head housing replacement for line trimmer head

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 The Head Housing is then only part that wears out. Don't need the whole replacement Head Assembly its expensive and a waste. When the only part that wears out is the Head Housing made of cheap plastic. The Head housing Needs to be update with a more durable material or Just sell s replacement Head housing by itself.  Thanks.


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Wow, I haven't seen too many people with that kind of wear on their trimmer heads!  You must trim around a lot of stone or brick?
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Yes. I would like ego to strengthen up the green bump head. I have the ego trimmer 1501s domelike plastic.
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HSJ, how are you using your trimmer? I have the same one and mine looks practically new. I only put the bump head to the ground when I need to advance string so maybe that's why I'm not seeing much wear on the head.
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Mike, why doesn't EGO just sell the part that wears. I should not have to buy the entire head assembly. They should just sell the spool retainer cap. FYI it wears under normal use. Check the reviews wear is the problem.
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JW, yeah EGO has some work to do on what spare/replacement parts are available for our tools regardless of how they wear. 
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I read some of those reviews a few days ago and I honestly don't get how those people are tearing up their rapid reload heads. I've been using the rapid reload head for three summers now with nothing more than a few scuffs.

My nextdoor neighbor has a gas-powered Stihl trimmer that has a bump head and it's made of the exact same type of plastic.

In your photos above, how did you manage to grind all the markings off the surface of the bump head? They're embossed deeply enough that it looks like you aren't bumping the head on concrete; it looks like you're pushing it down at full speed for several seconds.
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In your photos above, how did you manage to grind all the markings off the surface of the bump head? They're embossed deeply enough that it looks like you aren't just bumping the head; it's like 2 or 3 mm of material has been sanded off the surface, from edge to edge. Here's a photo for comparison:

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I agree with JW in regards to selling just the green bump head as an replacement and Oregon Mike, I do use my trimmer under normal condition wear and tear. I do have hard surface with different types of grass... prior to purchasing another bump head I was pulling out the shorten string and then spin it to length. Now I replaced the bump head until that gives out. Out here on the islands we have some challenging surface. I guess I’m putting it to severe and challenging conditions. Also looking at other brand to take the challenge but I wait til it is necessary to make the change. So far already invested in the blower chain saw and bush trimmer... still happy....
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Correction... blower chain saw and hedge trimmer...
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I have the same problem. My trimmer head looks just like the worn-out picture - and that's after just six months. After a couple of months, all the marking were gone.  I only bump it on grass. They should make a better head. Now, it's an extra $29 to replace. Wouldn't expect this from an otherwise great product.
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Well, the green bump head just gave out.... now, i need to replace the head assembly...