Weed Eater was founded in 1972 by George Ballas of Houston. Ballas constructed the first makeshift weed and grass trimmer out of a popcorn can, poking holes in the can and inserting fishing line in the holes. He then attached the contraption to the rotary on his lawn edger and the fishing line cut t ... Read More hrough the grass. Today Weed Eater manufactures a variety of lawn products including trimmers, blowers, lawn mowers, hedge trimmers, edgers, and riding mowers. The Weed Eater Lawn Tractor is a compact riding mower with a three-speed transmission and a steel cutting deck. The mower, controlled via a steering wheel, holds a 2-quart fuel tank. Weed Eater also carries bagger kits so the riding mower collects grass clippings. Weed Eater trimmers come in electric, gas, and cordless models with adjustable handles and various cutting path widths. Weed Eater carries multiple replacement line styles for its trimmers. Weed Eater blowers also come in gas, electric, and cordless models. The Weed Eater Two-Cycle Gas-Power Blower blows air at speeds up to 170 miles per hour and features a reduced-vibration handle.
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