[Market-farming] Stihl Yard Boss Trimmer Attachment, Anyone?

Barking Cat Farm barkingcatfarm at mindspring.com
Sun Aug 24 12:11:40 EDT 2014

On our farm frontage, we have a stretch of ditch and fence line that is ~450' long.  We've had it regraded several times, but it actually belongs to the city, and they don't maintain it very well. It is too steep of a ditch grade to mow safely with a tractor, and it is too rutted and uneven in places to mow with a riding or push mower. Right now, we do what we can with a riding mower and weed eat the rest with a Stihl FS110. It does great but gets heavy to lug around, especially in Texas summer heat or if the native weeds and grasses get too overgrown for the riding mower. We were hoping to make a modest investment in something that might make this job a bit easier on the back and shoulders.  99% of what grows here can be brought down with the weed eater trimmer head.  In other words, no need for a blade. 

We already own a Yard Boss with the wheel set and cultivator <http://www.stihlusa.com/products/multi-task-tools/yard-boss/>, which we really like for that job.  

We were wondering if anybody has the trimmer attachment <http://www.stihlusa.com/products/multi-task-tools/accessories/yard-boss-attachments/fsmm/> ?  How well does it work with the wheel set? According to the very few reviews at that link, some people have had feeding problems.  Since there are so few posted reviews there, thought we'd check with The Collective. What have been your experiences with this product? Just seems like pushing a lighter wheeled tool over this rough area might be considerably easier than slinging a regular weed eater over the whole thing. 

Thanks in advance,
Barking Cat Farm

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