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Challenge 55cm 4 Stroke Petrol Hedge Trimmer - Half Price £50 @ Argos

With petrol power, you can work anywhere, without the risk of cutting the cable.

Onsite reviews are pretty good for this product
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This Challenge 4 Stroke Petrol Hedge Trimmer has the power to tackle any challenging hedge trimmer tasks and is ideal for large hedges. This trimmer cuts through branches up to 28mm thick and with 55cm cutting lengths and no restriction of cords, size really doesn't matter. With dual action blades you'll get a cleaner cut and finish on your hedges.

With petrol power, you can work anywhere, without the risk of cutting the cable.

You will need to supply unleaded petrol and engine oil (60ml of SAE10W 30 engine oil) before start up.

  • Model number: YT9305-01.
Hedge trimmer features:

  • Power 26cc.
  • Blade length 55cm - suitable for large size hedges.
  • Tooth gap 35mm - indicates the maximum diameter the trimmer can cut through.
  • Safety guard and hand guard.
  • Anti vibration system - minimises vibrations allowing you to work more efficiently.
  • Laser cut blades.
  • Blade tip protector.
  • Rotating rear handle .
  • Dual safety switch.
General information:

  • Lightweight 4.9kg.

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finknottle21/02/2020 22:54

Just think of the lovely meal you could treat yourself/ a loved one to for …Just think of the lovely meal you could treat yourself/ a loved one to for £50, rather than buying something you don’t need (that will be total overkill for the job, pollute the air, and make you “that guy” amongst your neighbours.) Resist!


A £50 that would be a brown skid mark in the toilet by the next morning. I'd take the hedge trimmer any day! At least it'll have some sort of residual value if not required anymore
I'm so tempted, my hedge is quite small but there's nothing wrong with my electric trimmer so don't need it, err but what if it breaks and I need a replacement this isn't much more than a reasonable..ish electric trimmer,I'm a man so I like my toys !

It gets worse just checked and they've got it in stock at my local Argos what am I going to do ?
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Bargain.... Reserved a couple of these, would these not be ideal donor engines to add to a push bike ?

Been watching loads of videos over last few months on motorizing your bike.... Project time

maxmix
I'm so tempted, my hedge is quite small but there's nothing wrong with my electric trimmer so don't need it, err but what if it breaks and I need a replacement this isn't much more than a reasonable..ish electric trimmer,I'm a man so I like my toys !

It gets worse just checked and they've got it in stock at my local Argos what am I going to do ?
Thanks Op, heat. All that Luke writes is right for me too; but I just couldn't resist! Bought.
luke.o.zade21/02/2020 20:55

I'm so tempted, my hedge is quite small but there's nothing wrong with my …I'm so tempted, my hedge is quite small but there's nothing wrong with my electric trimmer so don't need it, err but what if it breaks and I need a replacement this isn't much more than a reasonable..ish electric trimmer,I'm a man so I like my toys !It gets worse just checked and they've got it in stock at my local Argos what am I going to do ?


Small hedge? Get a rechargeable and save the aggro! I've got large hedges and I use rechargeable 95% of the time.
This is a good deal though!
Edited by: "compadre" 21st Feb
Ordered, no more severed electric cables. Great price for a four stroke
Ordered thanks
luke.o.zade21/02/2020 20:55

I'm so tempted, my hedge is quite small but there's nothing wrong with my …I'm so tempted, my hedge is quite small but there's nothing wrong with my electric trimmer so don't need it, err but what if it breaks and I need a replacement this isn't much more than a reasonable..ish electric trimmer,I'm a man so I like my toys !It gets worse just checked and they've got it in stock at my local Argos what am I going to do ?



Just think of the lovely meal you could treat yourself/ a loved one to for £50, rather than buying something you don’t need (that will be total overkill for the job, pollute the air, and make you “that guy” amongst your neighbours.) Resist!
finknottle21/02/2020 22:54

Just think of the lovely meal you could treat yourself/ a loved one to for …Just think of the lovely meal you could treat yourself/ a loved one to for £50, rather than buying something you don’t need (that will be total overkill for the job, pollute the air, and make you “that guy” amongst your neighbours.) Resist!



