At the heart of the 240LX is a 23.1cc air-cooled two-stroke engine. It is surprisingly powerful, delivering 0.7kW, and is responsive to trigger engagement. The Auto-Choke system features set positions for cold and hot starting and then automatically returns to idle when the throttle is squeezed.
Ekin is impressed with the weight, finding this trimmer light and easy to manoeuvre. We do not have figures but the anti-vibration system works well and none of the testers report any concerns. In fact, their only negative comment about the whole machine related to the "slightly flimsy" OPC (operator presence control).
It comes with a nylon-line cutting head and 255mm three-toothed metal blade. While it will munch effortlessly through the grass, it is perfectly happy to rip through thistles and the odd thin sapling that gets in the way.
Bearing in mind the low price, the 240LX might suit gardeners occasionally needing to trim up or someone starting a garden round and seeking value-for-money kit to get themselves earning.
Engine 23.1cc air-cooled two-stroke
Fuel tank capacity 0.4 litres
Fuel mix 40:1
Handle type Loop
Dry weight 5.3kg
Cutting heads 2.4mm-diameter nylon line and 255mm three-tooth metal blade
List price £219 including VAT
Tel Rochford Garden Machinery - 01963 828000