petrol strimmers

Hi all, can anyone recommend a petrol strimmer thats easy to use and not too heavy

I need one for my allotment and areas in the garden. 



  • ColinAColinA Posts: 222

    Stihl or Husqvarna are excellent makes with good spares availability also the dealers know how to repair and service them.

    Both manufacturers make machines to suit pocket and application.

  • Gina.......I'd agree with Colin.  Just make sure that when you go to look/buy that you tell the sales person that it is YOU who will be using it.  They do tend to be on the heavy side and what some hefty 6 foot bloke can easily use, you may find yourself struggling.

    (I'm taking it you are not a hefty 6 foot bloke ? ) if you are then completely ignore meimage


  • ginagibbsginagibbs Posts: 756

    No Phillipa, 5'4" lady! Thanks for your suggestions.


  • Avoid the lightweight flymo petrol, it is great but breaks and is unrepairable, shame cos it fits the bill.

  • KT53KT53 Posts: 3,490

    Check out the 'multi-tools' on the Ideal World TV channel.  They have strimmer, brushwood cutter, hedge trimmer and chainsaw combo's at very reasonable prices.  I got one a couple of years ago and they really are good quality and value.  Not too heavy either, although I am a 6' bloke.  I genuinely believe my missus could use the strimmer although she shows no desire to prove my theory image

  • I use a Stihl Kombi which is excellent and I would highly recommend, but use the green oil.

    I did have a Ryobi which did the job, but the vibrations were really bad and when it had any problems not one garden machinery repairer would touch it.

    If weight is an issue both Stihl and Husqvarna do battery powered machines, but I have no experience of them

  • Chris NChris N Posts: 19

    If it's just for occasional use in your garden etc then you won't go far wrong with a McCulloch machine, I have the strimmer and leaf blower and both are very good, always easy to start and plenty of power - Stihl, Husqvarna etc are very good if you want a daily use type of tool but cost 2-3 times more than the McCulloch, tbh if I was using that sort of tool daily I would still happily buy the Mac.

  • GWRSGWRS Posts: 6,672

    Hello , just used a petrol strimmer  on a new Allotment , hard work 

    however a friend on another allotment bought a battery one and I have to say a lot easier to use , he got it from Argos image 

  • AWBAWB Posts: 398

    Screwfix has strimmer hedge cutter combination at £59.99,got one Friday but not used yet.

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 55,536

    AWB - check out the post from Evil Homer on this site before filling the petrol tank 


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