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ashgrove landscaping
04-19-2011, 10:44 PM
Can people stop calling a trimmer a weed eater please!!!!? It's sounds like a toy and unprofessional. It doesn't eat weeds!! It trims grass and weeds to match the cut of a lawn and obviously we have some larger trimming jobs. I'm kinda sick of it.

TuffWork
04-19-2011, 10:49 PM
It's just a throw back from when the "weed eater" and "weed whacker" brands were such a household names that's what everyone called them.

Don't come to Texas, man. We call anything carbonated a coke. As in, "I'm going to the store to get a coke, you want one? If so, what kind." "yeah, a dr. pepper sounds good"

TNGrassCutter
04-19-2011, 10:53 PM
Yea hand me those vise grips over there.
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GunnPropertyServices
04-19-2011, 11:02 PM
i think weed eater is a more common used name for it, i have called it trimming or a trimmer with customers and they think of hedge trimmers

ashgrove landscaping
04-19-2011, 11:03 PM
Yea yea I know.

TuffWork
04-19-2011, 11:15 PM
Yeah, I call it a trimmer around my help and the dealer, but a weed eater around my customers so they don't get confused.

Midwest_cutter
04-19-2011, 11:18 PM
I call it a string trimmer and list it as " string trimming " on quotes
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ajslands
04-19-2011, 11:20 PM
How about weed whip?
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TuffWork
04-19-2011, 11:21 PM
Good call on referring to it as a "string trimmer". Much more pro than "weedeater", and much less confusing than "trimmer".

alexschultz1
04-19-2011, 11:21 PM
weed eater!!!

soloscaperman
04-19-2011, 11:23 PM
You use the "trimmer" on your grass I thought it was for bushes ;-) The correct name should be "grass trimmer."

Yeah I can't stand weed eater sounds like you eat weeds.

Merkava_4
04-19-2011, 11:34 PM
There's also a mower called, "California Trimmer." :D

http://www.mytractorforum.com/picture.php?albumid=270&pictureid=893

weeze
04-19-2011, 11:39 PM
call it whatever you want but please don't call it a weed whacker lol...that just sounds wrong.

ashgrove landscaping
04-19-2011, 11:43 PM
There's also a mower called, "California Trimmer." :D

http://www.mytractorforum.com/picture.php?albumid=270&pictureid=893

Now that looks like a weed eater. haha. nice one

Stillwater
04-20-2011, 12:14 AM
Can people stop calling a trimmer a weed eater please!!!!? It's sounds like a toy and unprofessional. It doesn't eat weeds!! It trims grass and weeds to match the cut of a lawn and obviously we have some larger trimming jobs. I'm kinda sick of it.



Mr. ashgrove may I be as bold to suggest you brush up on your knowledge of landscape equipment use and history, their are reasons some call this tool a weedeater. They were the first, so We must start with George Ballas the man widely credited with this invention and end with the current company poulan who bought Ballas's company and currently makes the "Weedeater" and has manufactured the most line trimmers on this planet who's sister company is Husqvarna that includes the "Weedeater" brand. "weedeater" is far from the best but they are the "first" they are a brand they started it so get over it.

Mickhippy
04-20-2011, 02:27 AM
Line trimmer for general purpose
Brush cutter is 40cc plus and use's a the handle bar and full harness.

The rotary cutter on the back of a tractor is, a "slasher", not a Bush hog.

"Yes darlin, bin out in da fields bush hoggin. Just gotta whipper snip n weed eat the rest tomorrow."

"Yes darling, have been out in the paddock, slashing. Just have to trim and brush cut the rest tomorrow!"

Tonyr
04-20-2011, 08:15 PM
"Yes darling, have been out in the paddock, slashing. Just have to trim and brush cut the rest tomorrow!"



or.....this sounds better!

"Yes darling, have been out in the paddock, slashing. Just have to get MICK to get off hiss ass and get here and trim and brush cut the rest tomorrow, because it's too damn hot and I couldn't be bohered, now what's for dinner!" :drinkup:


G'day Mick!

how have ya been old mate?:waving:

ReddensLawnCare
04-20-2011, 08:34 PM
I guess its no different then a circular saw being called a skill saw??

weeze
04-20-2011, 08:42 PM
here's the code...i think i've cracked it.

soda = coke
circular saw = skill saw
trimmer = weedeater

LGL
04-20-2011, 08:44 PM
I guess its no different then a circular saw being called a skill saw??

