Choosing the right trimmer or brushcutter.
When it comes to trimmers and brushcutters, the amount of options available can leave even the most seasoned professionals feeling slightly daunted. So how do you navigate this maze and come out with the perfect trimmer for the job?
Choosind the right Trimmer / brushcutter
When it comes to trimmers and brushcutters, the amount of options available can leave even the most seasoned professionals feeling slightly daunted. Engine sizes, features, handles and attachments are just some of the variables from model to model. So how do you navigate this maze and come out with the perfect trimmer for the job?
The first thing you’ll want to be sure of is the kind of work you’ll be doing
What you’ll be trimming.
Size of the area you’ll be maintaining
Restrictions like noise
If you`ll be trimming small to regular sized grass in a domestic setting then depending on preference you could opt for a curved shaft or straight shaft loop handle trimmer.
Curved shaft: The curve means shorter overall length, this makes the trimmer, lighter, more maneuverable in tight spaces and easier to handle.
For larger jobs that include the possibility of cutting longer grass, dense brush and sapplings etc you’ll benefit from a bit more power. You could also consider a model with high torque, which regulates the head’s cutting torque so you can move uninterrupted through varying levels of density.
The slighty larger engine and heavy duty air filter mean more power and more robustness during tough jobs.
For the toughest of professional work, maintaining large areas with varying terrain, thick brush, long grass and saplings, you might want to look at a U-handle brushcutter.. These machines connect to a harness, taking the weight off your arms and reducing fatigue over longer operation. They also in general have larger engines and can be paired with a wider range of cutting heads.
This machine has a huge 41.5cc engine and High Torque.
Lastly for work that has noise restrictions, a battery trimmer is the perfect choice. Whilst less powerful than their petrol stablemates, they offer several key benefits that make them perfect for certain jobs: low noise, no emissions, less downtime and less overall maintenance.