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Shindaiwa Trimmer Head

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by mcmurrytw, Jul 1, 2001.

  1. mcmurrytw

    mcmurrytw LawnSite Member
    Messages: 11

    I just purchased a Shindaiwa T260 trimmer. I love the trimmer but the bump head does hold much trimmer line. I find myself having to stop every 20 minutes to fill it back up. I am using Echo cross file .95 trimmer line. Does anyone have any recommendations on a good bump trimmer head that will work on the T260? I also have a Stihl FS-85 and I like the bump head on it. Will that head work on the T260?
  2. stick9

    stick9 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 262

    We switch all of our whipheads to the green machine style heads (wider, and therefore hold more string) ...

  3. jeffyr

    jeffyr LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 876

    Every 20 minutes....for real ?

    :eek: :eek: :eek:
  4. mcmurrytw

    mcmurrytw LawnSite Member
    Messages: 11

    Yes, every 20 minutes. I cut around a lot of chain link fence.
  5. Keith

    Keith LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,979

    Man, 20 minutes? I think ya need some Roundup for that fence ;)
  6. mcmurrytw

    mcmurrytw LawnSite Member
    Messages: 11

    I have now applied Round-up around the fence. I hope that helps. I still have lots of thorn bushes/trees to deal with. But I would still like to have a better trimmer head.
  7. Fantasy Lawns

    Fantasy Lawns LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,912

    we run the shindaiwa n echo weed wackers ....find that both use about 10-12 feet of .95 in either head ;->
  8. oneEXMARKfan

    oneEXMARKfan Banned
    Messages: 254

    20 mins? ........lol .............. even if you find another type/brand head that hold 2X
    or 3X as much, that's still every 40 - 60 mins. Get a manual head, and you'll use alot less line.............trust me. .........(alot of people [here] use .105 Crossfire............get some .130 with a fixed head (or manual) will last alot longer.
  9. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,699

    20 minutes eh? I go 2 weeks between refilling my trimmer head and since I use 2 trimmers I only refill once a month. I'm using Echo Crossfire .095 line. I trim around chainlink (i can go around 400' of chainlink and never need to bump the head), trees, concrete bulkheads and all of the usual stuff. I do know a guy who refills like 10 heads a day for his crew of 3 but they use the guards on the trimmers and that really eats the line off.

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