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trimmer line spool holders?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by MikeKle, Dec 8, 2007.

  1. MikeKle

    MikeKle LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,253

    This past season I finally got the idea to put a trimmer line spool holder on my trailer,all I did was fabricate a "holder" and simply welded it to the inner side of my trimmer rack,slide the spool on and it works great and is so much easier!The only problem I had is keeping tension on the line to prevent it from un-raveling,I tried a big rubber band and it worked great for awhile but always being out in the sun quickly "rotted" the band and it broke,Is there another way the tension is held on the holders you can buy?or a much tougher type of rubber band?Thanks.
  2. cutemhigh

    cutemhigh LawnSite Member
    from 44060
    Messages: 30

    duck tape..binder clip..tie a knot..
  3. dKoester

    dKoester LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,301

    Just buy one from Buyers or Green Touch.
  4. smcunningham

    smcunningham LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 775

    Go to home cheapo and buy a spring and slide it on with the roll of string
  5. wooley99

    wooley99 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 269

    For those of us who don't use a spool a week, more like a season, does hanging the spool out in the sun/weather do the line any harm?
  6. MikeKle

    MikeKle LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,253

    Wooley99,I go thru about 2 spools a season,and I have never had any problems with the line being out in the heat and sun.However someone did tell me once not to let it sit out in the freezing cold to long,They said it will make it more brittle,but By the time the cold comes Ive already stripped everything off the trailer and bring it indoors(I even remove the trimmer racks during the winter).

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