Got tired of swinging a hand held trimmer, borrowed this beast from a neighbor. Its awesome, easy to use, rolls like a dream, and eats weeds and tumbleweeds like crazy.
I bought one of these from Sears 15 years ago, it had a tecumseh engine.I loved it and it was easy to use. It worked great until it wore out. Bought another one last June. The wheels are smaller and it is not near the quality of the old one. I used it once last year and it was hard to handle with smaller rear wheels, makes clunky sounds and hard to start. This year I couldn't get it started at all after using it only once. You can really feel the difference in quality. I hate it and would not buy another one. It feels junky.
Purchased trimmer last year , used for less than 3 HOURS. At the end of summer I emptied and run all the gas out , then put in the shed till now. Filled with non Ethanol gas and couldn’t get to start. After contacting Sears service center I was told there are No REPAIR CENTERS WITHIN 100 miles. After contacting the service center 4TIMES OVER 8 DAYS-STILL NO RETURNED CALLS. Now they say I have to send copy of the receipt, model #, serial#, address, ph # and description of problem to start the process. WHAT THE HELLS BEEN GOING ON FOR THE LAST 8DAYS.
Stay clear of Sears and their LACK OF SERVICE.!!!!!
I bought the same machine a # years ago and it gave me great results it completed any job i gave it without any problem and to my satisfaction, unfortunately the arm which drives the piston and is attached to the crank shaft broke and due to SEARS no longer being in Canada i could not get the said parts nor the gaskets to repair it