go

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Re: Heavy Duty Brush Cutter?????

Postby black start » December 6th, 2015, 11:20 am

Ramalagan's in Balmain also has excellent prices on stihl equipment! You all could check them out!!

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Re: Heavy Duty Brush Cutter?????

Postby amarmoonasar21 » December 6th, 2015, 12:56 pm

Check ft farfan

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Re: Heavy Duty Brush Cutter?????

Postby Ted_v2 » December 6th, 2015, 10:45 pm

my fs85 does geee fyahs, noting stopping it.

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