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Bessertrim brushcutters

Hi all.

Our echo brush cutter after 7 years of abuse is now beyond economical repair. I was going to plump for the exact same new model, but knowing parts can be pricey I've vaguely thought about purchasing a different brand. My newest employee suggested a model from Bessertrim, currently with the Mitsubishi TL 26 or 33 engine. I've personally never come across them, and there's very little info online to go with. I wondered if anyone had any experience of their stuff or had dealt with them. 

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  • I think vic575 uses them and his comments have been positive.

    I have that kawasaki engine on a hedge trimmer and it never misses a beat.

    Have you got a link? I looked on their website lastweek and there was no full strimmer, just info on their heads. 

    • Sorry, for what ever reason I read kawasaki, not mitsubishi. 

  • I found the full brushcutters with engine from the drop down menu under the trade heading.


    • Ah, just me being unable to navigate their website, thank you. 

  • To be fair the website is a bit clumsy to Navigate.

  • If the Echo one lasted 7 hard years, why try something else you're not sure of?..... whatever you get, you'll be very lucky to do better.   Never heard of them either.... Googled them and couldn't find anything about their strimmers though I see Peter has put a link to their site............ I'd say as they're so difficult to find, dealers and spares could be a nightmare.//// stick to what you know works.....you really can't improve on that. 

  • That thing that intrigued me were the Mitsubishi engines. Original Japanese manufacturered.But answering myself, are Echo not also Japanese manufactured.


    • Hello, Echo is japanese and it's engines are marked Yamabiko as they are in partnership with Shindaiwa. Parts are expensive, but normally not too many needed if machine treated well. As I live and work in France where  the two manufactures are more well known with dealers normally not too far away. Good luck with your future purchase.


    I can highly recommend the Bessertrim strimmers. They are ridiculously cheap. I would think that they are at least as good as a Stihl strimmer costing four times the price of the Bessertrim. I think the price is low because they come as a kit, although bolting on the handles and the four bolts to attach the engine is not much of a chore.

    Mine is four years old and has been the most reliable strimmer I have owned [35 years as a gardener] and has never been troublesome in any way. Mine is the 280 with the tl33 engine, which is the more powerful option and definitely the one to have. About four years ago I also bought a Kawasaki engine from them to replace a seized Honda 4 stroke engine on a Honda strimmer. That too has been fantastic. I have found the Japanese two stroke engines to be unbreakable.

    The Bessertrim tap and go strimmer heads are really good too. The genuine Honda heads I used before needed about three new inner spools per season, as they wore away so quickly and a new outer casing every year. The Bessertrim heads will do three years easily.

    At £198 inc vat they are a steal and way, way better than the price might suggest. Buy one, you won’t regret it.

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