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How do I change the line on a victa swift start straight shaft line trimmer?

briano74
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How do I change the line on a victa swift start straight shaft line trimmer?

The manual does not seem to show the model I have - a bump head - and I am having difficulty putting in new line. Any advice. Should I just get the metal head - seems a lot easier

Jason
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Re: how do I change the line on a victa swift start straight shaft line trimmer

Hi @briano74,

 

Could you possibly share a photo of your trimmer so members can see what you are working with? It might help identify your model and provide more specific and helpful advice. 

 

I will also ask @MitchellMc to assist when he gets back on the site tomorrow. 

 

Welcome to the Bunnings Workshop community. We're pleased to have you join us and are sure you will get plenty of helpful information, advice and inspiration from our wonderful members. Feel free to post anytime you need a hand. 

 

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MitchellMc
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Re: how do I change the line on a victa swift start straight shaft line trimmer

Welcome to the Bunnings Workshop community @briano74. It's terrific to have you join us, and many thanks for your question.

 

I believe this would be the manual for your machine. Even if it is not, it appears to illustrate the Victa bump feed head on pages nine and ten. The pictures will most likely illustrate the procedure better than I can through text.

 

It is easy to replace the line on the metal head. However, if you have a lot of hard edging, you will replace the short piece of line very frequently.

 

Please let me know if you have trouble following these directions or have questions.

 

Mitchell

 

 

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briano74
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Re: how do I change the line on a victa swift start straight shaft line trimmer

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 It does not appear like the bump head in the manual. I have removed the metal part and fed it around inside but it does not appear to feed well at all.

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briano74
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Re: how do I change the line on a victa swift start straight shaft line trimmer

There is no equivalent lower and upper spool. Have taken it apart and does not appear like the head in the manual. Am familiar with that type from a previous Ryobi bump head with that configuration. Is it possible to bring it into a store for some assistance??

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MitchellMc
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Re: how do I change the line on a victa swift start straight shaft line trimmer

Hi @briano74,

 

Many thanks for the additional details and pictures. This is an Oregon Gator SpeedLoad Trimmer Head which uses a cartridge system. Oregon Gator SpeedLoad Trimmer Line .095" would be the correct replacement product. You'll place the cartridge onto the internal cast metal plate and feed the lines out the guides on the side. Once you have fixed the cartridge in position, you can then clip the head back together and begin trimming.

 

I've included a video below of the cartridge installation process.

 

Please let me know if you need further help or had questions.

 

Mitchell

 

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briano74
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Re: how do I change the line on a victa swift start straight shaft line trimmer

Thanks for all your help with this 

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