The GeoRipper® MiniTrencher is a small two or four-stroke powered, light weight, hand held, portable trencher. The Georipper has a few different options for power heads like the Dolmar® PC6114 two-stroke or the Makita EK7651H four-stroke. The GeoRipper also offers kits for Husqvarna® and Stihl® power heads.
What is the best power head for the GeoRipper?
Stihl®, Husqvarna® and Makita® dominate the market for small, two-stroke engines and Makita® dominates among four-stroke engines in the power range required by the GeoRipper® MiniTrencher.
When it comes to deciding which power head will be best for the GeoRipper® one should look at the support. We break support down into two categories: Parts and Service.
With regards to support from the Manufacturer, Stihl® probably has the most dealers and service outlets in the USA. Husqvarna® has the second most in the USA, and Makita® comes in third. However, when it comes to support of the GeoRipper® MiniTrencher, Makita® is leading the way.
Makita® parts and services are readily available through their warehouses, factory service centers, associate service centers, or directly from MiniTrencher. For more information on Stihl® and Husqvarna® support, the end-user will need to inquire at their local Stihl® or Husqvarna® dealer about what support they can get. If the local dealer for Stihl® or Husqvarna® will not support the product, and that’s what’s preventing the end user from owning and operating the GeoRipper® MiniTrencher, the end user should have some serious reconsideration of who really supports them or how much money they are losing by not owning and operating one.
One way to think about it is picking out a car to own. You can buy a “Cadillac”, but will you if your dealer will not support it? If you go with the:” Chevrolet” and the dealer supports it, the two immediate advantages are dealer support and lower initial investment. The decision is entirely your own. At the end of the day, there are some users that have had a bad history with a particular type of engine. It happens with any type of equipment. The most important thing is that the manufacturer is constantly working to improve upon their products and services.
We, at MiniTrencher, believe that Makita® is currently offering the best support both in service and parts which is why we chose to use them as our supplier. Should that be the reason to switch to Makita®? Not necessarily, that is only for the end user to determine. We at MiniTrencher believe that we should not limit the end user on choice, so we have provided GeoRipper® Kits that can fit on certain models of Stihl® and Husqvarna®. The kits are available through dealers that support the GeoRipper® MiniTrencher. Check with your local dealer for support. If the end user does not have the support of a Husqvarna® or Stihl® dealer then it’s time to look at Makita® power heads!