Hints & Tips
Tackling longer grass and wilder unkempt areas which need to be cut down can tax even the most powerful strimmers but the DR company has produced machines which make mincemeat of such areas.
The DR TR4 Premier Wheeled Trimmer-Mower – Recoil Start (DRMP50) has at its heart a 4.2 hp Kohler four-stroke engine, engineered for reliability and power.
This machine is fitted with a cutter head which minimises the cord wrapping around the head and lets you choose cutting heights from 1.5 to 3.5 in.
The trimming head is set to one side letting you strim and cut right up to walls and fences.
The machine is power driven to make life easier and an aluminium front bumper lessens the liklehood of causing damage should you hit something solid like a hidden stone.
The cutting head has a clutch to stop it spinning, a useful safety device.
It costs £425 compared with the maker’s recommended price of £449 and delivery is free the next working day.
There is a two year manufacturer’s warranty.
The DR TR4 Premier Plus Wheeled Trimmer-Mower – Electric Start (DRMP53) is another serious piece of kit with a reliable 190 cc Briggs & Stratton engine with an electric start and is designed to be mean on fuel and to keep noise to a minimum.
This too has a unique cutting head designed so the line will not tangle and has a fully protected gear box.
Single speed drive makes it easy to use in even the roughest areas and it can take out thick banks of nettles and other persistent, thick vegetation.
This one costs £609, a full £50 off the maker’s recommended retail price.
It is delivered free the next working day and has a two year manufacturer’s warranty.
And the top of the range is the DR TR4 Pro Wheeled Trimmer-Mower – Electric Start (DRMP55) a machine designed for professional use and for larger domestic properties.
The Briggs & Stratton engine delivers terrific torque performance with a special noise reduction system and is designed to keep emissions and petrol consumption to a minimum.
This has extra thick cord for cutting through the thickest scrub.
There are five cutting heights and the off-set design lets you cut right up to wall edges and fences.
A front bumper gives the machine some protection if you hit hidden boulders or other rubbish and the handlebars are padded to reduce vibrations letting you work longer without getting tired.
The machine costs £689 compared with the maker’s recommended cost of £729.
It has a two year manufacturer’s warranty and is delivered free the next working day.
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