Three top trimmers to tackle the Spring hedge growth

The Spring rains have not only made the grass grow by the hedges are starting to look as if they need a bit of attention as well.

So if you are looking to buy a new hedgetrimmer, here are three petrol-powered models from top manufacturers and all at very keen prices.

Mountfield MHJ2424 hedgetrimmer
Top buy: Mountfield MHJ2424 hedgetrimmer

Modern hedgetrimmers are safe and dimple to use and fire up very quickly with usually no more than a couple of pulls on the starter cord.

From Mountfield comes the MHJ2424 Double-Bladed Petrol Hedgetrimmer, a powerful machine with a 61cm blade and wide tooth spacing so you can cut through the thicker stems as well as the new soft growth.

It weighs 5.5kg and is a well-balanced trimmer which makes it easy and less tiring to handle. And it has a three-position rear handle so cutting the tops and sides of hedges is an easier task.

It costs £149.95, has a one year warranty and we deliver it free the next working day.

Tanaka hedge trimmer
Low emissions: TCH22 EAP Tanaka hedge trimmer

From Japan comes the Tanaka TCH22E-AP2 (50) Petrol Hedgetrimmer, currently on special offer.

It is a really powerful hedge cutter which will cope with thicker old growth very easily and starts with just a couple of pulls of the cord.

The 21.1cc engine keeps emissions and fuel consumption to a minimum and the reciprocating blades are 50cm long.

Again, the rear handle twists round so you can trims sides and tops more easily – and it makes it easier for left-handers to use as well.

It costs £199, £90 less than the maker’s recommended price and has a five year warranty. Delivery the next working day is free.

And finally one for tackling the tops of high hedges.

Mitox long reach hedge trimmer
Tall tasks: Mitox long reach hedge trimmer

The Mitox 28-LRH Long-Reach Hedgetrimmer has an overall reach of 246cm and a cutter head which turns through 270 degrees.

Driven by a 25.4cc engine with a full crank it has 55cm dual reciprocating blades and weighs only 7.4kg. It is also comfortable to use for longer periods as it is made to keep vibrations down.

It costs £249, has a two year warranty and free delivery the next working day.

With this trimmer you can also buy a 25cm chain pruner for an extra £79 and a brushcutter attachment for £59.

These pages have a full list of hedgetrimmers, both petrol powered, battery and mains electricity.

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