How to string an Echo trimmer so it doesn't get stuck.

Discussion in 'Homeowner Assistance Forum' started by noone, May 4, 2012.

  1. noone

    noone LawnSite Member
    Posts: 27

    I may have to try that Speed-Feed head. I've about had it with this head. I usually go through a spool or two of line per use. Each spool gets stuck at least twice. Very frustrating. It does seem like the cross fire string is welding itself together.

    I don't really know how much better I can wind this thing. It's not rocket science here, it just doesn't seem like a good design since it is so easy for the two sides to cross onto each other because of the eyelets.

    So you pros out there- you never get stuck midway into a spool with an Echomatic head?
  2. TriCountyLawn

    TriCountyLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,517

    Once a year maybe, just cant get crossed up. Good luck.
  3. carriedrewdog

    carriedrewdog LawnSite Member
    Posts: 68

    The only thing I can add here is to keep the line tight while winding.
  4. knox gsl

    knox gsl LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,067

    Speed feed 375
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  5. newz7151

    newz7151 LawnSite Silver Member
    from Tejas
    Posts: 2,419

    450 for his trimmer, he'll be bitchin all day with a 375 and only 5 feet of line on each side. his trimmer can handle the 450 head which can take up to about 24' total. (12 each "side")
  6. macgyver_GA

    macgyver_GA LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 826

    I was at Home Depot the other day picking up a few things and decided to walk down the outdoor power equipment aisle. Walking by the Echo display, I look down and what do I see?! The speedfeed head universal kit for $29.99! I think I paid that plus shipping when I ordered mine online.

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