Here I’ll be reviewing a Petrol Strimmer by Trueshopping. I’ve been doing a lot of research over the past few days whether I should invest in an electric or petrol Strimmer. I’ve come to the conclusion that Petrol would be better due to the power and portability.

 

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Contents –

 

  • 1 X 43cc Petrol Strimmer Base Unit
  • 1 X Strimmer Shaft
  • 1 X Nylon Cutter Head
  • 1 X 3 Pronged Metal Blade
  • 1 X Protective Guard
  • 1 X Mixing Bottle
  • 1 X Tool Kit 5pc
  • 1 X Combination Spanner
  • 1 X Instruction Manual

 

Walkthrough & Thoughts –

Assembling the Strimmer took around 30-45 minutes, I didn’t really use the instruction booklet to assemble the Strimmer but used common sense on where the parts should go. Fitting the handle like bars to the drive shaft was a little tricky at times, you have to make sure that they both align with each other and both are centered within the drive-shaft. There were times where I needed the booklet to see how the guard attached to the drive-shaft. You will have to attach the drive shaft to the engine by using 4 screws which are tightened using an allen key. After assembling the components I then used the mixing bottle to mix 25:1 (Petrol : Oil) that’s already pre-measured on the bottle. You will have to do this twice to fill the whole tank up.

For oil I’ve used “Ryobi 2 Stroke Semi-Synthetic” Which I’ll provide a link at the end of this review. I don’t know a lot about 2 stroke oil but seeing as Ryobi is a well-known brand for Strimmers I thought it be best to get it. The color of this oil is dark red.

Once the strimmer has it’s 25:1 fuel in the tank, I then proceeded to prime the fuel in the engine via the prime button. About 8 pushes should be enough. Before I started the engine, I flicked the choke switch to closed and pulled slowly on the pull string twice to make sure the compression was good. After 3 hard pulls the engine started without fail. Making sure that I flick the choke to open made the engine run smoother.

Using the strimmer with the shoulder harness was comfortable to use but this may vary to the end-user. The strimmer pretty much made mince meat of tough overgrown grass and weed, it was effortless and easy, an electric strimmer would probably overheat by the time I’d finish with it. I’ve definitely made the right choice in investing in a petrol strimmer and I’d highly recommend to anyone that would look at purchasing one.

After prolonged use of the strimmer, it can get a little uncomfortable due to the vibrations when the engine is at full throttle. You can easily get around this by using some cheap thick gloves that you can pick up at your supermarket. I highly suggest using gloves when using petrol strimmer. I also can’t stress enough to remind people to use some sort of face guard when using powerful strimmers, stones that hit you can seriously hurt.

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Engine Specifications-

Engine Model: 1E40F-5
Maximum Rated Power: 43CC
Type: 2 Stroke cycle
Ignition: CDI
Power: 1.7HP – 1.25KW
Cooling: Air Cooled
Starting System: Recoil
Petrol Tank: 1.2L
Weight: 7.4KG

Review still being worked on. More pictures + Videos to come.

 

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