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secondlook101
06-30-2009, 05:28 PM
What's the best weed wacker line you ever used? I use the John Deere line in my echo weed wacker, let me know everyone.....

WGLandscapeMaintenance
06-30-2009, 06:29 PM
Echo, I heard freezing the line makes it stronger, so I tried it and seemed to be weaker, so I won't be doing that anymore.

jsw2008
06-30-2009, 08:39 PM
I've tried lots of differents kinds, and I like the .105 Echo crossfire best.

WGLandscapeMaintenance
06-30-2009, 09:07 PM
Oh and I forgot to say that line was .95

SangerLawn
06-30-2009, 09:14 PM
If you’re using a weedwacker then you probably should use the weedwacker made string, if you’re using any other brand TRIMMER I would recommend using titanium string from Lowes. We have been using it for about 3 years and love it. We use .105

MileHigh
06-30-2009, 09:40 PM
TurfGro is some strong line.

It's two separate lines braided together.

Soaked in water...I hardly bump feed my head anymore.

mowerdude777
06-30-2009, 09:59 PM
My personal fav is the braided red max string

MileHigh
06-30-2009, 10:13 PM
My personal fav is the braided red max string

My neighbor buddy has some of that...I found it wasn't as good as my turfgro...

But then again, he never soaked it. It's actually soaking as we speak. I'll try some out on thursday, and give my opinion on it then.

As of now, I swear by that turfgro.

mowerdude777
07-01-2009, 11:58 AM
My neighbor buddy has some of that...I found it wasn't as good as my turfgro...

But then again, he never soaked it. It's actually soaking as we speak. I'll try some out on thursday, and give my opinion on it then.

As of now, I swear by that turfgro.

I have never soaked mine, I am almost out of string, I might just try turfgro

KCfireman
07-01-2009, 12:12 PM
.95 Stihl line.

Scout113
07-01-2009, 12:48 PM
What's the purpose of soakong the line? What does it do for ya?
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MileHigh
07-01-2009, 04:28 PM
What's the purpose of soakong the line? What does it do for ya?
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the sun and or dry conditions will make your line brittle and weak.

soaking it makes the line stronger and whip through grass and other things without having to feed line out nearly as much.

redmax fan
07-02-2009, 08:52 PM
any brand square ive ever used ive liked , most recently kawasaki pro cut and oregon gator line both at .80

and i dont care about brittle / breaking line because its a cheap item .
and the hard / dry / brittle line cuts best , as oposed to line i soaked in water which yes was more supple and thusly lasted longer but didnt cut as clean so i had to go back over alot of areas , and for me thats NO GOOD

Az Gardener
07-02-2009, 11:25 PM
TurfGro is some strong line.

It's two separate lines braided together.

Soaked in water...I hardly bump feed my head anymore.

This is the best we have found too, my guys love it. I think the type of turf and the edge height might come into play. We mow Bermuda very short and the turf is dense/thick. The square line grabs the turf and digs in causing bare spots but not this stuff.

I don't get the soaking thing, I don't think plastic absorbs much water. Do you keep it in a bucket of water all the time or just for a day or so before you put it on the rig? Ours obviously gets very dry here. I just bought another spool our last one lasted us a year.

MileHigh
07-02-2009, 11:59 PM
Just try soaking the braided stuff overnight and restring your trimmers...you'll easily tell the difference.

BTW...we just soaked a spool of Redmax string...tried it today and was much stronger.

topsites
07-03-2009, 01:24 AM
I don't know about all that but the reason I spray my .080 round down with some
oil is that it keeps it from getting *(&%^'d up inside the spool head.

LushGreenLawn
07-03-2009, 05:45 AM
Where do you buy the TurfGrow String?

taterlawn
07-03-2009, 11:19 AM
I use echo .95 mostly but huquvarna makes a braided line with titanium in it that is very strong but a bit costly

Dennis Davis
03-10-2015, 09:05 PM
Horizon carries the Turfgro string. They have stores in the following States:
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Arizona
California
Colorado
Florida
Idaho
Maryland
Nevada
Oregon
Texas
Virginia
Washington

I've only used it a short while but I like that it is quiet and the cut seems to be okay. I'll have to try the soaking method to see what the difference is.

PicturePerfectLawns
03-10-2015, 09:14 PM
I've tried lots of differents kinds, and I like the .105 Echo crossfire best.


Don't take it personal. :laugh: What works for one man, might not work for another. But my personal opinion, Echo CF, was the shattiest line I've ever used in my life. It broke three times on edging a half a mile of HOA sidewalks. I use "Ugly Line" cost $30.00 for 3 lb spools at Home Depot. I've tried Stihl, Echo, Redmaxx, Husqavarana, Stens, and Gator. This is one of the few that I found would NEVER break on a total of 1.5 miles of edging (.5 mile x 3.) That's my test property, if it's strong enough for 1.5 miles of edging without breaking, it's strong enough for me.

360lawncare
03-10-2015, 10:35 PM
The turfgo stuff is actually made by desert extrusion.. Just look them up.. I bought mine on Amazon.
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Snyder's Lawn Inc
03-11-2015, 12:55 AM
Always used Gator magnum This year thinking buying the Twist magnum Gator line
To me The magnum last long time I run 105 The twist I'm going try the 118 size

5lb spool twist cost 45.69 and 5 lb Magnum Cost 42.76 few extra dollars and bigger line I'll try it
In a summer I'll use 15 lbs of it

iand
03-11-2015, 03:40 AM
Many engineering polymers are hygroscopic, including nylon and trimmer line is a form of nylon

Hygroscopy is the ability of a substance to attract and hold water molecules from the surrounding environment. This is achieved through either absorption or adsorption with the absorbing or adsorbing substance becoming physically changed somewhat. This could be by an increase in volume, boiling point, viscosity or other physical characteristic of the substance, as water molecules can become suspended between the substance's molecules in the process.

Full article http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hygroscopy