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Yard machine
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Snuffy    Posted 10-28-2004 at 12:56:20       [Reply]  [No Email]
Anyone here ever use one of those yard machines? They look like a lawn mower but have a weed eater head in the front. I need to take down some really tall and thick weeds and am looking for the right machine. Any ideas? Thanks.

George in TX    Posted 10-28-2004 at 14:09:01       [Reply]  [No Email]
Never tried the DR machines but I had one by Sears. It was 22" cut with 6.75hp Briggs engine. I've cut some grass and weeds up to shirt pocket high at a slow walking pace. That sucka was mean in grass and weeds.

The problem I had was when getting close to something solid. The thing would break the plastic line at the hub every time. Not just wear the ends down like you'd think but break it clean off. This happened with anything solid like a tree trunk, a rock, a fence, or the side of the house. I kept a bunch of strings cut to length threaded through my belt loops to have them handy I was replacing them so often. And they're easy to replace too, wonder why.

The machine had about a dozen hours on it when I sold it for about $100 less than I paid for it. I'd recommend bypassing this one.

rhouston    Posted 10-28-2004 at 13:18:37       [Reply]  [No Email]
wear saftey glasses and green clothes you'll understand why after you've used one.

Texas    Posted 10-28-2004 at 13:01:36       [Reply]  [No Email]
I borrowed a DR Trimmer once...worked great..even on cactus and heavy stalked grass.

Les    Posted 10-28-2004 at 12:59:21       [Reply]  [No Email]
If you're talking about the DR Trimmer Mower, I have one. It's a great piece of equipment.
This time of year with weeds and everything else all "hardened off", it doesn't work as good. In the early summer when things are green and soft, it works great.
BTW, they ain't cheap.

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