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How to choose a petrol trimmer for the lawn so you do not regret?

How to choose a petrol trimmer for the lawn so you do not regret?

Maintaining order on a country site it is impossible without periodic cutting of lawn, shrub crops, weeds, etc. otherwise, this vegetation is able to turn a cottage overgrown with weeds in a vacant lot. This can help in either a normal braid (although rare master of today have retained the ability to use it!), or it «descendant» – trimmer. In the cottages is more convenient to use the gasoline model, because not every area has electricity, and wires to interfere with the work will not. It remains to determine how to choose a petrol trimmer, so he was easy to work with and easily mowed down not only grass, and young bushes, powerful weeds and even tree growth.

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Analyze the features of the engine

The heart of any mechanism is the engine. Of its power and features of the design depends on the duration of work and the quality of the mowing.

Trimmer engine

Two-stroke engine is harder to fill but easier to carry, but a four stroke is easier to maintain

Internal structure of motor

Most often, the grass trimmer to be equipped with a single cylinder two-stroke engine, whose power varies from 0.5 to 3.3 kW. So the engine worked without interruption, it is prepared for a fuel mixture of gasoline AI-92 and oil for two-stroke engines. Replacement brands of gasoline or oil type is invalid, because the motor will begin to run rough and overheat. The mixture is prepared in the exact proportions, otherwise bingotime will fail long before the end of the warranty period. Such a motor requires certain skills, so inexperienced owners it is better to get models with four stroke engines. They do not require the preparation of mixtures, and gasoline and oil are put in a separate container.

Four-stroke models are more powerful, so they are capable of carving complex, overgrown shrub areas. But if you need a trimmer for the lawn, then these capacities will be too much. In this case, it is worth dwelling on two-stroke motors, which, moreover, have less weight and are cheaper.

Engine brand

The desire to buy «not Chinese» the model you have may never be realized. Many European manufacturers do not produce engines, and prefer to buy them from companies that specialize in engines. In most of these firms have moved their factories to China, because there are more favorable conditions for production. So Briggs&Stratton, and MTD, and Mitsubishi are the engines of Chinese Assembly. «Overboard» only one Honda. So, choosing a trimmer well-known brands, tune that in 90% of cases, inside is a Chinese motor. But not a basement, a factory, good quality!

We select the cutting tool

For shearing vegetation benzonase fitted with a cutting tool, which depend on the power level of the unit. So, a low-power model is often fitted with a cord (or fishing line), more «strong» metal blades and disc cutter.

Consider how to choose a trimmer with a given cutting tool.

Varieties of cutting cord

Trimmer line is of varying thickness: 1.2 – 4 mm. each unit is line thickness, exceed which should not be, if you want to avoid premature wear of the bushings.

Cross-sectional shape of the cord

The most versatile, capable of cutting and green grass and dry plants, is monofilament with circular cross section. Square able to cut the thick woody plants, such as clover. Asterisk usually mow lawns because she has the most gentle treatment: grass is easier to tolerate the cut and restored faster than after mowing round cord

Cord also has a difference in structure. If you look at the cross section, we can see that one line is round, the second square or polygonal. There are even curly options, like stars or rounded projections. This variety of the fishing line helps to choose the best for your site option.

Types of trimmer knives

If the country to visit often and do the mowing of the site a couple of times a season, it is better instead of Corda to use the knives. Tall grass tends to roll up on the spindle when it is mowed line.

Knives are available in plastic and metal. Plastic blades are easy to destroy deadwood and hard plants (burdock, nettle), but the green shoots of the shrub should be cut with a metal tool. Knives are not suitable for rocky terrains, because when faced with a very hard subject to give feedback to unsafe for mowers.

If you choose which trimmer is better for the number of the blades of a knife, the practice shows that the more teeth, the better to cope with the heavy spit of land. For owners who are buying trimmer for hay, will not fit three or chetyrehsot knives because they are too crushed grass.

The types of trimmer knives

Vomitory knife is able to cut even small trees, and three and chetyrehosnyj designed for dense bushes

Build options rod

Rod is a conductor connecting the motor to the cutting system. Inside it is a shaft which can be straight or flexible. And, accordingly, the shape of the rod is found straight or curved. The first option is more reliable and hardier, but if the plot has lots of different heights and inaccessible places, it is better to buy a model with a curved barbell.

A curved barbell will help to mow the hard to reach places

A curved barbell will help to mow the hard to reach places

Pay attention to whether the rod is collapsible. In this case, its easier to fold for storage.

Devices to ease the burden on hands

Mowing of the plot is quite a difficult process, because running the unit vibrates, and it is necessary not only to hold it in my hands, but also to cut as accurately as possible. And if we add considerable weight powerful benzols, then for non-residents this process may be pain in the arms and back. To distribute evenly the load on the body, bensalah provided harness. Let us examine how to choose a trimmer for the garden with this fixture.

Belt for grass trimmer

Single strap distributes the load unevenly, so during prolonged mowing starts to hurt the shoulder

Models with strap on 1 shoulder cheaper than the rest, but then the burden will fall on the same half of the body, and this leads to pain in the shoulder. The best option – double straps with shoulder pads of soft material. For protection from the vibrating Assembly to the accessory needs to log hip pad.

Double strap for trimmer

Double straps use both shoulder, but it is better to use them for trimmers with small weight

The most expensive but also the most effective devices for distribution of load — suspension backpack. They are regulated under any shape, so the mowers can ideal fit a snap «under him».

Backpack suspension

Backpack suspension — ideal for powerful KOs, otherwise your hands long can’t hold their weight

By zeroing in on our recommendations specific trimmer, don’t forget to turn it on. The only way you will feel how it is convenient and you cope with vibration.

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