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Sunshine and warmth at last and that’s started the grass growing. And while the lawns may have had their first cuts the edges now need attention if the whole garden is not to take on a scruffy appearance.
So here are ten top deals on grass trimming equipment with something for the smallest garden right up to a large estate.
First on our list is the Einhell BG-PT 2538 Petrol Grass Trimmer which is currently on sale at an excellent price and has two free gifts as well.
Einhell is a leading German manufacturer of garden machinery and this grass trimmer is ideal for trimming around paths and lawn edges and the difficult bits near swings and trees and garden furniture.
A 25 cc 2-stroke engine is easy to start and has a full crank for a longer life and increased reliability.
The handle can be adjusted and there is a shoulder strap which makes this machine simple and accurate to use.
Automatic feed means you don’t have to stop to feed out more line. And for easy storage and transport the shaft splits so that it takes up less space.
As a double bonus, you receive completely spare trimming line and a fuel mixing bottle completely free.
The maker’s recommended price is £149.95 but we have it for sale for just £89.95.
Delivery is free the next working day and there is a two year manufacturer’s warranty.
Now a machine on special offer, but only for a limited period.
The Einhell BG-BC Petrol Brushcutter + Free Kit is a great deal for people who have not owned a brushcutter before.
This machine has a 25 cc 2-stroke engine designed for quick and easy starting and can be used either with nylon trimming line for edges and around obstacles or with a 23 cm metal four-tooth blade for hacking back thicker undergrowth like brambles and longer scrubby grass.
It has cycle style handlebars for easy use and a shoulder harness to make it more comfortable.
A bump line feed head means you can get more strimming line when you need it without stopping (just bump the head on the ground and it feeds out automatically).
All the controls are on the handlebars.
This one costs £129.95, £50 less than the manufacturer’s recommended price. Plus there is free nest working day delivery.
But you also receive absolutely free a protective helmet with ear and face guard worth £25, free gloves worth £10, and a free fuel mixing bottle worth £5.95. Spare line is available for £19.99.
Now a brushcutter exclusive to us from a leading European manufacturer.
The Oleo-Mac Sparta 250 S Low Emission Straight Shaft Petrol Brushcutter has a 2-stroke 25.4 cc engine designed to give maximum power and yet give few emissions and gives more torque even at low revs.
It starts very easily and has a nylon strimming head as well as a blade with three mean teeth for thicker scrub. The nylon head has a bump feed to save time feeding out more line.
The straight steel shaft produces little vibration and the simple handle gives excellent control.
You can buy a hedge trimmer attachment which extends the use of this versatile machine.
The maker’s recommended price is £242 but we have it for sale for £169. There is a three year manufacturer’s warranty and free next working day delivery.
But this machine and there are special offers on 2-stroke oil, spare strimming line, fuel mixing bottle, 3-toothed metal blade and face shield, ear muffs and visor.
The articulating hedgetrimmer attachment costs £180.
Now a brushcutter from one of Britain’s favourite brands.
The Mountfield MB2802 Two-Stroke Brushcutter has a 25.4 2-stroke engine and a straight shaft for efficient power delivery to where it matters.
There is both a line strimming head for edges and near walls and apths and a three toothed metal blade for the rougher areas like brambles and thorn.
This has a bicycle style handlebar for easy and precise control and is fitted with anti-vibration technology. It also comes with a shoulder harness for more comfortable use.
The main shaft is made from aluminium which makes it lighter and unlikely to corrode.
Our price is £189 compared with the maker’s price of £229, there is a two year warranty from Mountfield and free next working day delivery.
Plus you receive free safety helmet, visor and ear muffs.
There are special prices on 2-stroke engine oil, mixing bottle replacement line and work gloves.
Now a machine made to take on tougher tasks.
The Sanli GTS43 Petrol Brushcutter is a top quality machine which can clear lawn and edges and deal with the rougher bits as well.
This brushcutter really packs a punch with its 42.7 cc engine producing bags of power with a full crank and runs cleanly and quietly with minimum vibrations.
It has a dual line-trimming head fed automatically on demand with a bump feed and also has a cutting diameter of 40 cm. Plus there is a three-toothed metal blade for the rough stuff.
