View Full Version : String Trimmer Productivity

03-03-2010, 01:01 PM
Does anyone have a feel for how much square footage 1 man can weed whack per hour? i have a bid that requires large areas of string trimming and trying to get an idea.


03-03-2010, 02:53 PM
depends on what you're using. What kind of trimmers do you have?

03-03-2010, 07:50 PM
we are using 4 mix stihl fs90r's.

03-04-2010, 07:15 AM
It all depends of what you are trimming how overgrown it will be. Best way is to meaure off a couple hundred feet and get someone to time you but remember dont rush it go at an honest pace because at the end of a day of trimming you wont be rushing.
What kind of head are you using if its a blade keep a couple of sharp ones on hand saves filing on site and if its trimmer line go from .095 to .105 it will last a bit longer and store it in water you will get about 3-4 times the life out of it and make sure you have a couple of extra spindles on hand to save down time.

03-04-2010, 07:35 AM
why dose soking your trimmer line in water make it last 3-4 times longer

03-04-2010, 07:52 AM
it keeps the line moist if you dont it dries out and gets britle (like a piece of spaggetti). I thought it was crazy till i tried it i just cut a bunch of lengths put them into some lockable tupperware half full of water and your off just dont knock it till you have tried it.

03-04-2010, 08:07 AM
i'll have to try it thanks