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Wheeled Line Trimmer
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Anyone use a Wheeled Line Trimmer?

Examples are the Grillo, Echo Bear Cat w190s etc?

How high and thick grass can you cut with one of these?

Love my sickle bar mower but it is inclined to shake itself apart and my mechanic is having trouble getting parts for it.

I need something that will cut more than a greenfield self propelled slasher(i have one of these as well).

 

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Posted 24 July 2017 - 08:14 PM

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I have the Cub Cadet 22" wheeled trimmer.
Its an animal, I slash blocks with it or just real feral stuff. At $700 a year ago its paid for itself many times over.
Biggest issue was finding a good 4mm cord for it. The original pre cut square cord was good but you cant get it after its gone.
So I got a roll of Diamond Core stuff which is great.
It'll go thru stuff that'll clog up most slashers but doesn't like hard stuff as the cord is the limitation, with the power the machine has.
Posted 25 July 2017 - 01:29 AM

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Posted 25 July 2017 - 01:37 AM

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I should add that height of grasses is not an issue, what it doesnt like it the super matted feral runners that are like a bloody solid mass almost, the cord will just break off at the head from the thrashing. But anything standing up straight thats softish is no issue, Ive mulched down 7' tall stuff like its nothing.
Posted 25 July 2017 - 01:58 AM

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Is that self propelled?


Posted 25 July 2017 - 09:43 AM

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Hi Ply313

So what is the machine like to push in that high of stuff?

So the machine is no good in high and thick kikuyu?

Someone in the USA is making front wheels for line trimmers called awesome wheel. Looks like a very good idea to me.

I have a cub cadet dealer in town.

Thanks very much for your reply.

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Posted 25 July 2017 - 09:58 AM

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No its not self propelled.
Its easy to push as long as the ground isn't to bumpy or rocky.
The dome under the head runs along the ground but with little weight on it,you balance it a bit when holding it anyway.
Posted 25 July 2017 - 10:06 AM

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Matted and tangled kikuyu yeah it doesn't like,it'll do it but you have to ease into it. Remember we are still using a nylon 4mm cord which limits it, I havent found a cord that will survive long in that situation, no lack of power from the Kohler 7.75. Even a metal blade on a big brushy will not like that.Attached File  20161109_163317.jpg   168.73KB   1 downloads
Posted 25 July 2017 - 10:18 AM

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That stuff in the last pic, it just rips it down like its nothing, much better than trying to push a slasher over the top of it, and 3 times quicker than a big brushcutter.
Posted 25 July 2017 - 10:23 AM

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Hi Ply313

What is that stuff in the last photo?

Yes you are right even a brushcutter with a metal blade struggles with thick high kikuyu. I have found the best blade is the brush destructor.

Anyone use an Echo Bear Cat WT190S or the grillo?

I think I would need a self propelled model of these.

Cheers

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Posted 25 July 2017 - 12:20 PM

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Matted and tangled kikuyu yeah it doesn't like,it'll do it but you have to ease into it. Remember we are still using a nylon 4mm cord which limits it, I havent found a cord that will survive long in that situation, no lack of power from the Kohler 7.75. Even a metal blade on a big brushy will not like that.attachicon.gif20161109_163317.jpg

How often would you be changing the line on a job like that Ply? - It uses a couple of lengths of precut line folded double right? 


Posted 25 July 2017 - 12:58 PM

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Better banging trimmer line up against rocks,bricks,etc than expensive blades and spindles.

 

I had one  years ago with a 5 or 6hp Tecumsah motor for the rough flat ground stuff good did some rough ground undulating stuff and gotta say i was wishing it was SP.

Scored a job where you couldnt walk out the back door the grass was that dense and roof top height, piece of cake HaHa. I hadnt/couldnt see the vine thru it i spent more time untangling it than cutting but if it,s just grass no sweat.

 

I used it a bit for the long narrow overgrown side of house jobs with good results rather than hanging of a Brushcutter.


Posted 25 July 2017 - 01:00 PM

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How often would you be changing the line on a job like that Ply? - It uses a couple of lengths of precut line folded double right? 

Right so you end up with 2 cutting edges but 4 lines i used 3.3 from memory changing depended on how often you hit bricks etc. Just grass, as often as you would a brushcutter.


Posted 25 July 2017 - 01:03 PM

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http://www.grilloagr...Mowers_267.aspx

 

http://bearcatproduc...rimmers/wt190s/


Posted 25 July 2017 - 01:06 PM

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l had a beast years ago that dad made, a victa pushy with the front cut away so the blades were exposed - highly non-approved by workcover but it was a weapon (l posted a photo on another forum years ago & got a nasty phone call from a OH&S guy almost immediately lol)....never used it for work  


Posted 25 July 2017 - 01:21 PM

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did some searching and found it! .....not safe for use and not recommended (not that dad gave a damn  :) )

 

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Posted 25 July 2017 - 01:32 PM

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Wheeled Line Trimmer
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Now thats a toe cutter lol!, I did the same thing with a Rover slasher years ago. You wouldnt think about it in this day and age.


Posted 25 July 2017 - 02:15 PM

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I was thinking of doing it to the deutscher  :)


Posted 25 July 2017 - 04:47 PM

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Right so you end up with 2 cutting edges but 4 lines i used 3.3 from memory changing depended on how often you hit bricks etc. Just grass, as often as you would a brushcutter.

Just wondering if you found it a hassle at all then - because it's not bump feed of course - you'd have to stop it (if it doesn't have "blade brake"), or at least tilt it up, unclip the old lines and clip on 2 new bits.


Posted 25 July 2017 - 06:23 PM

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It only rotates when you squeeze go lever. Try this, get a length of line and fold in half, pass loop end thru fixed metal rod, bring up to 2 loose bits and pass them thru loop and pull tight, thats about it.


Posted 25 July 2017 - 07:01 PM




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