How To Properly Adjust The Trimmer For Yourself
Trimmer Backpack Strap. Intended Use
Many trimmer models are equipped with a regular oblique strap. For work, however, it is best to purchase a backpack strap that is specifically designed for lawn mowers. Thanks to its clever design, it evenly distributes the weight of the device over the entire body. The padded shoulder pads reduce weight and relieve pain in the forearms. The rigid backrest distributes the load between the upper and lower back, excluding the lower back. The shock-resistant thigh protector prevents the mower from contacting the foot to prevent chafing and vibration. In addition, the belt provides:
- Convenient transportation of the trimmer;
- Comfort during operation due to the ergonomic position of the scythe relative to the body;
- Safe at work. the knapsack belt prevents the lawn mowers from slipping out of the hands when hard objects fall under the knife.
Among the safest and most popular trimmers, products from German manufacturers (including Denzel) are especially appreciated, since they pay increased attention to quality and reliability. However, despite the brand and model, there are a number of rules that you need to clearly know and follow when using a trimmer.
- Before use, you must read the instructions for use.
- You can not work with the trimmer in a state of fatigue, illness, intoxication.
- It is forbidden to use the scythe in explosive and fire hazardous areas.
- Do not mow during thunderstorms and rain, or after rain, when the grass is wet.
- You can work only during daylight hours, in good light conditions.
- Use only the type of fuel and lubricant that is suitable for the particular trimmer model.
- It is not recommended to repair the instrument yourself.
- Do not touch rotating or heating elements during operation.
- No smoking and no fire during the mowing process, etc.
If you still have questions about the adjustment on the backpack belt of a particular lawn mower model, you can try to find the answers in the instruction manual attached to the product, or look on the Internet, where it is clearly and easily shown how to set up and adjust the belt together with the lawn mower.
To provide yourself with comfortable working conditions, you need to be able to properly put on a backpack belt. This process requires some skill, but then, after adjusting the backpack for yourself for the first time, it will be much faster and easier to put on.
Balancing the handles
An important step in adjusting the backpack belt is also adjusting the handles to the optimum level. When the operator is holding the lawn cutter, his arms should be relaxed and his shoulders should be parallel to his body. Therefore, after adjusting the double shoulder strap, adjust the two-handed mechanism by moving it up or down. It is necessary to achieve such a result that the hands only set the direction, and not hold the device. If after that the trimmer balancing is disturbed again, you will have to repeat all the steps again.
Balancing the braid by moving the eyelet
After fixing the required height for yourself, you need to balance the trimmer. For this, the eyelet is rearranged, with the help of which the device is suspended from the belt, forward or backward. As a result, you need to attach the belt to the trimmer so that when you release the steering wheel, the knife or saw blade does not lie on the ground, but hangs over it without touching the surface. At what distance it will be located depends on the goals set.
Attaching the lawn mower to the belt
Depending on the model, the petrol braid can be attached to the belt using a strap or loop. In the latter case, for balancing, you need to move it along the bar in order to get the desired result. In some cases, damping mechanisms are provided to reduce vibration and soften the sudden jumps of the trimmer.
What is a backpack strap
It should be understood that the weight of a filled lawn mower is on average 6-9 kg. And this device must be kept suspended all the time. To evenly distribute the load, the backpack strap seems to encircle the body from all sides. The main load falls on the shoulders and back, so its upper part is supplemented with wide foam inserts and fabric straps. Further, the straps are lowered along the body and, with the help of a quick-release clip, are connected to each other in the chest or abdomen area. And so that the belt does not cut into the body during load, a wide and durable lining is provided. A plastic leg guard is attached to the belt. It has a carabiner for attaching to the trimmer and spring cushioning. The ease of unfastening and fastening the lawn mower is provided by a quick release latch located on top.
Adjusting the shoulder straps
To distribute the load evenly across the shoulders and back, the shoulder straps need to be well adjusted. To do this, it is enough to tighten or relax the straps. they should not dig into the body or hang down. You can understand how the weight will be dispersed if you press the hook for hanging the braid with your own hands.
How to wear the trimmer belt correctly
Working with the trimmer is much more convenient and easier with the help of a special belt. Thanks to it, the operator can mow large areas of grass for several hours in a row without pain in joints and muscles. The double-shoulder harness is designed in such a way that the lawn mower can be held by the mounts by itself. without the help of hands. She only needs to set the direction, and she will do the rest herself. How to properly attach the belt to the trimmer and adjust it for yourself in order to lighten the load, and will be discussed in this material.
