Hints & Tips
Lawns and gardens should be looking their best but the difficult areas to clean up are old paddocks and orchards and those rougher areas which have been left to grow wild.
Strimmers can do the job but really long grasses and rougher bots infested with bramble and bracken can prove a long difficult chore. And conventional lawnmowers won’t even get near tackling the thicker stuff.
The only machines which will be effective in these areas are field and brush mowers, so here are ten top machines which will do the job for you.
For longer grassy areas with nettles and thicker weeds the MD Tondu Wheeled Trimmer Mower could be the answer.
This little machine is great value for money with a 159 cc 4-stroke engine driving the front strimmer with 4 mm line strong enough to cut through this type of vegetation.
It is a strong little machine, easy to push along thanks to large 14 in wheels, and capable of handling verges and banks.
And being a strimmer you can trim right up to wall edges and need not worry about hidden rocks or cans.
It has a cutting width of 56 cm and cutting heights from 35 to 70 mm and there is a dead man’s handle as a safety device.
It costs £299, by far the cheapest machine of its type available and has a two year warranty. And delivery, the next working day, is free.
The DR TR4 Premier Plus Wheeled Trimmer-Mower – Electric Start (DRMP53) is a similar type of machine with a very high-torque engine with an thick strimming cord.
Powering the strimming head is a Briggs & Stratton engine designed to keep noise to a minimum.
And the strimming head has a feature which prevents weeds from wrapping around and impairing performance.
There are five cutting heights and the head is offset so that you can trim right up to walls and fences.
It has a heavy-duty steel frame and weighs just 28 kg. and an adjustable handlebar.
It costs £669, has a two year warranty and free next working day delivery.
Al-Ko BM 870-III Scythe-Bar Mower has been designed to tackle really tough brush and scrub with a 148 cc Briggs & Stratton engine to work the cutters bars at the front and to move the machine along making it an easy machine to use when tackling rougher terrain.
It has a grass deflector to move the grass to one side and has a shaped handlebar to make it easy to control on rougher ground.
There are other attachments you can but to extend the use of thjis machine like a snow plough.
It costs £749, is delivered free withing two to three working days and has a two year warranty from Al-KO, a leading German manufacturer.
Now for a great little machine from Italy designed to tackle areas around 5000 sq metres.
The Efco DR51-S6 Wheeled Brushcutter is a wheeled machine, self-propelled with a front dolly wheel to make it easy to control. Very large rear wheels give excellent traction where it’s wet or muddy.
A Subaru 1789 cc engine provides the power and it has an adjustable cutting height.
It costs £719, £200 less than the recommended price and we deliver it free within two to three working days. And it has a three year warranty.
The DR TR4 Pro-XL Self-Propelled Wheeled Trimmer Mower (DRMP57) with an electric start has a 190 cc Briggs & Stratton engine which has a cover to prevent stray grass and twigs affecting it.
It produces very impressive torque figures and has a variable speed power drive making it easier to use on uneven surfaces.
Five cutting heights are available from 38 mm to 89 mm and these can be fixed when fitting the srtimming cord.
The cutting head is offset to make working right up to the edges of fences and walls much easier.
Based on a steel frame it has adjustable, padded handlebars and has a patented design which means that it is almost impossible for weeds and grass to wrap around the cutting head.
It costs £959 and you can buy a blade head as an optional extra. There is a two year maker’s warranty and free next working day delivery.
This next one is a real beast when it comes to clearing thicker shrub.
DR Premier 24 Field & Brush Mower is so powerful it can cut through saplings up to two inches thick and deal with eight feet high weeds.
Powered by a Briggs & Stratton 9.6 hp engine it has a cutting width of 24 in and has three forward and one reverse gears.
The tyres are the type usually found on motocross bikes with extra thick tyres. And a blade clutch stops both the blade and the drive belt to make it easier to turn.
The price is £1899 and it is delivered free within three to five working days. There is a one year warranty from the makers.
This one is from an American company with a reputation for manufacturing top quality industrial vacuum machines.
The Billy Goat BC2403IC Outback Rough-Cut Brush Mower is self-propelled with a working width of 61 cm and is powerful enough to cut down brambles and gorse and saplings up to 5 cm diameter.
There are three forward gears and one reverse and it has a limited slip differential in a sealed unit giving it the capability of handling slopes up to 15 degrees. The drive and blade are separately controlled.
A Briggs & Stratton engine gives bags of power and can even handle hidden logs and stones and steel hand guards on the handelbars are a useful safety feature.
It costs £2135 compared with the recommended selling price of £2249. There is a one year warranty and delivery is free within two to three working days.
Now one from an Italian company whose machinery is often the choice of smallholding owners and professional gardeners.
The Bertolini 411/9H Heavy-Duty Scythe Mower has a cutting width of 115 cm and is powered by a 270 cc Honda engine.
It has a six-speed gear box – three forward and three reverse – and has independently-driven wheels so it can turn on a sixpence and work on slopes and sticky ground.
As a handy feature it is fitted with a forward-reverse shuttle to release the machine from difficult situations. The handlebars have six settings to make it more comfortable for the user.
A truly versatile machine, it has 25 attachments to make it a truly versatile piece of machinery for the large garden or estate.
It costs £2968 including the scythe bar, and is delivered free within two to three working days. And it has a three year warranty.
Back to the USA now for the DR Pro XL-26 Kawasaki 16 EStart Field & Brush Mower with a 66 cm cutting deck and enough power to deal with six cm diameter saplings.
The engine is especially powerful, a Kawakasi twin cylinder 15 hp one, and it has four forward and one reverse gears and there is a differential lock to give incxreased traction when it is needed.
A useful feature on this machine is the cutter deck which tilts 12 degrees to either side in order to track uneven ground.
It costs £2899 and is delivered free within three to five working days. There is a two-year warranty from the manufacturer.
And the final one is intended for owners of very large properties or estate managers.
The Efco DR65-HR8.5 Professional Flail Mower has a set of 38 flail blades to cut through the thickest scrub and adjustable heights from2 cm to 8 cm. The cutting width is 65 cm.
The 270 cc Honda engine develops 8.5 hp and has an automatic decompression system to make it easy to start.
There are three forward and one reverse gears and pivoting front wheels to make it really manoeuvrable. These can be locked if you prefer.
This beats of a machine costs £3295 compared with the recommended price of £3955 and has a three year warranty from the manufacturer. Delivery is free within two to three working days.
We have a huge variety of these type of machines on our site and remember you can always give us a ring on 08454 588905 if you need more advice.
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