These cutter heads are absolutely top of the class.
I bought and reviewed one of these heads 6 years go. It's been fantastic and I'm now in the process of buying one for a different brand machine.
The website( http://www.alexbrushcutterheads.com/index.htm) gives very clear advice.
In following up details of the new cutters requirements, I phoned and spoke to Jenny Alexander on (02) 9659 1387 who was extremely friendly and helpful.
These products are top of the class.
I can't believe how useless, time-wasting and tangle-prone the mainstream cutter heads are by comparison.
Wake up Stihl, Ryobi et.al
Transforms a 'Line Trimmer' into a weapon
My dad saw it an a farm field days show maybe around 2007 and bought one (Champ 5 - not sure if that is what it was called at that time but the same unit - with three square section lines). Fitted to a four stroke Honda trimmer. It transformed the machine. Last year I bought a new Honda trimmer - same as dad's just newer and the biggest available cc version - and a new Champ 5 right off the bat. They say don't fix what is not broke'. This head is for people who can't waste time and get the job done. The line is not cheap but if you factor in w...hat it can do (heavier work), the added speed, the longevity of the line (much less frequent changes) then it is all worth it and then some. Very happy with the head(s) and the heavy duty square-section lines.
Turbo 3 has saved me many hours
I bought the Turbo 3 in May 2015 for my Ryobi, ELT1100A because the original bump feed constantly jammed turning a 1 hour job into a 1 1/2 to 2 1/2 hour job. I was going to replace the Ryobi (which my wife bought) but found out about the Turbo. With the Turbo 3 I have had no jamming problems and my whipper snipping takes me just the approx 1 hour that it should - saving me many hours since I bought it. I have been using their 2.7mm Light line which works well for my Ryobi.
Champ 2 the best
This is the second head i have purchased the first being a Champ 5 for my FS 250 Stihl.
I have fitted the Champ 2 to my FS 94 Stihl and could not be happier with the performance of this replacement head, I had tried the Champ 5 on the FS 94 but could only run it with 2 strings as 3 put to much strain on the machine, so I decided to buy the Champ 2.
The only issue I have is I live in NZ and have to buy from Aust.
Beautifully engineered, simple but effective design and great value. I have a variety of Stihl heads that are useless, more time being spent replacing lines than cutting edges. My bent shaft Stihl handles double lines no problem and with the Turbo3 I have halved the time it takes to cover my 1,200m2 property.
Well Crafted and so simple to use
Being first customer with a Stihl FSA 90 line trimmer, Ian took great care to ensure that I received the correct model. The Champ 2 appears to be well-crafted and if it is anything like the Turbo 3 that I have used for many years on a Ryobi corded trimmer, it will save me a great deal of time and frustration and will outlast the trimmer.
(In my experience Bump feeders have ALWAYS been problematic and the Stihl EasyCut is no exception)
Quality Aussie product.
Delivery was quick, so was fitting the head. Superb simple design, I used to spend more time wrestling with my expensive self feeder than cutting the edges, complete opposite with the Turbo 3, the cord lasts for ages and is quick to change, love it. Highly recommended.
Turbo 3 for Stihl 38
Quick delivery from web order. Fitted with 2.7mm diamond edge line the turbo 3 is a great upgrade (it does need the thicker 2.7mm line to avoid breakoffs).
The line feed attachment that came with my trimmer appeared poorly designed. I was referred to the Brushcutter head site by a friend and I couldn't be happier with the new attachment - it took less than 5 minutes to attach and less than a minute to feed and secure the line itself. I have a large section and find I have no need to stop for feeding out more line - I would highly recommend this.
Alex Champ 5 Brushcutter Head
I have had the Champ 5 head for over 2 years now. It is great. It goes straight through thick and heavy grass. And black berry -- well it just smashes it up. The thick square line lasts at least 4 times longer than the heaviest line I can buy elsewhere.
Superb! Was actually using my brushcutter with the old head on when the postie delivered my new alex champ head. In less than 5 mins the old head was off and the new one was on and off and running.
