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Wheeled String Trimmer?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by treemonkey, Aug 1, 2007.

  1. treemonkey

    treemonkey LawnSite Member
    Messages: 178

  2. TandM

    TandM LawnSite Senior Member
    from south
    Messages: 772

    don't buy one of those put a blade on your trimmer
  3. Grits

    Grits LawnSite Silver Member
    from Florida
    Messages: 2,994

    I have used a Craftsman. I think they have their place. It would be a lot faster than a trimmer with a blade on it, IMO.
  4. Jason Rose

    Jason Rose LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,858

    I have one of the crapsman models myself. Mine is pretty nice, has the full shield over the motor (something that a lot of them don't have anymore). Yeah, I only use it a few times a year, but it's really handy for tall grass and weeds in those places where I'm not about to put a mower with a blade. Sure, you can get a BIG trimmer and basically do the same thing... but I'd need the big trimmer as often and this was a lot cheaper than that!

    My parent's had a DR trimmer several years back. They have horses and LOTS of fenceline to keep trimmed. My mom ran the piss out of it for years, it pretty much fell apart though. They had replaced about everything on it but the engine and frame, and then all that was shot again so they junked it. Overall, for the price, I never thought it held up that well.
  5. komrom

    komrom LawnSite Member
    Messages: 11

    Gravely/Ariens makes a nice heavy duty one. My uncles sells them. I have used them on multilple occasions. They are brutes and good for rough cutting and trimming heavy stuff.
  6. Lynden-Jeff

    Lynden-Jeff LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,405

    Good suggestion. I woulden't be caught dead with one of the walk behind ones.


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