A wheeled trimmer combines a lawnmower with a weed trimmer

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It's a lawnmower. It's a weed trimmer. It's a wheeled trimmer. Much like those in Metropolis at first couldn't tell what they were seeing flying through the air, many people don't know what to call a wheel trimmer when they see one for the first time. It looks a lot like a lawnmower, but the back two wheels are larger. And instead of a blade being encased underneath, there's a weed trimmer. Oh, and there aren't any front wheels. Okay, so they're a little bit of this and a little bit of that, but the important thing is wheeled trimmers are a lot of help when you have big chores in the yard. So what types of chores can you do with a wheeled trimmer?

If you make extra money mowing and get called to clear overgrown lawns where houses have been vacant for a while, you could use a wheeled trimmer. They are also great if you periodically have to clear thick weeds, such as around government-owned drainage ditches near your home. Basically, you use it to tackle what a lawn mower and trimmer couldn't do alone but could do if combined into one machine. In addition, you can purchase attachments to make it a multi-tasking machine, just as you can add an attachment to a lawnmower so it can do the job of a snowblower. So what makes a wheeled string trimmer such a workhorse of a machine? Let's start with those two large wheels on the back.

Trimmer wheels keep on turning

The two large wheels on the back vary based on the size of the machine you purchase and the manufacturer. For example, Craftsman's high wheel trimmer has 12-inch wheels. The wheels allow you to go over a variety of terrain, including rough, hilly and uneven surfaces. The tires are as rugged as the rest of the string trimmer; wheels are usually made of hard plastic. As the machine encounters tall grass and weeds traveling along the uneven surfaces, it can clear quite a swath. Machines vary, but you can clear a path that's 22 inches or so in one fell swoop.

Wheeled string trimmers, as some people refer to them, have engines similar to those found in push lawn mowers. With the pull of the cord, you get the motor running. Wheeled trimmers usually come with 6 to 9 foot-pounds of torque. The greater the torque, the greater the power. So if you have a heavy-duty job to do, consider a wheeled trimmer with a higher amount of torque. Wheeled trimmer engines require the same amount of regular maintenance that lawnmowers do. So remember to check and change the oil and spark plugs, etc.

Replacement wheeled trimmer lines

Lines will break even on the most rugged wheeled trimmer, so make sure you have extra spools or pre-cut strings on hand. The bigger the diameter of the line, the more it will be able to cut through taller and thicker grass. They'll also be more durable, not breaking every few minutes.

A wheeled trimmer is a great combination of lawn mower and grass trimmer and can help you tackle a variety of tough jobs. When it comes to tougher jobs, look to Sears to get you the supplies you need.

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