Ten top heavy duty strimmers and field mowers for the roughest of tasks

This is the time of year to tackle those wilder areas of the garden you’d rather try to ignore.

Patches of nettles,gorse and thorn and brambles which need to be cut back are often too much for many domestic strimmers and brushcutters.

So if you have areas of land like this which need to be cleared away here are ten top heavy duty strimmers and mowers for larger areas.

First is one ideal for the professional as well as keen amateur on special, and as its name implies it won’t start your teeth chattering as you use it.

Einhel;l GE-BC 33 AS brushcutter
Comfortable to use: Einhell GE-BC 33 AS low vibration brushcutter

The Einhell GE-BC 43 AS Low-Vibration Brushcutter, currently on special offer, has a cow-horn handlebar making it comfortable to use over longer periods.

It has a three-toothed metal blade and a 42.7cc engine with the company’s Easy-Start system incorporating an automatic choke. It also comes with a strimming head for lighter areas like lawn edges.

The aluminium shaft splits in two for easy transportation.

It costs £199.95, £200 less than the maker’s recommended price and has a two year warranty. We deliver it free to UK mainland addresses the next working day.

The Oleo-Mac Sparta 380 T Heavy Duty Low Emission Brushcutter is an Italian–made machine which has both a heavy metal blade and a strimming head designed to cut down heavy weeds and long grass.

Oleo-Mac Sparta 380 T brushcutter
Italian power: Oleo-Mac Sparta 380 T brushcutter

With a 36.2cc engine, it delivers fewer emissions and has bags of torque so that it works efficiently even at low revs. And it has a felt filter to protect the engine and give it a long life. Cowhorn handles make it easier to use over longer periods and a padded harness is included.

It costs £279, £100 off the maker’s recommended price and is delivered with a free face-shield and spare strimming line and a fuel mixing bottle.

Delivery the next working day is free and there is a three year warranty.

Now one from a manufacturer which is increasingly the choice of professionals.

Tanaka TBC 230D brushcutter
Tough stuff: Tanaka TBC 230D brushcutter

The Tanaka TBC-230D Petrol Brushcutter, currently on special offer, is a hard working tough machine, with an easy start and strong enough to rip through established weeds.

Weighing only 4.5 kg it has a 21 cc engine and vibration damping and as well as a metal blade a strimming head with automatic line feed.

It costs £295, £150 off the maker’s recommended price and a five year warranty and next working day delivery.

Special prices on spare strimming line and a safety helmet with visor and ear muffs are available.

Now a great little machine exclusive to us and made to tackle heavy weed growth like thick beds of nettles and reeds.

MD Tondu Wheeled Trimmer
Clear the weeds: MD Tondu Wheeled Trimmer

The MD Tondu Wheeled Trimmer Mower is amazing vale as it has a 160 cc 4-stroke engine to drive thick nylon strimming cords at the front of the machine.

These cords mean you can strim along walls and gate posts to achieve a neater finish.

It has been designed to get under garden benches and low branches where other machines would struggle and it has a steel frame and rubber tyres to tackle uneven ground.

It can also be used on banks and ditch sides and is ideal for trimming back road verges.

The working height is adjustable from 35mm to 70mm and it has a working width of 56cm.

It costs £299, £30 less than the recommended price and is delivered free the next working day with five sets of replacement strimming line. Ten extra sets of line can be bought for £20 when ordering.

Now a beast of a machine,

Kawasaki BK45ED brushcutter
Real beast: Kawasaki BK45EDD brushcutter

often the choice of local authorities and professional gardeners and estate workers.

The Kawasaki BK45ED Brushcutter has a 45cc engine which is relatively quiet while delivering loads of power.

It has both a three-toothed metal blade for the rough stuff and a strimming head for lesser grasses and lawn edges and cowhorn handlebars to make use over longer periods less arduous.

Light and durable, it has very low vibration levels.

It costs £369, £30 less than the maker’s recommended price.

The Echo SRM-300TESU Petrol Brushcutter has high torque with a gear-reduction ratio to give great cutting ability compared with many machines with larger engines.

It has a 28.1 cc engine producing 1.2 hp and the maker’s say 75 per cent less effort is needed to power it up.

It comes with a line strimming head and costs £399, £110 less than the recommended price and is delivered free the next working day with a five year warranty.

Now for a more serious machine for people who have larger areas of overgrowth to control.

Efco DR51 field mower
Neat worker: Efco DR51 S6 field mower

The Efco DR51-S6 Wheeled Brushcutter has a 189cc Subaru engine and is a self-propelled machine with a 51 cm cutting width.

The front wheel means you can turn very sharply and can negotiate large areas of wet grass and thicker undergrowth.

It costs £739, £80 less than the maker’s recommended price and has a three year warranty. We deliver it free of charge within two to three working days.

Many of you may recognise this scythe-bar design as they were popular years ago but were often difficult to control.

Wasy to use: Al-Ko BM 87--III scythe bar mower
Easy to use: Al-Ko BM 87–III scythe bar mower

But the Al-Ko BM 870-III Scythe-Bar Mower is a much-easier machine to use and can deal with very heavy undergrowth.

The wheels and cutter bar are driven by a 148 cc Briggs & Stratton engine and it can deal with large areas of undulating ground very quickly. And it has a grass deflector to shift debris away from the lawn area.

You can also buy extras like snow chains and a snow plough.

It costs £749 and has a two year warranty. We deliver it free within two to three working days.

This one will cope with the roughest of areas and can cut through saplings up to two inches thick and weeds and undergrowth eight feet high.

DR field brush mower
Scrub and brush: DR premier field mower

The The DR Premier 24 Field & Brush Mower has a Briggs & Stratton engine and three forward gears as well as a reverse in case you get stuck.

And with its thick-tread tyres it can also cope with wet and marshy conditions and it has a blade-brake clutch so you can drive it from place to place without damaging the cutting blades.

It costs £1899 and has a two year warranty. Delivery is free and within two to three working days.

And finally one for the estate owner who has large areas of rough, overgrown land to cut back.

Efco DR65-HR8.5 flail mower
Rough stuff Efco DR65-HR8.5 professional flail mower

The Efco DR65-HR8.5 Professional Flail Mower has massive power with a 270 cc Honda engine designed for a long demanding life.

It has an working height of 20mm to 80mm and three forward and one reverse gears. The reverse gear is very handy when working in rough areas of land.

Pivoting front wheels can be locked when you are doing long straight runs. The cutting width if 65cm and the handlebars are adjustable.

It costs £3295, £70 less than the recommended price and is delivered free within two to three working days and there is a three year manufacturer’s warranty.

See these pages on our site for a fuller selection of brush cutters from ones for the small domestic garden up to these for local authority work and estates.

And please give us a ring on 08454 588905 if you would like to discuss your requirements before ordering.

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