There simply aren't enough fancy adjectives to describe this head! It does what it says it will do and in my opinion excels in many regards. I had been umming and ahhing for a while now factoring in the cost and wondering if it really could be as good as advertised. Well my granddad was fond of saying "there's no cheapness in cheap things"....How true. The champ 5 is beautifully made and is incredibly easy to change line on. The line really does last longer and with this head on my brushcutter simply destroys any vegetation you point it at. My only regret is that I have wasted time and money on inferior brushcutter heads when my life could have been made easier if I had bought one of these ages ago. If you are reading this and considering buying one then my advice is stop reading and buy one. Trust me you won't regret it for an instant. I have no association with the company. I simply believe in giving credit where credit is due and with this cutter head the company simply deserves all the credit I can give. Oh final note. I placed my order online on the evening of the 4th and it was in my mailbox on the morning of the 6th!!!. Now that's service.
Saved our string trimmer.
New to home ownership in Australia, we purchased a Ryobi RLT1038X 1000w electric string cutter. The cutter itself was great, but the cutting head / string advance system is worthless - every time I had to change string or clear jams (which were frequent), it took two hours of fighting a hopeless and poorly documented design. The abysmal design and quality of the cutting head made the cutter useless, and I was about to junk it until I found Ales's website. Since the 1038X is a relatively new model, spoke on the phone with Alex to make sure I got...the right fit. Once I had the old head off (requirements: two pair of channel-lock pliers, two people), the new head went on in seconds. It works great. We get maybe 3-4 trims of our normal-sized suburban block per pair of strings, and changing string takes seconds. The 1038X is actually a good machine now - it's more powerful than typical electric trimmers, and takes other attachments (we have the edger, which works fine). It's a shame that Ryobi ruins an otherwise good design with a completely unacceptable head - but Alex saved us!
Alex Turbo3 Brushcutter Head - the same cord now lasts 3X longer
I purchased a Turbo3 for my Stihl FS38 bent shaft machine recently. Delivery was super fast considering I live in regional Queensland. I had been using a similar high density plastic head prior and the line would break at the head and need replacement 3-4 times each time I mowed my standard house block. Using line from the very same roll with the Turbo3 head I am now getting 3-4 full mows done before the line wears down and eventually breaks at the head. I'm very happy with the product and have recommended it to several friends.
Champ Jr 2
I purchased the Champ Jr 2 after calling the 1800 number on the website. I was clearly instructed on which product would suite and clear instructions on how to install device. The product came within a day and was amazing I have never used a line trimmer head that works as well and is as strong as this device. I am extremely happy with the product.
Brilliant - transformed the brushcutter
I purchased the Champ 5 and this head has been an excellent addition to the brushcutter arsenal. There are several areas in which the head excels :
I can fine tune the head according the conditions -ie number of lines and the thickness. Very heavy going and mine operates best with four heavy lines. Lighter conditions and six is the go. Also works very well with the lighter line.
The cord doesn't snag and wind itself around a foreign object as would be the case with a conventional head and light line. No more replacing line that has been pull...
Questions & Answers
EDIT: I ended up noticing they also had an 1800 number and called them, organizing an order for a Turbo 3 as I type this. (26/05/2019)
Are they still active and selling the replacement heads? I can't find much actionable information/reviews on this, and I have not gotten an email back, so I can't tell 100% if they are operational.
Their website is still valid
Alex Brushcutter Heads - All of the reviews are extremely enthusiastic about this product and the supplier's service.
Could anyone please help me with the phone or how to contact Alex Brushcutter Heads?
From the reviews, one assumes these heads are only available from the maker but I've been unable to find a direct internet reference or a listing on the white pages.
I bought the Turbo 3 trimmer replacement head and it's really fantastic and a joy to use. The phone number is 1800 180 141, web address is www.alexbrushcutterheads.com
Look at their website then just go and get one, you won't regret it, they are fantastic and will turn any basic line trimmer into a real beast.
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