Need better line for trimming headstones

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing Equipment' started by JoeAyotte, Jul 12, 2018.

  1. JoeAyotte

    JoeAyotte LawnSite Member
    Messages: 5

    My backup Echo SRM 2100 trimmer head holds about 30 ft. Stihl .095 line. I loaded the head w/ about 30 ft. of said line. I had spent about 1 1/2 hours yesterday, trimming hundreds of headstones. At the end of the day, I was floored by the fact that I had gone through 15 feet of line. Is there a brand of trimmer line which is rugged enough so that I don`t have to keep bumping this dang head. I am not only leaving behind 15 feet of plastic, but I`m wearing out my trimmer head. Thanks
     
  2. JayinKs

    JayinKs LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 451

    Rotary is pretty tough.
     
  3. CGros31

    CGros31 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 696

    Oregon Gatorline is pretty good for headstones.
     
  4. JoeAyotte

    JoeAyotte LawnSite Member
    Messages: 5

    Thanks, just ordered a small package of that line. We`ll be testing it shortly.
     
  5. JoeAyotte

    JoeAyotte LawnSite Member
    Messages: 5

    I will be checking that out. Thanks.
     
  6. Eric502

    Eric502 LawnSite Senior Member
    Male, from Kentucky
    Messages: 586

    I just got done trying out (alternating) oregon super twist magnum and rotary vortex both in 095. They are comparable lines. But the rotary lasts me longer with chain and wire fences and edging.
     
  7. GoPappy

    GoPappy LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,333

    That Rotary Vortex line is good stuff and really tough.

    I've got some Echo Black Diamond line that was like Cheez Whiz when it was new. Now that it's almost a year old, it has toughened up and I like it too. Both of them beat the heck out of the Echo Crossfire I used to use.
     
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  8. CGros31

    CGros31 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 696

    Echo Black Diamond is all I use now. Fastest cutting string I’ve ever used.
     
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  9. Ridin' Green

    Ridin' Green LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Michigan
    Messages: 19,165

    That was my experience with BD at first too. The spool I bought this spring has been much better, so maybe Echo reads these threads and has changed their formula a little.
     
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  10. Eric502

    Eric502 LawnSite Senior Member
    Male, from Kentucky
    Messages: 586

    So RG... if i try BD should i let it sit in the tool box to bake a while?
     

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