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My favorite trimmer line

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Ax Man, Jul 11, 2003.

  1. Ax Man

    Ax Man LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 446

    I didn't think I would ever be excited about line but...

    I started using the round white stuff almost 20 years ago, and have since switched to square, diamond, hexagon, and dimpled round line.
    Last fall I picked up a sample at a show or dealer(I'm not sure anymore,sucks to get old) of twisted line called Suffix.

    This stuff lasts about 50% longer than the Hex line, requires less throttle to cut with, and is quieter to boot.
    I'm running 105, which seems like 095, ( they say the twisting makes it smaller?)
    Anyway, give it a try, you won't be sorry.
  2. proenterprises

    proenterprises LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,296

    Anybody know where to buy this line (intenrnet) or has anyone ever used this line before.

    Im interested but would like to hear if anyone else has used it before I try it.
  3. sheppard

    sheppard LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 542

    I like magnum gator line hexagonal pattern. This stuff cuyts great! Knocks down almost anything and does a fair job on fine centipede.


  4. J-mike

    J-mike LawnSite Member
    Messages: 20

    Ax Man: I bought a replacement trimmer head from Suffix about 3 months ago and it came with that MegaTwist line in it.

    I couldn't believe how great it was either. I looked all over the internet to see if I could find some more... but didn't find any.

    LandscapeEscape88: I tried again a few days ago, and finally found some. Here's the link.


    Hasn't arrived yet, but can't wait.
  5. greenman

    greenman LawnSite Addict
    Messages: 1,405

    I dont know about Suffix, never heard of it, but I use Husqvarna line, its twisted so .95 is actually a little smaller. The line is Titanium.
  6. barnard

    barnard LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 618

    I've tryed several brands over the past years ,including the husqvarna which was less than satisfactory(still have almost a full spool of it). The best I found was mentioned on this site in an early thread this spring. It is Oregon brand. It very rarely breaks or welds. It's the best I've found-bar none.
  7. NCSULandscaper

    NCSULandscaper Banned
    Messages: 1,557

    I use the Husqvarna Titanium line also and am impressed with it really. I leave mine most of the time in water so it doesnt become brittle and it will last a long time.
  8. Keith

    Keith LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,979

    Never tried Suffix, but one of my dealers was telling me how much he liked it. I'll have to try it out sometime :)

    I tried the Husqvarna line last year and it wasn't that it was all bad, I just went through it at an incredible rate :eek: Normally a spool of line will last me several days, but I burned through this stuff in nothing flat.

    I tried the Gator Magnum round line a couple years back and loved it. When I ran out, thats how I ended up with a one-pound roll of the Husqvarna. Finally I found a dealer with a spool of Gator Magnum square and used that. I also got that dealer to order me a new 3 lb'r of the round, only to find out I like the square better :eek:
  9. battags

    battags LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 607

    Barnard, I don't know what youre talking about??? I bought a spool of the Husqvarna Titanium line last month and absolutely LOVE it! It last forever for me, and I'm doubting that I'll ever used anything else. I'll take your old spool off your hands:D
  10. Envy Lawn Service

    Envy Lawn Service LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,087

    I have switched to the Husqavarna titanium line too. I got the .105 by mistake but I ended up liking it. I've only been running it a short time, but I am pleased and suprised at it for a "roundish" line. I don't really think it lasts any longer than the other stuff I've used, but it does cut and edge well.

    I will have to check out that Suffix line. That stuff sounds good. I've been wanting to try that Gator line also. But the round stuff is all I have found.

    BTW, is anyone using that Echo Crossfire line? Any good?

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