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OK This might be stupid but..

CNE

LawnSite Member
Location
Smithfield, NC
Does anyone have trimmers that turn clockwise? I have a residential Ryobi (had it before I started my business, use it only for a backup) and it turns clockwise. I can walk fast to the right and trim as I walk. I have a Stihl FS85 but it turns counterclockwise so I either have to walk backwards or the clippings go into the bed. Just wondering if there was a commercial that turned clockwise. Does this sound like a stupid request?
 

Mark McC

LawnSite Bronze Member
I've always wondered about that myself. Why not make it so that it scatters the stuff away from the operator rather than right at his or her legs?

This is one of those no-brainer deals that someone should have done a looooong time ago. Make a lot of money just making the thing spin in the opposite direction. Duh!
 

dvmcmrhp52

LawnSite Platinum Member
Location
Pa.
Try using the other side of the trimmer line while it is spinning......................you can use them 2 different ways ya know..........................
I won't add the "duh"
Oh I just did.
LOL
 

bob

LawnSite Platinum Member
Location
DE
I thought that straight shaft trimmers turned counter-clockwise and curved shaft trimmers turned clock wise
 

TJLC

LawnSite Bronze Member
Originally posted by bob
I thought that straight shaft trimmers turned counter-clockwise and curved shaft trimmers turned clock wise
As far as I know also, you are correct. But I have never found anyone who could explain to me , why this is so. Most people say"I don't know, I never really thought about it before".
 

Del9175

LawnSite Senior Member
Quite a few years ago I had a couple curved shaft sthil's and if I remember correctly, they turned clockwise. I use straight shaft Echo's and they do not.
 

CHAN

LawnSite Member
Location
AL.
Bob I think you are right. If you walk the other way and trim it will throw the other way like mentioned above.
 

Rather Be Fishing

LawnSite Member
Location
Ohio
Originally posted by Del9175
Quite a few years ago I had a couple curved shaft sthil's and if I remember correctly, they turned clockwise. I use straight shaft Echo's and they do not.
I've got an ancient FS35 that does indeed rotate clockwise, so you are correct. (had to use the old beater today)
 
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