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which do you prefer to use on trails? wheeled string trimmers or those that hang from you?
Anyone try putting wheels on a hand held. Thanks.
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Get a shoulder strap, use the metal sling blades and get busy.

If you've got a long trail in a meadow, use a self propelled DR Mower or brush cutter, you can rent them at any tool rental place.
 

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Add-on wheels are out there somewhere. I've seen them in catalogs....try Northern Tool, or (as much as I hate them) Harbor Freight's websites.

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I had a chance to try out a friend's wheeled string trimmer. Most of my trails are on land that has been logged so half the canopy is open. So the ground cover can get pretty lush.
The string trimmer was a craftsman and worked great, I can't imagine I would have been able to cover as much ground. It ate up small maple trees up to about three eighths of an inch thick. I stayed away from bigger ones so the string would last. I was able to clear off the top of an old beaver dam. It was a little tough to get up some of the hills, but it wasn't too bad if I just pulled it up. Another friend offered to loan me his hand held so I'll have to try it for comparison some time.
 

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sick4surf said:
Get a shoulder strap, use the metal sling blades and get busy.

If you've got a long trail in a meadow, use a self propelled DR Mower or brush cutter, you can rent them at any tool rental place.
Totally agree on that.

We own a Stilh 550 with a 3 point blade and it's wonderful for trail maintenance. Heavy duty forestry product but really worth the investment.
 
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