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trimmer height

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by gregs lawn care, Jun 16, 2009.

  1. gregs lawn care

    gregs lawn care LawnSite Member
    Posts: 2

    Is there anything to control trimmer height?
    Someone told me theres a wheel kit you can buy?
  2. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 21,653

    Hold the head up a little higher, on that note maybe re-positioning the handle(s).
  3. gregs lawn care

    gregs lawn care LawnSite Member
    Posts: 2

    Haha thats what i said but one of our customers swares theres a kit you can buy but I've never heard of such a thing.
  4. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 14,700

  5. lawnjocky

    lawnjocky LawnSite Member
    Posts: 184

    The best way to control trimmer height is with practice.
  6. Jason Rose

    Jason Rose LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,858

    Depth perception, common sence, and practice... The bump head dosn't need to be riding on the ground to trim. Drives me nuts seeing the grass under low trees being scalped down to 1" or less.
  7. lawnjocky

    lawnjocky LawnSite Member
    Posts: 184

    I just showed the Trolley to one of my guys and he called it "training wheels for trimmers".
  8. tjlco

    tjlco LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 283

    practice practice practice!!!!!!!!!!!!
  9. david shumaker

    david shumaker LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 721

    You can adjust the handle so the trimmer is more confortable to use.
  10. redmax fan

    redmax fan LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,183

    - i agree on getting into handle adjustment

    - do curls to build arm strength

    - the biggest pronlem is trimming to low ,
    thusly by design trim a bit higher even if
    it leaves some strands . then if customer
    complains say i can trim lower but it could
    end ip burning / killing grass . longer / strandy grass
    looks better than too low / burnt grass

    - someone needs to come out with a deeper headed
    trimmer , instead of normal 3 / 4 inch a 5 / 6 inch ,
    so the string is up higher from ground

    - lighter whipper allows greater control ,
    heavier whippers gonna be hatder to hold up off ground

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