Jump to content
Woodworks

Any recommends for wheeled strimmers?

Recommended Posts

Yes I got the DR machine as well as Barrie said good balance , we have loads of post and rail fencing and you turn the body to one side and away you go cuts most things I put a old soft floppy rubber mudflap at the back to stop getting to covered in rubbish

And I've got the tree basher metal blade with a 3/8 saw chain on the outside

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Been looking at wheeled strimmers this week, some of the jobs I have been doing, different sites 1) round a lake full of builders rubble , brambles, do not want to put a metal blade over this. 2) stock fencing down a farm track, thistles, loads of tracks to keep down as they move the cows from field to field. Hard work 2-3 hrs with a normal strimmer.

 

Been looking at the DR TR4 Premier Recoil £419 basic model, the powered one with electric start is £849!

 

Also the Tondu HWTL wheeled trimmer £266 looks similar but quite a price difference

 

Think it will be the DR in the end given the previous remarks (thanks arbtalkers)

59766d7cab74f_Field2.jpg.cfd7fd64a35c11e0b6c4e5772fb0d31a.jpg

59766d7ca9b24_Field1.jpg.37d32dae5a627f7c5b9bc01622b8c06d.jpg

59766d7ca7f64_Lake3.jpg.e08c3d477fbd67441c368e83fa0b7426.jpg

59766d7ca62fb_Lake4.jpg.36372735ab442f18ca368d62f8fec014.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm just back from using one , I am very impressed, doesn't get long stuff wrapped around head, very easy to reload line,

The one I used wasn't self propelled that would be great.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Did you buy that machine Beau?

 

I collected a new self propelled machine from C.R.Willcocks today:001_smile:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Did you buy that machine Beau?

 

I collected a new self propelled machine from C.R.Willcocks today:001_smile:

 

Yep finally got to keep it.

 

Got to clear a patch of bracken and brambles in the field and it made mincemeat of it :thumbup1:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Yep finally got to keep it.

 

Got to clear a patch of bracken and brambles in the field and it made mincemeat of it :thumbup1:

 

Just found this thread and am thinking about buying one of these machines. I strim quite a few large areas by hand and this may cut down on a lot of time.

Would they be suitable for using on a wildflower meadow? I currently mange one and the growth needs cutting down at the end of the season but it gets to about 1m high and above would these machines cope?

Also what model did you go for there seems to be about 5 different versions? is there much difference between them?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Just found this thread and am thinking about buying one of these machines. I strim quite a few large areas by hand and this may cut down on a lot of time.

Would they be suitable for using on a wildflower meadow? I currently mange one and the growth needs cutting down at the end of the season but it gets to about 1m high and above would these machines cope?

Also what model did you go for there seems to be about 5 different versions? is there much difference between them?

 

Hard to be sure James. Not got any 1m grass here to try but suspect it would get through it if you took it slow. It has not yet got wrapped with grass, nettles or brambles and it tends to throw the cuttings clear to the left. Think mine is the base model but not sure as they appear to have changed to B&S engines from the Kohler that's on mine.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


  • Featured Adverts

About

Arbtalk.co.uk is a hub for the arboriculture industry in the UK.  
If you're just starting out and you need business, equipment, tech or training support you're in the right place.  If you've done it, made it, got a van load of oily t-shirts and have decided to give something back by sharing your knowledge or wisdom,  then you're welcome too.
If you would like to contribute to making this industry more effective and safe then welcome.
Just like a living tree, it'll always be a work in progress.
Please have a look around, sign up, share and contribute the best you have.

See you inside.

The Arbtalk Team

Follow us

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.