The rains continue to tumble down and if we don’t think much of it, the lawns and grassy areas love it and lawnmowers are having their finest hours –when it’s dry enough to wheel out of the shed.
But it’s the lawn edges and paths and rougher areas which need just as much attention and this is where a good brush cutter and strimmer is essential.
So here we give you 10 top grass trimmers for under £200, ideal for small and medium sized tasks to make your selection easier.
The Einhell BG-PT 2538 Petrol Grass Trimmer is not only a great machine but it is substantially cheaper than the manufacturer’s recommended price and has several special offers when you buy it.
German engineered, it has been designed to cope with all sorts of trimming tasks around lawn edges and trees and garden paths.
The 25 cc engine is easy to start and has a full crank case, unusual in a machine at this price. And it also has very low emissions.
It has a twin line feed to save time and a clutch to give better control on the strimming head.
The shaft splits in two for easier transport and storage. And if you buy this machine you get a free fuel mixing bottle, and free spare line. If you want any more line you can buy this for £19.99 for 130 metres.
This machine costs £89.95, £60 less than the manufacturer’s recommended price, plus there is a two year manufacturer’s guarantee and free next working day delivery.
Next is the Oleo-Mac Sparta 250 TR Low Emission Curved Shaft Petrol Grass Trimmer, a machine we think is the leader in its class.
We are Ole-Mac’s sole distributors in the UK and this enables us to bring you top quality Italian garden machinery at very special prices.
The 25.4 cc engine provides loads of power and has been designed to produce very low emissions.
The curve shaft lets you turn it on its side for dealing with the edges but it is strong enough to deal with clumps of nettles and thicker grass.
The head has a tap ‘n’ go feature to feed out the line automatically. And in use it is comfortable to use thanks to its special design to reduce vibrations.
It weighs just 5.4 kg making it one of the lightest on the market.
This machine costs £129, and that’s £40 less than the manufacturer’s recommended price.
As well as a very keen price for such a machine there are special offers on strimming line, a mixing bottle, 2-stroke oil, and a face shield, ear muffs and mesh visor.
It is delivered free the next working and there is a three year manufacturer’s guarantee.
Next, another from Einhell at a great price.
The Einhell BG-BC Petrol Brushcutter is on a special limited offer and has a free extras with it.
A 25 cc 2-stroke engine provides the power and it is easy to start with a manual fuel pump and electronic ignition.
This one can be used either with nylon strimming line or a strong 23 cm metal blade for more difficult areas.
There is a shoulder harness and together with the anti-vibration system this makes it more comfortable to use.
The large line head has a bump feed meaning that you can just bump it on the ground to spool out more line without stopping.
With this machine comes a free protective helmet, face guard and ear muffs worth £25, free gloves worth £10, free mixing bottle worth and £5.95 and 130 metres of nylon line which normally costs £19.99.
The cost including all the free extras is £129.95, £40 off the manufacturer’s recommended price.
Delivery is free the next working day.
Ryobi is another manufacturer which makes excellent garden machinery and one for your shortlist should be the Ryobi RLT-30CESA Line Trimmer which is currently on special offer.
The power comes from a 30 cc 2-stroke engine which has been designed for easy starting.
The cylinder is chromium plated for a long life and a top quality clutch delivers the maximum torque to the cutter head. Plus it has a rapid feed line head.
D-style handlebars make it comfortable to use and the weight is just 4.8 kg.
The shaft is split for easy transport and storage and means you can use other Ryobi attachments.
This model is on a special offer at the moment at only £159.95 plus there is free delivery.
Now another from Italian manufacturer Oleo-Mac.
Their Sparta 250 S Low Emission Straight Shaft Petrol Brushcutter is exclusive to Mowdirect and because of our special arrangements with the manufacturer we can bring you their top machinery at excellent prices.
This straight shaft brush cutter has a 2-stroke 25.4 cc engine which produces very low emissions and yet delivers bags of power.
Easy to start it has a nylon strimming head for getting close to edges and trees and there is an optional three toothed metal blade for rougher areas like brambles and weed.
