What Trimmers and edgers do not leak all over?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Shady Brook, Jul 15, 2004.

  1. Shady Brook

    Shady Brook LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Indiana
    Posts: 1,517

    Do they manufacture any trimmers and edgers today that can ride on a trailer that do not leak fuel all over, out the air filter and muffler?

    Thanks
    Jay
     
  2. CamLand

    CamLand LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,300

    we dont have any problems with ours,we turn them so the fuel opening in facing upward...
     
  3. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
    from earth
    Posts: 8,745

    I don't have a problem with mine either
     
  4. DLCS

    DLCS LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,380

    No problem here.
     
  5. Mark McC

    Mark McC LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,565

    I have a trimmer that gets fuel all over during operations because I don't run it at top speed. The manufacturer says to go at it full throttle at all times, but most of my trimming work doesn't require that many RPMs and I hate getting stuff flung at me like that.
     
  6. ElephantNest

    ElephantNest LawnSite Bronze Member
    from La.
    Posts: 1,878

    It's the heat, try loosening the caps a bit, just enough for some air to escape, the leaking will most likely cease.
     
  7. locutus

    locutus LawnSite Bronze Member
    from NC
    Posts: 1,266

    I had an Echo trimmer that leaked like that. I had to let it ride in the bed of my truck, wedged in so it would stay upright. No problems like that with other makes I've had.
     
  8. TClawn

    TClawn LawnSite Silver Member
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    my dealer said to go full throttle at all times because it can cause the clutch to fail.
     
  9. SouthernFried

    SouthernFried LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 273

    I have never had a Shindaiwa trimmer (and I've had a bunch) that didn't, at some point in it's career, leak at the gas cap when in the trimmer rack on the trailer. Dunno if it's a design flaw, or something I'm doing...mebbe buying new gas caps on a regular basis will fix it...dunno.

    Prolly need to redesign my trimmer racks so they are held in the rack...with the gas cap pointing up...just have never got around to it. Really has never been a problem when I'm running the Trimmer...just on the rack.

    Oh well...mebbe manana.
     
  10. specialtylc

    specialtylc LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,656

    STILH IS THE ONLY ONES THAT DONT LEAK ON MY TRUCK> I HAVE ECHO>TANAKA>STIHL
     

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