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Favorite Trimmer Head and Line

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing Equipment' started by Russo Power Equipment, Jul 8, 2013.

  1. rbljack

    rbljack LawnSite Senior Member
    from Texas
    Messages: 731

    I bought the FS90r and it has the Autocut 25-2. Fairly easy to load and works decent. I then tried the Auto Feed Head that stihl makes. It works great as long as you are ONLY working with nice grass. If you have any tall weeds at all or lots of trimming to do along curbs, or roads..I don't recommend this head. It doesn't hold as much line as the autocut 25-2, and it will feed to often. For those who edge with a trimmer, it doesn't work well either, because it will feed line when you are not expecting it, and mess up the edging. In tall growth, it will dispense way too much line and end up getting tangled.

    I just purchased the Oregon 450 speed feed head, and will be trying that next...we shall see.
  2. Mickhippy

    Mickhippy LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,274

    Few questions about that Veri head...
    Would you send one of those to Australia? Would it fit a Kawasaki trimmer? Whats the max line size it will take?
  3. greenology

    greenology LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 816

    I use the speed feed 450, can re spool in seconds and bumps out perfectly, hasn't let me down ever. Not sure on that husky u gus are saying is good ill have to check it out. I find 2.7mm smooth line suits me. Stuffed if I know wat that is in inches :)
  4. stoneseller

    stoneseller LawnSite Member
    from MD Z7
    Messages: 84

    Interesting little bit of information I'd never heard of at that link:

    "Important TrImmer Line InformatIon:
    Any monofilament trimmer line can lose moisture over time or become brittle, especially if subjected to heat and sunlight. To reduce brittleness, OregonĀ® strongly recommends that line be submerged in water for 24 hours."

    How many folks soak their trimmer line in water?
  5. GrassGuerilla

    GrassGuerilla LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,440

    Been soaking it for years. Line works better in every aspect. Ever notice how fishing line doesn't cast right until its wet? Same thing. I keep it in a 2.5gal bucket on the trailer.
  6. Russo Power Equipment

    Russo Power Equipment LawnSite Member
    Messages: 38

    Unfortunately we cannot ship outside of the U.S. For those who were wondering, the Veri cool universal head is still not online, but we do have another universal on our site for 19.99. Fits a lot of different trimmers.
  7. Ridin' Green

    Ridin' Green LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Michigan
    Messages: 17,647

    Same here. It works every time(even though there are nay sayers on this site.)
  8. Russo Power Equipment

    Russo Power Equipment LawnSite Member
    Messages: 38

    I was just reading your list of equipment and couldn't help but laugh at the way you spelled Husqvarna. I hope it's a joke lol
  9. jkilov

    jkilov LawnSite Bronze Member
    from MS
    Messages: 1,415

    +1 on the Stihl SupeCut automatic head. It's a real treat, but tends to over-feed in heavy stuff sometimes.

    I'm surprised so few have mentioned the Shindaiwa SpeedFeed, IMHO the best head of the bunch.

    As for the Husqvarna T35 I'm one of the few who doesn't like it. Great otherwise, but the eyelets are positioned too high, meaning when you trim low grasses like bermuda the knob is right on the ground, what a drag.

    Trimmer line I like anything round or twisted 0.08": Shindy twisted, Stihl round, Gatorline, they all work well.
  10. Liberty Lawnworks

    Liberty Lawnworks LawnSite Member
    Messages: 135

    I have two Husqvarna 223L trimmers with the T35 head. I have no complaints about it at all. I'm on vacation right now, but I can't wait to try soaking my trimmer line in water.

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