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Trimming upside down?!?!?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by greeneakers04, Jul 15, 2004.

  1. greeneakers04

    greeneakers04 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 162

    The other day on the way into work at my highly boring day job, I saw a guy trimming the edges with his trimmer upside down. I thought, "How interesting, never seen that done before". So, naturally, I go home, remove the gaurd (way better, by the way, thanks to previous posts on this), and flip that sucker over, and sure enough, it works like a charm!

    Is this going to hurt the engine or anything else? Surely someone on here does this too, or has tried it, and not just the guy that weedeats the walkways at my job.

    Thanks to everyone who is so helpful on this site.
  2. GreenMonster

    GreenMonster LawnSite Silver Member
    from NH
    Messages: 2,702

    That's how I maintain edges -- with guard, though.

    I don't want my wife or brother-in-law to end up with a rock in the eye.
  3. spcfoor

    spcfoor LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 261

    If I have a short curb or not alot of edging that is how I do it. However when I do my commerical property I use my sthil fc85 stick edger.
  4. NickN

    NickN LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Alabama
    Messages: 1,009

    Same here.Just have to keep the tank filled up or it'll go dead on me.
    No,it won't hurt the engine.2 cycles can handle it,just don't try it with your mower. :D
  5. greeneakers04

    greeneakers04 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 162

    Thanks good advice, Nick, I was so excited about it, that I thought I would give the mower a try as soon as I got home today!!!!:eek:

  6. BMFD92

    BMFD92 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 694

    thats how I edge

    PMLAWN LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,534

    Hay Nick, I have a 2 cyc. lawnboy, can I turn that one upsidedown?? Like maybe a "underside of the shrub, trimmer".

    More sarcasm, sorry.
  8. Heron Cove PM

    Heron Cove PM LawnSite Member
    Messages: 216

    My trimmers spend MORE time upside down then they do right side up.:D
  9. TClawn

    TClawn LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,036

  10. Gtotoy

    Gtotoy LawnSite Member
    Messages: 171

    ~~This is what we call vertical edging, the pro's know.~~

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