FOCUS ON: Trimmer Attachments
By allowing you and your crew many options to perform many different applications, trimmer attachments give you the advantage to do more without having to lug around the extra equipment. Optional attachments let you do a lot more with these units than just trim. In fact, a whole industry has sprung up around these machines, providing you with a variety of accessories and attachments. To learn more about these changeable attachments, use the circle number provided at the end of each product description.
Echo's PAS-260 Pro Attachment Series includes the multi-position edger. This 8-inch blade provides optimal cutting depth and durability for sidewalk and bed edging. The commercial-grade high-torque gear case delivers excellent productivity. The series features 10 additional available attachments for the PAS-260 trimmer.
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The T35 Professional Tap Advance trimmer head from Husqvarna features an easy-to-reload spool that comes off with the cap, eliminating the need to turn the trimmer upside down to reload the line. The spool has a split design that reduces tangling and line welding, with arrows showing the correct direction to wind the line to eliminate guesswork. The spool has two key slots to lock the trimmer line in and keep it from unwrapping while putting the cap back on the trimmer head. The T35 holds .065-, .08-, .095- or .105-inch trimmer line and has a capacity of 28 feet of .095-inch-gauge line.
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John Deere introduces the Pro-Series split boom line trimmers that allow fast and easy interchange between the multiple attachments. These attachments include a trimmer head, edger, pole saw, hedge trimmer, mini-cultivator and blower. The trimmer comes standard with a low-emission M-Series engine and has a lifetime warranty on shaft and ignition module. The 4-inch commercial EZ Load string head provides fast, accurate line feed for increased productivity.
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The Landscape Sweeper from Maruyama is available at LESCO. The attachment is mounted on a Maruyama 31.8-cc 2-cycle engine and the head is composed of belts and flexible fins. The Landscape Sweeper is designed for cleaning up dirt, dust and leaves from a range of hard surfaces.
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RedMax's PT104 Plus is a heavy-duty tap-and-go string trimmer head that is designed for easy servicing. A metal insert in the nylon tap knob extends the head's life by reducing wear and abrasion to the nylon. The tap knob also has a stay-on spring, so operators won't have to crawl around in the grass looking for a spring that popped out. Two split spools make refilling easy, and reduce the chance of twining or welding. The eyelet through which the line is threaded is made of aluminum for longer life, and it is replaceable for easy servicing and lower operating costs.
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Shindaiwa's Heavy-duty Fixed Line Head is made of super lightweight high-tech alloy, making it nearly indestructible. The fixed-line head is easy to load in either 2-line or 4-line configurations and takes all diameter sizes up to 0.155 inches. It is designed to reduce trimmer-line shearing and fits all Shindaiwa straight shaft trimmers, brushcutters and even the multi-tool system.
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Stihl's HT Pole Pruner Attachment makes quick work of pruning trees and shrubs. A side-access chain tensioner makes it easy to adjust the chain. An oil tank cap with retainer helps keep you from losing the cap. The attachment also comes with an optional shaft extension. The pole pruner can be quickly changed without the use of tools.
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The versatile TPS-200 Pruning Saw Attachment from Tanaka easily converts straight shaft grass trimmers and brushcutters into powerful pruning saws. The 24-inch shaft provides a 98-inch overall length. Tanaka attachments can be used on any straight shaft grass trimmer/brushcutter with a 26-cc engine or less.
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