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I have a 4 stroke troy-bilt string trimmer (weed eater is what we call it in the south) and the head wore out. I got a new "grass gator" brand head from tractor supply, but it doesn't work well. It's the kind that you cut string to length and stick through the holes. They sometimes come out and it gets unbalanced and shakes enough to make my hands hurt/itch. Is there a replacement head that is worth a darn? I prefer the bump to feed type but I'm open to suggestions.
 

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I gave up on the bump to feed years ago because the darn things always end up getting hung up inside no matter how carefully the string was put on, at least all I have ever tried. I prefer the kind you have where you cut the string to length and the trick I found to keep the string in is the insert it into the head and then give it a hard pull like I am trying to pull it back out. I found this especially important to do on line that has the ridges or odd shape. That sets the keeper and I have not had any problem keeping the line in since I started doing this.

Thanks for the tip I'll try it out. The line I'm using has ridges.


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