Running trimmer without guard

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by tacoma200, Apr 22, 2011.

  1. tacoma200

    tacoma200 LawnSite Fanatic
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    Several guys here run trimmers with a lot of line out and no trim guard for large area's such as hillsides, ditches, etc. I'm sure it's not the safest method but many of them swear by this method for larger area's that may not be accessible by ZTR, wb, etc.. Your thoughts? Have you or would you use this method?
     
  2. THEGOLDPRO

    THEGOLDPRO LawnSite Fanatic
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    first thing i do when i get a new trimmer is throw the shield in the garbage.
     
  3. Southern Pride

    Southern Pride LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Memphis
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    Yea the guard is the first thing to come off when I buy a new trimmer. Just make sure to put it back on if you ever take it to the dealer.

    It's one of those things, once you use it off you wonder how or why you ever left the guard on before.
     
  4. zak406

    zak406 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Couldnt agree with you more man lol. I have one trimmer with a guard on mostly because I dont use it!
     
  5. Southern Pride

    Southern Pride LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Memphis
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    lol goldpro beat me to it.
     
  6. Jamie22

    Jamie22 LawnSite Member
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    Yep i couldnt agree more.
     
  7. tacoma200

    tacoma200 LawnSite Fanatic
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    Wow I was expecting a bunch of negative responses due to safety or liability. Thanks for the input.
     
  8. Jamie22

    Jamie22 LawnSite Member
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    Dont really protect alot or atleast I dont think so...
     
  9. zak406

    zak406 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    If you run a trimmer with a guard on I find you dont really need safety glasses, however I still wear mine all the time!
     
  10. THEGOLDPRO

    THEGOLDPRO LawnSite Fanatic
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    i have never put a guard back on when i have them serviced, In fact no one i know has guards on there trimmers and the dealers never ask why they are off, They dont really care.
     

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