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trimmer line

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by gwoods, Feb 13, 2004.

  1. gwoods

    gwoods LawnSite Member
    from Kansas
    Messages: 30

    i'm running a stihl fs85 with .105 line, i have been using a blue twisted line but it breaks easy. what kind of line do you recommend?
  2. dkeisala

    dkeisala LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 911

    I use the orange stuff that home depot sells on the bit spools on my fs85 - cuts great, doesn't break too often and cost is right
  3. BW4486

    BW4486 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 243

    I Like gator line and kawasaki pro cut (or something like that) .095 both are good
  4. sildoc

    sildoc LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,925

    check your spool. sometimes there is a rough spot that is causing the line to break sooner than what it is supose to. after that experiment with other brands. I like the orange husky .095 line, It lasts along time for non particular areas. for areas that really need to look good I like the titanium silver brand from husky.
  5. tx_angler

    tx_angler LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 278

    I run .095" Redmax and Gator Magnum in my Redmax trimmers with good results. The Gator Magnum is square, cuts cleanly and lasts a long time. Any momofilament line will deterioate from UV rays, so don't leave the spool exposed on your trailer all the time.
  6. Mac V2.0

    Mac V2.0 LawnSite Member
    from Mid OH
    Messages: 92

    Ditto. phenomenal product...make sure its the magnum version though
  7. Del9175

    Del9175 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 352

    I will use just about anything except Echo brand line. I mostly use the brand Home Depot sells, not sure the name but it suits me fine. I bought the Echo line once expecting better results (not that the other was bad, just figured Echo would be better) and was not happy.
  8. MudslinginFX4

    MudslinginFX4 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,170

    Right now I'm using a bunch of string that someone gave me! But after all of it is out I usually order a lot of it off of the internet somewhere. Last time from J. Thomas.

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