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trimmer line

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by kooba, Jan 31, 2008.

  1. kooba

    kooba LawnSite Member
    Messages: 60

    Wondering where everyone else buys there trimmer line in bulk. We have stihl trimmers and are looking at purchasing trimmer line in a large spool. Any info on what type works best rather than purchasing the small spools. kooba.
  2. grass_cuttin_fool

    grass_cuttin_fool LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,526

    I hate to admit it.....walmart has a good 3lb roll of shakesphere for around 17 bux and its good line too

  3. wildbilly1113

    wildbilly1113 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 154

    Get the best and get a roll of extreme at lowes. 30 bucks.
  4. Mowing Freak

    Mowing Freak LawnSite Senior Member
    from S.E. Ks
    Messages: 459

    Look at desert vortex made by desert extrusion. I use this and for edging and against concrete and chain link fences and at half throttle works great. There is a sponsor here (landscaperpro.com) who sell their own brand that is the exact same thing. May cost a little more than from walmart or lowes or other "cheap" stores, but I think you will be happier with the higher dollar line over the cheaper stuff. Do a search here for desert extrusion and you will find more info and past discussions too.
  5. lonestarlandscaping

    lonestarlandscaping LawnSite Member
    Messages: 31

    Stihl makes a great .95 Lime green trimmerline and a 3lb. roll is $20 bucks. Can't beat that. Also if you like .80 line walmart sells a 5lb roll of WeedEater brand string for like $15.00 you can fit like twice as much string in the spool and it lasts forever!!!
  6. grass_cuttin_fool

    grass_cuttin_fool LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,526

    Im not gonna start a contest here but Shakesphere is a top manufacturer of trimmer line.....

  7. grassman177

    grassman177 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,795

    shakespeare is the best, we use ultratwist, but it is the same as desert extrusion. it cuts great and reduces drag, which gives better power where it matters

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