Hints & Tips
Modern brush cutters are a boon for any gardeners – remember crawling along on hands and knees with garden shears trimming lawn edges.
And provided a modicum of care is taken they are both safe and simple to use.
Currently there is free safety equipment with three of the models, a safety helmet with ear muffs and a visor which usually cost £24.95.
The Mountfield MT2801J Two-Stroke Grass Trimmer is ideal for trimming lawn edges and cutting right up to the edges or paths or garden sheds.
Weighing just 6.5 kg the strimming line is fed out by simply tapping the strimming head on the ground.
The 26 mm strimming shaft can be spl;it for easier storage or transport, and this lets you attach a pruner or hedgetrimmer to extend the use of the machine.
It costs £159, £20 off the recommended retail price and has a two year maker’s warranty. There are also special offers on 2-stroke engine oil, fuel mixing bottle and work gloves.
This next one, the Mountfield MB2801J Two-Stroke Brushcutter has a solid drive shaft and comes with a mean metal blade for cutting through denser scrub like nettles and dock and brambles.
The 25.4 cc two-stroke Mountfield has plenty of power for dealing with these challenges and yet the machine is light and easy to use with its loop handle.
And it has a shoulder harness included.
There is also a strimming head for clearing up the lawn and path edges close to walls and buildings.
This one can also take the hedgetrimmer and pruner attachments
It costs £179, £30 off the maker’s recommended retail price and is delivered free the next working day with a two year warranty from Mountfield.
Again, there is spare equipment available at special prices.
And the top of the range machine, again with the free safety equipment, is the Mountfield MB2802 Two-Stroke Brushcutter with cow horn handles made for longer periods of work and giving greater control.
With a 25.4 cc engine it is ideal for clearing rougher areas of thick weed and undergrowth and has a solid drive shaft for delivering maximum power.
It has anti-vibration technology which along with the shoulder harness makes it far less tiring to use.
It costs £199, £40 off the maker’s recommended retail price and is delivered free the next working day.
There is a two year warranty.
Have a look at these pages for a fuller selection of strimmers and brushcutters and give us a ring on 08454 588905 if you want any help making your choice.
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