gear box on straught shaft trimmers, how tough are they??

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by snapper, May 23, 2003.

  1. snapper

    snapper LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 399

    I just got to wondering, how tough are these gear boxes?? Have you ever had any fail?? Only one i seen fail was on a homelite so it don't count.. So are they pretty tough, or a common failure??

    Later guys!! snapper
  2. mike9497

    mike9497 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 954

    i have a echo trimmer thats 15 years old and its still running.change the plug every season but thats all i replaced.its been used everyday for the past 10 years

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