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olebrooklawn
05-08-2011, 03:45 PM
I just got a stihl fs 90 R. I think it came with 0.95. im hell on string like its nothing. Would .105 hold up better. hell what does everybody else uses?

watatrp
05-08-2011, 04:09 PM
.95 for me. Any larger does too much damage and takes up too much room on the spool.

93Chevy
05-08-2011, 04:17 PM
I always use to use .105 I don't like the smaller stuff.

waters lawn care
05-08-2011, 04:18 PM
0.95vortex on all stihl trimmers.
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LaLawnGuy
05-08-2011, 04:33 PM
105 stihl (red) string for all my trimmers. Definitely holds up better than 095, for me.
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Think Green
05-08-2011, 05:09 PM
0.95 on all line trimmers. This is for general use around well maintained lawns. The lawns that are overgrown I will switch out spools and use the .105 .
If stuff is too overgrown it drudge out the Dr. Trimmer with the heavy stuff!!!!!

Edging with the line trimmer will waste a lot of string but it is better in cost than changing out blades. However, most new guys will go through a spool of string a day.........I go through a spool a week or less. It all depends on the severity of the accounts. Or tell the guys to keep the head off the ground and watch the length of the line.

johnsonslawnmanagement
05-08-2011, 05:12 PM
.105 bright green "x" line is our general use. Sometimes the .105 red
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DEPENDABLE LANDSCAPING
05-08-2011, 05:52 PM
.095 for us it is good all around.
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dKoester
05-08-2011, 06:16 PM
Last year when I was running a crew I went through 13 lawns(not small) with 1 spool from one of our FS 90's. My technique is letting the tip cut only and not the entire string. 0.095.

punt66
05-08-2011, 06:33 PM
Get arnold extreme titanium and never look back.

STIHL GUY
05-08-2011, 06:43 PM
i use .105 it seems to hold up pretty well

93Chevy
05-08-2011, 07:16 PM
I use steel garage door cables. They'll hold up all week. And then some.

SouthSide Cutter
05-08-2011, 09:19 PM
Always used .105 then went to .095. Trim some pretty heavy stuff like pond dams. Will never go back to .105, .095 beats it all the way around. And the spools hold more.

Hoy landscaping
05-08-2011, 09:28 PM
i like the thinner stuff because the trimmer can spin it faster making a nicer cut

bobcat48
05-08-2011, 09:56 PM
I have always used 0.95'' line works great for edging and general trimming even overgrown stuff which i have done before and works great i love and always stick with .95 echo cross fire 3lb or switch sometimes with rhino tuff or arnold maxi edge same size.

TuffWork
05-08-2011, 10:12 PM
I bought a spool of .105 by accident last time. It works great but it is hell to try and load. I usually use .095 redmax braided in stihl fs55r trimmers

Monster Lawn Care
05-08-2011, 11:20 PM
Thats gettin a little personal, don't you think :)
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weeze
05-08-2011, 11:24 PM
i use .095...the key is don't use the round line like stihl makes...it doesn't cut as well...get some octagon or square shaped line or even twisted line...it will cut alot better

rlitman
05-09-2011, 01:46 PM
Edging with the line trimmer will waste a lot of string but it is better in cost than changing out blades.

How's that? Blades run me less than $1 a piece.

lawnboy dan
05-09-2011, 06:44 PM
arnold extreme .95 -cant beat it

mdlwn1
05-09-2011, 06:55 PM
.65.......single string echo gt200.....but it isnt for anything other than fine turf and I can only use it on a slight angle.

Think Green
05-10-2011, 10:28 PM
Last year when I was running a crew I went through 13 lawns(not small) with 1 spool from one of our FS 90's. My technique is letting the tip cut only and not the entire string. 0.095.


Bingo...........we have a winner!!!
That is correct. All new users will slap the whole line on the pavement edge or the walls and fences. This will split, break and throw more line in the toilet than knowing what you are doing.

Kudos Koester.

dKoester
05-10-2011, 10:46 PM
No problem.

topsites
05-10-2011, 10:55 PM
.080 round

DA Quality Lawn & YS
05-10-2011, 11:55 PM
.95 on my Stihl combi and .8 on my Hdwe store weed eater. I like the feel of the small line on my weed eater, you can really 'feather' into places with that thin line, even brush up against trees, without doing much damage. I have a place for both sizes of line.

ancjr
05-11-2011, 12:52 AM
I've tried triangle, square, star, twist in .80, .95, .105 - for residential I like .80 star on a shindaiwa speed feed head. Anything over that is overkill and leads to collateral damage. For doing 8ft tall poke sallet and bamboo patches, I'll go for the .95 or .105 square on the factory Stihl head, face shield. I call it the "Salad Shooter"

Merkava_4
05-11-2011, 01:03 AM
What's your string size?

