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I need to buy a lawnmower and a hedge trimmer and looking for advice please. (I have read the other threads on this topic but they are closed for further posts or for vast lawn size)

 

We have a small lawned area of about 170m square.

I would prefer an electric lawn mower if possible with a grass catcher.

Not a huge machine also as storage is a bit tight.

Also, are the electric hedge trimmers worth the cost?

 

I have seen some on home pro and lazada and wonder if anyone has bought one recently.  I budgeted around 4,000 Thb.

Any recommendations greatly received.

Many thanks.

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I have had both electric and petrol in the past, admittedly for a longer garden and realised that the electric cable is very prone to problems.

If you start extending it into further extension cables the resistance or current gets so low the machine stops working.

Accidentally slicing your cables can happen as can abrasion dragging the cable over a rough surface.

 

I had a small 1.5hp briggs and stratton for years, like a tank, used an egg cup of petrol, very convenient. If I bought a petrol today i would get a Honda no question.

Hedgetrimmer, did you check the cordless ones, even more likely to slice a cable doing a hedge.

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38 minutes ago, eyecatcher said:

I have had both electric and petrol in the past, admittedly for a longer garden and realised that the electric cable is very prone to problems.

If you start extending it into further extension cables the resistance or current gets so low the machine stops working.

Accidentally slicing your cables can happen as can abrasion dragging the cable over a rough surface.

 

I had a small 1.5hp briggs and stratton for years, like a tank, used an egg cup of petrol, very convenient. If I bought a petrol today i would get a Honda no question.

Hedgetrimmer, did you check the cordless ones, even more likely to slice a cable doing a hedge.

Thanks eye catcher, I have less than 100m square, my guesstimate of 170 was way off.

Apologies.

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Something like this would do and definitely consider the cordless hedge trimmer but don't buy cheap...

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2 hours ago, james.d said:

Also, are the electric hedge trimmers worth the cost?

All depends on what you have to cut. I bought an electric as I only have a small hedge but it didn't last long. It was a Makita if I recall correctly.

So I bought a 2 stroke petrol one from Lazada TH and only wish I'd bought it in the first case. I highly recommend this.     Kanto KT-TRIM  https://www.lazada.co.th/products/kanto-kt-trim-22-i6311052-s7864424.html?ef_id=CjwKCAjwkenqBRBgEiwA-bZVtscbLFMj5PoU2bfpFZUQEQeTX4kts3E7fsn-3-RoMRsw42qP7Mu8ABoCx-gQAvD_BwE:G:s&s_kwcid=AL!3152!3!286179630377!!!u!296030489971!&exlaz=d_1:mm_150050845_51350205_2010350205::12:1498579383!58089999096!!!pla-296030489971!c!296030489971!7864424!120278819&gclid=CjwKCAjwkenqBRBgEiwA-bZVtscbLFMj5PoU2bfpFZUQEQeTX4kts3E7fsn-3-RoMRsw42qP7Mu8ABoCx-gQAvD_BwE

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25 minutes ago, IvorBiggun2 said:

All depends on what you have to cut. I bought an electric as I only have a small hedge but it didn't last long. It was a Makita if I recall correctly.

So I bought a 2 stroke petrol one from Lazada TH and only wish I'd bought it in the first case. I highly recommend this.     Kanto KT-TRIM 

Thank lvor, 

I found one on lazada https://www.lazada.co.th/products/hedge-trimmer-2-085-i245580560-s378113782.html?spm=a2o4m.searchlist.list.2.5718767dMv2qgC&search=1

I have about 14m of waist high hedge and 18m of 10ft hedge so not sure if its overkill.

 

Quick question also, I am left handed so does that make a difference with the grip do you know?

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16 minutes ago, james.d said:

 

 

Quick question also, I am left handed so does that make a difference with the grip do you know?

The throttle handle is adjustable and I'm sure left handers were taken into concideration. In fact thinking about it I use either hand depending on direction of cutting. Word of caution. It's somewhat heavier than a pussy electric one.

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You need a Work Permit now to operate a lawn mower 

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Try that Ruangsangthai store in Buriram, one of the expats who works there has helped me and some other friends with lawnmowers in the past. I believe they sell from reel cylinder, electric, self propelled and even riding lawnmowers not only in Buriram but also outside as well. 

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2 minutes ago, LM405 said:

one of the expats who works there has helped me

He posts on this forum, Kalamazu Bob(?), and I believe he is family of the owners of the store. Lawnmowers like most things here are price fixed and you're just as well buy from your local tool/builders supplier. Just find out the model you want and place your order.

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1 hour ago, cornishcarlos said:

Something like this would do and definitely consider the cordless hedge trimmer but don't buy cheap...

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Now we are going down memory lane...

I think we all tried to push one of these in the 70s and realised thats not the future.

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56 minutes ago, james.d said:

Thank lvor, 

I found one on lazada https://www.lazada.co.th/products/hedge-trimmer-2-085-i245580560-s378113782.html?spm=a2o4m.searchlist.list.2.5718767dMv2qgC&search=1

I have about 14m of waist high hedge and 18m of 10ft hedge so not sure if its overkill.

 

Quick question also, I am left handed so does that make a difference with the grip do you know?

I can write chapter and verse on the problems of diy if you are a lefty.

 

Pull cords on mowers, strimmers on the bloody right!

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I've bought my share of corded and battery hedge trimmers in Buriram Thailand. The Makita 36 volt hedge trimmer has served my Thai wife better than the previous corded Makita hedge cutter and the under powered 18 volt Hitachi hedge trimmer. My wife is comfortable with a petrol self propelled lawn mower, yet she was not game for a Hitachi or Makita petrol hedge trimmer.  The actual warranty repair service, after warranty period repairs and spare parts help me decide where to spend money in Thailand on any power tool, water pump gardening or electronic product. 

Hitachi Makita battery and corded Hedge trimmer Thailand.jpg

akita Cordless Garden Hedge Trimmer Thailand.jpg

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If you do decide to buy one make sure you can get it serviced or repaired these big stores dont offer it

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