echo hedge trimmer & plant juice

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by ofishil, Aug 22, 2004.

  1. ofishil

    ofishil LawnSite Member
    from TX
    Posts: 124

    ive been trimming lots of shrubs and bushes lately due to lack of rain. I have an echo hedge trimmer and it was new and nice and clean but now it has lots of plant juice all over it. Does anyone have a solution to clean it up. It gets sticky when its in the sun and ive been running it for a while. Thanks
     
  2. specialtylc

    specialtylc LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,656

    I have not found anything to get it off other than scraping it off with a putty knife.
     
  3. DLCS

    DLCS LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,374

    You could try Greased Lightning. I've never tried it on hedge trimmers but it does wonders on getting grass stain off mower decks.
     
  4. launboy

    launboy LawnSite Senior Member
    from indiana
    Posts: 273

    WD40.................
     
  5. Rollacosta

    Rollacosta LawnSite Senior Member
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    why worry about it !!!
     
  6. ofishil

    ofishil LawnSite Member
    from TX
    Posts: 124

    after it gets sticky then i grab it then i get sticky then i grab the stuff i cut off then the leaves and stuff stick to me. then its the whole thing about my hands and fingers sticking together.
     
  7. littlenic

    littlenic LawnSite Member
    Posts: 143

    I use PAM, I use it every time before I cut, I also use alcohol between jobs so I don’t take a problem from one yard to another. The PAM keeps the blade lubed with out petroleum being introduced on/in the plant and keeps from having any buildup occur.

    Worked great so far.

    littlenic
     
  8. Avery

    Avery LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,389

    Second vote for WD40. Or Ballistol if you can get it in your area.
     
  9. gvandora

    gvandora LawnSite Member
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    My question is why are you grabbing the blade? Isn't that what handles are for?
     
  10. Papa Wheelie

    Papa Wheelie LawnSite Member
    Posts: 21

    PAM works well and now i am going to give the alcohol a try.
    thanks for the tip Littlenic
     

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