Thats funny, I was just thinking the same thing!:laugh:

watsmi57
04-20-2011, 09:09 PM
:laugh:Yeah, I call it a trimmer around my help and the dealer, but a weed eater around my customers so they don't get confused.

lol me too


what about calling it a whip? still trying to adjust to that one lol must be some of that northern talk

jsslawncare
04-20-2011, 09:11 PM
In Ga we drink coke too.

doublesharp
04-20-2011, 09:30 PM
I use a string trimmer when I'm not using my Whipper Clipper.

http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e255/doublesharp/BILD0266.jpg

Fleur De Lawn
04-20-2011, 09:53 PM
Can people stop calling a trimmer a weed eater please!!!!? It's sounds like a toy and unprofessional. It doesn't eat weeds!! It trims grass and weeds to match the cut of a lawn and obviously we have some larger trimming jobs. I'm kinda sick of it.

I can't tell you how many customers I have lost because I said weed eater instead of trimmer. They rolled there eyes at me and said really? Now thats just not professional:nono:. I'll go with another co.:rolleyes:

ed2hess
04-20-2011, 10:40 PM
Trimmers are a device used for cutting hair down south.

THEGOLDPRO
04-20-2011, 10:48 PM
These are weed eaters.
http://thesodashop.files.wordpress.com/2010/07/weedeater.jpg
And this.
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_iWdhl5sN1Vk/SF1st7SvfFI/AAAAAAAAAMQ/MfMcvghv9wM/s400/weed+eater.jpg
As well as this.
http://urbanneighbourhood.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/11/goat.jpeg

doyles
04-20-2011, 10:58 PM
for customers i call it a string trimmer but around the dealer i call it a wip

Mickhippy
04-21-2011, 04:14 AM
G'day Mick!

how have ya been old mate?:waving:


Hey Tony, been a rubbish year for me with the weather. Im VERY over it!
I saw you thinking of getting back into the game!

WHY? :dizzy:

Send me an email or PM me yours.

Clark Griswold
04-21-2011, 11:14 AM
Only a unprofessional lawnboy would use the term weedwacker or weedeater!

MOHUSTLER
04-21-2011, 11:53 AM
I think this totaly depends on what part of the country you are from and your age. Id put money on everyone over 50 who grew up in the "weedeater" area still calls them weed eaters. The younger generation calls them trimmers.

I guess ive herd it both ways so much that I dont even redjuster when someone calls it a weedeater. Its just what it is.


People over 40 and under 40 have 2 totaly different meanings for the word Thongs!!

Tuna3679
04-24-2011, 07:46 PM
It takes me about six months to get new hires to stop using "weed eater" or "weed whacker" both of which sound extremely unprofessional it is a line trimmer and line trimming is what we do.
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93Chevy
04-24-2011, 07:50 PM
It's a freaking spin trim...It spins in order to trim...

rain man
04-24-2011, 07:55 PM
Line Trimmer.

morgaj1
04-24-2011, 08:29 PM
What next? Are you going to tell me a skid steer is not a Bobcat and a trencher is not a Ditch Witch? What is this world coming to?:laugh:

Chevy z71
04-24-2011, 08:40 PM
Down south we call it a WEED EATER cause its confuseing with a hedge trimmer.

dgw
04-24-2011, 10:09 PM
weed whacker

who cares, we cut grass

Stillwater
04-24-2011, 10:14 PM
It takes me about six months to get new hires to stop using "weed eater" or "weed whacker" both of which sound extremely unprofessional it is a line trimmer and line trimming is what we do.
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Why do you even bother with this and where do you find the time to be concerned about something as stupid as this.

Tuna3679
04-24-2011, 10:40 PM
Where do I find the time to make sure that every crew member represents themselves and the company in the most professional manner possible?!? Seriously?
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alexschultz1
04-24-2011, 11:06 PM
here's the code...i think i've cracked it.

soda = coke
circular saw = skill saw
trimmer = weedeater

obviously from the south, and as we all know the south east is where real men are raised. so for all of us tried and true southern gents, its weedeater

Stillwater
04-24-2011, 11:36 PM
Where do I find the time to make sure that every crew member represents themselves and the company in the most professional manner possible?!? Seriously?
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Oh please,
Go back and read post #15 this is silly.

KINGMADE
04-24-2011, 11:59 PM
I will use what ever name my customer knows them as... and they know them as a weed eater.

Hawg City Lawns
04-25-2011, 12:22 AM
here's the code...i think i've cracked it.

soda = coke
circular saw = skill saw
trimmer = weedeater

if you say tea you mean sweet

im the same way