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Discussion in 'Industry Surveys & Polls' started by BotetourtBoy3, Apr 19, 2007.
What is the differeance in stright and curved shaft weedeaters?
Straight shaft will usually last longer as far as the shaft goes because there is no bend and the flex drive shaft does not rub or wear as much (you can also get solid drive shaft on the straight ones). Also, some say more power to the head on the straight shaft. Some say the bent ones are easier to use and reach over obstacles with. The straight one lets you reach out farther and under objects better...
A straight shaft trimmer has a gear box and spins the opposite way of a curved shaft because of this. You are usually limited on power also from a curved shaft. Straight shaft is the only way to go IMO.
have you ever used one of those edge discs?
I saw that but don'[t know if it's worth it or not but the video i saw was pretty neat
Curved shafts are made for Midgets and home owners....LOL
I use the straight shaft trimmers but for some reason my dealer says he sells alot of curved shaft ones to the larger LCO's in this area. He isn't sure why they prefer them.
What straight shaft wacker would you guys rec.? I'm doing 5 lawns a week for now.
John Deere... I love mine
echo or stihl... or any commercial brand that you can get serviced locally...
Straight shaft only, Echo or Stihl for long term reliability, Husky or Kawasaki for balance and weight, you can run with them and have an awesome look when your done.