Great value brushcutter with U handles
This is the best value brushcutter with U shaped handles, it's 2 stroke and made by Yamabiko Corp (same model as the Echo SRM-222ES/U although that one doesn't appear to be available for some reason).
I got this model after extensive research and it doesn't disappoint for my use case to cut reasonably tall grass/weeds. Yes it's only 21.2cc so it's the baby model but it's stronger than all but the biggest cordless/electric models in my view. It's also very light weight.
It's a straight shaft brushcutter and comes with a very basic harness that...does the job, could be an item to upgrade in future though. It only comes with a 3 point blade (but does include a second guard for a nylon head). I fitted mine up with an Echo SpeedFeed head straight away, 375 variant and it's flawless with 0.080 line. It's assembled in China (I know...but only the pricey models are Made in Japan) but I suspect the engine parts are actually Japanese. Fit and finish is good, plastics are good, metal bits seem nice (either they're shipped from Japan or the QC is up to scratch in the Yamabiko China factory). Only the harness looks and smells of typical Chinese junk. In closing, I really do recommend any Echo/Shindaiwa whipper snipper and especially in the value category, you cannot go any better (in fact you can do a lot worse). In the pricey commercial category then you have more options from Stihl and Husqvarna as well, but their homeowner models are crap.
Purchased in June 2020 for $399.00.
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|Category||Petrol Whipper Snippers|
|Handle Type||Bike Handle|
|Engine Displacement||21.2 cc|
|Cutting Head Type||Blade|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||400 mL|
- MPN: C226S
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