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Trimmer heads

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by dfor, Apr 29, 2000.

  1. dfor

    dfor LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 821

    What type of trimmer heads are you guys using on your trimmers? Do you prefer one type over the other? I currently use the manual feed head (shindaiwa t-230) and was wondering how the bump feed heads work.
  2. Eric ELM

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

    We use Shindaiwa bump feed on the T270's and they work nice.<p>----------<br>&lt;a href=&quot;http://www.townserver.com/elm/&quot;&gt;Eric@ELM&lt;/a&gt;<br>
  3. 1stclasslawns

    1stclasslawns LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 565

    Bump for sure. Youll go through a little more line, but you save lots of time, and time is money. <br>I always have an extra legnth of line in my back pocket so I dont have to walk back to the truck. If I am working by myself I have an extra spool in a belt pack. And I also have several legnths already cut and wound with a piece of tape around them.
  4. grasscapeinc

    grasscapeinc LawnSite Member
    Posts: 175

    Definately go bump feed. You will not go through too much line, and good quality ones work great. Stay away from auto feed, those goes through serious line on a chain link fence.
  5. Keith

    Keith LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,977

    I like the bump head too. I used a manual for a while and it's ok if you are using .105, but it still takes more time.
  6. Bobby

    Bobby LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 258

    I've been runing Shindaiwa weed eaters for ever and every one i've ever had with bump heads vibrated. Not real bad but enough to bother me. So I use the manual. Alone in a crowd.<p>----------<br>Bobby <br>Ft Lauderdale
  7. yardsmith

    yardsmith LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ohio
    Posts: 627

    humpty dumpty used the bumpty<p>----------<br>Smitty ô¿ô<br>
  8. southside

    southside LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 790

    I tried the manual twist feed heads and the bump feed and they both drove me nuts.Great when they're working but a bastard to put more line into. I use an aluminium head that <br>takes a single piece of line about 18&quot; long.<br>I get ages out of 1 piece of line and I get<br>about 12 months out of a head.<p>Karl<br>
  9. TylerAssociatesLLC

    TylerAssociatesLLC LawnSite Member
    Posts: 43

    where do you guys buy your trimmer heads from?? how much?
  10. gene gls

    gene gls LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,213

    I run Stihl trimmers and got tired of fighting with line all the time so I switched to plastic blades.I will never go back to line.

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