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Stihl Autocut 25-2 Trimmer Head

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LawnSite Member
Location
Raleigh,NC
I bought a Stihl FS 110R this year after using Echo for 12 years. The power of the 4-Mix Stihl is awsome compared to Echo but the Echo trimmer head seems to be superior to the Stihl.
The problem is, normally one side of the Stihl trimmer head does not feed out.
I have re-wound the string as carefully as possible (according to the Micky Mouse instructions and the way it was originally wound) and still have the same problem. A few times I have finished up with one string cutting.
Is the problem with the trimmer head or my not knowing what I am doing?
I have thought about going to A Kwik Loader.
Any Ideas?
Thanks,
James
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CaptainslawnCare

LawnSite Member
Location
Mass
Those trimmer heads are just a pain. When I would sell a stihl to a customer I would usually try to get them to buy the "rapid loader" head from echo.
But I warn you....make sure that model doesn’t need the adapter. Another note: If the head is not perfectly centered it will cause a small vibration and cook up the gearbox real quick.
 

protouchlawn

LawnSite Member
Location
central Virginia
I have not had any problems with the 25-2 heads, but I do not run Stihl line in them. In my opinion, the Stihl line does not wind very well and seems to "weld" pretty easily. If you don't want to change heads, try the Husqvarna Titanium line. IMO, it is absolutely awesome for feeding and longevity.
 
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Location
Raleigh,NC
Thanks for the feed back.
Sounds like I just need more practice but I think I will try another brand line before changing heads.
James
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