Hints & Tips
It’s official. The trimming season is upon us and somewhere lurking in your untrimmed grass and weeds, like a paparazzo outside Stringfellows, is the perfect garden for the summer. Barbecues, lazy Sunday afternoons and scratch games of football await.
But first, you’ve got to get those weeds, paths, edges and overgrown badlands under control. So here is my recommendation for six top grass trimmers, all of which, whether petrol or battery powered, offer great value and at least one of which is bound to fulfil your requirements.
Number one on my list is the Einhell GC-BC 25 AS Petrol Brushcutter, one of our hand-held superstars with a slew of great reviews and satisfied customers.
It features a powerful and reliable full-crank two-stroke engine with EU directive busting low emissions and ‘Quick-Start’ electronic ignition for reliable, frustration-free starting.
It comes with a 42cm nylon-line head as well as a 23cm three-toothed metal blade for heavier work.
Comfortable use is enhanced by the vibration-damping system and the included shoulder-support harness as well as adjustable ergonomic bike-style handles.
Here’s what our customers think…‘Fantastic strimmer especially for the price. Lots of power and easy to store…’, ‘Great piece of kit‘, ‘Awesome…it certainly does the job…’
This neat and lightweight brushcutter comes to you at the remarkably low price of £129.95, saving you £70 on the RRP and including a FREE 2-Stroke Mixing Bottle, FREE next working day delivery and a 2-year warranty
Our next two trimmers to make the cut come from our new, exclusive brand Racing and offer performance and build-quality that transcend their low prices.
The Racing 32PB-1 delivers best-in-class construction and great features.
The 30cc, 2-stroke high-grade 1.3hp engine is air-cooled and powerful and drives both a 44cm twin-line cutter head for light duties and the 23cm triple-toothed blade for heavier, undergrowth clearing work.
The bump-feed mechanism in the head makes for a simple, speedy fresh line-advance and the pro’ style ‘cowhorn’ handlebar makes control and manoeuvrability a breeze.
A secure and comfortable double shoulder-harness eases stress to your back and the 2-year warranty prides peace of mind.
The exclusive, MowDirect UK only price for this super trimmer is a mere £119.95 with FREE next, working day UK delivery
Racing trimmer number 2 is the superlatively powerful Racing 42PB-2, again offering class-leading features and performance at a low, low price only available in the UK from MowDirect.
It offers a choice of two cutter-heads – the 44cm twin-line head for edging and path work or finishing off after mowing, and a sharp and durable 3-toothed 33cm steel blade ideal for removing tougher flora, like nettles and brambles.
A double-crankshaft and a solid-driveshaft take power to the cutting head from an efficient 42cc air-cooled two-stroke engine for optimum torque and consistent performance.
Lightweight and easy to handle, the Racing 42PB-2 weighs in at a manageable 7kg and the professional style ‘cowhorn’ handlebar and full shoulder-harness help to reduce stress to back and arms and make operation comfortable.
This what the users say… ‘a beast of a machine.’, ‘Fantastic machine…Easy start easy operate, powerful…I love it!’, ‘...a classic machine.’
This great brushcutter is only available from MowDirect in the UK at the very reasonable price of £139.95, a full £60 saving on the list price with FREE NEXT WORKING DAY DELIVERY and a 2-year warranty.
Now a fantastic machine that doesn’t use petrol at all. Lithium-Ion battery powered and therefore freeing you from cables, fumes, noise and most vibration, the Redback E312DQ-4Ah Cordless Grass-Trimmer is offered to you in a deal that, again, we think you cannot better elsewhere.
Delivering petrol-matching performance quietly and cleanly, it benefits from a 4Ah (40v) lithium-ion battery pack that uses premium cells from a high-end Japanese manufacturer.
The cutting head sports a handy Tap ‘n’ Go facility for renewing the 1.6mm cutting-line and the E312DQ is very well-balanced and designed for comfortable use.
The head is adjustable, rotating through 90 degrees so it can double as a lawn edger, and the durable, aluminium shaft is height adjustable for maximum versatility.
MowDirect’s deal on this advanced trimmer means you get the trimmer, an EC20 Quick Charger an EP40 4Ah Battery and an EA01 Power Belt plus FREE next working day delivery and a two-year warranty all for the very low cost of £199.00. The RRP on these items all-together is £304.97 so the saving of over £100 is more than impressive.
Our last two brands are giants of the line-trimming manufacturer, the first being a loop-handled Tanaka model, the TBC-2390 Line-Trimmer.
Tanaka is a well-recognised and respected Japanese name and this trimmer is a good example of Tanaka’s no-nonsense robust design and efficient operation.
This straight-shaft line-trimmer is driven by a poky 24c two-stroke engine, via a rigid, ball-bearing mounted drive-shaft. for maximum torque and to protect the machine and make it durable.
The TBC2390 is very low weight at 3.6kg and the combination of this weight and the included single-strap shoulder-harness, plus the compact ‘loop’-handle enables working in small spaces and operating in comfort.
Over to our customers… ‘...impressed with the quality and the ease of starting’, ‘…the best strimmer I have owned.’, ‘…it is very light and vibration is minimal. It is quite simply a pleasure to use.’
This trimmer costs just £229.00 and the price includes a FREE BLADE, FREE REPLACEMENT LINE, FREE NEXT WORKING DAY DELIVERY AND A 5-YEAR WARRANTY.
And by the way, you can convert the Tanaka TBC-2390 into an articulating hedgetrimmer with the optional attachment, TPH-200, available from MowDirect for just £169 when purchased with the Tanaka TBC-2390. You can also convert it to a pole-pruner with the TPS-200, available for £139 with the TBC.
Finally, a name everyone knows – Kawasaki, famous for engine power and robust build-quality have packed this professional quality machine with a lot of power and built it for the serious jobbing gardener.
Fitted with a super-high-capacity 45cc air-cooled, 1.9hp two-stroke engine it offers low-noise operation combined with fuel-efficiency and reliability.
There is a choice of cutter-heads: a three-tooth metal blade for heavy-duty nettle, bramble and undergrowth clearance and a traditional nylon-line head for lawn edges and so on.
A bump-feed system is included for efficient, fast delivery of new line and the brushcutter is fitted with pro-style ‘cowhorn’-type handlebars, to facilitate the relaxed side-to-side sweeping action. Kawasaki’s high-spec’ anti-vibration technology reduces fatigue and strain
With its large-diameter aluminium shaft, the Kawasaki-powered BK45ED is resistant to corrosion is lightweight and tough.
This great brushcutter is available at a saving of £50 at only £369 and comes with a FREE litre of oil, FREE DELIVERY and a 5 Year Domestic / 2 Year Commercial Warranty.
So that is my ‘sizzling six’. Don’t forget that we also have a selection of safety gear, replacement trimming-line and more on our JR accessories pages.
If you want to know more, or you need any other garden machinery or accessories, do go to our main MowDirect site pages and take a look at our full range
And if you need any expert advice and help, do call our friendly and knowledgeable team of product experts on 020 3697 9432 (Mon to Fri: 9:00am to 5:00pm, Sat: 9:00am – 4:00pm) and they will be happy to help.
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Enjoy your garden. Drew Hardy