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Wheeled strimmer

We are considering buying a wheeled self propelled strimmer. We have a large site which is not mowable due to stones and steep inclines, currently strimmed by hand which is time consuming and physically demanding.

Would a self propelled strimmer be any quicker? Most seem to be 4 stroke  not sure if they have forced lubrication for use on slopes. 

Does anyone have any advice, it's grass we're cutting not brambles etc looking at the DR range.

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    I don't own own, and never used one but I did read once about the one used here by Ross in his article. He's helped me with queries in the past so if you contact him via his website he will probably gibe some pointers. I think it's the DR in his article and on the homepage pictured

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    How to deal with an overgrown lawn
    Over the past few months we’ve had a lot of enquiries from property owners that have not been a
  • Hello Peter, Ross here - I do indeed have a DR Power self propelled trimmer and I bought it for strimming overgrown wasteland on new housing estates before they are landscaped. The terrain was rocky and uneven and although it was good on the level ground, it was actually easier to use a strimmer on the banks.

    I am probably going to list it on eBay as I walked away from the contract for the house builder (they stopped paying at the start of covid), so I've hardly used it since.

    Honda make a rough cut mower that looks quite interesting, other than that I would look at the AS Motor machines - they have some neat, 63cm folding  two strokes for slopes. Cheers.

    • Hi Ross, thanks, I've gone off the DR particularly as my dealer says they are no longer imported due to getting them CE marked, so spares are going to be a problem!

      Looked at the AS 2 stroke but the price is prohibitive on one job. Thanks for your feedback.

  • Back pack strimmer is the way to go. I've a stihl one and find it so easy to use on banks and around obstacles. In fact I cant and wont use a cow horn strimmer anymore. I think you can get a battery back pack connected to a light weight strimmer head from Husqvarna.

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    I had a DR can't remember the model didn't get a lot of use. So moved it on, someone bought it to use on there allotment.. 

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