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Gator line

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by PLM-1, Aug 23, 2004.

  1. PLM-1

    PLM-1 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,640

    I am trying to decide which trimmer line to get. Does anybody use Shindaiwa .095 twisted? I hate that crap. It frays and makes the trimmer vibrate, doesn't seem to last too long and makes the trimmer head feel really heavy. I thought I would try gator line but i can't seem to find it anywhere. Where is a good "cheap" place to get it?
  2. 65hoss

    65hoss LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,360

    Any Oregan dealer can order it or will have it on the shelf. Go on their website at the top of the page and find a dealer. Best stuff I have found. All I use now.
  3. PLM-1

    PLM-1 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,640

    do you use regular round or a different kind?
  4. 65hoss

    65hoss LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,360

    Gator Magnum .095
  5. Gr grass n Hi tides

    Gr grass n Hi tides LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,020

    The gator line is great. It's super sharp & seems to last longer. There's a wire running down the center of it.
  6. Oldtimer

    Oldtimer LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,459

    Gator line comes in round or square and with or without an aramid fiber core.

    We sell more square than round line because so many of our customers use commercial fixed line heads instead of the homeowner tap and go heads.

    I haven't heard of any sonic welding problems with the round line in tap and go heads. Welding has been a problem with other line we have sold but a shot of WD40 is all that is needed to prevent that problem.

    Gator line is the best we have ever sold!

  7. txlawnking

    txlawnking LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,905

    Round Aramid reinforced Gatorline .105 for me... The best...IMO
  8. s and s mowing

    s and s mowing LawnSite Member
    from ky
    Messages: 241

    i used 095 gator line all year till last week i stop to pick up my new blower and line and my redmax dealer had a partial used spool of redmax he sold me for 15.00 bucks,red 095.well i tried it today and it aint half bad trimmer line even done some chainlink with it and was well pleased,and it is about half the price.
  9. MJLsLawnCareNmoreLLC

    MJLsLawnCareNmoreLLC LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 840

    The round or square? Ive used the square and have loved it. I liked it more then gator line. I think I bought my 3lbs spool for like $8. Got a heck of a deal.
  10. s and s mowing

    s and s mowing LawnSite Member
    from ky
    Messages: 241

    red round is all they had,is the green better?

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