Stihl Spark Arrester Screen

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Fubba, Jun 5, 2006.

  1. Fubba

    Fubba LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 360

    Hey guys,
    How many of you have taken this off? I know it's for trimming in wooded areas, and I do not. I didn't notice any difference in the performance of the trimmer. I was just wondering if everyone pretty much leaves this on, or if most take it off.

    TURF DOCTOR LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,138

    Take it off after time carbon will build up.
  3. SWD

    SWD LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 988

    The only time I ever removed the screens was for cleaning. A common fault on their earlier models was the screen would clog - particularly if the oil mix was a bit heavy.
    It isn't a problem now with their 4-mix engines though.
    Once cleaned, the screens were replaced, more as a attention to detail than spark arresting. I personally have never seen any exhaust flame, not saying it couldn't happen, just never seen it.
  4. ynvvbr

    ynvvbr LawnSite Member
    Messages: 90

    i took mine of a blower because it clogged BAD!!! and its a new Blower
  5. CutInEdge Lawn Care

    CutInEdge Lawn Care LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 677

    Mine all went bye bye
  6. jameson

    jameson LawnSite Fanatic
    from PNW
    Messages: 7,421

    Yep, standard practice around here. Pull 'em out, never mess with them again.
  7. all ferris

    all ferris LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,309

  8. evergreenedmond

    evergreenedmond LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 310

    they are trash
  9. S man

    S man LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,562

    My redmax trimmer stopped completely twice! I pulled that sucker out and it now runs like new! My echo blower doesn't seem to have one because it has never clogged in the year of opperation it has had.
  10. WalkerMike98

    WalkerMike98 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 167

    Should be the first step before starting a new machine.

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