TT Tips

TT's Tips

Helpful suggestions to make the jobs safer and easier:

- Use our RC-3 Rubber Clamp for securing blower tubes. Simply attach to your enclosed trailer wall beside the blower rack.

- When locking up equipment use our LC-1 Locking Cable. A multi-strand cable is more secure than a chain because it is more difficult to cut.

- A grease gun needle adapter or chain saw bar sprocket lubricator is great for greasing line trimmer gear heads with small openings.

- Very few two cycle engines actually wear out internally. Most are junk long before because of the abuse they receive in-between use.

- Use our LK-1 Lanyard Kit to secure easily lost air filter caps to the housing.

- Use our LK-1 Lanyard Kit to secure mower keys from loss thus preventing costly down time.

- Use marine grease on wheel bearings during wet seasons to help prevent wash out.

- Aluminum fuel bottles used for backpacker's stoves are excellent for carrying spare fuel for trimmers to remote areas

- A portable electric chain saw sharpener or Dremel tool is great for dressing up and sharpening hedge trimmer blades.

- Provide each crew member with a telephone cord type key chain with the key to locks on your racks. They can hang the key around their necks and reach the locks. At the end of the day place it with their time card.

- Rev 'em up! Two cycle engines are designed to run at high RPM because of the nature of line trimmers they are often used at low RPM's a majority of the time. Unlike blowers, this can cause carbon to build up resulting in piston rings sticking and other problems.

- Use Safety Wire or nylon wire ties to secure lynch pins closed on front wheel casters to prevent evergreens and shrubs from opening them. It might prevent an expensive accident

- A mesh cage or basket might be fine for grass catchers, however it will cause damage to trimmers and blowers. Bouncing and banging around can severely shorten their life.

- Aerosol hair spray makes a good adhesive for securing rubber hand grips and caps.

- Use a line trimmer from right to left when possible to reduce the amount of grass on walks and drives.

- A standard pair of diagonal cutters are perfect for cutting trimmer line. Use our LK-1 Lanyard Kit and attatch them close to the line holder

- The faster and easier a storage rack is to use the greater chance is it will be used. If it takes more than a couple of seconds (considering the number of times trimmers and blowers are loaded and unloaded) or involves a multi-step procedure it probably won't be used.

- Additives in blended fuels can discolor translucent gas tanks preventing visual fuel monitoring.

- Don't discard old tire tubes. Use a pair of scissors to cut one inch sections and make durable rubber bands. They have many uses including holding trimmer line on spools.

- Tie a knot(s) in a stretch cord to shorten it.

- Install trimmer and blower racks on the curb sidewhen possible. It's safer.