Anyone please jump in tell Iím wrong if so. I have a weed eater that fuel lines dry rotted, on. I have gotten nearly 7 years out of it with no problems. The shop was very helpful and got the lines replaced and I was back in the yard yesterday making it look nice. Iím supper lucky to get 7 years of trouble free operation from anything mechanical. The past lawnmowers and such from Wally World usually last 2 seasons then go belly up. When you are a full time college student, working 40+ hours and have kids at home you donít have much choice you have to go cheap.
Now the complaint, when at the shop I was bragging the how good my little machine was and ask how long they usually last. I was amazed when I heard that 50-60 hours was the expected life. Is this another case of dictating the cheap price at the expense of quality and the consumer? I intend to continue using the shop and the brands they carry Snapper, Stihl and Echo. I have heard over and over that the big store tells the manufacture they will sell them so many units at a certain price and quality be dammed. Some makers have taken a stand and told them to take a long walk on a short pier. I would rather pay 2 or 3 times as much and get 10 or 15 years from something with fewer headaches and at a great savings. The Sapper mower is almost 6 years old and 1 trip to the shop (water in the gas) and a couple of spark plugs and air filters. Thatís what should happen. Hope Iím not hurting my lucky weed eater and jinxing it, but 50-60 hours life for something that cost nearly a hundred is stupid or other expletives.