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String Trimmer Question

Posted by zoulas (My Page) on
Tue, May 25, 10 at 9:06

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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RE: String Trimmer Question

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.


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RE: String Trimmer Question

+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).


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RE: String Trimmer Question

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.


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