Battery strimmers

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Battery strimmers
« on: July 26, 2011, 08:52 »
After the local good fer nowts stole the site's big petrol strimmer  :mad: the OBs can't strim all the plot edges anymore :(
That's why I'm thinking about buying a battery powered one, the petrol ones are a bit heavy for me, or should I just carry on with the shears :D

Anyone got a recommendation, or otherwise?
Lesley x
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Re: Battery strimmers
« Reply #1 on: July 26, 2011, 09:21 »
So long as it's only grass that your strimming (not thick stemmed plants) it will be fine.
It takes a littl longer with a batery one but they work just as well, one of the women on our site uses one.
You would also be advised to buy a spare battery to make sure you have enough power to do the whole are.

There is another option though, you can buy a sealed lead acid battery from Maplins and attach a harnes to it wire it up to the strimmer through a quick release connector and run it off that, thats what i did with my head light for fishing.

The batterys are cheap and will last for ages, or like i said just buy a spare.  :)

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Re: Battery strimmers
« Reply #2 on: July 26, 2011, 09:41 »
We use a battery strimmer for just that job, it lasts about 45 mins to an hour.
Must try that tip about the sealed acid battery



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Re: Battery strimmers
« Reply #3 on: July 26, 2011, 09:54 »
Shears sounds like a bending job unless you have long-handled ones. How about a scythette? :D
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Re: Battery strimmers
« Reply #4 on: July 26, 2011, 10:21 »
a scythette? what's that then, a small scyth?
it sounds sharp, and, knowing how clumsey I can be, dangerous  ::) :D

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Re: Battery strimmers
« Reply #5 on: July 26, 2011, 10:23 »
Something like THIS. Other brands are, of course, available. :)

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Re: Battery strimmers
« Reply #6 on: July 26, 2011, 11:18 »
 :lol: I'd be mumnolegs if I used one of those  :lol:.......but looks good for anyone with more coordination than me ;)

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Re: Battery strimmers
« Reply #7 on: July 26, 2011, 14:10 »
Are your shears like THESE then? :D

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Re: Battery strimmers
« Reply #8 on: July 26, 2011, 14:22 »
Mine are similar with a flat, rather than sideways cut
like these

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Re: Battery strimmers
« Reply #9 on: July 26, 2011, 14:36 »
Oh I see. :)

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Re: Battery strimmers
« Reply #10 on: July 26, 2011, 16:17 »
we use a battery strimmer - for each charge we can get one long side and one short side done - so we know if can be easily all done on 2 trips to the lottie, with a recharge in-between. Works just fine, and stops the couch grasss encroaching on my beloved lottie !
small, Welsh and almost certainly bonkers, but can be tamed with Talisker, if required

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Re: Battery strimmers
« Reply #11 on: July 26, 2011, 16:19 »
which brand have you got Plum?

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Re: Battery strimmers
« Reply #12 on: July 26, 2011, 16:20 »
er , er,  :wacko: you got me there. Will have a look when I get home and let you know..... :nowink: We bought it from H*meb*se in the spring. And it's green -  :lol: ::) helpful eh?

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Re: Battery strimmers
« Reply #13 on: July 26, 2011, 16:27 »
That sounds like it might be their own brand Powerbase model. :)

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Re: Battery strimmers
« Reply #14 on: July 26, 2011, 17:02 »
yup - home now, just looked in the shed and it is their own 18v one



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