Can You Place the New SpeedSpool in an Old Troy-Bilt Trimmer?

Many models of Troy-Bilt string trimmers make use of the SpeedSpool trimmer head. The SpeedSpool accepts cut lengths of cord that you end onto the spool from hand or the insertion of a spool that’s already filled with the proper dimensions and length of trimmer line. Before buying a SpeedSpool to your older model Troy-Bilt trimmer, do your own homework to discover whether or not it is one that can use the SpeedSpool.

SpeedSpool Basics

The characteristic of the SpeedSpool that makes it so appealing is that you can install new individual lengths of trimmer cord without removing the bump head or the spool. The SpeedSpool will manage two 10-foot lengths of trimmer line. Always use 0.080-inch replacement line. Other sizes of trimmer line might not feed properly and might feed too fast, too slowly or even not at all. Troy-Bilt also says you shouldn’t use metal-reinforced trimmer line in the SpeedSpool.

Older Model Trimmers

Even though it might be an appealing idea to bring the newest SpeedSpool on an older model of Troy-Bilt string trimmer, most older models do not usually accept the SpeedSpool. To ascertain whether or not your model is acceptable for your own SpeedSpool, check the operator’s manual. If you are able to use the SpeedSpool with your model of trimmer, the manual will contain instructions for its usage. You may also check the packaging of the SpeedSpool to get a list of Troy-Bilt models on which you are able to use it.

Cut Line Installation

To put in new line in the SpeedSpool, line up the arrows on the reel and spool, feed the line into one of the two trimmer line holes in the outer reel. Push the line through until you can insert approximately 1/2 inch of it in the line locking hole to form a loop and pull on the string that exits the eyelet until it is taut against the inner reel. Perform the exact same process from another trimmer line hole in the outer reel. When completed, grasp the outer reel and turn the internal reel clockwise to finish the string onto the spool until the two lengths of line remain extended in the reel to a length of approximately 4 inches per.

Preloaded Spool Installation

If you’d rather use a spool that’s already loaded with the proper type and length of string, then you may also do that using the SpeedSpool. Unlike when you put in cut lengths of trimmer line, then you’ll need to remove the bump head, seal, spool and spring to put in a preloaded spool. After you’ve replaced the old spool using the preloaded one, thread the two ends of the trimmer line through the eyelets from the outer reel and replace the spring, seal and bump head.