String trimmer heads

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Robert Burnham, Dec 11, 2000.

  1. Robert Burnham

    Robert Burnham LawnSite Member
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    I am wondering if anyone knows where to buy the aluminiun string trimmers heads. I saw a crew using these in Florida on a recent visit, they did not no where the owner got them. The heads were made where you inserted two pieces of line about 18" in length, thus giving you four lines to cut with. Any info is appreciated.
     
  2. bob

    bob LawnSite Platinum Member
    from DE
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    What kind of trimmer is it for? I have one for my Shindaiwa, but don't use it.
     
  3. bob

    bob LawnSite Platinum Member
    from DE
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  4. Mr.Ziffel

    Mr.Ziffel LawnSite Senior Member
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    Sthil makes one. I got one at my dealer for my FS85 but don't like it. After you use if for a while, especially for heavy duty cleanup, the line seems to become embedded in the head and you need a screwdriver or knife to pry it out in order to replace it. It's Stihl part number #4001-713-2100.
     
  5. Stephen

    Stephen LawnSite Member
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    i run nothing but those aluminum heads. they are easy to use and string is cheaper when you buy bulk. the best part is they are idiot proof for when you can't find good help, as most of us cannot. they cost us about 20 bucks each and string from walmart is about 12 bucks for 440 ft. i have used them on green machine, redmax, stihl and echo weed wackers and we probably go thru about six heads a year.
     
  6. Robert Burnham

    Robert Burnham LawnSite Member
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    Thanks for the replys, I use Shindawia T230's and T27's. The trimmer heads I saw were different from the one Bob posted, they attached directly to the arbor by removing the existing head and were about 3 inches in diameter. I thought they might be good because of the increased line speed. thanks again
     

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