string trimmers?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by steve in Pa., Mar 26, 2004.

  1. steve in Pa.

    steve in Pa. LawnSite Senior Member
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    Whats the pro's and con's of a flex drive shaft trimmer or a direct drive shaft timmer. Not much difference in price just wondering what the trimmer shaft of choice is?
     
  2. locutus

    locutus LawnSite Bronze Member
    from NC
    Posts: 1,266

    The solid steel shaft is much better if you want to use a brush blade on your trimmer.
     
  3. specialtylc

    specialtylc LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,656

    I have had both types. The cable shaft has broken on one. And a solid shaft one I have the splines on the shaft stripped. Both were commercial units.
     
  4. steve in Pa.

    steve in Pa. LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 294

    what is everybody using flex drive or direct drive?
     
  5. lawnman_scott

    lawnman_scott LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 7,547

    direct drive is better and stronger by far in my opinion.
     

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