Tondu HWTL 56cm Petrol Grass Trimmer - 159CC £239.99 from Argos delivered
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Tondu HWTL 56cm Petrol Grass Trimmer - 159CC £239.99 from Argos delivered

£239.99£329.9927%Argos Deals
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Found 10th Jun
No sooner had I ordered a McCulloch wheeled strimmer to help overcome my jungle garden then this appeared at Argos (on their Ebay too) at £110+ less! I'm sticking with the McCulloch though, because I prefer the Briggs & Stratton engine it has to the Chinese Loncin engine the Tondu has. Nevertheless this is a great price.
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admando3 h, 8 m ago

Yeah, generally speaking these wheeled strimmers are awesome!!


I am really amazed- as a qualified greenkeeper! You managed to find a combination of two simple tools strimmer and rotary mower! Honestly I cannot find a space and market for £250 tool which is absolutely useless.
Edited by: "mrblubo" 10th Jun
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Yeah, generally speaking these wheeled strimmers are awesome!!
Or get a scythe.
Lol!

Looks like they've been browsing the DR catalogue!

It's a fair amount of money to be investing in a no-brand Chinese OHV engine. I've never worked on one, so I can't say if it's any good; generally people buy DR if they want a decent wheeled trimmer. Might be OK.
If your plan is to cut the grass then wouldn't a petrol lawnmower be a better option as they also collect the cuttings?

I thought strimmers were usually hand held for manoeuvrability and generally for edges and borders rather than large areas.
I wouldn't trust that chinese engine
admando3 h, 8 m ago

Yeah, generally speaking these wheeled strimmers are awesome!!


I am really amazed- as a qualified greenkeeper! You managed to find a combination of two simple tools strimmer and rotary mower! Honestly I cannot find a space and market for £250 tool which is absolutely useless.
Edited by: "mrblubo" 10th Jun
mrblubo25 m ago

I am really amazed- as a qualified greenkeeper! You managed to find a …I am really amazed- as a qualified greenkeeper! You managed to find a combination of two simple tools strimmer and rotary mower! Honestly I cannot find a space and market for £250 tool which is absolutely useless.


How’s it useless? Imagine a strimmer that is considerably more capable than a normal strimmer, then imagine that you don’t have to carry the thing and that you can wheel it along...

Anyway each to their own I guess. Perhaps it’s better suited to someone with a big Garden that gets a bit out of hand from time rather than a grounds keeper.
admando9 m ago

How’s it useless? Imagine a strimmer that is considerably more capable t …How’s it useless? Imagine a strimmer that is considerably more capable than a normal strimmer, then imagine that you don’t have to carry the thing and that you can wheel it along... Anyway each to their own I guess. Perhaps it’s better suited to someone with a big Garden that gets a bit out of hand from time rather than a grounds keeper.


Precisely, that's exactly why I've bought one, albeit an alternative make. My garden is 0.5 acres plus, I have let it go a bit (lot), I could pay someone to do the hard work for me, or do it myself with my normal petrol strimmer but frankly I'm a bit lazy and getting a bit decrepit, so I'm hoping I can get a long way to tidying things up without too much effort. My garden is as far away from a 'green' as you can imagine at the moment, I don't quite see the relevance of being a qualified greenkeeper.
The loncin engine is an Honda copy and they are reliable and parts can be bought for them.
Do we reckon this is as good as the McCulloch?
McCulloch is cheap tat too, but it has an actual dealer network etc so spares/warranty etc not such a PITA. Spares for this thing (other than the motor) will be trickier; I've not encountered this brand at work at all.
confusedx3 h, 18 m ago

I wouldn't trust that chinese engine


Please, Were do you think pretty much every engine in every strimmer is made, do you think there is a little plant around the back of BMW knocking these out, Unless you buy a Honda, You will have know idea the origin of the engine, But chances are it's a copy of a copy being put together in some Chines factory.
babylon1 h, 19 m ago

Please, Were do you think pretty much every engine in every strimmer is …Please, Were do you think pretty much every engine in every strimmer is made, do you think there is a little plant around the back of BMW knocking these out, Unless you buy a Honda, You will have know idea the origin of the engine, But chances are it's a copy of a copy being put together in some Chines factory.


Bingo.
All these people whittering on about cheap Chinese this and that. Virtually everything is made in China these days.
Theres a colossal difference in buying non-brand chinese disposable stuff (clock radio for eg) and stuff that will require parts/servicing. Mitox (for example) is chinese tat that you can get parts for easy-peasy. This brand; who knows? Its not about chinese, its about servicing etc
The majority of the Chinese engines on cheap garden tools from my experience seem to perform reasonably. My friends expensive sit down mover failed some time ago. it turned out he hadn't changed the oil for about 6-7 years. My cheap mover with an unbranded engine is still running 9 years later ( I've just replaced a few fuel primmer bulbs) however I do change the oil every year.
#nicheproduct
mrblubo7 h, 41 m ago

I am really amazed- as a qualified greenkeeper! You managed to find a …I am really amazed- as a qualified greenkeeper! You managed to find a combination of two simple tools strimmer and rotary mower! Honestly I cannot find a space and market for £250 tool which is absolutely useless.


