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    Wire wheel weed eater - video

    Wire wheel weed eater. I would be worried about one of those wires stabbing me.




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    It looks as if this machine is pulling up the weed roots unlike a strimmer, I would not think the brush head is rotating fast enough to be a real hazard from flying wire pieces.

    Reminds me of a home made strimmer I cobbled together after seeing this new device on a TV program called Tomorrows World back in the sixties, a spin dryer motor on the end of an upright vacuum handle and a plastic guard cut from a container of some kind. All feasible apart from the piece of bowden cable I decided to use as a blade, all went well for twenty minuets or so when it stopped cutting and the motor revved up, you guessed it the bowden cable had gone, I came across it weeks later sticking out of my garden shed like a dart. A classic case of enthusiasm getting the better of common sense.

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    I am not so sure that is effective at killing the week, it appears it would just take off the leaves rather than kill the root.

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    Not just resembles, near copy of a full size street sweeping truck. Not sure [at 5 in the morning] how to procure/ construct brush head. But a vertical gas engine, some type of outboard bearing and drive belt. this is very buildable. I see need of a third [not visible in vid] wheel forward of brush ideal for balance, height and stability.
    The deck and brush could also be pitched a few degrees laterally to reduce contact of inboard side. Compare this to fly-cutting, when a mill head when not trammed in accurately.
    A poly tank and solenoid valve to dispense weed killer selectively along line established by brush periphery would top this off.
    Regular trimmers only do a so-so job on pavement cracks, brick pavers etc; string and surface are too close to parallel. This semi-perpendicular brush is near perfect.
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    Whoa Nelly! Not half as efficient as machine initiating this thread.
    I don't drive a mini-excavator, but maintaining a straight line, radius and Z axis is labor intensive, not to mention awfully large mechanical footprint.
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    IT seems to me that the trimmer on the mini would be good for clearing poison ivy or briers out of the woods and trees
    I don't have a mini excavator but I have thought of building a tree saw for my Kubota HF 191 mid size once I get it running I think if I were to make an extension for the 14 ft boom reach to become 20 ft I could use that to trim back a lot of the overgrown trees on my place. I can't get my Ford 755 Backhoe in paces where the middie would go


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