“I can feel no vibration whatsoever, and engine pickup is really good,” states our tester. “The engine is almost in a crib and there is so much movement of the springs in the AV system that, if it wasn’t for the noise of the engine, you don’t really sense that it is working at all. I feel I could use it for a long time.”
The HTB7600 has a swivel rear handle for versatility. The tester notes the good hand protection at the front but points to a few wires that might snag with rough handling. This hedgetrimmer comes with blade guard, screwdriver and tool kit.
At the other end of the range is the HTR4900. With a 21cc engine, this is an entry-level machine. It’s not so heavy-duty but we suggest it would suit garden maintenance teams and especially the one-man bands looking for a lightweight trimmer that is effortless to use.
“I can’t get over how light this trimmer feels, yet it still has the benefits of a 180? swivel rear-handle and an easy pull starting mechanism,” says the tester. “The only drawback is the shortness of the bar.” The bar is just 49cm but it is fast.
Our man is also impressed with the comfort of the low-vibration soft-grip handles and the responsive, wide trigger control.
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