Back in 1971, George C. Ballas founded the Weed Eater string trimmer company. He came up with the idea for the first string trimmer while going through a car wash and witnessing the spinning of the nylon bristles of an automatic car. Ballas' goal was to protect the bark on trees while he trimmed the grass around them. Ballas's Weed Eater became so popular that people use the term weed eater to refer to a string trimmer to this day.Weed Eater merged with Poulan soon after Ballas founded the company. Today, Weed Eater is a brand under Husqvarna. As a licensed Husqvarna parts dealer, we only offer genuine OEM Weed Eater parts. Our inventory contains parts to Weed Eater's full line of products.If you need to find Weed Eater replacement parts for your Weed Eater product, enter your model number in the search bar to discover the exact parts that fit your model.