Trimmer in action
So, the preparatory stage is over, it’s time to get to work. Where do you start? How to use all the capabilities of the device correctly? Of course, you can just get started and learn everything by trial and error, or stick to simple but correct recommendations and get a wonderful effect after the first mowing. There are nuances everywhere, whether it be mowing the lawn, sawing bushes with a disc or mowing grass for hay. You should start with the simplest.
Mowing tall grass
Cutting tall grass is not difficult. Mowing takes place in two directions at once. First to the left, then to the right (first pass), cutting off the top. Then in the opposite direction, but having already lowered the barbell with the blade to the required level. In this case, the grass that has been mowed remains on the left side, which is very convenient for the subsequent collection. It so happens that the weeds have grown too much and abundantly. In this case, you may need several movements to the right and to the left, the main thing is to adhere to the correct pattern.
With several movements, the line is consumed much faster, but in some cases it may be necessary to get to the base of thickets, into which it is impossible to cut through immediately. If necessary, the line can be alternated with the knife. If difficulties arise, and the performance of the device has decreased, it will be enough just to replace the consumable and start working again.
Do not try to mow tall grass just below the base; this can be difficult. For example, a long stem can wrap around the line, resulting in a long, unplanned stop.
Important: when working with a blade, the speed of work may slow down somewhat, since its area is less than the span of the line.
Balancing the handles
Find the correct position of the handles for easy work with the lawn mower. For ease of adjustment, it is advisable to find a model with separate adjustment of the handles. In these models, the handle is fixed with four screws. By unscrewing the top screws, you can adjust the angle of rotation of the handles. By removing the bottom screws, you can adjust the handle to your height.
Some lawnmower models are equipped with twin handles, which do not have an adjustable angle of rotation. In order for the handles not to rest against your feet when working with such braids, they must be lowered on the working shaft. When the handles are lowered, the lawnmower has to bend over or lift, so the back or arms get tired during prolonged work.
How to properly cut grass with a trimmer?
The first step is to adjust the trimmer belt so that the drum is not touching the ground. Further, it is important to remember that the thick line will overload the trimmer, so do not overdo it with the thickness.
Do not wind a lot of fishing line on the drum.
Remember to periodically clean the trimmer.
Be sure to lubricate the cable.
The trimmer is very handy as it can be used in a wide variety of places, including difficult terrain and areas near trees. If you are cutting tall grass, start with the raised tops first and then continue with the bulk.
The main thing is to correctly adjust the trimmer belt so that the drum with the line does not crawl along the ground.
Make the right gasoline-oil mixture.
Do not use a line that is too thick. it picks up speed and overloads the trimmer.
Don’t be afraid to give it revs.
Do not wrap too much line on the drum, and do not wind it too much.
Stop and clean from time to time “basket”.
Lubricate the trimmer cable and the gear train (if any) with grease.
Before mowing the grass, first, adjust the line and firmly fix it in your cavity so that the line does not dangle and go back and forth. Next, fill in the fuel accordingly (if you do not have an electric trimmer), which consists of special oil and gasoline. Next, start mowing the grass with smooth movements (not fast) to the right and left. Do not try to chop off thick stems of plants often, as the line will instantly run out and you will have to tune the reel again. In dense places, the main thing is not to spare the gas)
The technique of cutting grass with a trimmer is not very complicated and takes into account the need for:
- Decide exactly how you are going to mow. Can be folded, can be across.
- Choose a place so that a bald patch does not appear as a result and the site looks harmonious
- Understand what exactly you are going to mow, and depending on the choice, put the right knife. They are different. For example, hay or weed. You also need to set the speed.
- Of course, it is necessary to prepare both clothing and protective equipment. No matter how experienced you are, you must wear glasses. And don’t forget headphones and long clothes.
All the details of the technique are on how to mow with a trimmer.
Use the trimmer as directed. The electric scythe (that is, the trimmer) is good because it does its job well in hard-to-reach places. Therefore, the trimmer can be used near trees, fences in relief areas. And not only for mowing the lawn, but also for ordinary grass.
The main thing is to make sure that the weeds do not have time to give seeds and mow them on time.
If you did not have time to mow the grass before the moment it gave the ears, then first mow the tops of the spikelets and burn them. And only then mow the grass itself, and put it in compost.
Trimmer from the Varyag company koshu according to the instructions:
Step 1. Installing the cutting device.