That's getting pretty personal isn't it?

Darryl G
05-11-2011, 01:15 AM
095 crossfire for standard trimming while mowing and 105 on my bike handlebar trimmer for heavier duty trimming.

JTlawns2
05-11-2011, 10:40 AM
Running .105 now. Was running .80 last week. The 105 isn't lasting any longer then the .80 for some reason.

hackitdown
05-11-2011, 04:50 PM
whats your string size?

Bigger than yours.

Ijustwantausername
05-11-2011, 09:01 PM
Disregard ^

malblackbelt05
05-12-2011, 10:47 PM
I usually use .095 kevlar reinforced line and it cuts great. But when I bought my robin trimmer it had some kind of red .095 that lasted me all season long. One spool! I couldn't believe it! I wish I knew what type of line that was I'd buy that in a heart beat!!

grassyfras
05-12-2011, 11:44 PM
.080 round

What a wimp!

punt66
05-14-2011, 10:25 AM
I usually use .095 kevlar reinforced line and it cuts great. But when I bought my robin trimmer it had some kind of red .095 that lasted me all season long. One spool! I couldn't believe it! I wish I knew what type of line that was I'd buy that in a heart beat!!

Thats sounds like the string i use. Arnold, extreme titanium. .095 Lasts FOREVER

topsites
05-14-2011, 10:48 AM
What a wimp!

whatever, for all you folks who think this string is better than this other I got news,
trimmer string isn't sold by what color, which shape, how long or how thick it is.
It is sold by WEIGHT.

All of it, every last piece of trimmer string you ever bought, buy and will buy, is sold to you by how much it weighs.

Which is lighter, a pound of feathers or a pound of stone?
Answer: a pound of .080 contains just as much plastic as a pound of .095

The 080 wears faster but you get more of it.
It all adds out.

Round, square, thin, thick, green, red, gay or straight.
It's all the same, they make it in different flavors but that's so they can have the sheeple bamboozled.

PLS-Tx
05-14-2011, 12:27 PM
Thats sounds like the string i use. Arnold, extreme titanium. .095 Lasts FOREVER

Punt where do get this line?

VanAllen's Lawn Service
05-14-2011, 03:49 PM
whatever, for all you folks who think this string is better than this other I got news,
trimmer string isn't sold by what color, which shape, how long or how thick it is.
It is sold by WEIGHT.

All of it, every last piece of trimmer string you ever bought, buy and will buy, is sold to you by how much it weighs.

Which is lighter, a pound of feathers or a pound of stone?
Answer: a pound of .080 contains just as much plastic as a pound of .095

The 080 wears faster but you get more of it.
It all adds out.

Round, square, thin, thick, green, red, gay or straight.
It's all the same, they make it in different flavors but that's so they can have the sheeple bamboozled.

umm.. okay captain planet, you keep thinking that.

White Gardens
05-14-2011, 04:05 PM
Punt where do get this line?

Here you go.

http://lmgtfy.com/?q=extreme+titanium.+.095+trimmer+line



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Chevy z71
05-14-2011, 04:59 PM
.95 works good for me.

punt66
05-14-2011, 05:06 PM
Punt where do get this line?

Tractor supply carries it.

punt66
05-14-2011, 05:10 PM
Punt where do get this line?

give it a go. You will be wondering when the the spool will run out. The days of having cut line in your pocket will be long over.

kemco
05-15-2011, 12:37 AM
whatever, for all you folks who think this string is better than this other I got news,
trimmer string isn't sold by what color, which shape, how long or how thick it is.
It is sold by WEIGHT.

All of it, every last piece of trimmer string you ever bought, buy and will buy, is sold to you by how much it weighs.

Which is lighter, a pound of feathers or a pound of stone?
Answer: a pound of .080 contains just as much plastic as a pound of .095

The 080 wears faster but you get more of it.
It all adds out.

Round, square, thin, thick, green, red, gay or straight.
It's all the same, they make it in different flavors but that's so they can have the sheeple bamboozled.

I agree to a point, but if I have to change out line on my trimmer heads twice as often by running .08 as compared to .105 that's a lot of down time and time Im paying my workers to not mow but change out line.

I used to by .105 X line from my dealer. Went in there one day earlier in the season and they had just sold out of .105 There's a Lowes just around the corner. I dont usually buy anything for my lawn biz from Lowes but was in a bind. So I grabbed some .105 "Titanium" brand made by Shakespeare. Best dang line I have ever used.

BINKY1902
05-15-2011, 12:41 AM
I use the .95 line, which is the smallest that will feed out right. I've tried some bigger guage line but had problems with the grass tips browning bad when it gets real hot.