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Starting a lawn care business.

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Ok so yesterday I literally melted my poor old reliable weed eater cutting a fire break so I had to get a new one. This thing is awesome. 29CC 4 stroke ar ar arr. I have only bee able to play with it in my back yard and love it so far but I have a problem. I got an attachment to help with the fire break as regular orange line that the spool holds wont cut it with this job but I need to take the entire spool off and replace it. How the heck do you get it off? Its a Troy Built TB575SS Any help is appreciated. Check out the picture compared to my old one.

I am getting a database error and cant attach a picture. You have the make and model so maybe you can go off of that and I will try to attach a picture later.
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see what that says usually you just push them in on the sides and the cap comes off. or is that the new ones where you just stick the pice of plastic in on the sides?. cant see from the pictures ive looked at. throw it against a wall a few times till it comes off.
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Thats a bummer. I really like the thing but it looks like I will have to return it now as I can not change the head on it. I had a feeling I should have stuck with the good ol green.
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I think the problem with it is the image is too large. Try making it smaller and then reposting it.
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That could be it Steve, It was a rather large image. I will resize and retry with this message. The good news is I found out how to use universal heads on my new Trybilt today. It was a simple matter of sitting down, taking a deep breath and reading. The manual says nothing about it but the back of the packaging the new head came it illustrates exactly how to do it on Trybilt equipment so I am very happy now. The true test however will come this afternoon when I finish the job that melted down my little green guy.
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That could be it Steve, It was a rather large image. I will resize and retry with this message. The good news is I found out how to use universal heads on my new Trybilt today. It was a simple matter of sitting down, taking a deep breath and reading. The manual says nothing about it but the back of the packaging the new head came it illustrates exactly how to do it on Trybilt equipment so I am very happy now. The true test however will come this afternoon when I finish the job that melted down my little green guy.
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My property before this was an acre. Now I have a half acre. My little green guy has lasted me 5 years with no problems until now. Paid for itself many times over. I read reviews and did research and saw all the problems with both of these models but all I have to say is a lot can be said for proper maintenance. People think they can take these things and run them all day and night without ever so much as blowing them off. If you maintain them and dont beet the hell out of them they will last for years. A perfect example is the green one. Its given me 5 years of very reliable great service but 3 hours of brush cutting and chopping down hundreds of 1/4" pine trees proved to be to much for it. I beet on it for 3 hours non stop and she finally gave in, it dose however still run great but I will no longer be using it for stuff like that. The green one is just a direct drive which I am sure all the hitting trees and dirt bringing it to a dead stall is one of the things that caused the problems. The new one has a clutch and I would assume as with everything ells the jolts like that will not affect the motor in such a way as the clutch should soak it up. On top of that a lot can be said about 4 stroke reliability as well as B&S motors. I have never ever had an issue with a B&S motor that was not human caused. My mower is the same story, 5 years old and still going strong. I have to agree but disagree with your opinion. I am sure this new one would not stand up to the rigors of a 12 hour day for to long. I however at this time have only 4 clients. I average about 3 hours of work a week at this time and only 2 of those clients require the use of a weed eater so I am sure this new one will be up to the task of taking me to the next level in this business. The availability of all the attachments is a bonus that is sure to save my some money and storage room on future jobs as well. One of the biggest complaints I have read about this one is about the motors not being reliable as well as the main seals in them going out but most complainants fail to realize the manual says to change the oil after 10 hours of use for the first time and 25 hours every other time thereafter. I could very well be wrong and if so I hope it burns up in the first 30 days so I can take it strait back to lowes. If it dose or even when it dose if I don't think it has given me good service I will try a different brand. I hear JD makes good equipment, do they make weed whackers? Anyway truth be told I was very iffy when shopping for this as my Weed Eater brand has been so darn reliable for so many years I really thought I should just stick with them. Also the green one was 1/4 the cost of the new one.
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My property before this was an acre. Now I have a half acre. My little green guy has lasted me 5 years with no problems until now. Paid for itself many times over. I read reviews and did research and saw all the problems with both of these models but all I have to say is a lot can be said for proper maintenance. People think they can take these things and run them all day and night without ever so much as blowing them off. If you maintain them and dont beet the hell out of them they will last for years. A perfect example is the green one. Its given me 5 years of very reliable great service but 3 hours of brush cutting and chopping down hundreds of 1/4" pine trees proved to be to much for it. I beet on it for 3 hours non stop and she finally gave in, it dose however still run great but I will no longer be using it for stuff like that. The green one is just a direct drive which I am sure all the hitting trees and dirt bringing it to a dead stall is one of the things that caused the problems. The new one has a clutch and I would assume as with everything ells the jolts like that will not affect the motor in such a way as the clutch should soak it up. On top of that a lot can be said about 4 stroke reliability as well as B&S motors. I have never ever had an issue with a B&S motor that was not human caused. My mower is the same story, 5 years old and still going strong. I have to agree but disagree with your opinion. I am sure this new one would not stand up to the rigors of a 12 hour day for to long. I however at this time have only 4 clients. I average about 3 hours of work a week at this time and only 2 of those clients require the use of a weed eater so I am sure this new one will be up to the task of taking me to the next level in this business. The availability of all the attachments is a bonus that is sure to save my some money and storage room on future jobs as well. One of the biggest complaints I have read about this one is about the motors not being reliable as well as the main seals in them going out but most complainants fail to realize the manual says to change the oil after 10 hours of use for the first time and 25 hours every other time thereafter. I could very well be wrong and if so I hope it burns up in the first 30 days so I can take it strait back to lowes. If it dose or even when it dose if I don't think it has given me good service I will try a different brand. I hear JD makes good equipment, do they make weed whackers? Anyway truth be told I was very iffy when shopping for this as my Weed Eater brand has been so darn reliable for so many years I really thought I should just stick with them. Also the green one was 1/4 the cost of the new one.
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I have an update. I just got back from finishing the job and I absolutely love this thing. The auto feeder was awesome until it got tangled up. I tried the big reel that hold 4 of the big purple line and it bogged the motor to much to be really to useful and made me worry about burning it up so I removed the large lines and added 4 of the smaller orange lines and it kicked but. Very low RPM cutting the hell out of the weeds. After Saturday I estimated another 4 hours before finishing the job. Well I did it in 2 hours. WOOHOO. This is only the first job its been on which means nothing as far as its reliability. I will keep everyone posted.
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How does the machine handle being a 4-stroke vs. a 2 stroke? I would figure it run differently.
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