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whats your string size?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by olebrooklawn, May 8, 2011.

  1. olebrooklawn

    olebrooklawn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 225

    I just got a stihl fs 90 R. I think it came with 0.95. im hell on string like its nothing. Would .105 hold up better. hell what does everybody else uses?
     
  2. watatrp

    watatrp LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 509

    .95 for me. Any larger does too much damage and takes up too much room on the spool.
     
  3. 93Chevy

    93Chevy LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 37,804

    I always use to use .105 I don't like the smaller stuff.
     
  4. waters lawn care

    waters lawn care LawnSite Member
    from alabama
    Messages: 128

    0.95vortex on all stihl trimmers.
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  5. LaLawnGuy

    LaLawnGuy LawnSite Member
    Messages: 222

    105 stihl (red) string for all my trimmers. Definitely holds up better than 095, for me.
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  6. Think Green

    Think Green LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,746

    0.95 on all line trimmers. This is for general use around well maintained lawns. The lawns that are overgrown I will switch out spools and use the .105 .
    If stuff is too overgrown it drudge out the Dr. Trimmer with the heavy stuff!!!!!

    Edging with the line trimmer will waste a lot of string but it is better in cost than changing out blades. However, most new guys will go through a spool of string a day.........I go through a spool a week or less. It all depends on the severity of the accounts. Or tell the guys to keep the head off the ground and watch the length of the line.
     
  7. johnsonslawnmanagement

    johnsonslawnmanagement LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 908

    .105 bright green "x" line is our general use. Sometimes the .105 red
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  8. DEPENDABLE LANDSCAPING

    DEPENDABLE LANDSCAPING LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,343

    .095 for us it is good all around.
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  9. dKoester

    dKoester LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,301

    Last year when I was running a crew I went through 13 lawns(not small) with 1 spool from one of our FS 90's. My technique is letting the tip cut only and not the entire string. 0.095.
     
  10. punt66

    punt66 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 8,536

    Get arnold extreme titanium and never look back.
     

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