I hate reloading weed eater string!!!!!

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by j05h22, Apr 16, 2008.

  1. j05h22

    j05h22 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 70

    Anyone got any tips on how to extend the life of my string?? I know it seems petty:nono:ha ha but man it's so annoying restringing that thing. I've got a Echo trimmer, does anyone use those backup string reloaders? Are they worth it? Is any string better than the other? Thanks in advance.:waving:
  2. 02DURAMAX

    02DURAMAX LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,801

    Put your role of string in a bucket of water and keep it there...makes the line last longer..also try not to hit hard surfaces so much..
  3. GrassQuester

    GrassQuester LawnSite Member
    Messages: 122

    A bucket of water hahahah I hope thats a joke! Use 0.95 line thats all Ive used for 15 years! Think about it though when weedeating pvc..... Adjust your throttle so its not full throttle on pvc lines (Water extensions etc..
  4. MileHigh

    MileHigh LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,466

    Buy a Shindaiwa Speed Feed trimmer head for your trimmer. It should fit.

    It takes me 30 seconds or less to re-string...literally.
  5. yungman

    yungman LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Calif.
    Messages: 1,274

    My problem is the string broke and went into the head, I asked and I was told it is harder to take the Speed Feed head apart than the regular head!!!

    I just tried Echo Cross Fire, IT IS VERY GOOD!!!!! I love it!!! It does not break as easy.

    I was told in other forums to put the string in water too to prevent them from drying out.
  6. GrassQuester

    GrassQuester LawnSite Member
    Messages: 122

    Dude just buy a 0.95 line diamond cut yes it breaks, but not alot! Unless you are Sunbathing your weedeater string for the perfect tan why would you put it in water?..................................
  7. ECS

    ECS LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,733

    No it is not any harder to take the Speed Feed head apart. Been using one for 2 years and have had no problems and have had to take it apart a couple of times, piece of cake.
  8. yungman

    yungman LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Calif.
    Messages: 1,274

    I was told by the salesman, I took his word. I told him that my biggest problem is breaking one side of the string and went into the head, I have to take it apart to pull it out.
  9. davidcentralflorida

    davidcentralflorida LawnSite Member
    Messages: 80

    hello i read your problem, this may help;

    first are you cutting with the head? if you try to cut with the head of the trimmer, you will have these problems. youll use line like crazy, have to reline often, and generally be aggravated. the solution is to learn where the end of the line is. this is your cutting area, not up against the head. try tilting trimmer slightly, watch what is being cut, and only cut on one side.

    second, lining, is your spool the split one, or the older regular spool. do you load it with one line or two? you should only use one piece of trimmer line. divide that in half. i crimp the line at the halfway point, take the crimp and catch a slot in the dividing wall of the spool. wind line with the direction arrow. there are some holes in the spool body that you can just push the line in and it catches there, ignore these, try it my way, youll like it better.

    third, did you remove the shield? if you did, so do alot of people. you have to know how much line to run from head to end. try to keep the same always. too much, you engine will lug. too little, youll overrev and have line probs.

    i hope these help you, david
  10. 2 clowns mowing

    2 clowns mowing LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 566

    STOP! check out this web site and all your problems will be solved. www.betterheadsllc.com we have used them for the past 2 years and they work great. ask for the commercial unit when order.

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