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Trimmer Line Size

Discussion in 'Industry Surveys & Polls' started by LawnMastersTN, Jun 23, 2012.

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Trimmer Line Size

  1. Smaller

    1 vote(s)
    0.4%
  2. 0.080

    8 vote(s)
    2.8%
  3. 0.095

    206 vote(s)
    72.3%
  4. 0.105

    58 vote(s)
    20.4%
  5. 0.130

    7 vote(s)
    2.5%
  6. 0.155

    3 vote(s)
    1.1%
  7. Bigger

    2 vote(s)
    0.7%
  1. cpllawncare

    cpllawncare LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,659

    we run 105 stihl X line in everything. we went through a 2,5 pound spool last season. couldn't find a 5 pound spool when I was looking to buy the new one.
     
    Last edited: Jan 5, 2013
  2. knox gsl

    knox gsl LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,017

    This past fall i tried some Vortex .130 with a fixed line head on a FS 130. It would tear through the overgrowth on ditch banks but didn't do well on maintained properties.
     
  3. TX Easymoney

    TX Easymoney LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,082

    How big are the yards your cutting...thats a lot of trim cord.
     
  4. knox gsl

    knox gsl LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,017

    That's about right on a fixed (no feed) head. No one around here uses an edger unless they're doing an apartment complex with a mile of edging.
     
  5. cpllawncare

    cpllawncare LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,659

    That's where our edger gets used the most also.
     
  6. Valk

    Valk LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,711

    In my old Redmax I found .095 to perform detailed trimming better than .105. I even prefer the way thinner line edges...though, some real fibrous overgrowth would best be served by thicker line. My current Stihl FS-80 doesn't accept .105 w/o some modifying...and with more power than my old RM I'd expect it to be a beast.
     
  7. cpllawncare

    cpllawncare LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,659

    A FS-80 isn't big enough to run 105 that's why it won't accept it, I really don't think my FS-90's are honestly, but I'll run it in them anyway.
     
  8. WillsLandscape

    WillsLandscape LawnSite Member
    Messages: 130

    .105 in the Stihl FS-90R and the Echo SRM-2601. .130 in the SRM-3100 w/ the fixed line head. Don't want to get too crazy with the trigger on that thing :nono:
     
  9. zackvbra

    zackvbra LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 553

    .095 spins faster, but is not durable as a larger size, but gives a cleaner cut.
     
  10. WillsLandscape

    WillsLandscape LawnSite Member
    Messages: 130

    What brand(s) of trimmer do you have and what brand fixed line head?
     

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