Equipment

Brush Cutters


Gardening newbies believe that the grass and bushes are cut with the classic scythe or scissors. These tools may be suitable for small plots of land or small gardens, but in large areas it would be better to use mechanical tools. Grass and bushes can in fact be cut with brushcutters, light, comfortable and handy tools used to clean even large green surfaces. In our section we will devote ample space to the various types of brushcutters, to their operating characteristics and to many other aspects that can be useful in the choice of these tools. The brushcutters are mechanical tools with handles, telescopic rod and metal disk or head in nylon. These last two components represent the cutting apparatus. The trimmer support rod is usually also in metal with a thermoplastic and ergonomic handle cover. This material facilitates the grip of the tool and the dexterity in the movements. The most common brushcutters have a U-shaped handle. These tools can be battery-powered or petrol-driven. The choice between one model and another depends on your personal tastes but also on the surface to be cut. Generally, petrol-driven brushcutters are those that have greater power. A cordless brushcutter can have a power of 230 W, while the petrol brushcutter has a power of 1000 W. The petrol-driven brushcutter is fed with about six liters of petrol, while the battery-powered brushcutter requires a certain charging time. After the same, the cordless brushcutter guarantees more than half an hour of work without interruptions. Brushcutters, being mechanical tools, have more advantages than disadvantages. The main advantage is that they are very light, practical, comfortable and easy to maneuver. The second is that they allow to take care of vast surfaces saving time and effort. Now, given the increasingly frenetic pace of modern life, it would be impossible to look after the garden with simple manual tools. The disadvantages of brushcutters are therefore very marginal. Those with petrol can be polluting and require about six liters of fuel for each full, while battery-powered ones can require work breaks due to the need to recharge the power supply. Another disadvantage of the brushcutter is the often annoying and continuous noise that is emitted during the use of the tool. Modern brushcutters seem to be quieter than older models, but this feature should always be checked when purchasing. The speed and cutting precision of the brushcutter are guaranteed by the maintenance or periodic replacement of the blades or cutting discs. These should be cleaned carefully after use and replaced in the event of wear and tear due to work. The metal discs can also rust due to rain and humidity, which is why it is advisable to use the tool only in a mild climate and in the absence of frost and humidity. The nylon heads are more resistant to all weather conditions and bear high conditions of humidity, heat and temperature. It must be said, however, that tall grass and bushes must never be cut in the event of rain or excessive humidity, because the wheels of the brushcutter, and the relative blades, would not be able to cut plant remains weighed down by water . When it is not in use, the brushcutter must be dismantled in its entirety, cleaned and then stored (even reassembled and in full) in the storage case and in a safe and dry place. Modern brushcutters do not have excessive costs. Their affordable prices depend on the practicality of the materials and the increasingly frequent discounts offered by retailers. However, for precision work, it is always better to focus on professional brushcutters, which, due to their high quality, have slightly higher costs than those for hobby uses. A professional cordless brushcutter costs around 500 euros. This price is also affected by accessories for its operation, such as the battery and the charger. The first costs around ninety euros, while the second, two hundred euros. In our section, however, we will be discovering the most modern and innovative brush cutters, but also those that are cheaper and with easily affordable prices. On the other hand, a petrol brushcutter costs from six hundred to eight hundred euros. There are also backpack-type brushcutters, to be used in the case of more difficult jobs on flat areas or for cuts on slopes that are difficult to follow. These brushcutters are generally more expensive. Their market price is in fact around 750 euros. We will talk about this and more in the individual articles of our section. To learn more, we invite you to consult it. Enjoy the reading.