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Old 07-20-2012, 02:47 PM
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I was responding to a question about the Stihl straight edger gearbox, not a string trimmer head (just so we're on the same page). There is a thin plastic white wheel that attaches to the left side of the gearbox with a spring clip, and it's supposed to keep you from rubbing the gearbox on the ground. It's neither easy to remove, nor reattach.
Yup, on the edger. I took mine off. I can now go in either direction easily. When it had the wheel on it I could encounter difficulty when walking on the grass side.
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Old 07-20-2012, 02:49 PM
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Thanks. That's what it looked like to me.

I went to the Echo site to look for info, but that made my head hurt and I couldn't see anything called a "Speed Feed" there.

Do these work on Stihl trimmers?



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It can with the right adapter we just ordered an Oregon head with the stihl adapters 2 weeks back and installed it on a brand new stihl rx 100 to replace the 6 month old one that my idiot employee forgot to pin the week before.
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Old 07-20-2012, 06:49 PM
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Yup, on the edger. I took mine off. I can now go in either direction easily. When it had the wheel on it I could encounter difficulty when walking on the grass side.
Leave the white wheel on, remove the rear wheel with the height adjustment.
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Old 07-20-2012, 08:27 PM
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Leave the white wheel on, remove the rear wheel with the height adjustment.
There are no wheels on it. Period.
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Old 07-20-2012, 11:07 PM
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Since I switched to all speed feeds they seem to lasting longer. U~turds barely made 6 months then punched out the button head. I teach the guys to use something besides the turf or cement . A curb, paver, tree root or something softer. The speed feeds also feed at idle. Something U~turds didn't seem to do. Did I mention I really like the speed feeds?
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I agree with you. My guys use about 2 heads per trimmer per year, maybe even more. The Speed feeds are waaaayyyy better!
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Old 07-21-2012, 12:40 AM
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To get back to the OP's original question, do some of you put a bolt/screw in the center of the head so that when you tap it on the ground it doesn't wear like plastic does?
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