Anybody have any options on the new Troy Bilt line of trimmers and edgers
with the interchangeable attachments. On the surface it seems like a good
idea, but I have a feeling that I'll quickly regret not buying a regular
edger or cultivator.
This is the Ryobi unit with a new name. I just replaced my 10 year old
motor and trimmer with the new Troy-Bilt model. All my old attachments
continue to work just fine. I gave the old unit to my son. It is still
working fine. The only reason for replacing was I wanted a straight shaft
and thought I would get a new motor at the same time. The only thing I did
to it in 10 years was have the carb rebuilt and change the spark plug once.
The edger works fine if the walks have been edged at least once with a spade
to remove any compacted soil. The tiller is a little work horse. It is a
tad more tiresome on the back than a mantis type but we only work up a few
flower beds each year. If it has a limitation it's that it only tills about
4-6" deep. For small area you can move the soil around with the tiller to
I bought the Ryobi 4 cycle trimmer and the cultivator head. The 4 cycle
is a bit heavier the the 2 cycle but the increase in torque is well
worth the weight penalty. Much cleaner and quieter running too.
The cultivator is a tough little unit that does a good job cultivating.
A bargain for $70.00. It's no tiller though.
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