I'll take three!
finknottle21/02/2020 22:54

Just think of the lovely meal you could treat yourself/ a loved one to for …Just think of the lovely meal you could treat yourself/ a loved one to for £50, rather than buying something you don’t need (that will be total overkill for the job, pollute the air, and make you “that guy” amongst your neighbours.) Resist!


A £50 that would be a brown skid mark in the toilet by the next morning. I'd take the hedge trimmer any day! At least it'll have some sort of residual value if not required anymore
KW25221/02/2020 21:38

Ordered, no more severed electric cables. Great price for a four stroke


3 repairs in the cable of my Bosch - first within 20 mins of getting it out the box. I'm going for this before I electrocute myself
The Bosch battery lithium Ion trimmers are really good for similar price. I've had one few years and does a good 30-40mins on single charge. I've got lots of hedging to get through. Very light as well I would imagine in comparison and effortless. I have a petrol 4 in 1 multi tool for hedges etc too and is so much more effort...in getting it started sometimes and fuel cost plus much more heavy and awkward to use.
compadre21/02/2020 21:30

Small hedge? Get a rechargeable and save the aggro! I've got large hedges …Small hedge? Get a rechargeable and save the aggro! I've got large hedges and I use rechargeable 95% of the time.This is a good deal though!


Any recommendations for large hedges?
compadre21/02/2020 21:30

Small hedge? Get a rechargeable and save the aggro! I've got large hedges …Small hedge? Get a rechargeable and save the aggro! I've got large hedges and I use rechargeable 95% of the time.This is a good deal though!


This 100%. We have quite a long tall Beech hedge, and manage fine with Battery power. WOrst case scenario is that you stop for lunch and recharge, or you invest in another battery.
finknottle21/02/2020 22:54

Just think of the lovely meal you could treat yourself/ a loved one to for …Just think of the lovely meal you could treat yourself/ a loved one to for £50, rather than buying something you don’t need (that will be total overkill for the job, pollute the air, and make you “that guy” amongst your neighbours.) Resist!


And 100% this. Petrol garaden machinery is incovenient, dirty, smelly, loud and pretty much unnecesary these days. I hate the sound of them ruining every nice sunny weekend for people miles around. It's just constant these days.

Especially annpoying are the mow the grass once a week religiously whether it needs it or not crowd. It's pretty much anti-social behaviour in my book.

Although having said that, at least it's 4 stroke, so won't be quite as loud and annoying presumaby. Still smelly, polluting and potentially damaging to health though.

Would you willingly choose to put your face within a metre of your car exhaust pipe and breath deeply, during a pretty tough 30 minute cardio workout? in fact, it's presumably even worse than that, as these wouldn't have catalyic converters.
dimuc22/02/2020 08:04

Any recommendations for large hedges?



Get a rechargeable and spare battery.
I've got this one and it's actually surprisngly good:-
argos.co.uk/pro…728


Very light and portable, but also surprisngly powerful and capable. I attacked a very large (30M+ . No, not high! lol), overgrown and neglected Beech hedge with it last year and it was unexpectedly up to the job, even cutting back into the old/harder wood where necesary.

it would easily manage a smaller hedge. Although I did get it cheaper than that on offer a while ago.

It might also be worth consdering the Spear & Jackson ones Argos do, which are a bit more (and not really made by S & J at all, but seem decent quality anyway) for the 3 year warrenty,
Cheers op. Heat added & ordered. Struggled with a corded one for a while. Hope this makes it a little easier!
dimuc22/02/2020 08:04

Any recommendations for large hedges?


Well I have a lot of hedge, as I said, and I have a green works hedge trimmer and it's just fine. I would say if going for rechargeable don't go bottom of market,if you can, wait for a bargain to come up.
Good price but I agree with the anti-social aspect of anything petrol driven. They are probably worse than pressure washers.
Edited by: "Zaxxan" 22nd Feb
luke.o.zade21/02/2020 20:55

I'm so tempted, my hedge is quite small but there's nothing wrong with my …I'm so tempted, my hedge is quite small but there's nothing wrong with my electric trimmer so don't need it, err but what if it breaks and I need a replacement this isn't much more than a reasonable..ish electric trimmer,I'm a man so I like my toys !It gets worse just checked and they've got it in stock at my local Argos what am I going to do ?



