A: Alpina brushcutters are now manufactured for Spaldings UK (01522 507500). The firm is based in Lincoln and it supplies a wide range of spare parts, including clutch units, filters, gear case assemblies, transmission housing, piston rings and assemblies, carburettors, fuel tanks, caps, starter assemblies and coils. You can also pick up spare metal blades, two-line nylon heads, harnesses and tool kits.
Sally Drury has reported for HW and its forerunner GC&HTJ for 27 years and has spent more than five years testing machinery for HW and What Kit? The advice in this helpline is independent.