I am really amazed that a qualified green keeper dosnt know that after using a strimmer for 10 minutes your arms start to hurt and if your attacking an overgrown large garden that is to long to mow then you have to strim it all first for an hour or two. This tool is brilliant for people who do hard work
Another friendly HUKD debate! Chinese copies don't you just love em.
Or do you just despise their very existence?
This looks bigger than my car, where would I store it?
Keep an eye out for Lidl petrol tools. The mower I bought there for £99 had a Briggs & Stratton engine.
£240 still sounds expensive for this. Let alone £330! I paid around £120 for a propelled petrol lawn mover... And it even has front wheels. Not voted either way.
babylon16 h, 39 m ago

Please, Were do you think pretty much every engine in every strimmer is …Please, Were do you think pretty much every engine in every strimmer is made, do you think there is a little plant around the back of BMW knocking these out, Unless you buy a Honda, You will have know idea the origin of the engine, But chances are it's a copy of a copy being put together in some Chines factory.


There’s a difference between build in China and designed in China.
Mark_Hickman12 h, 6 m ago

I am really amazed that a qualified green keeper dosnt know that after …I am really amazed that a qualified green keeper dosnt know that after using a strimmer for 10 minutes your arms start to hurt and if your attacking an overgrown large garden that is to long to mow then you have to strim it all first for an hour or two. This tool is brilliant for people who do hard work


Well most professional gardeners like myself use a shoulder strap when using a normal strimmer for any length of time, so no real discomfort. Also the main use of a strimmer is to get in most of the areas a mower can't reach, this machine wouldn't be able to do that. The negatives outweigh the positives (yes there are one or two) for me.
Complete waste of time, unless you live in the Jungle. Just needs a seat.
I can just see Arnie now....
‘Get to the TRIMMER !’
Edited by: "LazyDonkey" 11th Jun
Avenger132420 h, 35 m ago

If your plan is to cut the grass then wouldn't a petrol lawnmower be a …If your plan is to cut the grass then wouldn't a petrol lawnmower be a better option as they also collect the cuttings?I thought strimmers were usually hand held for manoeuvrability and generally for edges and borders rather than large areas.



My neabour cuts his grass with a strimmer, it takes him ages & it looks lumpy
zaax19 m ago

My neabour cuts his grass with a strimmer, it takes him ages & it looks …My neabour cuts his grass with a strimmer, it takes him ages & it looks lumpy


There seems to be a degree of misunderstanding here about what these things are for, they are designed for clearing overgrown rough ground of weeds, nettles even brambles (although not well established ones). They are most certainly not for nice neat lawns!
It looks like goofy
It's a one off machine ? I have never come across a job that would need it , surely on the odd time u would need it , rent a decent mower , lifting the height then work it down lowering the height , or a strimmer ?, with a bush cutter blade , someone said earlier a strimmer leaves it uneven , that's the users fault , you can cut long grass as good as anything else with practice , with a strimmer .
Was also mentioned it would be easier than a strimmer , it won't be , set up the harness properly and the weight is balanced , it worth taking several minutes setting up the harness , getting weight balanced and cutting height correct . Can't think of any job for the DIY gardener where they would use this ...
Council? Miles of unkept grass verges?
confusedx10th Jun

I wouldn't trust that chinese engine


But I bet you own an iPhone or iPad
Rattler683 h, 36 m ago

It's a one off machine ? I have never come across a job that would need it …It's a one off machine ? I have never come across a job that would need it , surely on the odd time u would need it , rent a decent mower , lifting the height then work it down lowering the height , or a strimmer ?, with a bush cutter blade , someone said earlier a strimmer leaves it uneven , that's the users fault , you can cut long grass as good as anything else with practice , with a strimmer . Was also mentioned it would be easier than a strimmer , it won't be , set up the harness properly and the weight is balanced , it worth taking several minutes setting up the harness , getting weight balanced and cutting height correct . Can't think of any job for the DIY gardener where they would use this ...Council? Miles of unkept grass verges?


If you have a lot of ground to clear it's perfect even if you use it for that purpose only and then sell it on it'll work out cheaper than hiring one.
Agree with comments above about this tool being no better than the alternatives.
Its a bit late for this discussion now but I wonder if those advocating a normal strimmer have also taken in to account that to get a 4 stroke one is going to cost at least the same or probably more, so far as I can tell? For me, this is a much better alternative, given that I am over 60 and not so physically fit as I once was.
That machine looks like great fun, love a bit of Chinesium!
muckspreader111th Jun

But I bet you own an iPhone or iPad




A brand name that has a reputation to maintain will have lot's of quality control checks in China.

no names like this couldn't care less........everyone is trying to get rich quick in china.

I have been dealing with them for years.
For anyone still following this thread I, tried out my McCulloch wheeled strimmer for the first time today and I have manged to clear perhaps 4 times as much ground in the same time it would have taken me with my hand held petrol strimmer. For my situation, the usefulness of the machine is beyond question. True, I may get to a point where I don't need it any more, but if that happens I will just sell it on. I have created a new deal listing for the McCulloch machine.
Price now back up to £329.99.
Has anyone found the voucher for the Time I HWTL 56cm strimmer%grass cutter?
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