How to Wind Up the String on a Speed Feed Head

In recent years, speed feed heads have become increasingly popular on trimmers, and for good reason. While it is true that they are more expensive, the higher cost is mitigated by the fact that they are simply much easier to load than traditional trimmer heads. Speed heads fit on the vast majority of trimmers, so there is no good reason why you shouldn’t look into purchasing one. In fact, winding up the string on a speed feed head should only take around thirty seconds to accomplish. This post offers a step-by-step explanation of how to perform this useful maintenance tip. You should also make sure to watch the video on this subject at the LawnEQ YouTube page.

Clean the Machine

Before you actually insert the string, you should definitely take it upon yourself to clean out the head. Wash it with a rag, clean out the bottom, and remove any lingering debris. After this, remove the head by pressing the dual tabs holding it in place.

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Speed Feed Head

The Procedure

For the speed feed head, you will need anywhere from 15-20 feet in total. The astute reader will note that this is slightly more than is typically used for a traditional trimmer, and this added length is an additional benefit of using a speed feed head.  Turn the bottom of the head until you can see all of the way through the head.  Insert the string through the head.  Line up the ends of the string and pull until the center of the string is in the head.   Finally, start turning the bottom of the head until the string is hanging out of the head approximately 6-8 inches.

As you can see, winding up the string on a speed feed head is one of the easiest do-it-yourself lawn care tasks you can conduct. As you prepare your lawn equipment for the spring growing season, remember to set a couple minutes aside to get your trimmer ready to go.

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