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

Tom & Melanie limerock at thirdplanet.net
Sun Aug 24 13:05:42 EDT 2014


We bought a DR trimmer maybe 15 years ago.  Served us well for quite a long 
time.  This was before numerous other makers came out with their versions of 
a 'high-wheel' trimmer.

http://www.drpower.com/inquiry/trimmer-mowers?src=AW82508XE3463859&utm_source=bing&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=_SEER_%20Trimmer%20-%20Brand

Tom
Limerock Orchards and Roadside Market

-----Original Message----- 
From: Barking Cat Farm
Sent: Sunday, August 24, 2014 12:11 PM
To: Market-farming at lists.ibiblio.org
Subject: [Market-farming] Stihl Yard Boss Trimmer Attachment, Anyone?

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,
Laurie
Barking Cat Farm
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