Our expert advice on how to clear coarse brush and bushes, including movements and operating tips that make your work easier and more efficient.
The larger Jonsered machines are used with the heavier three-tooth grass and brush blade, which slices effortlessly through stems. If the stems are too thick, then fit a clearing blade, which will cut through the stem. “A rule of thumb”: When the stem is as thick as a thumb, use the clearing blade.
The smaller lightweight Jonsered machines are equipped with the four-tooth grass and brush blade, which works smoother and gives less kick. Alternatively fit a special clearing blade, Opti 26T, which has been specially designed for these machines. If you have a loop handle this should be changed to a “J” handle.
In dense vegetation it is preferable to work with a single-sided sweeping movement from right to left – or the reverse – and guide the cut material to the side. The density of the vegetation determines the width of the clearing arc.
In sparse vegetation you work with sweeping movements in both directions. Let the blade do the work using gentle sweeping movements releasing the throttle at the end of the movement. Before starting the next sweep, accelerate to bring the blade up to speed. Operating the blade at high speed gives it the required momentum, while releasing the throttle gives the engine a breathing space