Weed Wacker

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing Equipment' started by F3Nelson, May 25, 2008.

  1. F3Nelson

    F3Nelson LawnSite Member
    Messages: 119

    A weed wacker is NOT a string trimmer............

  2. laxative

    laxative LawnSite Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 147

    Then what is a weed wacker? A masturbating pothead? A $99 weedeater?
  3. greenscapestx

    greenscapestx LawnSite Member
    Messages: 43

    I think it's a regional thing. String trimmer is to weed wacker as coke is to pop.
  4. freshprince94

    freshprince94 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,449

    Ya, weed wacker is more of a southern term. I know some people on here call it a weed whip or weedeater.
  5. KrayzKajun

    KrayzKajun LawnSite Fanatic
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  6. Lazer_Z

    Lazer_Z LawnSite Silver Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 2,578

    That seems to be a Michigan thing, dunno why but, I've seen guys from Michigan say weed whip. Me personally it's a trimmer, plain and simple trimmer.
  7. lawnprosteveo

    lawnprosteveo LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Tulsa
    Messages: 1,930

    Most guys in the biz around here call it a trimmer....most people not in the biz call it a weedeater.....and we drink pop, not sodas....and we're "fixin' to" whenever we are about to do something.
  8. RedMax Man

    RedMax Man LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,051

    I had a customer once write to me asking to explain what a "string trimmer" was.

    Told them its the same as a "Weed Wacker". But Weed Wacker is a brand name and most professionals call them string trimmers or line trimmers.
  9. J&R Landscaping

    J&R Landscaping LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,095

    Normally hear the term weed wacker or string trimmer. Don't here weed whip much around here...
  10. laxative

    laxative LawnSite Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 147

    Occasional employee of mine originally from Florida says "weed whip." Problem with "trimmer" is that's the hedge trimmer too.

    He also once rigged my trimmer to use pretty heavy gauge metal wire instead of plastic line, which was crazy.

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