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ehmalexan
01-02-2010, 07:32 PM
What do you use as to lubricate the sheers on your hedge trimmers? In the past i have used WD40 however, I have found it seems to stress the plant material. Thanks and Happy New Year!

david shumaker
01-02-2010, 07:58 PM
I've been using WD40 or Walmart brand spray. I haven't noticed whether it stresses the shrubs. I also spray my hand shears.

mikeg1005
01-02-2010, 08:43 PM
I use Fluid Film
http://www.fluid-film.com/environment/index.html

BCofDayton
01-02-2010, 09:08 PM
Fluid Film is well worth the $$ just about any John Deere retailer carries it

santafe
01-02-2010, 09:26 PM
what do you all think of using chain saw bar oil for the hedge trimmer?

a plus bob
01-02-2010, 10:23 PM
Fluid Film even says on can safe for plant material.Cant beat it.Thumbs Up I bought the brush can applies on trimmers good.

DLAWNS
01-03-2010, 12:18 AM
Fluid Film here too, it does not hurt any plant material. And it has so many other uses also!

grassman177
01-03-2010, 01:00 AM
we have always used wd40, but may consider switching to fluid film. we have never had detrimental effects from the wd40, but then again i am sure it has everythig to do with the plant material being trimmed

Smallaxe
01-03-2010, 11:27 AM
I've always thought of WD40 more as a solvent, than a lubricant. For lubrication I've gone with Transmission Fluid, but Fluid Film is probably 'made' for this type of use.

HenryB
01-03-2010, 11:41 AM
I use Olive Oil to avoid plant burn (phytotoxicity)

BCofDayton
01-03-2010, 12:48 PM
Olive oil is a cool idea

rlitman
01-04-2010, 10:43 AM
I'd be concerned about olive oil going rancid. It could possibly cause corrosion as well. If you must use a food oil, nut oils are much more stable.
Food grade mineral oil isn't toxic, and is completely stable (and cheap as well).

I personally spray all of my garden cutting tools (and snowblower chute), with silicone spray. The fine silicone film prevents the sticky stuff from sticking.

Eden's Own
01-04-2010, 07:18 PM
PAM also works

STIHL GUY
01-04-2010, 09:25 PM
i use fluid film as well

jsf343
01-05-2010, 10:56 AM
me too on fluid film.:dancing:

HicksGroundMgt
01-05-2010, 11:14 PM
stihl makes a spray for that. like 7 bucks for a can

Dano50
01-06-2010, 11:38 AM
But it ain't Fluid Film. :cool2:

grassman177
01-06-2010, 05:24 PM
i know you sent me a can for free dano, but it ended up going missing after not really using it enough to determine what it could do for us. it is hard to spend money on something via shipping nomind you when you can get something that works right down the street. they really should open the market up for this stuff, maybe drop the price ever so slightly and more than make it up in more volume. you get the idea, reaguardless i would like to have another can to try out, but i know i have to buy some. any way you could have the info on the closest reatailer to my area do you?

a plus bob
01-06-2010, 08:35 PM
i know you sent me a can for free dano, but it ended up going missing after not really using it enough to determine what it could do for us. it is hard to spend money on something via shipping nomind you when you can get something that works right down the street. they really should open the market up for this stuff, maybe drop the price ever so slightly and more than make it up in more volume. you get the idea, reaguardless i would like to have another can to try out, but i know i have to buy some. any way you could have the info on the closest reatailer to my area do you?

I can promise you nothing beats it on trimmmers Usually a good shot in the morning will get you all day.My trimmers blades run cooler with it and no burn on plants Thumbs Up I prefer the brush can.

a plus bob
01-06-2010, 08:39 PM
But it ain't Fluid Film. :cool2:

Been in the green Industry 21 years Aint found nothing Better :usflag:

Dano50
01-07-2010, 12:25 PM
i know you sent me a can for free dano, but it ended up going missing after not really using it enough to determine what it could do for us. it is hard to spend money on something via shipping nomind you when you can get something that works right down the street. they really should open the market up for this stuff, maybe drop the price ever so slightly and more than make it up in more volume. you get the idea, reaguardless i would like to have another can to try out, but i know i have to buy some. any way you could have the info on the closest reatailer to my area do you?

Here is a list of the dealers I found in your area. If I had your zip code, I could have condensed it a bit:

H.E.R.S. Inc.
1203 South Parker
Olathe, KS 66061 USA
Tel: (913) 764-6718
http://www.hersinc.net/

Hiawatha Implement Co
1410 State St
Mound City, MO 64470 USA
Tel: (660) 442-3814

B & D Equipment Co Inc
17526 286th Rd
Atchison, KS 66002 USA
Tel: (913) 367-1744

Reynolds Lawn & Leisure Inc
12902 Shawnee Mission Pkwy
Shawnee Mission, KS 66216 USA
Tel: (913) 268-4288

American Equipment Company
3250 Harvester Road
Kansas City, KS 66115 USA
Tel: (913) 342-1450
www.americanequipment.us

VONDERSCHMIDT REPAIR
708 N 1ST
HIAWATHA , KS 66434
Tel: (785) 742-3016

VERMEER GREAT PLAINS INC
15505 S HWY 169
OLATHE , KS 66062
Tel: (913) 782-3655

P D Q SALES & SERVICE
1200 SWIFT
PO BOX 12459
KANSAS CITY , MO 64116
Tel: 816-842-7908

KC POWER EQUIPMENT
2201 W JEFFERSON
BLUE SPRINGS , MO 64015
Tel: 816-228-1988

JACKSON LAWN EQUIPMENT
20925 COUNTY RD 306
ST JOSEPH , MO 64505
Tel: 816-232-9745

DANGEROUS TOYS
124 WEST 2ND ST
OTTAWA , KS 66067
Tel: 785-242-2300

BLUE VALLEY TRACTOR & SUPPLY I
8530 W 199TH STREET
STILWELL , KS 66085
Tel: 913-681-8088

HERITAGE TRACTOR, INC.
915 INDUSTRIAL PARK ROAD
BALDWIN CITY, KS 66006
Tel: (785) 594-6486

VAN-WALL EQUIPMENT, INC.
800 N ROGERS RD
OLATHE, KS 66062
Tel: (913) 397-6009

thewall
01-09-2010, 01:42 PM
I have been using for 36yrs the cheapest motoroil i can buy,when i was at a forestry firm we used the same oil instead of chain oil to lubricate the chain,never had a single problem,sometimes they put on the shelf what they want you to buy.