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whats the difierence in using a straight trimmer or curved trimmer.

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by kebrowns, Jul 22, 2012.

  1. cgaengineer

    cgaengineer LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 15,778

    If you want to be bent over a trimmer all day get a curved shaft...they are ideal for hurting your back.
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  2. meets1

    meets1 LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,855

    I have a dozen of each. Most times guys get the curved. There red max models. Lighter. Easier. And we use all .095 line.

    Large accounts - certain guys trim certain things with curved and straight. Depends upon use but lately - like last 6 weeks we haven't mowed much due to brown, dead, drought infested lawns so our equipment is getting a rest way to early this year!
  3. Dimples82

    Dimples82 LawnSite Member
    from NC
    Messages: 12

    I agree with you. The biggest difference is sore back at the end of the day.
  4. orangemower

    orangemower LawnSite Silver Member
    from pa
    Messages: 2,768

    I have a curved shaft. Sometimes when she messes with it it turns into a straight shaft.
  5. knox gsl

    knox gsl LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,165

    I haven't used a curved shaft in years, but last time I did it SUCKED bent over more than I normally do for my stihls. Why are all trimmers made for short people.
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  6. cgaengineer

    cgaengineer LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 15,778

    Because many of the people who use them are amigos... ;)
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  7. knox gsl

    knox gsl LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,165

    At 6' they all are to short. I would rather trim over running a mower but after a few hours my back is jacked.
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  8. 2stroked

    2stroked LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 296

    You are entitled to your own opinion, even though it is wrong. :dizzy:

    Now IMO curve shafts are harder to trim with, cut crappier, you can't reach underneath stuff and they generally just suck. Buy a straight shaft; there's a reason pros use them.
  9. yardguy28

    yardguy28 LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,463

    I only own straight shaft trimmers.

    my comment about not edging with them applies to both curved and straight shaft trimmers.

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