A petrol strimmer, also brushcutter, is used to cut grass and other weeds in awkward areas. They are designed to be lightweight, operated from an upright position and can be moved around easily. A petrol strimmers is a bit different from the electric strimmer and are used for different jobs. They are ideal for large areas of rough weed and long grasses; they’re also very movable, unlike electric strimmers which require electric cables. However, some are noisy, have higher vibration levels and heavy in weight.
Choosing a Petrol Strimmer
Various factors ought to be considered in determining the right petrol strimmer, they include,
Weight and mobility
Petrol strimmers are more massive than electric strimmers most ranging from 3.5 to 8kg. The best strimmer should be light in weight and maneuverable, it should also be comfortable to use especially if it is to be used for an extended period. Curved shafts are the most comfortable although the split shafts are the most popular as different attachments can be used. The handles should be anti-vibration and easy to operate with even a single hand.
Cutting path is the width that the strimmer cuts. Strimmers with a large diameter are the best because they save on time.
Mostly the strimmer lines are made of nylon which works perfectly for grass and weeds. Strimmer lines have varying shapes designed with a sharp edge, increased cutting power and also to reduce the possibility of catching the snagging.
There are three main mechanisms of replacing the line, automatic feed, bump feed and the fixed head feed. The bump feed is recommended because it can be incorporated into many models, it is also reliable, efficient and quick.
Petrol strimmers have high power compared to the electric strimmers. They come with varying engine sizes; larger engines can cope with tougher work.
A petrol strimmer is a useful farm tool which despite being noisy and heavy. If well maintained it can offer a long-lasting service.