new trimmer line

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Stonewall, Dec 14, 2000.

  1. Stonewall

    Stonewall LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 280

    My dealer gave me some string to demo put out by Silver Streak called Gator line. It's clear with a gray core that looks like wire, but he said it's not. Anybody else used this line?
  2. HOMER

    HOMER LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,183

    Haven't seen that. How well does it work?

  3. Stonewall

    Stonewall LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 280

    Don't know yet. I haven't even put it in my trimmer. I told my dealer it may be 3 months before I can give him an honest opinion. We don't have much trimming to do down here in the winter.
  4. cclllc

    cclllc LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 911

    I have used it before. Seeems ok to me.i just used a sample like you did myself.May buy a spool next year.:)

    [Edited by cclllc on 12-16-2000 at 04:01 PM]
  5. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,497

    We used it and thought it was really great at first, but after using it awhile, we realized that it just didn't get a real good clean cut at the tip. While the side of the string, since it was was sharp, worked o.k. for scathing over ditches and such, the tip for going around trees just didn't stay sharp enough to get a crisp clean cut. You could even tell by listening to it that it wasn't staying sharp. When I finished the trimmer spool, and switched back to round .095, and it was like a whole different world. Once again I could make clean, predictable precise cuts-especially in intricate areas - much easier.

    PIONEER LawnSite Member
    Messages: 25

    I used some that I got at the show in Kentucky this summer,and it was alright. it held up good in ditches. But I like to use lighter string when I trim every week.
  7. beck

    beck LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 451

    I used to attend/work for a University that used it after a recommendation from the highway department. For clearing ditches and other overgrown areas they were using an average of 5-6 heads of line. When they started using the new product the only had to use 1.5-2 heads of line.

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