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Old 05-24-2012, 01:28 PM   #1
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Anybody got an opinion? Specifically the Stihl KM130R (36.3 cc).

http://www.stihlusa.com/multitask/KM130R.html
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Thanks. Considering picking one up later today with a few attachments. Expensive, but supposedly worth it. Tired of the throw-aways.
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Old 05-24-2012, 02:59 PM   #3
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I have the KM 90 R motor with the following attachments:
Straight shaft line trimmer
Straight edger
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Mini-Cultivator

I use a brushcutter wheel on the straight line trimmer head...that saves from having to purchase extra attachments.

The 90 is very competent and no problems starting or running.

It replaced three separate pieces of equipment and saved me from having to purchase a dedicated cultivator (for flower beds and other light work).

Echo was my tool of choice and works well but, the Stihl starts with more power for less money. Sold my Echo stuff to a co-worker and don't miss it.

The 90 is more than powerful enough unless you use it everyday or large jobs.
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Yeah, the 90 would probably be enough, but a couple of my neighbors already have the 90, so I must one-up them with at least the 110. And since the price difference between the 110 and 130 is only $30, I might as well get the 130.

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how much is that

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Old 05-24-2012, 06:17 PM   #6
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Do you actually need one with that much power? I have the KM56 R-CE, and unless you plan on felling some redwoods, I can't imagine needing more power around a residential lot. It also has the Easy2Start system, which is the cat's pajamas, and not on the 130.
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Yeah, the 90 would probably be enough, but a couple of my neighbors already have the 90, so I must one-up them with at least the 110. And since the price difference between the 110 and 130 is only $30, I might as well get the 130.

Be sure to check for the double warranty for purchasing some engine oil. Takes the warranty from 2years to 4years.
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Be sure to check for the double warranty for purchasing some engine oil. Takes the warranty from 2years to 4years.
Thanks. I didn't even have to ask about it. One of the first things they mentioned when I told them I was considering purchasing. Also gave me a free rack to mount in the garage to hold everything.

Got the 130 with a few attachment and picked up a seperate handheld blower. Didn't particularily care for the blower attachment. Blows away my old 29cc Troy-Bilt 4 stroke. Starts right up with one or two pulls, and has a ton of power. Love it.
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You will like it. The 130 with a blower would have been very powerful due to the turbine design. You wouldn't have to yell at the kids to get off the lawn...just point that thing at 'em full throttle and it would send them to the next county.
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You will like it. The 130 with a blower would have been very powerful due to the turbine design. You wouldn't have to yell at the kids to get off the lawn...just point that thing at 'em full throttle and it would send them to the next county.
Probably so, but I like to roll and tuck my pine straw. I tried it with my neighbor's Kombi system with a blower attachemnt and it wasn't nearly as easy as with a handheld blower.
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Cultivator is pretty useless. I also have the edger and that is pretty good. I have 4 acres to trim, and having a quality tool is money well spent.
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Cultivator is pretty useless. I also have the edger and that is pretty good. I have 4 acres to trim, and having a quality tool is money well spent.
I was surprised to see that my Troy-Bilt cultivator fit the Kombi. Works pretty well with the extra power of the 130. Not something I'll use very often though.
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I don't have an opinion on that item, but I will say the Stihl stuff I have is top notch.
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I was surprised to see that my Troy-Bilt cultivator fit the Kombi. Works pretty well with the extra power of the 130. Not something I'll use very often though.
I think it hs the power, but lacks weight to keep it from bouncing around. I have 3 real tillers, two Troy built Ponies, and a 72 in her on the back of the kobota. I thought the small cultivator would be for weeding, but i can,t control it.
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I was surprised to see that my Troy-Bilt cultivator fit the Kombi. Works pretty well with the extra power of the 130. Not something I'll use very often though.
I wondered if the Stihl system would work with the other brands attachments as I need a new trimmer, but already have the pole saw and tiller. The tiller is pretty much useless, but the pole saw is great.
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