String Trimmer Question

zoulasMay 25, 2010

I have a Ryobi SS30. When cutting 12 - 18 inch weeds/grass, the grass tends to get wound up around the trimmer head and the head comes to a stand-still. I have to flip the trimmer and clear the grass by hand to get it to run again. I would love to get a better trimmer but if this happens to all of them, I will hold off.

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hippy

It happens to all of them in knee high or taller grass.

Make your first cut about 1/2 up the stem of the grass and then go back and cut at the level you want it cut.

    Bookmark   May 25, 2010 at 3:13PM
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masiman(z7 VA)

+1 to hippy's comments.

Don't let the machine bog down either, move slower and take smaller swaths if needed. Trimmers are designed to run at WOT (wide open throttle).

    Bookmark   May 25, 2010 at 5:02PM
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johndeere(il)

I use to have that problem until I discovered not all string trimmer are created equally and got a FS-80 Stihl.If it wraps it does not bog down and wrapping is very seldome.

    Bookmark   May 25, 2010 at 10:03PM
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