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Working the land

Forest & Backyard

Below you will find our best tips, advice and ideas to get the most out of your working life in the forest and in the backyard. We have also provided some useful guidance when you are buying or doing maintenance on a Jonsered product.

GC2126C, GC2128C

Buying guide: trimmers

Consider your needs first when you are buying a trimmer. Here is our 10-tip guide to get the right machine for your working life.

To get the most from your new machine it’s important that you choose the right model. Your choice should be based entirely on the work you do. What type of vegetation will you need to trim? How frequently will you use the machine and for how long at a time?

10 tips before buying a trimmer

1. Does the machine have an adequate vibration reduction system? Vibration will quickly cause fatigue.

2. Don't buy a machine that is too small. A powerful machine will do a better job.

3. A trimmer with a rotating handle will be easier to transport and store.

4. Can the dealer service your machine? Do they have spare parts and accessories?

5. Is the machine easy to maintain? Is there a good user manual?

6. Can the dealer demonstrate the machine?

7. Can the dealer supply you with the necessary protective equipment?

8. Is there a good supply of accessories and spare parts for the machine?

9. Always ask to try the machine before you decide.

10. Check that the trimmer head and guard are tested and CE approved as suitable for use in combination.

In addition to the tips above, your Jonsered dealer will be able to give you further advice and tips. With Jonsered’s extensive range of machines you are bound to find one that suits your needs perfectly.

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GC128CJ

Clearing technique for plain grass

Our expert advice on how to clear plain grass, including movements and operating tips that make your work easier and more efficient.

Effective clearing of large areas of grass and long working hours call for powerful machines fitted with a trimmer head. The trimmer line’s cutting area is very large, but it is also very demanding on power, as the line causes a braking-while-cutting effect.

The engine as well as the cutting equipment work under extreme strain. Thanks to the torque increase, due to the gear ratio in the angle gear, even the smaller Jonsered brushcutters have a higher capacity than normal for their class. In parks, where grass clearing is often a question of removing weeds and trimming areas where lawn mowers cannot reach, this gives an extra power margin.

Working technique

You can work with either single or double-sided sweeping movements. Towards the end of the movement release the throttle and accelerate before starting the next movement. The reason why you should not operate the tool constantly at maximum speed is because clearing using a trimmer head is extremely demanding work for the machine. The engine must provide maximum power at the same time as the trimmer line causes a braking effect.

Clearing on slopes

The general rule when planning clearing work on slopes is that you always move along the slope, not up or down. Start at the bottom and let the cut material fall downwards, thereby avoiding using the machine in grass that has already been cut.

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CC 2235, CC2235

Clearing technique for thick grass

Our expert advice on how to clear thick grass, including movements and working positions that make your work easier and more efficient.

Clearing large areas requires the power and capacity found on the larger machines. In mixed vegetation with woody stems and shoots you cannot use trimmer line but must use a grass and brush blade – three-tooth on the larger machines and four-tooth on the smaller. Thanks to the torque increase, due to the gear ratio in the angle gear, cutting capacity is more than enough even on the smaller Jonsered machines.

Sweeping movements

If the vegetation is low you can clear using double sided sweeping movements, however often, particularly in tall grass, it is better to work with single sided sweeping movements, so that you can guide the cut material to one side or the other at the same time as you clear a path. Release the throttle at the end of the movement and accelerate to bring the blade up to speed before starting the next sweep.

Place the fuel can in a suitable position to avoid unnecessary walking to refuel.

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