I spent ages trying to find a replacement spool for my old Stihl petrol trimmer with all sorts of unhelpful advice from "experts". The I discovered Alex Brushcutter Heads. 10 minutes to fit - done. Really solid simple design. Drives 4 lines comfortably and far more efficient than the original.
Pre-sales advice & information from [name removed] to get the right part in response to my dumb questions was first class
At last a trimmer that works!
For years now I've struggled with trimmers and the useless line feeders. I was so frustrated at them
constantly needing attention-until now. I read about the Alex heads online, and thought it was worth
giving them a try. Not cheap, but what an amazing little bit of genius. My Ryobi is now a monster
trimming machine, fitted with the Turbo 3 head.
I have nothing but warm fuzzies for Alex brushcutters excellent service, and product. Delivery from Australia to New Zealand took just 5 days from the day I ordered. If you are looking for some w...ay to upgrade your useless trimmer, think Alex brushcutters-absolutely brilliant, and the quality will last long after the cost is forgotten, as the saying goes. Powerful cutting. Easy installation. Quality engineering
Well worth the cost, don't waste money elsewhere!
Like most of the others here reviewing the Turbo 3 head I did heaps of research and wasted time trying cheaper options (Li'l Juey, etc). The Alex Brushcutter Turbo 3 is the kind of product you'd make yourself if you had the time, skill, machinery and great ideas that Ian (from Alex Brushcuter Heads) does. Its machined from aluminium and is likely to outlive you and your line trimmer.
I installed the Turbo 3 (designed for bent shaft trimmers) on my old 2 stroke McCullouch Pro Mac Super I and spent the next 30 minutes trimming around the garde...n without stopping once! During that time I used about 10mm from the ends of the Alex brand pre-cut line (2.7mm square cut). I was sceptical about the pre-cut line but it really is a step above what you can buy at Bunnings, etc. I can't rate this product high enough, from the personal service that Ian offers to the quality of the heads. They're not cheap but you won't regret it! Note, that the slight increase in head weight using the Turbo 3 means you might need rev your trimmer more to get the head working for you (2 strokes are made for revving anyway). Also the additional power of the head means you'll have to hold on a little tighter to your trimmer. The head came with the option of using 1 or 2 lengths of line. For my 28cc trimmer 1 length of line worked best. Great service, quality product. The price can appear to be hard to justify, at nearly twice that of the rubbish plastic ones you can buy at the hardware store. But realistically, you are buying a hand-made, high quality, alloy part, and you'll have many years of happy trimming.
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Turbo 3 trimmer head saves the day and the trimmer
I've had two GMC model RLT860, bought from Bunnings Hardware in 2006. The trimmer heads are plastic rubbish not fit for purpose and after about two months both were assigned to storage. I finally decided that there must be a better trimmer head out there or maybe I could design one. After quite a bit of research looking at a couple of different designs I ordered a Turbo 3 trimmer head from Alex Brushcutter Heads. Within a week it arrived, took less than five minutes to fit and I got stuck into a session of hassle free trimming the way I alwa...ys knew it should be. This is what trimmer heads should be like not like the throw away rubbish supplied on most trimmers these days. I'm very impressed. What a great idea and what a great product. I only wish that I'd thought of it many years ago and got in before Alex Brushcutter Heads. Simple, easy to use, no spool, no plastic.
A Revelation ...
My Ryobi 1000 watt trimmer, ( we call them 'strimmers here in England), came with the usual bump-feed line system. After the very first use, I realised that the bump-feed 'feature' rendered the machine virtually useless. I shoved the month-old machine into the toolshed, and pondered - quite seriously - whether I should simply junk it and purchase a machine with a decent cutter system. The machine as supplied was hardly fit for purpose.
Somehow, I found the advertisement for the Turbo 3 Alex Brushcutter 3 heads. It promised much; jaded as I...was, I felt skeptical; but I contacted Alex by e-mail and requested information regarding the correct head for my Ryobi. His assistance was rapid, and unstinting; and after identifying the correct thread fastener for my machine, I ordered a Turbo 3. It arrived here in England within a few days. The head looks to be almost of aircraft-quality in its manufacture. Installation took a few minutes, and then I set to cutting down large nettles and thistles at the side of my property. What an utter revelation ... Using the recommended square-section pre-cut line from Alex Brushcutter Heads, my previously completely useless Ryobi went through the nettles and thistles like the proverbial hot knife through butter. It quite literally felt as though the motor had been doubled in power. And no bump-feed ... it just cuts, and cuts, and cuts! If you have a Ryobi, or any other trimmer which can be fitted with one of these heads, do not hesitate for one minute. Invest in one of the Alex Brusjcutter heads; you will never, ever regret it. It might seem initially a tad expensive, but be in no doubt; the dramatic improvement in cutting speed and efficiency, coupled with the fact that the Alex Brushcutter line will cut for a long, long time before you need to replace with fresh pieces, will produce a great economy in operation. I am a domestic user; but for any commercial user, the investment will pay for itself over and over and over. Fantastic product; a wonderful Company to deal with; sky-high quality ... this Englishman takes off his hat to a magnificent Australian product, coupled with the most perfect, friendly and personal help and assistance. Thank-you!
Turned a piece of junk into a beautiful line trimmer
My line trimmer (the Ryobi ELT1100A) came with a useless head. I had read that before buying it, and had also read that it would work perfectly with a head from Alex Brushcutter Heads (the Turbo 3). That was true. I love that thing. No more stopping every few minutes to adjust the line.
For more, you can see my experience and full review here.
Solid, reliable, convenient
Doubled the price of my line trimmer, but that's what it takes to get quality
These brush cutter heads are the best thing since sliced bread
We use the thickest cord we can and the guy’s just love them they can get in and do the job and get out with out stuffing around changing the cord. The same go’s for the smaller (home owner) heads as well
Top bit of gear
By the way the Guy who sells them is the Guy who makes them so if there is a problem he is only to glad to help
Simple and easy to use
Simple and easy to replace cord
It just go’s and go’s
NO fiddly parts to stuff about with
Not a thing because of continuing development they have fixed any glitch they mite have had
i have using different heads for many years and this latest version is by far the best still not sold on square line though
easy to use robust well made fast change over of line
none since changing to box style thread major improvement on thread locking up after extended use
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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