Speed Feed type head for trimmer?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing Equipment' started by sticklelm, Feb 21, 2013.

  1. crazyflyboy30

    crazyflyboy30 LawnSite Senior Member
    from Alabama
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  2. Valk

    Valk LawnSite Silver Member
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    While I've never tried a speed-feed head, I am impressed with the 32' of .095 line I can spool on to my Stihl stock head.
    I'm a low rpm trimmer w/ no guard...and find a full spool can last me quite a while before having to respool.
    The best trick for removing a Stihl standard head is to unclip=push in one tab at a time instead of trying to do both simultaneously.

    Will try a speed feed head on my 'next' trimmer what/whenever it is needed.
     
  3. yardguy28

    yardguy28 LawnSite Platinum Member
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    personally I use the old fashioned bump head that I believe you are saying you hate. I find them extremely simple and quick to deal with. my trick is I don't jam pack them with line. I don't know they will actually hold but I cut two 8' lines. I always have 2 precut lines in my pocket. I probably fill the head once a day on average. sometimes it's during the working day while working. other times I finish the day then replace over night. but it takes me like a min to do since I'm prepared with line already cut.

    one of my trimmers came with one of those heads you don't have to open. just stick the line in there and start winding. I really don't like it so its on my backup trimmer.
     
  4. rreyn1812

    rreyn1812 LawnSite Senior Member
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    The only part I've had wear out is the top cap (or whatever it's called), and I keep a spare one in the truck at all times.
     
  5. rreyn1812

    rreyn1812 LawnSite Senior Member
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    The worst problem I have with the standard Stihl heads is that it get "gunked" up pretty quickly and I may have to clean it out once or twice a day. On the speed feed heads I've never really had one get "gunked" up since there is very little room for anything to get into the inner workings of the head.
     
  6. yardguy28

    yardguy28 LawnSite Platinum Member
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    I've never had my regular head gunk up at all. not enough to cause any problems anyway. I do clean the head periodically with a putty knife or something. scrape all that dried up grass out of there.
     
  7. sticklelm

    sticklelm LawnSite Senior Member
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    I got the speed feed working on my 90r now. It'll be interesting to see if I like it better or not.
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  8. newz7151

    newz7151 LawnSite Silver Member
    from Tejas
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    "The trimmer line is fed automatically when the head is pushed into the ground. This means that the user always controls when the line is fed and the line can be fed while working with the machine."


    Ok, Husqvarana.. so, basically your head is just like every other bump head that allows for what you seemed to state as a new feature?
     
  9. yardguy28

    yardguy28 LawnSite Platinum Member
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    I'm with you newz. sounds like every other standard bump head out there that's been on trimmers for YEARS.
     
  10. crazyflyboy30

    crazyflyboy30 LawnSite Senior Member
    from Alabama
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    This one fix every thing.
    Has a capacity of 28 feet of .095" gauge line
    http://www.husqvarna.com/us/accessories/product-accessories/heads-and-blades/t35-tap-advance/

    But the t35x has a ball bearing resting surface.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=20UK1j09k9w


    t35x is easy to reload.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?annota...&feature=iv&src_vid=4rt7MLaFTA8&v=H95aDNhqI44
     
    Last edited: Feb 23, 2013

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