View Full Version : trimmer height

gregs lawn care
06-16-2009, 09:45 AM
Is there anything to control trimmer height?
Someone told me theres a wheel kit you can buy?

06-16-2009, 09:46 AM
Hold the head up a little higher, on that note maybe re-positioning the handle(s).

gregs lawn care
06-16-2009, 09:48 AM
Haha thats what i said but one of our customers swares theres a kit you can buy but I've never heard of such a thing.

Richard Martin
06-16-2009, 11:09 AM
Sure there is....

The Trimmer Trolley -> http://www.trimmertrolley.com/

06-16-2009, 11:16 AM
The best way to control trimmer height is with practice.

Jason Rose
06-16-2009, 12:01 PM
Depth perception, common sence, and practice... The bump head dosn't need to be riding on the ground to trim. Drives me nuts seeing the grass under low trees being scalped down to 1" or less.

06-16-2009, 12:29 PM
I just showed the Trolley to one of my guys and he called it "training wheels for trimmers".

06-16-2009, 01:52 PM
practice practice practice!!!!!!!!!!!!

david shumaker
06-16-2009, 09:11 PM
You can adjust the handle so the trimmer is more confortable to use.

redmax fan
06-16-2009, 09:53 PM
- i agree on getting into handle adjustment

- do curls to build arm strength

- the biggest pronlem is trimming to low ,
thusly by design trim a bit higher even if
it leaves some strands . then if customer
complains say i can trim lower but it could
end ip burning / killing grass . longer / strandy grass
looks better than too low / burnt grass

- someone needs to come out with a deeper headed
trimmer , instead of normal 3 / 4 inch a 5 / 6 inch ,
so the string is up higher from ground

- lighter whipper allows greater control ,
heavier whippers gonna be hatder to hold up off ground

06-16-2009, 11:29 PM
LOL. Training wheels!
Someone tell me what the heck is on that rock!?


Jason Rose
06-17-2009, 12:24 AM
If you have ever ran one of the high wheel push trimmers, they use a ball that rides on the ground and the trimmer line height is adjustable up and down. Be slick if they had something like that for handheld trimmers. Would be great for the people that just can't keep from scalping with the trimmer. If you know how to trim at 3", then you don't need it, lol.
The training wheels... that's a laugh! Hard to believe that someone invented that, and probably made some good money selling them.

06-17-2009, 01:48 AM
If you use that wheel kit. You will be the talk of the country. I will be on this website next week. And there's going to be a post "YOUR NOT GOING TO BELIEVE WHAT I SAW"

06-17-2009, 01:59 AM
I am not going to lie sometimes when I get tired I have dreamed of such of a device. but I would not be caught dead using it. training wheels would become your company's nick name in town.

06-17-2009, 02:15 AM
Where is the "Trimmer trolley stripes" thread? Seriously, who would buy that and be offended to be called a sissy.

06-17-2009, 08:08 AM
Hang and old mudlflap on the back of the trimmer guard for a striping kit.

Seriously, though, I get better results if I hold the trimmer at a slight angle when I'm doing large areas instead of riding the bump head on the ground. The grass seems more even to me, and then you're not worrying about resting the bump head on the ground.