Trimmer Lines

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by kutnkru, Feb 6, 2001.

  1. kutnkru

    kutnkru LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,662

    We are getting ready to order our spools for the season so I did a search on Trimmer Line and didnt find much so I was wondering what the majority of us were using for trimmer line?? Does any particular shape (round/star/hexagon/etc)work more effectively than another??

    Thanks for the input.
  2. Eric ELM

    Eric ELM Husband, Father, Friend, Angel
    Messages: 4,830

    We use Echo Cross Fire .105 String. It has 8 edges on it and does a great job of cutting.

    [Edited by Eric ELM on 02-06-2001 at 01:13 PM]
  3. VLM

    VLM LawnSite Member
    Messages: 189

    I used the multi edged trimmer line for several years and noticed a definite improvement in it's cutting ability. The drawback I found was that it wears down much faster (due to fences, bricks, etc.) and you wind up replacing spools much more often. I'm back to the round line now.
  4. Grassman

    Grassman LawnSite Member
    Messages: 203

    We use Cross Fire too. It's the best nylon string in my opinion. I bought some titanium based string yesterday that has segments about a 1/2" long that are supposed to break away if you hit something like a chain-linked fence instead of grabbing and pulling out a bunch of line. I let you know how it works in a couple of days. My dealer says it should last about 3 times longer than nylon and its only about $2 more per spool.
  5. Guest
    Messages: 0

    We have switched around a lot during the last year and ECHO's CrossFire seems to cut the best. We also use fixed line trimmer heads, for what its worth.
  6. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,497

    I never cared much for the star or hex shaped lines. The ends just don't seem to cut as precise. A round string of .095 is what I recommend. .105 is just to blunt. It doesn't have that real clean, crisp feeling that helps you go faster from getting a cleaner cut faster. I know that .105 is alot heavier too, and when you run a little longer string, it really affects the power.
  7. Shack

    Shack LawnSite Member
    Messages: 119

    We use .095 also. 105 seems to be heavy.
  8. kutnkru

    kutnkru LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,662

    So far echo crossfire seems to be the way to go. Guess i'll have to check into it.

    Thanks to those who have responded thus far.
  9. Garry

    Garry LawnSite Member
    Messages: 184

    What type of line matters little as long as an Echo is spinning it.
    G. William Lamar
  10. moonarrow

    moonarrow LawnSite Member
    Messages: 223

    I use a round line I got from Mowmor, at bargain last year it work just fine, and I got a whole(24) case for just $10 dollars a 3# spool so guess I'll be using it for a while

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