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Old 10-04-2007, 01:56 PM
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Redmax trimmer help!

After all my mowing was done today I went to give an estimate. Well, I passed the house and had to pull into a vacant lot and back up. Well, me being the jacka$$ that I am sometimes I answer the phone while trying to back my rig up. Im still kinda green on handling the trailer. Anyways, I look back and the trailer was perpendicular to the truck! I get out to check it out and see the shaft on my Redmax is warped pretty bad matching the new warp on my trimmer rack. \

What am I going to have to do to get this machine working again? I havent even tried to fire it up. Im kinda thinking about re bending it in a vise? Maybe replace the shaft/spline? Any input... ppppplleeeease
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Old 10-04-2007, 02:34 PM
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The inner drive shaft is flexible, so probably is not damaged. You can try to straighten out the outer pipe, but you may get vibration and the inner shaft may wear out the pipe at some point in the future.
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Old 10-04-2007, 03:43 PM
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Put it in a press to straighten it, and do not fire it up until you have the shaft straight
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Old 10-04-2007, 06:32 PM
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i RAN over my BCZ3000 straight shaft trimmer over a year ago, less than 2hrs of use on it then It was about $120 to fix it including a new boom and shaft, but mine isnt a cable version inside so it was around $60 in parts and that much in labor too, just fyi. it sucks though.
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Old 10-04-2007, 09:32 PM
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Go to the dealer and get a used shaft.
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Old 10-04-2007, 10:46 PM
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I get out to check it out and see the shaft on my Redmax is warped pretty bad matching the new warp on my trimmer rack. \
If you have a flex shaft, it looks like a long spring and there is no damage. all you really need to do then is replace the tube and inner lining. If it's a steel shaft, it would be better to replace both the shaft and the tube/liner. You could try to bend it all back to sharp, but if you don't get it just right, the vibration from the shaft could give you carpel tunnel
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Old 10-05-2007, 05:10 PM
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Sounds good, you guys are the best
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