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Old 09-02-2014, 12:08 AM
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Trimmer broke truck window

Going along edging my driveway with echo 225, go trim the rest of the yard. Get my blower on my back to finish up, look over at my s10 and the back window got hit with what appears to be a rock. Lesson learned, keep guards on trimmers, thank god it wasn't a clients yard.
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Old 09-02-2014, 12:44 AM
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I have broken windows edging with a trimmer, even with the guard on. Edging with trimmers can be done, but if there are rocks around, you better have insurance!
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Old 09-02-2014, 12:46 AM
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Even better if you have commercial truck insurance won.t cover it
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Old 09-02-2014, 01:06 AM
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Gaurds dont stop rocks. I dont even know why gaurds exist
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Old 09-02-2014, 03:10 AM
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how much throttle you guys give the wackers , geeez.. were just cutting grass here . uless its heavy stuff I swear im at like half throttle maybe under.
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Old 09-02-2014, 06:34 AM
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Atleast it didnt hit you in the kisser. Haha . Throttle management is important I use a lot of different angles with my trimmer and hold the trigger at different speeds
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Old 09-02-2014, 08:51 AM
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Better the window than your eyes. I was hit in the eye with a rock while edging. Guard is long gone. Will wear safety glasses next time while edging. No damage done to the eye, but I learned my lesson.
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Old 09-02-2014, 09:26 AM
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Haha. Good lord, man. Easy, big fella.
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Old 09-02-2014, 03:41 PM
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I could see that happening, around here no one uses dedicated edges, all sidewalk/driveway/patio edges are done with a trimmer, most yards have lots of flat as well as vertical trimming and it just makes sense to use one machine to do it all. I have flung many rocks/mulch/pebbles/whatever with the trimmer before, you would be surprised how far they can actually go, the string on the trimmer gives it a slingshot effect and off it goes. I try to go easy on the rocky edges or driveways that are asphalt or I don't even trim those edges on the vertical just more of a 45 or just flat. I worry about busting windows but worry more about a rock flying and hitting someone.
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Old 09-02-2014, 04:20 PM
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Time for a trip too pullapart
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