Ten top brushcutters to clear the toughest weeds and brambles

The weeks and brambles are growing well at the moment and untidy rambling areas are a great distraction to otherwise neat gardens.
The days of slashing away with a billhook are thankfully long gone and a heavy-duty brushcutter can now make light work of the rougher areas.
So here are ten top heavy duty machines from top manufacturers designed to cope with really tough tasks like this.

Ein hell GH-BC brushcutter
Free safety kit: Einhell GH-BC brushcutter

Let’s start with a great deal.  The first is the Einhell GH-BC Petrol Brushcutter is a powerful and highly robust tool, offering excellent value for money and giving a fast, clean cut.
This brush cutter has a 25cc 2-stroke engine which is equipped with ‘Quick-Start and a damping system that gives fewer vibrations than many in this class.
As well as a cutting blade it has a bump-feed strimming head for trimming lawn edges and close to garden furniture and the like.
There is a harness to make long periods of use less tiring.
This machine costs £129.99 compared with the maker’s recommended price of £199. And it comes with a free safety helmet with visor and ear muffs, gloves and a mixing bottle. Plus free oil.
Delivery is free the next working day and there is a two-year warranty.

Great worker: Mitox 430U brush cutter

The Mitox 43U-a SELECT Petrol Brushcutter with a U handle is a powerful machine with a 42.7 cc engine, designed for reliability and easy starting.
This too has both a bump feed strimming head and a metal blade which will cut through thicker weeds and brambles and the solid drive shaft gives excellent torque transfer.

It weighs just 8.2 kg and the U, or cowhorn handle, the type often preferred by professionals, means it is easier to use over rougher ground.

This model costs £229 and is delivered free the next working day.
Plus there is a two-year warranty from Mitox.
Now one from one of Britain’s favourite brands.

Mountfield MB3302 brush cutter
Favourite brand: Mountfield MB3302 brush cutter

The Mountfield MB3302 Two-Stroke Brushcutter has a 32.6 cc engine but weighs only 8.9 kg giving great power to weight ration. The aluminium shaft also gives it a loner working life.
It has an excellent system to keep vibrations to a minimum and comes with a double shoulder harness to make long working periods easier.
There is a three-toothed metal blade and a bump-feed strimming head.
The brush cutter is currently on special offer as it comes with free safety helmet, visor and ear muffs worth £24.95.
You can also buy a litre of engine oil for £5.95, a two stroke mixing bottle for £5.95 and 88 metres of replacement line for £20. Protective work gloves can be bought for just £4.95.
Mountfield’s recommended price is £279 but we have it for sale for £239. Delivery is free the next working day and there is a two year guarantee from the manufacturers.
Now one from another popular makers.

Husqvarna 128RJ brushcutter
Great worker: Husqvarna 128RJ brushcutter

The Husqvarna 128RJ Petrol Brushcutter is made to clear thick grass and shrub and has a 28 cc E_TECH engine which is high efficient and produces few emissions. Another good point is that the whole machine weighs just 4.8 kg.
It is easy to start and the manufacturers say that 40 cent less effort is needed to fire up.
With a D-type handle and shoulder harness it is comfortable to use and easy to manoeuvre and it weighs in at just 4.8 kg.
It costs just £269 compared with the maker’s recommended price of £299. Delivery is free next working day.
Now one from an Italian manufacturing company and exclusive to Mowdirect.

Oleo-Mac Sparta 4-Stroke brush cutter
From Italy: Oleo-Mac Sparta 4-Stroke brush cutter

The Oleo-Mac Sparta BC 260 S 4-Stroke Low Emission Professional Brushcutter comes from one of Europe’s leading manufacturers has a 4-stroke engine which gives more power while producing fewer emissions and saves time mixing fuel.
The machine is quieter than 2-stroke engines and uses much less fuel.
It is fitted with five self-lubricating bushes to minimise vibration making it more comfortable to use over longer periods.
A padded shoulder harness is included as well as a cutting blade and tap ‘n’ go strimming head.
This one has a longer three year warranty unlike many brush cutters. Delivery is free the next working day.
It costs £289, substantially less than the manufacturer’s recommended price of £419. There are special offers on spare line, engine oil,and a face shield with face shield and ear protectors.

Efco Stark brushcutter
Stark choice: Efco Stark brushcutter

Another heavy duty machine excellent for clearing thick scrub is the Efco Stark 3800T Heavy Duty Petrol Brushcutter with a low emission engine.
This one has a 36.2 cc 2-stroke engine and the machine has a heavy-duty aluminium recoil housing to withstand intensive use and has been engineered to work even at high engine temperatures.
There is a 7mm drive shaft for efficient power transfer and the design of the machine vibration levels are kept to a minimum.
This one costs £299 – the maker’s recommended price is £376. There is a three year warranty and free next working day delivery.
Buy this brushcutter and you can take advantage of special offers on strimming line a fuel mixing bottle and 2-stroke oil.

Honda UMK425 LE brush cutter
From Japan: Honda UMK425 LE brush cutter

Now another 4-stroke model and this one from a top manufacturer.
The Honda UMK 425 LE 4-Stroke Brushcutter has a 25 cc engine, quieter and with fewer emissions than a 2-stroke one.
This machine is so powerful it will cope with thick bramble, gorse and saplings making it ideal for the roughest areas.
It has a solid drive shaft and yet weighs only 5.2 kg.
Again there are several optional extra available including a Cobra Forestry Helmet with visor and ear defenders for £19.95 plus strimming line and engine oil.
This one has a massive five year warranty and costs £339 compared with the maker’s recommended price of £365.
Delivery is free the next working day.
Now another from a top manufacturer and this one is currently on special offer.

Kawasaki KBH 27B brushcutter
Top b rand Kawasaki KBH 27B brushcutter

The Kawasaki KBH27 Brushcutter has a powerful 27 cc engine and is often the choice of the professional gardener.
Kawasaki’s anti-vibration technology makes it comfortable to use and it weighs 4.8 kg.
It comes with a four toothed metal blade and a strimming head and the cow horn handles make it easy to control precisely.
There is also a shoulder harness.
It costs £359, a substantial reduction on the maker’s recommended price of £476.40. Delivery is free the next working day.

Tanaka TBC brush cutter
Tough worker: Tanaka TBC brush cutter

Now a real beast of a machine. The Tanaka TBC340D Brushcutter, a favourite machine for the professional gardener, with a really high powered 33 cc engine made for a long hard life.
It has very smooth starting and the drive shaft is bearing mounted made from solid steel for maxim power at the cutter head.
A rubber mount between the shaft and the engine and padded handlebar keep vibrations to a minimum.
It still weighs only 5.7 kg and has a vicious metal blade and strimmer head included.
It costs £399 compared with the maker’s recommended price of £519 and is delivered free the next working day.
And don’t forget the five year warranty.

Stihl brush cutter
Professionals” choice: Stihl brush cutter

And the final machine is from Stihl, choice of the professional.
The STIHL FS90 Powerful Brush Cutter is German engineered with a rigid drive shaft and made for intensive frequent use.
It has the maker’s own 28.4 cc engine designed to emit fewer emissions and to give increased torque.
It has been designed so that it decompresses making starting easier and has an extra large fuel tank preferred by the professional.
It weighs just 5.8 kg and has a comfortable shoulder harness.
The maker’s recommended price is £498 but we have it for sale for £439. It has a two year guarantee and is delivered free within two to three working days.
See these pages on our web site for a fuller selection of brush cutters for home and professional use.
And if you want further advice give our team a ring on 08454 588905.

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