Upload Photos Refer a PRO
  ECHO Means Business FORUM
  [Search] Search   [Recent Topics] Recent Topics   [Hottest Topics] Hottest Topics   [Members]  Member Listing   [Groups] Back to home page 
Weed Eating BACKWARDS!!!  XML
Forum Index » Professional Users and Equipment
Author Message
Mishas_Mowing_Landscaping

Pro-User





Joined:

Fri Apr 7, 2017 5:35 PM
Messages: 25
Offline

I trim forward and vertical trim backward as I feel out of precise control going forward vertical trimming.
LanierLawnCare

UAG Member




[Avatar]

Joined:

Wed Apr 19, 2017 5:32 AM
Messages: 20
Offline

I walk backwards also. Seems i have more control when i do and it slings the grass clippings back into the lawn so when i mow it disappears

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/LanierLawnCare

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lanierlawncare/
Copper_Creek_Cuts

UAG Member




[Avatar]

Joined:

Thu Jul 6, 2017 11:50 PM
Messages: 491
Offline

I'm a lefty, and for me it feels most comfortable to walk with my left side forward, left hand on throttle and right hand on the guide.

Website: https://coppercreekcuts.wixsite.com/coppercreekcuts

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/coppercreekcuts/

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/coppercreekcuts

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/coppercreekcuts/
katterkuts

Pro-User




[Avatar]

Joined:

Sat Apr 1, 2017 2:05 PM
Messages: 72
Offline

Well I could see were that would come into play I guess it wouldn't feel backwards to you at all.

Brent Catterson
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/katterkuts
Instagram: http://www.instgram.com/katterkuts
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/katterkuts
Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcbsGxA7fU9Hm6c9CzmbPHg
Website: http://www.katterkuts.com
Greenworksgr

Pro-User




[Avatar]

Joined:

Thu Feb 1, 2018 2:00 AM
Messages: 192
Offline

I am a backwards guy as well. Seems I have more control and honestly it just feels natural for some reason.

Website: www.greenworksgr.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/greenworksgr

Instagram: www.instagram.com/greenworks616

Greenworks Lawn and Landscape
Grand Rapids, MI USA
Plemons_LawnandLandscape

Pro-User




[Avatar]

Joined:

Sun Oct 1, 2017 2:33 PM
Messages: 255
Offline

Backwards here as well on flower beds. Everything else it what is most efficient be backwards forward or side to side.

website: www.plemonslawncare.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/plemonslawnandlandscape/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/plemonslawnandlandscape/

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2oN5ihPnOLKfrYwGZ5JZpQ
cleancutlawnsnc

UAG Member





Joined:

Sat Nov 4, 2017 3:50 AM
Messages: 11
Offline

I was taught by my 1st landscaping boss to walk backwards. However, I walk forward and just make sure the head is spinning the right way to keep grass from going in the beds. I think both ways work well though!
Sierra-OneLove_Lawn

Pro-User




[Avatar]

Joined:

Thu Mar 1, 2018 4:30 AM
Messages: 13
Offline

I started out going forward but as I got more comfortable with the trimmer I started going backwards nd prefer it that way.
Plemons_LawnandLandscape

Pro-User




[Avatar]

Joined:

Sun Oct 1, 2017 2:33 PM
Messages: 255
Offline

Sierra-OneLove_Lawn wrote:I started out going forward but as I got more comfortable with the trimmer I started going backwards nd prefer it that way.


It was awkward for me at first going backwards and now I prefer it that way most of the time.

website: www.plemonslawncare.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/plemonslawnandlandscape/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/plemonslawnandlandscape/

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2oN5ihPnOLKfrYwGZ5JZpQ
Koehn's Lawn Service

Pro-User




[Avatar]

Joined:

Wed Nov 29, 2017 2:54 AM
Messages: 114
Offline

I have taught myself to trim either way and both ways I walk forward. Mostly I do it the way trimmer is spinning to throw grass back onto lawn. Little trick that works for me if you are trimming the way it would be throwing grass into beds just tilt your trimmer head back a bit and using that edge of the string to cut it will actually throw the grass out. Hope this makes sense it works for me.
onelove_lawn

Pro-User




[Avatar]

Joined:

Mon Sep 18, 2017 9:18 PM
Messages: 155
Offline

Depends on the property size ... And what I am trimming , Chain link Fence lines backwards always , Long grass backwards If its something you are running weekly and things are under control You can walk forward again if you get to beds you should go backwards keeping the grass out of the beds ....

Website:
http://www.onelovelawn.com/
Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/OneLoveLawn/?ref=bookmarks
Youtube:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMLT8qomH8
Instagram:
https://www.instagram.com/onelove_lawn/?hl=en

JandJLawnService

UAG Member




[Avatar]

Joined:

Tue Apr 18, 2017 1:55 AM
Messages: 229
Offline

Trim and edge both backwards and forward depends on the property; most beds, edging I do backwards.

Jim Nelson
Veteran Owned/Family Operated

Website: http://www.jandjlawn.com

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jandjlawnservice

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JandJLawnLakeCityFL/

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxQyGbUYHUt4j45WaZUC1Ug
Southernstripeking

UAG Member




[Avatar]

Joined:

Sat Sep 30, 2017 7:23 PM
Messages: 76
Offline

i go backwards mostly but am comfortable going forward too. either way youll get grass in the beds

https://www.youtube.com/user/STREAMLINKUSTOMZ
https://www.facebook.com/blaine.dennison.7
https://www.facebook.com/neworleanslawns.org/
solowcutslandscaping

UAG Member




[Avatar]

Joined:

Mon Nov 26, 2018 11:19 PM
Messages: 8
Offline

I guess I do both directions. Just depends on the circumstance. Walking uphill/downhill. Tight quarters/wide open. Along flower beds/ a fence line. My trimmer throws grass to the left, but depending on circumstances determines the direction I walk.
FraserOutdoor

UAG Member




[Avatar]

Joined:

Tue Nov 20, 2018 9:49 PM
Messages: 60
Offline

I usually trim walking forwards and edge backwards but like so low cuts said it also depends on the area and situation.
 
Forum Index » Professional Users and Equipment
Go to: