Multi-Head System Outer Tube & Drive Shaft Specs?

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Hi, could someone provide me with the OD of the outer tube and the shape/diameter of the business end of the drive shaft used on the Ego string trimmer attachment? In other words, if you removed the string trimmer head from the attachment shaft, what is the OD of the outer tube and what does the end of the drive shaft that engages the trimmer gearbox look like/measure? And does the edger attachment use the same drive shaft?

I mow my bermudagrass lawn under 1/2" with a reel mower and I would like to convert the Ego string trimmer attachment to use Idech Power Rotary Scissors. I realize this conversion would not be officially supported by Ego, but I am curious if one of the adapters included with the Rotary Power Scissors (pictured below) would mate with the end of the Ego shaft?

Thanks in advance!

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Alternatively, I currently own Maruyama’s version of the Power Rotary Scissors (they call it a Landscape Blade). This is what the Maruyama attachments look like - any chance they would fit the Ego Multi-Head? I just read in an older topic here that Ego uses/used a 7-spline shaft for their attachments.







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For those who are interested, here are some videos of my Landscape Blade in action. I think it is almost an essential tool for trimming when maintaining very short turf. It just lays the grass down - and no string flopping around leaving unwanted marks. 

It would be really to adapt one of these to an Ego Power Head. :)





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The 60.90 mm is the depth to the start of the female coupling that would connect to the tool. You would need a powerhead along with an extension shaft. Remove the coupling from the end of the extension shaft and it will probably bolt up. A $50.00 extension shaft would basically tell you if it would work or not.
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Ok so looking into this.. it looks like the thing might just work........ Where did you buy this amazing tool?
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Thanks for the response. So are you saying I could remove the string trimmer head from the attachment that comes in the MHC1502 kit and attach the Power Rotary Scissors head using the outer tube and drive shaft adapters they supply? 

You can order the head (which includes the adapters) from R&R Products or Seago International for $300. Seago ships for that price, so they are a little cheaper. The head is manufactured by Idech Corporation, a Japanese company.
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I am not saying yes or no. I am saying the shaft you have there in your pictures might connect into the powerhead. It does look identical to me.

Probably not removing the trimmer head on the multi tool. That will more than likely not work. But maybe...

Wowsa 300.00. that makes sense as.it has a built in planetary drive system.

Send me a cutter and I'll tell you
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My kind of post. This would only work with the power head system not the normal string trimmer.

This thing is intense. I will measure my power head shafts in a little bit.
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I did it...

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Who cares about warranty when you have that awesomeness!!!! Love it
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REEL MOWERS ALL THE WAY!!!
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I am all for it. Just wish I had the mechanical skills to do it for my own stuff. But love watching you guys do modifications on your tools.
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Ware, that it the TIGHTEST lawn I've ever seen!!!  WOW!
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Thanks Blue Angel!