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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.

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      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. 

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  • 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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    • I bought one off Ebay some months back....... bought it to remove pidgeon mess from paving where I thought it would be a very quick easy solution.  Certainly with my Stihl strimmer, the hole in the brush was difficult to locate in the strimmer "head" as there wasn't enough "metal" protruding  from the  head to locate easily in the brush.   The brush was also badly out of balance so you had to keep the revs really low.  Wouldn't recommend it. 

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