Depending on the type of weed, we choose a cutting tool: a fishing line for soft-stemmed grasses, a knife for hard-stemmed and small bushes. We unscrew the nut of the cutting mechanism and install the cutting tool. Tighten the nut, the mechanism is ready to work.
Note: some trimmers do not have interchangeable cutting tools, so you can start using them right away.
Step 2. Preparing the trimmer for work.
If the trimmer is electric, we charge the battery or turn on the motor to the network. If the petrol tank is filled with fuel. Then, depending on the type of trimmer, we adapt it to ourselves (the upper motor is hung with a loop on the shoulder, the knapsack is by the shoulders, the lower upper arm is grabbed by the handles). Hold the trimmer over the grass so that its cutting mechanism is parallel to the area to be treated. We start the engine.
Step 3. Mowing.
The grass trimmer is mowing with simple movements. It is important to remember that the cutter bar of the device rotates counterclockwise so that the cut grass will fall onto the already treated area. The first is from right to left in front of us (this is how we cut off the top of the grass). Second from left to right (this is how we remove the remnants of the grass).
It is better to divide a large area of the cultivated area into squares, and mow the grass on them, moving from one to the other along the outside of each square.
When mowing grass on slopes, it is recommended to mow from below, moving parallel to the sloping area. We reached the edge, returned back, became a little higher and repeat the same route until the site is completely mowed.
To mow grass in an area where there are trees, it is better to use a line cutting device, and you need to mow, passing the area around the perimeter, bypassing the tree around the trunk.
Step 4. Finish work.
After the end of the mowing of all the grass in the area, turn off the engine, remove the trimmer (for shoulder and backpack devices), clean the cutting mechanism of grass residues.
If you decide to cut the grass with a trimmer, it is important not only to carefully prepare for the cutting process. It is also important to be good with the trimmer and have a protective suit. In addition, you must be able to adjust the trimmer.
Colleagues who regularly and heavily use petrol trimmers, tell me how to choose the right shoulder strap length and handle position.
Before that, I had an electric, lightweight, mowed and not steamed. One problem, the wire had to be constantly monitored so as not to accidentally “mow” it. This year, the electric gearbox is jammed. Took a simple petrol Chinese. (if anyone is interested. patriot 3045). With J-grip. I started to mow. I was tired at half the site. Both hands are constantly tense. The right one gets tired more, because K. You also have to put pressure on the gas. If I make the belt shorter, then I cannot cut the grass short. And it turns out that I generally hold the trimmer in my hands. The belt only saves from jerks (when you accidentally hook the ground, and the trimmer tries to run away). He twisted it to everyone. I just can’t find it to be convenient. In general, share a trick on how to properly adjust the belt length and handle position.
Nothing will help you. This is a trimmer. Non-ergonomic, designed for short work. I’ve tried five different ones. The trimmers of the lower linear row also have the disadvantages that you described. I concluded that the most convenient to use is a lawn mower with a straight bar (shaft inside) and with horn handles. That’s where the weight distribution is at a height, and the vibration in the palm of your hand is acceptable, and the mowing area is larger. But even from such a braid, the next day, the shoulder hurts from the belt, and began to notice that the knee joint of the left leg starts to hurt from the constant rotational movement on this leg. And you have to mow a lot. Or one day from morning to evening, but it is better 2 times for half a day. Spit and health is easier. This year, on the advice of Vadim, I bought a Bosch ARM 34 trolley. I’m happy as an elephant.
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You just need to look for the center of gravity of the braid. I use an Interskolov brush cutter, where the belt was initially attached in the wrong place, the overweight was in one direction, I had to hold it with my hands. I found the center of gravity, weighed the belt there, adjusted the length and that’s it. The weight is now on my shoulder, I only control my hands.
The comfort of the gardener and, as a consequence, the speed and duration of his work depends on the correct fastening of the lawn mowers on the backpack belt. Many do not want to spend time adjusting the petrol trimmer mounts on a two-shoulder strap, and perhaps this is justified if it is necessary to cut the grass only in a small area or near a fence, but in large areas the issue of convenience and endurance will become paramount if we do not want to stretch the mowing for several days. In addition, a properly adjusted lawn mower mount will make mowing much safer. As for me, it is worth understanding this issue.
Choosing the right speed
At what speed should you mow in order to cut your lawn evenly? When is it better to increase or decrease the revs? How long can you keep high revs? It should be noted that all these questions are relevant only for the gasoline trimmer. the trimmer does not have the ability to select the engine operating frequency, it practically reaches its peak power as much as possible and operates at it while both power buttons are pressed.
