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Old 09-12-2012, 10:19 PM
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An electric starter for trimmers

Troy Bilt has this electric jump start for their trimmers. Is this unit powerful enough to start an Echo 28cc unit (I can install a nut on the arbor)? Does anybody out there start their 2 stroke units with an electric drill or whatnot (how do you lock up a drill/battery from getting stolen.... tough)? I would like to see all my options for accomplishing this, since it will save my shoulder. Thanks.
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Old 09-12-2012, 10:28 PM
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What do you do if it stalls in the middle of the lawn?
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Old 09-12-2012, 11:31 PM
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if your trimmer runs right should start on the first or second pull.
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Old 09-12-2012, 11:40 PM
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Not worried about the trimmer but for a backpack it would be cool.
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Old 09-12-2012, 11:51 PM
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that sounds like 10x more work than its worth. unless it somehow saves time for you to get out a drill/battery from the trailer. and walk over to the equipment. start it then walk it back to the trailer. then walk back to the equipment. instead of pulling a rope 1x per lawn. if you're equipment ran as good as it should your shoulder would be fine
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Old 09-13-2012, 05:36 AM
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If your shoulder is that bad off you may consider another line of work...
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Old 09-13-2012, 08:56 AM
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My kawasaki trimmer fires on the first pull usually. Sometimes the 2nd pull.

I've seen and used that troybuilt thing. It's kinda gimmicky.
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Old 09-13-2012, 11:27 AM
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Tanaka had this 10-15 years ago. Look up an AST-7000 or AST-210.

I have sold a few batteries for them over the years. People that own them love them.
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Old 09-13-2012, 07:42 PM
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Im sorry but that just seems like overkill. Alot of work just to start a trimmer
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Old 09-13-2012, 08:02 PM
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Just finished wiring my inverter into my truck, now I got 800 watts to the back of my truck!

Explanation: I pull in $75k a year all by myself. about 14 lawns per day, edger, trimmer, hedge clipper, all 2 pulls to start do the math! This adds up to a lot of pulls. Then side jobs clearing sometimes, more stress on the shoulder. Last week my wacker had no compression on one pull, and I threw my high school pitching shoulder out a little bit and took 4 days to heal. Plus, I play with my kids, workout and do a lot of other things with my shoulder. This is a good investment.
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