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Troy-Bilt XP 18" Straight Shaft Gas String Trimmer EXPIRED

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Lowe's has Troy-Bilt XP 18" Straight Shaft Gas String Trimmer w/ Attachment Capability (TB2044 XP) on sale for $84.50. Shipping is free. Thanks hollwya

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  • 18-in Cutting Swath
  • 2-Cycle Engine
  • 27-cc Engine Displacement
  • Dual Line Feed
  • 3-Year Limited Warranty
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I was looking for a trimmer and found the Lowes has all the Troy-Bilt Gas trimmer for 50% off until 5/1/2019.

Here are some of the ones on sale:

Troy-Bilt XP XP 27-cc 2-cycle 18-in Straight Shaft Gas String Trimmer $85
https://www.lowes.com/pd/Troy-Bil...y/50053351

Troy-Bilt 30-cc 4-cycle 17-in Straight Shaft Gas String Trimmer $99
https://www.lowes.com/pd/Troy-Bil...y/50329493

I bought the $85 one to replace my 25 yrs old trimmer. Shipping is free. Local stores do not have them in stock.
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You can also get 10% off if you use the lowes credit card. That ends today, 4/20
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Why would this be a front page deal when the ryobi is $79 free ship and it has far better reviews. Also appears to be essentially the same product.

Just curious was going to buy 5is until I saw the ryobi for less and much better ratings
Is that at HomeDepot? The only thing I'm seeing in that price range are refurb models.
The 25cc Ryobi straight shaft is on sale for $120 now. So $35 savings over the Ryobi.

Also a straight shaft is typically more expensive that a curved if you're looking at a curved.
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I have an Echo straight shaft 2 cycle that I bought at HD. Previously had a Stihl that was hard to start except when it was new. Best thing you can do is use that premixed fuel in a can (HD has it). I don't use mine a lot so it lasts a long time. The trimmer started with two pulls after two winters with the same fuel in the tank.
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Echo is 300+ even with 20% off still is 3x more. Enjoy
Pay the $300 now and enjoy over 15 years of 2 pull starts, more power and LIGHTER, less vibration on your hands to boot. I have had an Echo SRM-225 since 2004 and just as long I use high quality 2 stroke oil with stabilizer I'm good . I'm currently using red armor oil which is just plain awesome. I just did a carb rebuild kit from ebay for around $15 shipped and one spark plug replacement in 15 years and this guy will likely last another 5-10 years more.

Most complainers here about gas trimmers have only used cheap throwaways like Ryobi, homelite, and Troy bilt. Once I've gone commercial quality for my OPE, I haven't had to replace anything in over a decade.

Also, most of the lithium battery on these cordless brushless models will not last more than 5 years max with regular use either without significant reduction in battery capacity as lithium batteries degrade with age.
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That is true. But how much is your time worth to you. Year after year, after taking a few steps to winterize the equipment, Echo has never let me down. In less than 5 mins you're up and running the next spring.
I've never had to tune the carburetors on any of my Echo tools. Add gas, prime, start, and wait for 1 min to let the engine warm up.
Try that with some of the cheaper yard tools out there. I reckon, if you take great care of your equipment, and know what you're doing, sure. But I am willing to wager you'll be investigating more as to why one or the other of your cheaper tools is hard to start or keeps stalling.
I value time but more importantly its common sense. The echo isnt 3x better justifying price. This thing comes with 2 heads and has many attachments its compatible with. Most bad reviews are fuel related. I am fortunate i have a blue ethanol free pump that is 2.59 per gallon. These are rare but not impossible to find.
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Do your neighbors a favor and get a battery operated trimmer instead.My neighbor runs a gas trimmer, loud as Frick...I can cut all my weeds near silently with my cheap 20v B&D trimmer....Lasts a while too....
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Remember that Troy-Bilt went bankrupt a decade ago and the name was sold off to miscellaneous other ( mostly Chinese) companies. These are NOT the Troy-Bilt machines of the past.
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I've had a poulan weed eater for 5 years..it's getting where it cuts off a lot....cranks right back up..almost like trouble sucking fuel..I wonder if replacing fuel lines..bubble..spark plug..would fix?..or just get a new one lol..I've done nothing to it in 5 years..besides abuse it
Maybe fuel filter
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If you go with 2 cyl use synthetic oil.You will be alot happier It burn clean doesn't clog the lines. I use Opti-lube great stuff. Always empty them before winter
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The price difference in gas doesn't justify it. Where I live ethanol free gas would cost over $20 per gallon. Just using 2 gallons of gas and you will save more than enough just to buy a new carburetor.
Where the heck do you live that ethanol free gas is $20 a gallon? It's 30-40 cents more in every state I've ever lived.
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Where the heck do you live that ethanol free gas is $20 a gallon? It's 30-40 cents more in every state I've ever lived.
Did you ever live in California? There is no ethanol free gas to be bought, not even at the marinas.
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You're better off going with Echo even at this price I've had multiple troybilts they aren't built to last. Going on 3 years with the echo it's a pleasure to use
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I recommend the 10A Greeworks 211542 with 100' of AWG #12 cord. You can swap out the cutting head with any commercial cutting head like the Pivotrim. The powerful motor (100% instant torque) slices 1/3" diameter weeds in seconds. No battery to replace. My trimmer is running like new after 4 years of moderate use. Still have a new spare in the box. PM if you're interested (S Cal).

https://www.homedepot.com/p/Rino-Tuff-Pivotrim-Universal-Trimmer-Head-17093/206470721
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You can usually just replace the carb. ~$20

Other than the spark plug, that's the issue 99% of the time with small gas motors. The ethanol in fuel eventually plugs them up. It's an easy fix. Don't waste time troubleshooting. Just buy a new carb.
And use premixed gas. Your engine life is cut significantly if you use gas station gas.
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I replaced my 13 year old troy bilt last year and bought the new 4 cycle one. Immediately started having issues starting it and keeping it running. Regret buying another one. Thought it would last like the other one did.
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