How do I make my trimmer easier to control?
I will only be able to use my trimmer for a short time, because it is so hard to control it.
Heavy as it is, I have to push down on the handlebar constantly to raise the spin-cup up above the ground and balance this thing on its two back wheels.
After 20 minutes, I felt aches on my body, legs, arms, and back and just have to stop.
I am very frustrated and dissappoint about this machine.
Sometimes I don’t even want to trim because of all the above.
I looked at many brands/models out there and they all are seated on the two back wheels. I used to own a lawnmower and it seat on four wheels, much eaiser to move.
Why don’t the walk-behind trimmer manufacturers have something for add-on to these machines, so it becomes easier to control?
Well, there is no answer for this. It is not only me saying all this things about these machines, but many owners of these machines have been saying the same things.
I asked them.
Introducing: The AWAP by Awesome Wheel
The AWAP is an Aluminum plate, equipped with a 5″ detachable swivel caster wheel.
It could be mounted under the trimmer body-frame regardless of brands/models.
It fit on any walk-behind trimmers.
You do not have to drill, cut, weld on your trimmer. Just replace a set of harware with the original ones. Slide the AWAP under the trimmer and secure it by the supplied hardware.
All you need is two 7/16″ wrenches to install it. Taks less than 10 minutes to install.
Left photo, you have to constantly push down on the handlebar to raise the spin-cup up above the ground t be able to move the trimmer.
Right photo, can you see the trimmer is seated flat on the ground, as a Three-Wheeler?
The benefits of the AWAP:
. You do not have to push down on the handlebar
. The spin-cup is 1/2″ above the ground. The AWAP protect the spin-cup from pounding to the ground and damage it.
. You can achieve even height as you trim.
. So easy to move and cover much larger areas
. Less pain to your body, arms, legs, and back
. Easy to turn and even doing a 360-degree turn with one hand.
Try your trimmer without the AWAP install and see how funny it is.
Visit Review Trimmers Before Buying. Compare these machines by thier specifications. You will have an idea which one you would like to have.
This is what I did before I bought my Craftsman.
I scanned around my neighborhoods, ask the owners how they like their trimmers. I got lucky as they let me test drive their machines.
If you need advise from sale persons at retailers. Ask him or she owns one or test drive one? How many different brands/models he or she tested?
If they don’t test a few different ones, how do they advise you which one is better than others? You know what I am saying?
Don’t disappoint yourself like those owners
Operating this machine with out the AWAP
|Assembled depth||46.5"||Wheel Size||14"|
|Assembled Width||21"||Cutting Width||22"|
|Assembled Height||41"||Line Diameter||.155|
|Engine Displacement (cc)||150 cc||Handle Bar Positions||1|
|Engine Brand||OEM||Fuel Type||Gas|
|Engine Type||4 Cycles||Product Weight||50 lbs|
|Features||Adjustable, Foldable Handel Bar||Engine Start||Coil Start
|Fuel Tank Capacity (gallons)||0.25||Oil Type||SAE 10W – 30W
|Max. Cutting Height||3.5"||Min. Cutting Height||1.5"|
|Manufacturer Warranty||3 Years Limited|