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Husky or echo

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing Equipment' started by Buckeye71, May 20, 2020.

  1. Scottdubya83

    Scottdubya83 LawnSite Senior Member
    Male, from Central, LA
    Messages: 438


    I tried putting my husky head back on my 430lst the other day. My complaint with the husky head has always been, and still is that it lets out too much line. Any of them, I’ve go the T25, T35 & T35X. I use no guard so when it lets out too much I had to stop and wind it back a couple turns.
    Speed feed is better in my opinion, not because of the manner of loading it, I used red Mac and old style echo heads for years as well as the huskys. None are too difficult or time consuming to load. But the speed feed holds a lot, is lighter (which lets it spin faster) and in my 5th year of use I haven’t had one fail. And yes of course they are easy to load.
     
  2. Bumpmaster

    Bumpmaster LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 41,996

    I am just happy not to have to carry a monkey wrench around anymore to let a little bit of line oot.
     
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  3. weeze

    weeze LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 17,396

    i keep the guards on my trimmer so i don't have this issue :laugh:

    they hold the same amount of trimmer line....about 25ft
     
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  4. Bumpmaster

    Bumpmaster LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 41,996

    I cant cut with guard on. :dizzy:
     
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  5. sjessen

    sjessen LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Knoxville, Tn
    Messages: 24,273

    I can but prefer having no guard.
     
  6. Bumpmaster

    Bumpmaster LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 41,996

    Bought that new Echo had guard on with safety glasses. Still got grass in my eye. Got home an cut it off.
     
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  7. sjessen

    sjessen LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Knoxville, Tn
    Messages: 24,273

    Cut the guard off the Echo battery trimmer also.
     
  8. Bumpmaster

    Bumpmaster LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 41,996

    :nono:thats dads
     
  9. weeze

    weeze LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 17,396

    #1 reason for the guard is to keep the string the proper length. it doesn't really stop debris from flying too much only a little.
     
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  10. Valk

    Valk LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,724

    Well said, weeze.
     
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