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which Stihl trimmer for grass and brush clearing?

Discussion in 'Hand Held Equipment and Tools' started by rigging138, Sep 9, 2017.

  1. rigging138

    rigging138 New Member

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    Hi all,

    The wife and I just purchased our first home, it was a rental for a while so the yard maintenance has been deferred for quite some time.

    I am going to be purchasing a Stihl kombi head with a line trimmer and hedge trimmer attachments. I have just shy of an acre that needs to be cleared, mostly tall grass with weeds and blackberries along the driveway.

    What size trimmer head would you guys recommend? I am looking at the KM 91R, the KM 111R or the KM 131R. I want to make sure I have enough power to use the hedger trimmer to cut the blackberries back.

    The only Attachments I see myself using are the line trimmer, brush cutter/blade attachment and the hedge trimmer.


    thanks
     
  2. ANewSawyer

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    Honestly, the km90 will probably do what you are wanting. I don't have any firsthand experience the 90 but I own a km-130. It is really powerful but too powerful to do regular lawn maintainance. And the 130 is quite heavy to boot. If you have any doubt, you could get the 110 but I think you will find it overkill after you get the tall grass cleared.

    Having said that, which ever unit you get, I would replace the blade on the brush cutter attachment with this blade in this exact size: https://www.amazon.com/MaxPower-142...e=UTF8&qid=1504987446&sr=8-2&keywords=airecut

    That blade will make more difference than the unit, in my opinion!
     
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    ttyR2 ArboristSite Guru

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    If you think you'll run the blower attachment, I'd get the 131. I'm totally happy with mine, and the 131 doesn't weigh much more than the smaller units...like maybe a pound.
     
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    I have the km-130 and like people say, it is a monster. The power is nice when you need it like when edging or using the pole saw, but I think if I were to do it now I would most likely buy the two stroke pro grade KM-94.
    Just regular string trimming, the km130 is too much power and too much weight. I found a nice lightly used fs80r that I use for all my grass trimming. Look in to that KM94!
     
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    I like my fs 94r way better for grass trimming than my fs250r. The bigger machines are better suited for brush cutting.
     
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