I looked online at all the different strimmers and brushcutters available and also looked at all the reviews. I needed a machine that was powerful, to tackle thick undergrowth over quite a large area. This machine certainly manages it and for its weight it is still comfortable to use, provided you adjust the harness to suit your build.
The spool line cover broke on my first day with the machine but thanks to MowDirect customer support a whole new machine was delivered without any quibble. I will be out with this machine quite a lot in the next few weeks so will post another review on about any plus on minus issues.