trimming style

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by liquidforcedude7, Aug 20, 2005.

  1. liquidforcedude7

    liquidforcedude7 LawnSite Senior Member
    from america
    Posts: 285

    Today I was watching my dad use the trimmer and the way he does it is soo different from mine, I hold it about half throttle and completely flat so the cuts nice and even where as my dad holds it a a slight angle so that only one side is hitting the ground. he goes at full throttle and just massacres the grass and chews throught line. I tried to tell him that its bad for the grass and he didnt believe me is it???
     
  2. nelbuts

    nelbuts LawnSite Bronze Member
    from SW, FL
    Posts: 1,053

    I try to keep it as level as possible unless a tilt is needed or edging beds.
    However, I always use it at full throttle. It will cut cleaner and your engine will not carbon up as often as it is burning fuel cleaner.
     
  3. Eclipse

    Eclipse LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,149

    I usually cut at a slight angle next to beds and walkways. Around a pole or something in the middle of the turf I try to hold it flat.

    Most of the time I do not run it WOT.
     
  4. TURFLORD

    TURFLORD LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 834

    An older gentleman I know who used to be in the business way back in the day says trimmers are cra@p and I should use a trim mower. What the hell is a trim mower? ;)
     
  5. youngbuck

    youngbuck LawnSite Member
    Posts: 72

    sounds like he ment a brush hog maybe
     
  6. GGlandscaping

    GGlandscaping LawnSite Member
    Posts: 9

    could be something like this.

    <img src="http://www.ammagazine.com/AM/FILES/IMAGES/4529.jpg">
     
  7. HighGrass

    HighGrass LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Z5 MA
    Posts: 1,237

    Slight angle for grass on edge of gardens. Then if I need to, I tip it up on one edge and make a 90 degree cut. I also do this on driveways and walkways. Gives a real nice clean look but usually chews up my legs a little from all the shrapnel. (Yes, I do where shorts)
     

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