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Plastic Blades

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by coz, Jul 13, 2004.

  1. coz

    coz LawnSite Member
    Posts: 9

    This is my 1st year in the business and got tired of messing with the string on my Echo trimmer so i bought a new head with plastic blades. I go through a set of blades per week with only 7 accounts. Is this normal? Are a better option than string? I also have trouble getting in tight places with blades.

    Your thoughts?
  2. TEG

    TEG LawnSite Member
    Posts: 32

    I have to feed more line out on my stihl about every 2 accounts. I've tried both blades and line, and personally.. I like the line for its ability to get in tighter spaces.
  3. jessejamesmck

    jessejamesmck LawnSite Member
    Posts: 4

    I bought one of those gator attachments at Home depot. It has 4 lines cutting at once. It works real well.
  4. EastProLawn

    EastProLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,110

    Are you serious ?
  5. dlandscaping

    dlandscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    from mass
    Posts: 835

    Are you people all kidding me. Buy a $25 spool of trimmer line, orange color, the purple is too skinny. Put a lot of line around the head of the weedwhacker and it takes, what like 3 seconds to get more string out. Tap it against the ground when its spinning. Plastic blades are a joke and exspensive.
  6. TClawn

    TClawn LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,036

    get an echo rapid loader and then get some crossfire line for it and you sould be set.

    btw you sould not go through plastic baldes that fast. those things are expensive.
  7. PrecisionLawnsInc

    PrecisionLawnsInc LawnSite Member
    Posts: 69

    Buy Gator Line. Its very aggressive so you have to be careful with it. The plus side is that it is very durable. The fact that it is so aggerssive allows you walk faster as you are triming saving time. It also does a good job of pulling up grass that has laid over. Be sure to get the square line and not the round.

  8. PrecisionLawnsInc

    PrecisionLawnsInc LawnSite Member
    Posts: 69

    I just saw that there are two kinds of line, gator line and gator magnum... make sure you get the magnum.


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