trimmer guard goes off.

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by RedWingsDet, Jul 21, 2004.

  1. RedWingsDet

    RedWingsDet LawnSite Gold Member
    from Detroit
    Messages: 3,556

    well i have a shindawa trimmer, i bought it used off another loco who had like 8, i bought it last month, i like that better then my stihl that i bought new this year. i figured its mostly because it doesnt have the trimmer guard...

    so anyway, today i took the trimmer guard off the stihl. has anyone had problems with this? also, i wear pants, i make my guys wear pants, and glasses too, so it shouldnt be a problem there.

    anyone had a problem with taking em off?
  2. lawnmedic1

    lawnmedic1 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 122

    Check with your liability insurance carrier, it may void any coverage...Chuck
  3. Mico Landscaping design

    Mico Landscaping design LawnSite Member
    Messages: 238

    i have always ran every whip i own with out the guards on they suck with them on u can get more done with out them there they area a headache..... insurance nevered asked us good luck ..

    HOOLIE LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,981

    It's good that you and your guys wear pants...
  5. LB Landscaping

    LB Landscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 1,309

    I run with out them, no problems.
  6. Up North

    Up North LawnSite Bronze Member
    from MN
    Messages: 1,063

    I leave mine on. At the end of the day it may have taken me a bit longer but so be it. I get hit with enough crap already, :blob2: wouldn't even want to attempt running without it.

  7. Trevors Lawn Care

    Trevors Lawn Care LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,180

    I took mine off and today was the firrst day running with them off! Wow to say the least.

    The subtracted weight is SO noticable, along with the fact you can run say an 18 in diameter circle instead of say 10.

    YOu can also fit in tight spaces. MINE ARE STAYING OFF.

  8. JRSlawn

    JRSlawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 640

    How do you like your 4-mix trimmer and edger. I plan on picking a couple up myself. I run all of my trimmer w/o gaurds. I use them as a push mower in some spots.

    Jeff Smith
    JRS Lawn & Landscape
  9. grass_cuttin_fool

    grass_cuttin_fool LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,526

    It may never happen but if one of your employee's ever gets hurt and carries you to court you have lost the case before you ever enter the court room. I worked in maintenence for 19 years at a factory before it closed and moved operations to china. We had a chevy pick up with a manual transmission and shifter on the column. Well the shifter wore out and we replaced it with a floor mounted one.Well with the shifter on the column it had to be in reverse to cut the key off, with the floor shifter that by passed all the safety items in the steering column. Long story short they left it in netrual the truck ran over a guy broke his leg and it cost the company $100,000 and even though the operator left the truck in netrual it had been modified from the origanal design and the court awarded the cash because of the change and the safety device was not working
  10. CuttersCove

    CuttersCove LawnSite Member
    Messages: 42

    I take the guards off as soon as I leave the store. I don't see how insurance companies can say anything about this since the guards are designed to protect you not the stuff they are flinging grass at.

    - Real men trim without guards and wearing shorts. ;) Just don't trim in sand that crap hurts.


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