Bicycle style handlebars make it easy to control with controls at hand and an automatic clutch prevents stalling and so saves time. Plus there is a harness to make long working periods less tiring.
It costs £199 compared with Sanli’s recommended retail price of £229. And as an added bonus there is a free safety helmet, visor and ear muffs worth £19.95.
Delivery is free the next working day and there is a two year manufacturer’s warranty. Spare line and 2-stroke oil are available at special prices.
Now one built with both the semi-professional and enthusiastic amateur gardeners in mind.
The Mitox 2800-UX Petrol Brushcutter with a ‘U’ Handle has a 24.5 cc 2-stroke engine, fires up readily and is very economical top run.
It has a nylon strimming head with a bump feed and a three-toothed metal blade and has a solid drive shaft which helps it tale on more serious brambles and the like.
It weighs just 6.4 kg and the ‘Y’ handle makes it easy to use. It is delivered free the next working day and has a two year manufacturer’s warranty.
And the price? £219.
Now a lightweight machine, battery powered but with the effectiveness of petrol.
The Greenworks G-MAX 40v Cordless Trimmer/Edger (21107 – Tool Only) is powered by the latest lithium-ion battery and will run for 70 minutes on a single charge.
It is quickly and simply charged and there is no loss of power between use and it can be charged at any time.
It has 1.6 mm strimming line and the head pivots for cleaner cutting around difficult-to-reach nooks and crannies.
You can also vary the strimming speed to suit the thickness of the grass being tackled.
The front handle is adjustable to give the best working position and the very low noise level means it is ideal for working in built-up areas.
The lithium-ion battery and charger can be bought separately and can be used with other Greenworks garden machinery like a leaf blower, chainsaw, hedge trimmer and long reach pruner.
It has a four year maker’s warranty and free next working day delivery and costs £69, and that’s £30 less than the maker’s recommended retail price.
Now an all-time favourite from a top manufacturer.
The Tanaka TBC-240S Line Trimmer is a top quality straight shaft machine from a Japanese manufacturer aimed at the keen amateur and semi-professional gardener.
Powered by a 24 cc engine it has a ball bearing mounted cutter head and is designed to give maximum torque.
It is simple to use thanks to the ‘loop’ handle and can be turned into a hedge trimmer and pole pruner with the relevant attachments.
It costs £239 compared with the manufacturer’s recommended price of £289. There is a five year guarantee from the makers and free next working day delivery.
The hedgetrimmer attachment costs £199, the pruner is £149 and a brush cutter blade is £15.
There are also special prices on spare strimming line and a safety helmet with ear muffs and visor.
Now here’s another from Mountfield, this one aimed at the professional with a more powerful engine from a top company.
The Mountfield MB4251 Four-Stroke Brushcutter has a 25 cc Honda engine which powers a strimming head with bump feed and a four-toothed metal blade.
It weighs just 7.2 kg and is a well-balanced machine with a loop handle and shoulder strap for prolonged use in challenging situations.
It has a sturdy 26 mm aluminium shaft which also helps to minimise the weight and has free safety helmet, visor and ear muffs worth £24.95.
It costs £329, a substantial reduction on the maker’s recommended price of £409. There are special prices on replacement nylon line and work gloves.
It is delivered free the next working day and has a five year manufacturer’s warranty.
And now a real beast of a machine, one aimed at those with large, really rough areas to clear.
The DR Pro-XL TRM675SN Self-Propelled Wheeled Trimmer Mower (Electric Start) has large wheels and is designed to tackle rough ground, slopes and verges.
This has a Briggs & Stratton engine which drives a strimming head with 4.5 mm line. The strimming head can be adjusted through six positions and is designed to eliminate vegetation wrapping around it.
The engine is mounted on a steel frame and has a safety clutch/brake so the cutting head can be disengaged.
This can also accommodate DR’s Beaver Blade – a chansaw that will cut through underlying wood up to 3 in in diameter.
This model was priced at £1158.41 but we now have it on sale at £899. The 12 in Beaver blade costs £95 and there are special prices on spare nylon line and a maintenance kit.
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