Many people today have their own plots of land. Cottages are being built on them, and many even live there, even if not all the year round. But even the largest house can not occupy the entire plot, which means that it is necessary to equip the garden. At least, this decision is the most logical. But the greatest value for owners of country houses is a lawn. Yes, if you carefully look after him, he will thank you with a beautiful view.

The main point

Undoubtedly, the main part of the expenditure of time on the lawn is mowing. This is logical, since the grass grows fast enough, and if you do not follow it, you will eventually get a thicket rather than a neat lawn. Gasoline braids are used just for this.

Equally with them, you can use electric lawn mowers or even whole mini tractors. However, the latter are superfluous for almost any site - simply because they are used mainly to care for huge areas such as parks, stadiums and other things. The gasoline braid, therefore, remains almost the ideal tool for caring for the lawn. Of course, you can use the usual scythe left over from the times of grandfathers, but ... it takes too much time. And just it usually does not suffice the most.

What is a trimmer?

Gasoline braid - a tool for caring for the garden. It is mainly used for lawn care, but it is quite possible to "refine" and low shrubs. This miracle works, as you might already have guessed, on a gasoline engine.

Use the gasoline that is specified in the instructions for the specific model. But most can be filled with the A-92 brand.

Alternative options

As already mentioned a little earlier, there are other ways to take care of the grass cover. Mini tractors have already been swept aside, unless you have your own football field in the backyard (in which case it's exactly what it takes). Lawn mowers are very cumbersome, and besides not everywhere you can drive on four wheels. In addition, they spend much more fuel than any gasoline braid.There is also a variant of electrical aggregates. But they require constant connection to the network. The wires are now made quite long, but to get around the whole site, this may not be enough. And in general, dragging a wire is quite inconvenient.

Selection options

Now, actually, now you can start talking about how to choose gasoline braids. There is nothing complicated in this, you just need to decide what is necessary for you, and pick up the device according to four main parameters:

  • by type of engine;
  • by power;
  • by type of cutting elements;
  • by weight.

When all this is decided, you can safely buy.

Petrols by type of engine

It can be said that practical each gasoline braid is equipped with a two-stroke engine. This is such an intermediate version of the balance of price and quality. In addition, the consumption of gasoline in such an engine is low enough that it does not become a problem.

Recently, the sale began to appear and braids with a four-stroke engine. In general, the best gasoline braids are equipped precisely for them. True, you'll have to pay more, and even weigh the unit will be a lot, but the result ... Noise is much less, reliability is increased, etc.

In technical documents, the power of braids is indicated in Watts or in horsepower. If you are more comfortable with some particular system, then it is not difficult to translate from one to another. The proportion here is: 1.36 horsepower per kW.

A gasoline braid with a power close to a kilowatt will cope with small amounts of work. Also, it is suitable for lawns without weeds. But in order to deal with the soiled area, it is necessary to select a more powerful device. You will have a figure of one and a half kilowatts. Professional scythes can approach the mark of three kilowatts, and even exceed it.

Cutting element

A gasoline braid can use a knife or a special line as such an element.

They differ in that the former is intended for hard grass, weeds, and even for the treatment of shrubs, and the latter solely for lawns. The knife can be made both from metal, and from plastic, and also it is equipped with a different quantity of cutting surfaces. The line is usually used metal, and is made with a diameter of two to three millimeters.

Some models can be equipped with all cutting elements at once. This is convenient, because it allows you to select it under today's conditions, which can vary significantly from goal to goal.

Weight Fenders

Do not think that by giving up a hand braid, you do not have to work. Indeed, the effort will be applied much less, but you still have to carry the device yourself. And the weight can be quite large, especially for an unprepared person.

Weight also affects how much the user can work with it, which is natural, because with a very heavy unit can not run. In addition, the heavier the braid, the more gasoline it consumes. It is not prescribed anywhere, but a large cutting surface requires a lot of effort for normal speed.

Focus on a weight of the order of five kilograms. If you want a braid to be more powerful, then it's worth preparing for heavy loads. So, a gasoline machine with an average capacity can well weigh about six, or even seven kilograms.

That's why a special belt is delivered to almost any device. The latter allows you to wear a braid not only in your hands, but also distribute the weight to the entire torso. This allows you to work longer, which opens up new opportunities.

A bit about brands

Almost all braids can be divided into three main groups - European brands, domestic and "Chinese". The latter, however, can be quite good.

Naturally, the scythe for petrol grass should be qualitative - in this case there are European brands. True, there is a problem with the price. The fact is that not everyone can afford such devices. That's why the options for "good China" and Russian manufacturers are considered.

As an example of a sufficiently high-quality Chinese production, the Carver gasoline braid can be specified. Strictly speaking, this is the balance between price, quality and power.Devices from this manufacturer (by the way, the brand is Russian property, let production and transferred to China) can be called a medium-power braid. Virtually all models are equipped with replaceable cutting elements, which makes it possible to work in a variety of conditions.

In addition, the protection and user convenience are also provided quite zealously - many devices are equipped with shoulder bags and plastic shields to protect the hips.

Kosa gasoline Lux - another example of a competent combination of low prices and good quality. The price fluctuates around eight thousand rubles, which is quite good for such a thing. The device is also equipped with two cutting elements and is an oblique medium power. Almost all such units correspond to this description. True, the weight here is quite large - almost eight kilograms.

Kosa gasoline: reviews

Judging the work of mechanical devices based on only comments, of course, can not be, but the overall picture is quite positive. Even Chinese-made devices show their best.

Caring for small lawns with gasoline braids is quite simple.In addition, hard-to-reach places are a trump card for such devices, since there is simply no such place for an unrestricted unit. This is what attracts attention.

Also it is necessary to note the general simplicity of the construction of such braids, and the possibility of self-maintenance. Involve special services and seek warranty service is not necessary - everything is quite realistic to do yourself.