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Stihl KB-KM Kombi Bristle Brush, Removing Moss?

I've a couple of jobs to do in the next couple of weeks and require something to speed up the task of clearing the moss and weeds from block paving, I was thinking of buying the Stihl KM94R -CE KOMBI unit with the bristle brush attatchment, has anyone used this or is there a better tool for the job besides power washing which I don't really want to do.

I was going to buy a bristle brush attachment for my EGO multitool but it's not available until 2020.

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    I used the brush for moss removal just last week but I had it on a KM130 and it was bloody hard work where the most was well embedded. So I would treat the moss first as I think this would make it easier to get up with the brush. Not sure the 94 would have enough oomph to tackle thick moss.

    • PRO

      as above -- the power brush is great -- but only really used it with the KM130 -- which tbh is well worth buying as a back up to the KM 94 -- the extra power is particularly usefull with the pole pruner -- really gives a bigger punch -- the KM130 is advertised to handle snow with the different heads so another potential plus point. Definately recomend the KM130 -- did a whole tennis court in 3-4 hours and yes its hard work but its cheaper than hiring a wheeled power brush -- and as above treating moss first might be best option 

  • Thanks for the advice, I didn't really want to go over the £450 budget but the videos I've seen of the bristle brush shows it in use with the KM 130. So I think I'll probably go for the more powerfull engine, Radmore and Tucker do the Stihl KM 131R which I presume is the newer version, it's £152 more then the KM94 but it has more power among other things and will come in handy when I buy the hedge cutter and pole pruner next year.

  • I think brushing blockwork is going to be quite a compromise compared to the results you'd get with a pressure wash. I personally wouldn't even consider it, saving the power brushes for tarmac drives and tennis courts. 

    • PRO

      Robbie on here does an excellent youtube video using a hired wheeled powerbrush to remove moss . 

      Algon and Moss off are also excellent products to apply directly to the surface but better to apply to a dry surface although not much chance  this time of year .

      • Yes, I'm specifically talking about monoblock though

  • I just use the standard strimmer head....... at the right angle with a good length of cord, it's pretty quick though I'm sure it's not as quick as a bristle brush. If you only do this job occasionally, it might not be worth the expense of buying the brush attachment. 

  • PRO

  • You did a good job with property in the video robbie, I'll be only working on a smaller scale and the block paving isn't thick with moss so hopefully the Kombi will be up to the job.

    I needed a back up multitool for next season so the Stihl will definitely be useful, if the bristle brush isn't up to the job I can always try it out on snow if we get some. I'll let you Know how I get on with it, thanks again for the advice.

  • Anyone used one of these?   I've used something similiar in an angle grinder but that was too powerful for de-mossing block paving and scraped the blocks. 

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