Gone are the days when the grass on the garden plot was mowed by scythes and sickles. In place of manual labor came modern lawnmowers and electric and gasoline mowers (trimmers). If the usual manual mower had no special difficulties in application, the specialized equipment that is produced now, has a lot of characteristics and properties. They must be taken into account when buying. The article describes the main parameters of gasoline trimmers with photos.
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This type of gasoline-powered machinery is made for both domestic and industrial use. It is not unambiguous to say that an ordinary trimmer at an inexpensive price will cope with the grass on your plot.
There are several features to consider before buying the equipment:
Evaluate the vegetation on the property. If it is a small meadow with a flat surface and lawn grass, a low-powered unit will do. For weed control, choose a more powerful model.
Low-power models quickly overheat the motor. So these trimmers can’t handle large areas. They have to be cooled constantly to avoid breaking.
The curved handle should be chosen for those gardens and yards where there are hard-to-reach mowing areas. For example, space under shrubs, trees, garden furniture.
Weight of the product. You have to carry the trimmer on you all the time. Too heavy models quickly lead to fatigue and fatigue.
The engine comes in two-stroke and four-stroke versions. The first is filled with gasoline and oil in a clear proportion. The mixture is poured into one tank. An error in the amount of liquid poured leads to the breakdown of the unit. The four-stroke trimmer is more expensive than its counterpart, but has two separate tanks for filling.
The cutting element for cutting grass also has a number of differences. For grass, a fishing line is suitable, for thick plants and shrubs you should choose a trimmer with metal blades.
The main listed points to pay attention to can not give a clear answer, which trimmer is better. The choice depends on the frequency of use and the place of application.
Household gasoline-powered scythes
These models of trimmers work on a two-stroke engine. The technique has the following positive characteristics:
- it is capable of mowing an area of 10 hectares of goosegrass or artificially planted lawn;
- quite light weight (about 5 kg excluding fuel and oil);
- are available with differently shaped handles for working in hard-to-reach places, as well as folding models;
- low price compared to professional models;
- Gasoline and oil fill in one tank.
The disadvantages of the device include:
- rapid motor overheating (20 to 40 minutes of continuous operation);
- Limited access to controls;
- The need for accurate fuel consistency is 20 ml of oil per 1 liter of gasoline. If the proportion is not correct, the trimmer will fail.
The models are equipped with a four-stroke engine, which allows you to pour oil and gasoline into different tanks. Positive features also include:
- high performance and reliability;
- additional equipment with cutting elements;
- Various line thicknesses.
Disadvantages include the following characteristics:
- heavy equipment (more than 5 kg excluding fuel);
- The need for dexterity and stamina to operate the machine.
Virtually all models, regardless of their purpose, are equipped with straps that distribute the load of the machine on your back and keep your arms from getting tired quickly.
Professional trimmers are mainly used in farms for making hay for the winter, by utilities for yard treatment and lawn improvement. However, if you have to mow large areas with impassable grass on an ordinary garden plot, trimmer manufacturers offer to look at variants of professional models.
Assortment of chain saws
Among the most popular manufacturers that offer household and professional benzotrimmer can include:
The Patriot, Master, HUTER, AL-KO and Husqvarna brands have earned trust among customers.
Trimmer heads – varieties and applications
Modern models are equipped with spools on which the fishing line is wound. Its ends, which stick out at a certain distance, come into contact with the grass and mow it. It is not designed to deal with thick trunks of plants and branches of bushes.
Trimmer reels are divided into the following types:
- manual (you have to pull the line yourself);
- semi-automatic pulls out the line with a button on the handle;
- automatic (the line extends itself when you change turns from low to high).
The most cost-effective and convenient trimmers are considered to be gasoline mowers with a semi-automatic line feed.
Trimmer users often ask another question, how to choose and wind the fishing line. There are different kinds of cord, but you should read the instructions before you buy. Not every trimmer fits a certain kind of fishing line. They all come in different sections and diameters. A diameter of 2.4 to 2.7 mm is usually used for domestic trimmers.
The cross-section is found round and rewound. The second kind of line is best not used. Rewound line gets stuck in the reel and cannot be pulled out when needed.
Spooling the line
Before you buy a machine, you need to know how to wind the line head. It can be collapsible or quick-loading.
In one case, the reel will have to be removed from the trimmer and the fishing line installed in it. The other spools are not removable. They have a special hole where the end of the cord is inserted and the line is wound onto the spool by rotation.
So, there are many factors to consider before buying a trimmer. The most important of them is the load on the trimmer. If the user has to work on small areas with well-cut grass, he can get by with a device with up to 1 horsepower. This is the cheapest option.
In the range of 1 to 3 hp buy machinery for work on garden plots with different grass and an area of about 10 acres.
The most powerful trimmers are bought for continuous work, for mowing grass for pets and beautifying plots.
Photo of a gasoline trimmer