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Posted 11th Apr

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Was searching around for a decent price petrol strimmer and came across this. A bit too full on for my needs (Although would enjoy pretending to be in Aliens) but looks to be a good price for a backpack setup. Down from £202.78. Some of their other petrol strimmers have good reductions as well.

Specifications
Our NEW Petrol Trimmer is super easy to use thank to its Backpack Style - your arms and back will thank your for this concept! The engine unit is mounted to a sturdy backpack-style mounting plate that allows you to carry the weight of the engine on your back. Fitted with a swivel allowing you to manoeuvre the item with ease. The trimmer is attached to a flexible hose allowing you to easily operate the machine. This backpack unit is fully dampened taking all the vibration from the unit whilst in use for even greater user comfort.

With its twin line and 3 toothed cutting blade, this Trimmer is ideal for professional clean-up jobs, including clearing out tough weeds and bushes over a large surface area. In addition has a very high power to weight ratio and easily starts in all weathers. It also boasts maximum efficiency, high torque and rapid acceleration. Straight shaft trigger with non-slip handle gives you maximum stability and control.

Technical details:
Total length: 185cm (73")
Weight : 5.9 kg
Fuel mix: 40 parts petrol to 1 part oil (40:1)
Fuel tank capacity: 1200 ml
Engine: 1 cylinder, 2-stroke, air-cooled
Engine displacement: 52 cm³
Power: 3.0 hp
Cutting width: 415 mm
Blade length: 255 mm

Some assembly required. The product includes a comprehensive manual and we have many online guides to assist setup and use of this tool.

This product comes with 2 year extended warranty.
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Looks like a good deal.
Ordered needed one of these for my big garden plus easier to hold
Dulleh11/04/2020 12:30

Ordered needed one of these for my big garden plus easier to hold


Currently have a hand push mower, but wondering the best way to keep the lawn trimmed. What would you recommend in general? E.g. petrol push mower + strimmer for edges? I’m new to this
To be honest I'm no expert but for the average garden what you have is the best. You can make lines and as long as you take care of it, should be fine. The reason I ordered this is because my grass is quite long and I got a massive garden and don't get the time so with this I can cut it easier.
Petrol mowers normally struggle after a certain length unless you spend like £500 plus the ground has to be flat mine is up and down so blade gets caught alot, then there's the issue cos the grass is long I have to keep emptying the bag after 1 line
After struggling to get my old titan strimmer started today this looks like a good deal.
Never will I buy 2 stroke again.
Thyme11/04/2020 12:37

Currently have a hand push mower, but wondering the best way to keep the …Currently have a hand push mower, but wondering the best way to keep the lawn trimmed. What would you recommend in general? E.g. petrol push mower + strimmer for edges? I’m new to this


How big is your garden? But yeah, what you say is best!
If there are any issues with the engine (leak/fire) or the flexible hose disintegrating then by the time you know about it it's too late!

Rather have one with a shoulder strap that has a quick release hook.
Thyme11/04/2020 16:15

The lawn is approx 120m2.I’m using this at the minute: h …The lawn is approx 120m2.I’m using this at the minute: https://www.screwfix.com/p/webb-46cm-contactless-hand-push-lawn-mower/4518f


That gets decent reviews, does it feel like much of a chore? If not then stick with it. I’d definitely get a strimmer though, you can tidy up the edges and around washing lines, trees etc. I’ve got a corded electrical unit at the minute but I’d go for a petrol or battery operated strimmer over corded any day.
Jizzmeister11/04/2020 13:08

After struggling to get my old titan strimmer started today this looks …After struggling to get my old titan strimmer started today this looks like a good deal.


If its a 2 stroke and you're like me and not up on all the ins and out of a 2 stroke engine, watch a few youtube videos on troubleshooting non starters, I have this SGS trimmer and their chainsaw and they have helped me every year get it started for the first time.

I've had them 3 years ish now and the chainsaw specifically has had a hard life and for the £40 I paid its fantastic, still going strong!
edd66699911/04/2020 17:53

If its a 2 stroke and you're like me and not up on all the ins and out of …If its a 2 stroke and you're like me and not up on all the ins and out of a 2 stroke engine, watch a few youtube videos on troubleshooting non starters, I have this SGS trimmer and their chainsaw and they have helped me every year get it started for the first time.I've had them 3 years ish now and the chainsaw specifically has had a hard life and for the £40 I paid its fantastic, still going strong!


I dismantled the carb last year and gave it a good clean but had to replace the fuel lines/primer bulb/fuel filter at the start of spring this year. Hopefully another clean and fresh fuel and it'll be good to go.
scottswaha11/04/2020 17:23

Fed up replacing them, 4 stroke only now.


