Trimmer lines: Dual or Single?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Guys-Grounds-Maintenance, Sep 19, 2009.

  1. Guys-Grounds-Maintenance

    Guys-Grounds-Maintenance LawnSite Member
    Messages: 1

    Hello everyone, this is my first post here.

    Alright my question is on trimmer line configuration. Dual or Single?

    I've been trying both out lately. It seems like the dual does a better job at edging but it seems like I have to reload more often then running a single line.

  2. bonefisher101

    bonefisher101 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 58

    Dual is the only way to go!
  3. 93Chevy

    93Chevy LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 50,228

    Gotta have two lines coming out!
  4. Kutz Lawns

    Kutz Lawns LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 526

    Never liked duals, single!
  5. procut

    procut LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,847

    In my expirience if you have a trimmer that is set up to run dual it will vibrate really bad if you only wind one line.
  6. Coastal Lawn Maintenance

    Coastal Lawn Maintenance LawnSite Senior Member
    from VA
    Messages: 483

    cleaner cut running dual in my opinion
  7. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 21,638

    Are you kidding, what kind of a POS are you using that runs a single?

    Seriously, only things I've ever seen running single are weak electric deals, maybe some gas-powered Homelite.
    Then again maybe you're not really trimming any serious weeds lol
  8. MikeKle

    MikeKle LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,251

    Wasnt there a head not too long ago that had 3 lines? I hate the single line trimmers, the 2 line models do pretty good and I would love to try the 3 line model, if anyone knows where you can pick one up, please let me know.
  9. pdenney11

    pdenney11 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 383

    Dual hands down. Much cleaner cut with dual. Also alot better when you have some thick overgrown grass to edge or weedeat.
  10. Think Green

    Think Green LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,746

    I refrained from responding because my answer was similar to yours. LOL!!
    You are killing me!!:laughing:
    The last time I used a single line trimmer was an electric unit.......back in the early 80's. Hated the thing, but that was all there was available. It sure beat the hay out of those scissor like apparatuses by hand or just leaving the grass tall around fences and trees.............just like the darn neighbors do in my county neighborhood. I swear, lazyness must be an inbreed thing.
    There isn't anything more tacky than a nicely clean cut lawn........and then you see 12 inch grass growing around the fences and trees...!!!!:nono:

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