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Ryobi Flex Shaft Trimmer Parts Needed

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by jhines, Aug 6, 2004.

  1. jhines

    jhines LawnSite Member
    Messages: 3


    I am new to this forum. I am not in commercial lawn care (nor am I a lawn care specialist by any stretch of the term). I do, however, maintain several lawns (totalling about 5 acres) for family members. I have several hand-me-down lawn tools and am slowly replacing them with better units (as money and need provides). I have a problem getting rid of working equipment even if it is of lesser quality (after all it was handed down to me, who am I to break the chain... :) ). That said, I have a Ryobi flex shaft trimmer whose powerhead works fine but has a broken flex shaft. I was wondering if any of you might know where I could find such a part? Are they reasonably universal from one brand to another? I have done some web searching and looked in the box stores (where one might find such a tool to begin with) with very little success. Any ideas?


    PS For what it is worth I am using this trimmer down time to justify the purchase of a new machine ShinT260, Stihl FS85/110, or RedMax 2500/2600 so don't use the old "buy a new one", line as a solution - because I am already doing so :)
  2. Rex1321

    Rex1321 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 9

    I just picked up a Ryobi bump head at my local mower repair shop. They had it in stock. Lowes was no help at all.
  3. Tharrell

    Tharrell LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,967

    Go to a full service shop and order it. It's about 20 bucks, I have 2 of them and had to replace one 2 years ago. I also have one of these.

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  4. galagers

    galagers LawnSite Member
    Messages: 35

    I had to replace one and went to the local lawnmower repair shop and they ordered one for me. That was when I found out about echo. MTD also sells all of there parts online now. Ryobi is one of the many lines made by MTD.
  5. lawnman_scott

    lawnman_scott LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,547

    Do all robin parts fit ryobi?
  6. MikeLT1Z28

    MikeLT1Z28 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,732

    it's almost worth your while to put the money towards a new trimmer. if it's 20 for the part and then you have to take the time to go get the part, the gas to get there and your time or their labor rate...

    call around to local shops and price both the part and a new entry level trimmer.
  7. Tharrell

    Tharrell LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,967

    If the engine is still good, sure it's worth it. He's probably bought some other attachments for it and they come in handy. I use one of mine as a brush cutter and the other one has the edger attachment. I also have a tiller attachment for them. The trimming is done with the Robin because it's used so much. I don't use the others enough to justify buying commercial, I'm assuming this guy is starting out like I did a couple of years ago and will buy commercial equipment a piece at a time like I am. The Ryobis serve their purpose for now.

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