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Old 07-19-2012, 08:35 AM
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Trimmer bump head life

What do you guys do?

Read up here one time someone used a but and bolt. Was wonder what size worked best? Maybe just a screw?
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Old 07-19-2012, 04:05 PM
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Not worth monkeying around with I just buy a new one every other year.
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Old 07-19-2012, 09:01 PM
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What do you guys do?

Read up here one time someone used a but and bolt. Was wonder what size worked best? Maybe just a screw?
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Self tapping Screws is what I use. With the height of cut requirements on SA we can not bump on soft turf, so they are being bumped on concrete or other hard surfaces, so the self tapping screws have slowed down wear dramatically.
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Old 07-19-2012, 09:04 PM
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Not worth monkeying around with I just buy a new one every other year.
I was kinda thinking the same thing.
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Old 07-19-2012, 09:14 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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Old 07-19-2012, 09:22 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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What type of feed speed head you using? I tried Stihl's version and did not care for it much.
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Old 07-19-2012, 09:30 PM
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The big Oregon model.
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Old 07-19-2012, 09:40 PM
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Self tapping Screws is what I use. With the height of cut requirements on SA we can not bump on soft turf, so they are being bumped on concrete or other hard surfaces, so the self tapping screws have slowed down wear dramatically.
Have not done this but I have thought about it. We go through bump heads like underwear...far more than every other year...more like several times per season.

The thing I'm working on is a solution for the $14 wear plates on Stihl straight shaft edgers. I've welded armor on them and still wear them out . I'm in the process of have some manufactured that should eliminate this problem. It's nice to have a friend with a computer controlled water jet metal cutter and a full machine shop.
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Old 07-19-2012, 09:41 PM
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I use speed feeds as well. When the bottom wears out I just replace the bottom instead of buying a whole unit. I think I pay around $6 for a bottom.
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Old 07-19-2012, 09:44 PM
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I use speed feeds as well. When the bottom wears out I just replace the bottom instead of buying a whole unit. I think I pay around $6 for a bottom.
Which brand and model?
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