Model # 51978CBC

Internet #205847963

Toro 2-Cycle 25.4cc Attachment Capable Straight Shaft Gas String Trimmer with Brush Cutter Attachment


2-Cycle 25.4cc Attachment Capable Straight Shaft Gas String Trimmer with Brush Cutter Attachment

$248.97 /each

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Product Overview

The 25.4cc Straight Shaft Trimmer with Brush Cutter Attachment is a great way to take advantage of the versatility of the Toro commercial-grade full-crank power head. Featuring a premium carburetor for easier starting and a padded ergonomic handle for reduced vibration, this trimmer delivers professional performance and quality users have come to expect from Toro. The trimmer's straight shaft offers enhanced maneuverability to accommodate trimming around obstacles in the yard, while the brush cutter’s 8 in. tri-arc blade powers through unsightly weeds and dense brush. The Toro Straight Shaft Trimmer is backed by a 4-year warranty and a brand you can trust.

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  • Full crankshaft, commercial-grade engine and premium carburetor for easier starting, long life and optimal performance
  • Includes expand-it brush cutter attachment
  • Accepts most universal gas attachments to save time, money and space
  • Straight shaft for extended reach
  • Trimmer has an easy loading bump feed string head with dual 0.095 in. line
  • Padded ergonomic handle for increased comfort during extended use
  • 4-year limited warranty
  • Brush cutters 8 in. Dia tri-arc blade is made from heavy-grade steel for durability

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Customer Questions & Answers

Are there any attachments actually available for this unit or is that just a way to get people to buy it?

I have looked on the Toro website and found nothing. I see nothing at Home Depot's website either. Same is true for Amazon. You would think that if there were attachments that they could be found on the Toro site - Nada!
Asked by: ElViejo
Home Depot sells Ryobi attachments for the Toro gas trimmer. Pole saw, edger etc. They work great.
Answered by: Tom
Date published: 2017-02-07

How do I load the string?

Asked by: Anonymous
The instructions show how. But all you have to do is line up the lines on the small nob with the spool. Once you've done this you will feed the line through it till it comes out on the other side. NOTE: that you do not have to remove the cap. Once the line has passed through, pull it to be even and the just wind the cap and see the line be retracted to the inside. Pretty nice.
Answered by: Alex
Date published: 2016-05-05

Does the trimmer head spin counter clockwise or clockwise (while in cutting position-looking down at the trimmer)?

I ask becuse I just bought another brand and took it back because while cutting and trimming looking down at the timmer while its spinning the head rotates counter clockwise and throws all the debris back on my legs and feet. So I took it back. So wanted to know if this model does before I buy one.
Asked by: Anonymous
The straight shaft trimmer spins counter clockwise looking down to the trimmer. The curved shaft trimmer spins clockwise. The instructions indicate which way you need to use the tool. The curved shaft trimmer uses a right to left cutting motion with the unit on your right side. The straight shaft trimmer uses a left to right motion with the unit on the right side of your body. If you don't do that, the debris will hit you near your lower legs.
Answered by: Dave
Date published: 2015-09-20

The entire head came off while I was trimming. What makes the head stay on. I can't determine what part is missing.

Asked by: PTIP
the head kept coming off of mine and it was just a bolt that was loose, I just tightened it "snug" when I put it back on the 5th time, so far it worked.
Answered by: sonny2paws
Date published: 2016-05-14
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Customer Reviews

2-Cycle 25.4cc Attachment Capable Straight Shaft Gas String Trimmer with Brush Cutter Attachment is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 259.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good little trimmer Out of the box started on second pull unlike my previous model. It idles good and accelerates fast. I use itwith brush cutter pprimarily and it is really impressive. What I really like about it is that it is reliable, I use only premixed fuel so that may account for the easy starts. The reason for 4 stars is that it is a little heavy,not terrible like my last trimmer but not as light as some of the more expensive models. The other negative is the head rotation, it turns counterclockwise as all expandit power heads do and you get pretty dirty using it but I knew this going in. Bottom line a good purchase, I hope this helps.
Date published: 2016-03-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from great investment Compared to my old weed whacker this model is a beast when it comes to power. My edger fits, which is a plus, it takes about 1 tank of gas for the break in of the engine so if you get one of these don't be discouraged for the lack of power during the first few uses. The only down side is that the recoil rope is to short and the plastic wing nut used on the clamp for the front handle. Overall its a great machine and cuts down on my time trimming.
Date published: 2016-09-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from dose the job Needed a new weed wacker and this one was on sale. It works great and my old weed wacker ryobi and i was very happy when i found out the hedge trimmer head fit on this weed wacker. Had it for about a month now and i am very happy with it
Date published: 2016-09-04
Rated 3 out of 5 by from mistake I just bought the trimmer. Used it once and the spool line already broke off and I had to take it apart to feed the line through the holes again. Now I cant get it to automatically feed when you push down on it.
Date published: 2016-09-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great weed eater Bought this in 2011 and it has been amazing at cutting the grass. Easy to start up and never had problems with it since i got it. Great to trim around trees and the sides of the house.
Date published: 2016-10-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Toro 51978 Prior weed wacker I owned was an MTD 31cc 2-stroke and this commercial grade weed wacker engine even with a smaller 25.4cc beat's up my old MTD Weed wacker, not just a little.. alot! Couple pulls to prime / choke and 1st pull on half choke start's right up. Let it run an additional 5 to 10 seconds before setting the throttle to Full and this weed wacker really roars. The amount of power this little engine put's out is amazing & the starting is A+++ plus 18in cutting path is best in class, what more could you ask for? This weed wacker in my opinion is equal to an echo of the same spec's for at least $100 less and $80 less for the upgraded full-blown Toro commercial weed wacker. 4-year residential warranty, quality of materials are excellent for this price point. I figured this weed wacker would be a whimp compared to my old MTD 31cc 2-stroke weed wacker and this Toro is alot stronger. I also re-strung the line & the "Tap" on ground feature worked perfectly even with line that is a little bit thicker than suggested by Toro. I'm a now a former MTD buyer as Toro will be my 1st choice of lawn care product's. Love this Toro 51978!!
Date published: 2016-10-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from weed eater easy assembly and started easy skipping was quick.
Date published: 2016-09-27
Rated 1 out of 5 by from terrible at starting I purchased this unit because it was listed as a product that could handle my size yard, had the attachment feature and a respected name ( Toro ). The product was fair when it would start but it would only start on about a tenth of the times I waned to use it. Most days I just gave up and walked away. Finally yesterday I took the thing back to Home Depot and am now researching trimmers again. When it did run it did a decent job but the vibration was overwhelming and limited the minutes I could use it. I am in decent shape for my age but after attempting to start the thing I have to beleive there has to be sometihng better than this. Stay away from Toro trimmers.
Date published: 2016-09-28
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