SPRING SURVIVAL GUIDE
Spring brings all kinds of new projects, fromm thrashing back the new weed growth, to fighting possums and building projects. Here’s tips on how to win the weed and pest wars, and what to consider if you want to build a small shed.
IF YOU’RE looking to clear weeds away from around your newlyplanted trees – thick, long grass will hold them back, sucking up water and nutrients a young tree needs – or you have areas of rough weeds and shrubs that are too steep or inaccessible to cut down using a ride-on mower or a tractor, a brushcutter is the best option for clearing it.
These use solid blades which can cut through thick, tough and even woody-stemmed plants that a line trimmer can’t handle.
But how do you know what to look for? The experts at Husqvarna have five tips for helping you to get the best machine for your needs. • it is important that the brushcutter is easy to start, especially if you are inexperienced with small engines. • high power, high torque and rapid acceleration are important when cutting through vegetation, but you also want a machine that is light if you are working long days. • make sure it has a harness which spreads the load, so it’s comfortable and won’t hurt your back, and because it’s more efficient. • Check that the handlebars can be angled relative to the shaft, to prevent an uneven load being placed on your back. • check if the handlebars can be folded for transportation and storage. battery-powered Husqvarna chainsaws, trimmers, blowers, brushcutters are all designed to meet the needs of professional arborists, contractors, landscapers and gardeners, and all deliver performance without petrol.
Husqvarna’s new handheld professional products feature an integrated, changeable battery that delivers petrol performance, without the fuel emissions. The benefits include: • low noise levels • low vibrations • clean operation with no direct emissions
The range all use the same interchangeable system so you can use one battery with a complete fleet of professional outdoor tools. They can be bought separately, or as a kit with the best-suited battery pack and quick-charger, which offers you continuous operation immediately.