Echo Rapid-Loader

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by goodgreen, Mar 24, 2007.

  1. goodgreen

    goodgreen LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 374

    This is the coolest thing - just bought one this week. Replaces the head on your trimmer. Has a unique line locking system which allows you to just insert a couple of pieces of trimmer line. Very easy to replace. Hope it works! No more fumbling with spools this summer. Anybody used something like this?
  2. LwnmwrMan22

    LwnmwrMan22 LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,373

    I used it for about 1 minute.

    It's not bad on normal trimming, but when you've got miles of chainlink fencing at schools, forget about it.
  3. Mowman16

    Mowman16 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 282

    I had a head like that on a trimmer, it was ok untill it fell off the trailer. Now I have a Shindowa speed feed, I REALLY LIKE IT.:weightlifter:
  4. mow2nd

    mow2nd LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 603

    lol...................oooooooooooooooooo this site is like the comedy zone for me. Good luck with that
  5. metro36

    metro36 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,417

    I have it and its ok. I liked it at first but later I noticed it wasnt all it was cracked up to be. My next trimmer will definatley not have this because it takes to many reloads when doing fences or light brush.
  6. Lynden-Jeff

    Lynden-Jeff LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,405

    I have both the tap and rapid. Both are good for differen't reasons. When you get a birds nest in your tap feed you'll praise your rapid loader, when you have to put a new peice of string in ur rapid loader every 10 feet, youll praise your tap head.

  7. jeffscap

    jeffscap LawnSite Member
    Male, from Western New York
    Messages: 160

    I'm with lwnmwrMan22 on this one, you'll like it until you have to reload the head with a galzillion lines to finish the fence line your working on. I'm thinkin' it's going to be a wall mount.:eek:
  8. corey1977

    corey1977 LawnSite Senior Member
    from maine
    Messages: 261

    I just bought a new echo trimmer that had one I changed heads I have a cemetrery to take care of
  9. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,574

    I was a sucker bought one used it one mad I demanded my money back on the stupid thing. Dirt gets into the device and soon you will be carring needle nose to get the old pieces back out....bad bad idea.
  10. metro36

    metro36 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,417

    Yeah you need pliers and also grass cakes up on the inside sometimes and gets in your way when changing line. My advice would be to change it or to use as heavy of a line as possible to minimize stopping to change it.

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