Multitool Brushcutter Trimmer Polesaw Help!
I've been researching on what I need to buy to satisfy my situation with my backyard. My house is positioned on the front left of a .75 acre lot. A deep creek bed enters the front right of the property and exits the back right of the property. I bought this house last summer, but I was rarely there. The creek bed quickly turned into a borderline Vietnam type environment. The guy that lived before me in the house had a lot of good equipment, so he kept the bed pretty clear.
I'm thinking that a decent multi-tool will get the job done for me. I need a trimmer, brush cutter, and polesaw to be able to do what I need to do.
I tend to be an over researcher when it comes to making a bigger purchase (>$100). I've read amazon reviews, lowe's reviews, home depot reviews, and tons of forums. I've done so much research that my head is somewhat spinning on what type of purchase I need to make. My equipment is not going to be used constantly like in a commercial setting, but my situation with the creek demands more than just a Wal-Mart special or course.
I'm currently tracking an ebay auction on a Stihl KM85R Kombi multitool with trimmer, brush cutter, and polesaw.
I almost bought a Cub Cadet trimmer/brushcutter from tractor supply the other day, but they were sold out (which is probably a blessing in disguise). 4 Stroke Version
I almost bought a TroyBilt 4 stroke trimmer/brushcutter combo also from amazon. Troy-Bilt at Amazon
Today, I had myself convinced that I was about to go buy this Husqvarna 2 stroke trimmer today, and then just buy attachments for it later. Husqvarna at Lowe's
I'm open for any suggestions, but I am on a budget. I would really like to keep total price under $400 for sure and the more inexpensive the better. I know you get what you pay for... but some people just don't have the luxury to pay what they would like to.
Here are some pictures to show what type of brush I'm dealing with. None of the trees and brush are over 2 or 3 inches in diameter. Most are 1 or less. The initial job of getting it all wacked down will be a chore, but after that maintaining it won't be so bad.