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.
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.