I've never had a problem with anything 2 stroke. Would a 4 stroke strimmer not be considerably heavier?
SGS are a fabulous firm, I bought a petrol strimmer from them 3 years ago and they couldn't have been more helpful, I emailed them a query which they answered straight away then backed it up a week later asking if there was anything else they could help with. The manual was a very thick proper English manual, not "Pinglish" as they often are. The strimmer (different model same make) has been very robust and reliable. I could not have been more pleased with the company and the strimmer, and No I don't work for either them nor any subsidiary
KingCellulose11/04/2020 17:14

That gets decent reviews, does it feel like much of a chore? If not then …That gets decent reviews, does it feel like much of a chore? If not then stick with it. I’d definitely get a strimmer though, you can tidy up the edges and around washing lines, trees etc. I’ve got a corded electrical unit at the minute but I’d go for a petrol or battery operated strimmer over corded any day.


Thanks, I don’t mind the manual labour - it’s good exercise and not a huge lawn to cover, plus the finish is very neat. I am struggling with the edges so will keep an eye out for a strimmer. Not too keen on petrol and have an outside socket and plenty of electrical extension cord so might try electric corded to be honest. Which one do you have if you don’t mind me asking? And would you recommend it? (other than the corded aspect)
Thyme11/04/2020 20:56

Thanks, I don’t mind the manual labour - it’s good exercise and not a huge …Thanks, I don’t mind the manual labour - it’s good exercise and not a huge lawn to cover, plus the finish is very neat. I am struggling with the edges so will keep an eye out for a strimmer. Not too keen on petrol and have an outside socket and plenty of electrical extension cord so might try electric corded to be honest. Which one do you have if you don’t mind me asking? And would you recommend it? (other than the corded aspect)


I have a Mac Allister corded one from Screwfix, I wouldn’t recommend it. When I was a greenkeeper we used Stihl petrol strimmers so I’m used to that sort of shape (fully straight body with a semi circular handle). Not sure if there’s any corded ones on the market like that but you basically want to be able to hold the machine at 90 degrees or 180 degrees (or whatever angle you want really) to add a nice edge to a border or to strim around trees.

Maybe it’s just me but I feel like cord gets in the way alot. Especially if you go down one side of a path and then back up the other. If you were only going around the edge of the lawn in one direction, would be fine.
Edited by: "KingCellulose" 11th Apr
scottswaha11/04/2020 13:59

Never will I buy 2 stroke again.


I prefer 3 strokes but sometimes it takes 4 or even 5 to get the job done
Very low quality of sgs product. Pay cheap pay twice. A lot issue in the past with different products. Terms and conditions designed to not exchange or refund money.
I wonder how much is vibrating ( no punt) . Stihl strimmers are pretty good not much vibration and is a solid shaft. I would expect this one to give some strong vibration in hands and back.
Ciaran_Treanor11/04/2020 18:43

I've never had a problem with anything 2 stroke. Would a 4 stroke strimmer …I've never had a problem with anything 2 stroke. Would a 4 stroke strimmer not be considerably heavier?


And more expensive. 2 stoke engines are simplicity themselves, easy to maintain.
Father in law has one of these. Not a bad bit of kit for the money. Rattles alot when your using it but does the job
Aldi selling trimmer also £129.99
Thyme11/04/2020 12:37

Currently have a hand push mower, but wondering the best way to keep the …Currently have a hand push mower, but wondering the best way to keep the lawn trimmed. What would you recommend in general? E.g. petrol push mower + strimmer for edges? I’m new to this


We have an 800 m2 garden and I can honestly say a robotic lawn mower was possibly the best purchase I've made in recent years. It quite literally mows without intervention and I have gotten back a day every fortnight during the growing season. I estimate its saving me at least 70 hours of labour a year.
crabby0912/04/2020 16:47

We have an 800 m2 garden and I can honestly say a robotic lawn mower was …We have an 800 m2 garden and I can honestly say a robotic lawn mower was possibly the best purchase I've made in recent years. It quite literally mows without intervention and I have gotten back a day every fortnight during the growing season. I estimate its saving me at least 70 hours of labour a year.


At that size a garden I’d say it’s worth it! Ours is average (120m2 of lawn) so feels unjustified. Plus the wife will think I’m lazy if I can’t cut a patch of grass by hand A strimmer for the edges might be good though.
Edited by: "Thyme" 12th Apr
Thyme12/04/2020 16:51

At that size a garden I’d say it’s worth it! Ours is average (120m2 of law …At that size a garden I’d say it’s worth it! Ours is average (120m2 of lawn) so feels unjustified. Plus the wife will think I’m lazy if I can’t cut a patch of grass by hand A strimmer for the edges might be good though.


Apologies... Didn't see your other post about size! Yeah, Strimmer for edges works a treat though I do remember using a manual edger and the lines it made into the flower beds were incredible!
Ciaran_Treanor11/04/2020 18:43

I've never had a problem with anything 2 stroke. Would a 4 stroke strimmer …I've never had a problem with anything 2 stroke. Would a 4 stroke strimmer not be considerably heavier?


