Trimmer guard

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Hardy Enterprises, Apr 18, 2000.

  1. Hardy Enterprises

    Hardy Enterprises LawnSite Member
    Posts: 116

    I was just wondering if most leave the guard on their trimmer or remove it? I know around here almost all the commercial cutters remove the guard. I have always left my guards on, but today I took my guard off just to see how I liked it. I was amazed at how much lighter and easier it was to handle. What does everybody else do?<p>Jay
     
  2. HOMER

    HOMER LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,183

    I leave mine on, never tried it without it in place. I have enough crap hit me all day without inviting more! Did it increase the # of &quot;hits&quot; ?<p>Homer
     
  3. VWBug61083

    VWBug61083 LawnSite Member
    from Texas
    Posts: 39

    The first thing I do when I buy a new trimmer is remove the guard. The guard cuts off the end of the string, and it also lighter. I do reccomend wearing some protective lenses or sunglasses.
     
  4. cjcland

    cjcland LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 278

    i take mine off i like to keep my string real long i can cover alot of area like that and when you get hit with a rock just smile real big and work harder, its no big deal, <p>----------<br>CJC Landscape Management<br>Winter Haven, Florida
     
  5. DMC300

    DMC300 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 325

    I'VE REMOVED ALL OF MY GUARDS,BUT WAS THINKIN' OF REPLACING THEM WITH SOMETHING ELSE.I WEEDEAT A MARINA AND PULLING FISH BONES OUT OF YOUR LEG IS NO FUN.NOT TO MENTION THE OCCASIONAL CACTUS!<p>----------<br>DON<br>LIANNES' MOWING
     
  6. Eric ELM

    Eric ELM Husband, Father, Friend, Angel
    Posts: 4,831

    We take ours off, but wear safety glasses. All I can see that they do is cut the string and make it heavier. <p>----------<br>&lt;a href=&quot;http://www.townserver.com/elm/&quot;&gt;Eric@ELM&lt;/a&gt;<br>
     
  7. JML

    JML LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 415

    we also take ours off, but be careful by taking off the guard it voids the warranty for some companies.
     
  8. little green guy

    little green guy LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 955

    I took one off and left one on.I left one on so when i edge and stuff with it i don't get rocks and dirt in my face and on the other trimmer i took it off. without the guard it's easier to get around trees and fence posts without walking all the way around. but watch that you don't use to much line at one time or you will kill the engine. or if your stings are two different sizes you will put it off balance.
     
  9. TurfMan

    TurfMan LawnSite Member
    Posts: 68

    I take them off right out of the box, IT is much fater to trim around trees without the guards, Your going to take some hits on the legs without out the guard, But you will walk less, And do wear eye protection, Plus your string can be longer to cover more area.
     

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