Go on!!! You know you've got to have it........get down there pronto
Well me Mam picked the one I reserved in Stranraer last nigh, i'll not be seeing her for another couple of weeks....

Cant wait to get this 4 stroke fitted to my Muddy Fox bike and see what happens

BTW has this model got a clutch ! Can't seem to see any Challenge ones on Youtube !

maxmix
Any good for a big country thorn hedge?
Just bought one to trim my wife’s bush. Sick of her leaving it to grow wild which makes me not want to go down the garden. Thanks OP.
charliemike23/02/2020 08:26

Just bought one to trim my wife’s bush. Sick of her leaving it to grow w …Just bought one to trim my wife’s bush. Sick of her leaving it to grow wild which makes me not want to go down the garden. Thanks OP.


I knew I would find that one comment...I just knew it would be there...
UKBFG22/02/2020 09:01

And 100% this. Petrol garaden machinery is incovenient, dirty, smelly, …And 100% this. Petrol garaden machinery is incovenient, dirty, smelly, loud and pretty much unnecesary these days. I hate the sound of them ruining every nice sunny weekend for people miles around. It's just constant these days. Especially annpoying are the mow the grass once a week religiously whether it needs it or not crowd. It's pretty much anti-social behaviour in my book. Although having said that, at least it's 4 stroke, so won't be quite as loud and annoying presumaby. Still smelly, polluting and potentially damaging to health though. Would you willingly choose to put your face within a metre of your car exhaust pipe and breath deeply, during a pretty tough 30 minute cardio workout? in fact, it's presumably even worse than that, as these wouldn't have catalyic converters.


I find the sound of mowers, strimmers etc rather therapeutic with a hint of nostalgia.

All the reasons you state as inconvenient are why many people like petrol machinery.

I usually add more oil than needed for that lovely 2 stroke engine smell... happy days.
slimjimjim8023/02/2020 09:07

I find the sound of mowers, strimmers etc rather therapeutic with a hint …I find the sound of mowers, strimmers etc rather therapeutic with a hint of nostalgia.All the reasons you state as inconvenient are why many people like petrol machinery.I usually add more oil than needed for that lovely 2 stroke engine smell... happy days.


Fine. Downsload/record some samples then and play it through earphones, or at a reasonable volume to yourself and don't inflict it on everyone else for miles aorund.

I might like 80's Deathrock, but that doesn't mean it's okay to blast it out to the whole neighbour every summer weekend and bank holiday.
Does anyone know if I can cut tree branches with it or do i need chainsaw?
slimjimjim8023/02/2020 09:07

I find the sound of mowers, strimmers etc rather therapeutic with a hint …I find the sound of mowers, strimmers etc rather therapeutic with a hint of nostalgia.All the reasons you state as inconvenient are why many people like petrol machinery.I usually add more oil than needed for that lovely 2 stroke engine smell... happy days.


The reasons it's inconvenient is not just that it's dirty, smelly, anti-social, polluting and potentially harmful (as if that wasn't enough).

Petrol machinary is also just a plain pain in the ass to use. All that faffing about buyig, storing and mixing stinky oil and petrol, servicing, spark plugs, pull strings etc etc. It's just unnesecary hassle before you even do any work. Puts me right off actually doing anything.

Oh yeah and the ear defenders required.

It's much easier and more pleassant just to pick up a your nice light and clean bit of kit and start working instantly and listening to the birds etc while you work, knowing you're not being unneighbourly, annoying or anti-social.

Battery power is 100% the future for non-commerciall use at least, and probably even commerical too when the tech improves even more.
Bluemani823/02/2020 10:04

Does anyone know if I can cut tree branches with it or do i need chainsaw?


Small branches, yes. Anything of any age/size, you'll need some kind of saw.

Assuming you're not got very big trees, or proper woodland to manage, you'd be beter going for a quality hand saw than a chain saw though. A chain saw would be overkill for just trimming a few branches. As well as being expensive and a pain to run and maintain, they're potentially VERY dangerous (Even to pro tree surgons etc), and require training and very expensive PPE (personal protetive equipmennt) that costs as much or more than the saw to use with any degree of safety.