They certainly are with outboard boat engines, can't see any reason why a strimmer would be different. Sadly can't buy 2 stroke outboards anymore.

Was having loads of trouble with a ryobi 2 stroke, particularly starting when hot, then we ran out of synthetic 2-stroke oil bought locally and switched to using up some mercury/quicksilver outboard 2 stroke oil and after a few uses it was running perfectly, and has done ever since.
Edited by: "melted" 12th Apr
These are absolute trash. Had one recently and binned it. Only today found the paper work and the attachments for it.. which again I binned.
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Top class bit of kit.
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Don't buy petrol strimmers etc if you aren't willing to learn about tuning and cleaning etc.

I generally buy them 2nd hand from ebay. 90% of the time if it starts but doesn't run you just dump the old petrol out put correct mix in and a quick carb tune and your laughing.
Whilst this is a great price, it doesnt look safe at all, whilst it would help with white finger by having the engines vibrations on your back. Your still holding the trigger.

If the engine caught fire, you would have no way of knowing.

Side mounted, with quick release harness.

I have a Stihl FS400 that is 8-10 years old, only replaced the head once in that time, and the carb got flooded once.
Before that i had an einhell (that literally caused me hell) so i went with the best.
I've worked in ground maintenance for 15 years and i've never had the need for a backpack strimmer. Regular D or cowhorn handle will do just fine. At the end of the day you get what you pay for.
Never used a backpack trimmer before but with regards to the handle position, it looked like it would be very nose heavy in use and possibly tiresome to use.

Regarding 2 stroke and 4 stroke, my father has an FS50 Sthil and I have a UMK 425 Honda 4 stroke. He prefers the 2 stroke and I prefer the 4 stroke. They have positives and negatives. 2 stoke is harder to pull start but seems to fire quicker. 4 stroke so easy to turn over but takes a few extra pulls. Once warm 4 stoke can be started with just the lightest of pulls which I find handy if it's on a shoulder clip. 2 stroke stinks compared to the 4 stroke. 4 stroke could also be used with out ear defenders as it has more low down torque so much less revs needed. Less overall maintenance with the 2 stroke, I.e no oil changes but you have to mix the fuel unlike 4 stroke and the 4 stroke is a little bit heavier.

Haven't ordered from SGS before because of their ludicrous delivery costs to N.Ireland. Of course we expect to pay a bit more on some items sent here, I had put together a package of things in excess of £1000 for delivery which I proved could be sent for less than half the price they were quoting for delivery. They told me they had no interest in shopping around for other delivery methods except the companies they dealt with. So I've never bought anything since, they don't seem to be trying to get the best deal for the customer.
Edited by: "The_Ramrod" 12th Apr
scottswaha11/04/2020 13:59

Never will I buy 2 stroke again.


Nothing wrong with 2 stroke engines...using some (makita) which are still going strong after 10+ years. Nothing wrong with 4 stroke either, its all about the quality of the machines. Worth buying a decent brand which is set up correct by a local business which you can return to if there is a problem.
Dulleh11/04/2020 12:55

To be honest I'm no expert but for the average garden what you have is …To be honest I'm no expert but for the average garden what you have is the best. You can make lines and as long as you take care of it, should be fine. The reason I ordered this is because my grass is quite long and I got a massive garden and don't get the time so with this I can cut it easier.Petrol mowers normally struggle after a certain length unless you spend like £500 plus the ground has to be flat mine is up and down so blade gets caught alot, then there's the issue cos the grass is long I have to keep emptying the bag after 1 line


Get a Honda Izy, had mine for 13 years and one of the things I’ve bought. Starts first every time, needs near no servicing, cuts grass foot high no problem, maybe higher.

If it’s really long, eg over 3 foot, then a stihl bruschcutters are awesome and will cut through anything like butter, just watch your legs as it’ll take them off too, lol.
scottswaha11/04/2020 17:23

Fed up replacing them, 4 stroke only now.


Never had a problem with my stihl brushcutter and hedge trimmer.
KingCellulose11/04/2020 21:09

I have a Mac Allister corded one from Screwfix, I wouldn’t recommend it. W …I have a Mac Allister corded one from Screwfix, I wouldn’t recommend it. When I was a greenkeeper we used Stihl petrol strimmers so I’m used to that sort of shape (fully straight body with a semi circular handle). Not sure if there’s any corded ones on the market like that but you basically want to be able to hold the machine at 90 degrees or 180 degrees (or whatever angle you want really) to add a nice edge to a border or to strim around trees.Maybe it’s just me but I feel like cord gets in the way alot. Especially if you go down one side of a path and then back up the other. If you were only going around the edge of the lawn in one direction, would be fine.


You mean stihl brushcutter, they come with bike handles.
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