The strimming head has a tap’n’go line feed to save time.
It has a forged steel drive shaft and connecting rod for an extended life.
Buy this machine and you can take advantage of special offers on spare line, mixing bottle, 2-stroke oil, face shield, muffs and visor and a three-toothed metal blade.
The machine costs £169 – you would normally expect to pay £242 – plus free next working day delivery and a three year manufacturer’s guarantee.
Sanli is another manufacturer with an excellent reputation so one for the list must be the Sanli GTS43 Petrol Brushcutter.
This is a serious machine which can deal with heavy areas of overgrown weed and scrub as well as keeping the lawn edges tidy.
Power comes from a 2-stroke 42.7 cc engine which has a full crank for a longer life.
It has a dual line trimming head with a bump feed, a time-saving feature for when you need more line.
There is also a three-toothed metal blade for the really rough bits of the garden.
Bicycle style handlebars make for less tiring use plus there is a shoulder harness.
This machine costs £179 compared with the manufacturer’s recommended price of £229. Plus there are special offers on safety helmet, with visor and ear muffs and replacement line.
Delivery is free the next working day and there is a two year domestic use manufacturer’s guarantee.
Now here’s a really top machine from a top manufacturer.
The Efco Stark 2500S Low Emission Straight Shaft Petrol Brushcutter is a truly high-performance machine designed for a long life.
It has a 25.4 cc engine cleverly designed to produce 75 per cent fewer emissions and use 40 per cent less fuel while producing plenty of power.
Extremely useful when you consider its performance, it is easy to control and vibrations are kept to a minimum.
Forged steel drive shaft and connecting rod and a centrifugal clutch are other features which contribute to a longer life.
This machine costs £189 and that’s £45 off the manufacturer’s recommended price.
Plus there is a three year manufacturer’s warranty and free next working day delivery.
There are special offers on spare line, a mixing bottle, 2-stroke oil, face shield muffs and visor and an articulating hedge trimmer attachment which you can buy for £180.
Now here’s a real high performance machine.
The Mitox 331U Petrol Brush Cutter with a U handle is a really powerful machine at a very low price and can tackle major tasks.
It has a powerful 32.6 cc engine and has a professional grade drive shaft for better power to the strimming head.
And for the tougher areas there is a metal blade with three teeth for ripping through really rough overgrown areas.
The design of the handlebars make it easy to use and less stressful with a shoulder harness and anti-vibration damping.
The strimmer head has the time-saving bump feed feature to feed line without stopping.
This one costs £199, there is free next working day delivery and a two year manufacturer’s warranty.
The STIHL FS50 Grass Trimmer
is of advanced design with a 27.2 cc engine which is designed to use less fuel and produce fewer emissions. And what’s more it is very easy to start.
The narrow loop handle makes it easier to use in restricted areas and the heavy deflector protects the user from flying stones and twigs.
It has a tap ‘n’ go strimming head for easier line feed and a heavy duty cutting blade. And with all of these features it weighs only 4.1 kg.
The price for this top machine is £199, over £10 off the manufacturer’s recommended price and delivery is free.
And finally there is a machine from one of Britain’s favourite manufacturer’s, Mountfield, with whom we have a special arrangement as we are their official on-line partner.
This means we can bring you some very special prices on their equipment.
The Mountfield MB2502 Petrol Brush Cutter is a top performance machine with a 26.6 Mitsubishi engine.
There is a tap ‘n’ go strimming head and a three toothed metal blade for the rougher areas.
Comfortable to use over longer periods it comes with a double shoulder harness.
Buy this machine and you get special prices on replacement nylon line, safety helmet with visor and muffs and 2-stroke engine oil.
There is a five year domestic use warranty on this model, two years for commercial use and delivery is free the next working day.
The manufacturer’s recommended price is £349 but we have it for sale for only £199, a saving of £150.
For the full range of brush cutters and strimmers have a browse through our site where you will find the widest range of garden machinery in the country.