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Ah, OK. Makes sense - My homelite trimmer has interchangable parts with some
JD equipoment but its circa 1996. I'm waiting for the damn thing to die so I
can key a Stihl or Husqvarna trimmer. I only feed the thing gas and string,
replaced the head once or twice and maybe a spark plug.

"Duane Bozarth" wrote in message
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I thought I heard they were bought by John Deer?

Deere & Co divested themselves of Homelite in 2001 according to 2002
annual report...

A reference on a review from Popular Mechanics confirms the Ryobi