Hints & Tips
A good brush cutter is as essential weapon in the gardener’s armoury as a good lawn mower and this is the time of year when straggling grass and tougher weeds likes nettles make their presence felt.
If you are looking for a new brush cutter to win this annual battle here are some great value-for-money machines from an Italian manufacturer you should consider.
The Oleo-Mac Sparta 250 S Low Emission Straight Shaft Petrol Brushcutter, exclusive to us at Mowdirect, has a 25.4 cc engine designed with excellent fuel consumption and to give great power even at low revs.
This engine is also designed to be easy starting and has a steel drive shaft to the business end where the strimming head is simply tapped on the ground to feed out more line.
A three-blade metal blade will deal with the stronger stems. And you can buy a hedge trimmer attachment to further extend the use of the machine – this costs £180.
The brushcutter costs £179 compared with the manufacturer’s recommended price of £242. There is a three year warranty and we deliver if free the next working day.
You can but spare line and metal blades at special prices when you order this.
One which has a bit more power and yet is very easy to use when taking on tougher challenges is the Oleo-Mac BC24T Ultra Lightweight Petrol Brushcutter.
This one is the machine for the serious gardener with bigger areas of rough ground the control, with a 21.7 hp engine which can run for 50 minutes on one tank of fuel.
This one has a really simple strimming head which makes it very easy to re-load new line, a task which can be a struggle.
There is also a heavy metal blade for longer, thicker grass and an excellent anti-vibration system which makes using it, with the cowhorn handles, must less tiring.
This one costs £229, £120 less than the maker’s recommended price and has a three year manufacturer’s warranty. Delivery is free the next working day.
And this company’s top-of-the range machine designed for intensive use is the Oleo-Mac Sparta BC 260 S 4-Stroke Low Emission Professional Brushcutter.
With its 4-stroke engine it is more powerful and produces fewer emissions while giving great power and a very high level of torque.
The 27 cc engine is also easier to use as it is not necessary to mix fuel and is quieter when running. And the machine can be turned through 360 degrees when in use enabling the user to get into more difficult nooks and crannies.
There are five self-lubricating bushes in the shaft and a special mount to keep vibrations down and make it more comfortable to use over longer periods.
It has a padded shoulder harness and has a three year warranty from the manufacturers.
There are also special prices on spare trimming line and engine oil and a face shield with ear muffs and visor can be bought for £19.95.
It costs £299, £120 less than the recommended retail price and we deliver it free the next working day.
Please see these pages for a huge range of brushcutters and edge strimmers. Or you can ring us on 08454 5887906 if you would like more advice.
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