A decent handsaw will make short work (10-20 seconds) of even quite sustantial 5-6 inch branches. Somenthing like this:-
smile.amazon.co.uk/Mos…34D

Or this (ar anything made by Silky):-
smile.amazon.co.uk/Fol…T34
UKBFG23/02/2020 10:10

The reasons it's inconvenient is not just that it's dirty, smelly, …The reasons it's inconvenient is not just that it's dirty, smelly, anti-social, polluting and potentially harmful (as if that wasn't enough).Petrol machinary is also just a plain pain in the ass to use. All that faffing about buyig, storing and mixing stinky oil and petrol, servicing, spark plugs, pull strings etc etc. It's just unnesecary hassle before you even do any work. Puts me right off actually doing anything. Oh yeah and the ear defenders required. It's much easier and more pleassant just to pick up a your nice light and clean bit of kit and start working instantly and listening to the birds etc while you work, knowing you're not being unneighbourly, annoying or anti-social.Battery power is 100% the future for non-commerciall use at least, and probably even commerical too when the tech improves even more.


You're of course entitled to your point of view but believe it or not there are a great many who actually enjoy all the faffing, dirt and smell just as there are those who don't.
Each to their own
luke.o.zade21/02/2020 20:55

I'm so tempted, my hedge is quite small but there's nothing wrong with my …I'm so tempted, my hedge is quite small but there's nothing wrong with my electric trimmer so don't need it, err but what if it breaks and I need a replacement this isn't much more than a reasonable..ish electric trimmer,I'm a man so I like my toys !It gets worse just checked and they've got it in stock at my local Argos what am I going to do ?


Don’t bother - you’ll be regretting it next summer when you’re trying to start the thing after it’s been in the garage all winter, whilst others are just getting their electric ones out and switching it on straight away.
In my experience, if you’re going for petrol tools, buy quality not cheap.
thank you ordered
Cheap for a reason
UKBFG22/02/2020 09:56

I've got this one and it's actually surprisngly …I've got this one and it's actually surprisngly good:-https://www.argos.co.uk/product/5992728[Image] Very light and portable, but also surprisngly powerful and capable. I attacked a very large (30M+ . No, not high! lol), overgrown and neglected Beech hedge with it last year and it was unexpectedly up to the job, even cutting back into the old/harder wood where necesary. it would easily manage a smaller hedge. Although I did get it cheaper than that on offer a while ago.It might also be worth consdering the Spear & Jackson ones Argos do, which are a bit more (and not really made by S & J at all, but seem decent quality anyway) for the 3 year warrenty,


I've got thr red version of this. I ended up converting it to ryobi batteries (kibdog because I could, over an actualnecessity). It's really good.
maxmix21/02/2020 20:47

Bargain.... Reserved a couple of these, would these not be ideal donor …Bargain.... Reserved a couple of these, would these not be ideal donor engines to add to a push bike ?Been watching loads of videos over last few months on motorizing your bike.... Project time :)maxmix



I opened this and thought of the same, well I wanted to use the engine for a small go-cart style build for the kids. Tempting at the price. Very tempting.
BadMF23/02/2020 19:15

I opened this and thought of the same, well I wanted to use the engine for …I opened this and thought of the same, well I wanted to use the engine for a small go-cart style build for the kids. Tempting at the price. Very tempting.


Very much doubt these will have the torque you'd need to get even the smallest of go-karts moving.
Even with ridiculous gearing it'll probably struggle.

Larger engined self propelled mower might work better or better still an engine from an old sit-on perhaps.

Fun project though 🏻
luke.o.zade21/02/2020 20:55

I'm so tempted, my hedge is quite small but there's nothing wrong with my …I'm so tempted, my hedge is quite small but there's nothing wrong with my electric trimmer so don't need it, err but what if it breaks and I need a replacement this isn't much more than a reasonable..ish electric trimmer,I'm a man so I like my toys !It gets worse just checked and they've got it in stock at my local Argos what am I going to do ?


FGS man up and go get that mother!
I have one of their cheap electric ones. Pretty decent
Handy for the zombie apocalypse.... would take a bit longer to get through em... but better than nowt....
stealth66625/02/2020 10:40

Handy for the zombie apocalypse.... would take a bit longer to get through …Handy for the zombie apocalypse.... would take a bit longer to get through em... but better than nowt....


Only if you want to give them a haircut or a manicure... otherwise a chainsaw is the way to go.
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