Extra Spools

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by DELTA, Nov 3, 2002.

  1. DELTA

    DELTA LawnSite Member
    Posts: 16

    I have begun to carry extra trimmer spools to save time but even in my pocket they come undone. Those of you who do this how do you keep them together?

    Also, Today I had the spool on my Stihl come unwound six times in a row as soon as I started the trimmer. What did I do wrong? I have been using this Stihl for 3 years and never had this happen.

  2. P&J Lawncare

    P&J Lawncare LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 531

    check to see if your spring is still in the head.
  3. DELTA

    DELTA LawnSite Member
    Posts: 16

    Do I have a spring that would fall out on an autocut? I don't have the Tapping head.
  4. delta

    Maybe the autocut head wasnt all the way on good or maybe its wore out.

    On extra spools we tie the ends of the string down with rubber bands and when we need the spool yank off the rubber band and put the spool on the sthil.
  5. DELTA

    DELTA LawnSite Member
    Posts: 16

    Thanks, I'll have the head checked out as I nearly threw the whole unit into oncoming traffic after the fifth time this happened!
  6. mowin at the lake

    mowin at the lake LawnSite Member
    Posts: 218

    Check the eyelets that the line feeds through, they will get worn after a lot of use. Sthil makes a replacement however, echo makes you buy a new head.
  7. DELTA

    DELTA LawnSite Member
    Posts: 16

    I have lost and replaced a couple of those eyelets already this year, but maybe I replaced the same one twice so I'll check the other for wear. Thanks, would've never thought of that
  8. stslawncare

    stslawncare LawnSite Bronze Member
    from DE
    Posts: 1,484

    anotyher thing that i learned the hard way is make sure you are winding it up correctly and not backwards.
  9. DELTA

    DELTA LawnSite Member
    Posts: 16

    I think it's impossible on these spools. String goes in hole in one direction only, then you bend it back and go the other direction.
  10. Same as odin00- tie down with rubber bands

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