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What to consider when buying a brushcutter

Do you need a new brushcutter to clear a larger area, high grass, undergrowth, or cut brushes and small trees? Here are a few things to keep in mind before you buy a brushcutter.

Brushcutters are a great help for land and forest owners. They are used for everything from lawn care to clearing high grass, saplings and brushwood. If you know how you will use it, we can help you choose the right one.

Are you intending it for professional use?

For professional use it is important to choose a brushcutter with a long service life, which is also suited for the work you are planning on doing. The Husqvarna 500-models are our professional, no-compromise cutters and they are built for comfortable use during long working days.

Which size should I pick?

For professional users it is more important to pick the right size brushcutter, rather than simply selecting the strongest model. A strong engine will help you cut through tougher vegetation more easily, but a stronger machine is also heavier. This can be tiresome if you are working for extended periods of time, making you less effective. As a professional you may therefore want to have several brushcutters to choose from, depending on the job you’re doing. The average consumer should, however, make sure that the machine is strong enough to easily handle the intended job.

Perfect for the landowner

If the work you are doing is on a small or medium estate, or a rural garden with bushes, hedges and small trees, then a medium range brushcutter is perfect for the job. You can switch heads depending on whether you are cutting grass or tougher vegetation. These brushcutters are comfortable, versatile and easy to use.

How easy is it to use?

When choosing a brushcutter you should also consider how easy it is to change cutting blades and trimmer heads. Also make sure that it’s easy to change the line when you are using a trimmer head and that the feed mechanism is practical. Husqvarna brushcutters have a Tap-&-Go feed system, which means the trimmer line is fed automatically when the head is pushed into the ground.

Things to consider when choosing a brushcutter


  1. It is important that the brushcutter is easy to start, especially if you are inexperienced
  2. High power, high torque and rapid acceleration are important when cutting through vegetation, but don’t select a machine that is unnecessarily heavy if you are working long days.
  3. Make sure the harness spreads the load, for comfortable use and efficiency.
  4. Check so that the handlebars can be angled relative to the shaft, to prevent an uneven load being placed on your back.
  5. Check if the handle-bars can be folded for transportation and storage.

  6. Our engines have emission controls, for the benefit of your working environment as well as the environment as a whole.
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