If the device itself allows you to adjust the engine speed during operation, then the following will be optimal:
- Minimum speed for working with lawn grass on a flat surface;
- Medium rpm when using the disc for tall grass and not thick bushes;
- Increased (maximum) speed for cutting bushes.
Important: no matter what rpm is used during operation, it is important to give the motor rest, especially if a non-standard (increased) load is meant.
How to cut your lawn to keep it smooth
A lawn means an open flat area that excludes any large landscape irregularities (holes, hills). Of course, snags and stumps should not stick out of the ground. you should attend to their uprooting in advance. It is best to plant the area under the lawn with soft types of grass that lend themselves well to mowing. In this case, you will spend much less effort.
- Experts recommend dividing the entire area into small squares and mowing along them, moving from one to the other clockwise. In this case, the grass that you cut always remains on the left, and will not interfere with further manipulations with the trimmer.
- If it is necessary to mow “to the root”, then the angle of contact with the surface must be at least 30 degrees. With this technique of work, the device practically comes into contact with the surface with a cutting knife.
- It is believed that to give the lawn a complete look, it must be mowed with a carriage-type lawn mower. This is partly true, but if you get used to it, you can achieve good results with a hand trimmer. It is also recommended to use the manual grass shears to correct any imperfections after using the trimmer.
The lower the line is, the smoother the lawn will be. By leaving the grass taller, the chances are that it will be cut differently in different places. This is due to the fact that the trimmer itself is not fixed on the horizontal plane, which leads to irregularities in the reciprocating motion performed during operation.
Trimmer Operation in Wet Weather
It should be noted right away that in rain, wet and damp weather, the operation of electric trimmers is completely excluded. This can cause a short circuit and electric shock. Do not use an electrical appliance even after rain, you must wait until the lawn grass is ventilated and dry. However, with gasoline lawn mowers, everything is also not as smooth as we would like. Some well-known manufacturers prohibit the use of their models in the rain, since the power units do not have the necessary degree of protection against moisture ingress.
You can also not operate wet equipment. If the braid has been in the rain for some (albeit short) time, then it must be brought to a dry place, wiped off and allowed to dry before starting.
the lawn mower is devoid of some design flaws of the trimmer, but is not fully insured against failure due to moisture.
Some experts claim that gasoline trimmers can be used to mow non-stop, even if it rains lightly. Of course, this is not recommended, because the likelihood of breakdown of various components and the engine itself increases. The top engine trimmer is less sensitive to moisture, but it is also not immune to power surges from water trapped in the extension cord connector. You can limit yourself to buying a new extension cord, but repairing or replacing the trimmer itself is not a cheap pleasure.
Getting ready for operation
As with any other technique, there are rules for working with a trimmer. First, you need to make sure that the main components and assemblies are intact: the screw, the rod, the handle and the motor. If the device has not yet been assembled, then it should be properly assembled according to the instructions.
With an electric trimmer, everything is much easier. After making sure that there is the required amount of lithol in the gearbox, you can start working. No additional measures are required. Unless it is necessary to ensure that the carrier does not run in the path of the mowing in order to avoid possible damage.
When the device itself is ready for operation, make sure that there is nothing around that could interfere with the operation. If possible, the intended mowing area should be cleared of driftwood, glass, stones and other hard objects that could damage the knife or line.
It is better if other people do not approach the trimmer during operation. Usually the recommended distance is at least 10-15 meters in order to avoid getting small debris (mulch) in the eyes and on the face.
Depending on the work to be done, you need to choose a trimmer attachment: a screw-knife for weeds and hay, a line for lawn grass or a circular saw for shrubs. Mowing should be in the opposite direction from people, if possible, then moving away from buildings and buildings. Do not get too close to the fence and other structures, as the line can catch on sharp edges, and the screw-knife bend if accidentally hitting a hard object.
The preparation of the device itself does not take much time, all modern models of devices are designed to facilitate and simplify their operation, starting to work as soon as possible.
Adjusting the lawn mowers attachment. What to strive for.
Once the two-handed grip and backpack-style belt have been adjusted, the cutter of the lawn mower hanging on the harness should be parallel to the ground, without your hands touching the garden tool. The height, of course, can vary depending on the task being performed, 20-30 centimeters when mowing tall grass for forage, 5-10 centimeters for mowing lawn grass.
The lawnmower must be balanced with the cutting tool installed: a disc or a spool of line.