Finding a grass trimmer suitable for larger domestic gardens is sometimes more tricky than might seem reasonable. This is because the vast majority of electric trimmers are corded machines, which are limited by the need to stay near to a power source and a tendency for getting their cables tangled around unsuspecting lawn ornaments. Petrol grass trimmers, on the other hand, provide plenty of freedom to roam in larger areas but are often expensive, noisy and overpowered for the majority of domestic trimming tasks. However, thanks to the inexorable march of progress there is now an outstanding alternative to both petrol and electric grass trimmers; cordless machines like Bosch’s ART 30-36 LI.
Powered by an advanced 36V/2.6Ah lithium-ion battery, Bosch’s ART 30-36 LI delivers the quiet, clean and effective grass cutting performance of an electric trimmer without the restrictions of a corded machine. This makes it ideal for use in larger domestic gardens or in areas replete with obstacles such as trees and shrubs, where using a corded machine is often difficult without running reams of extension cords across the lawn. The low-noise levels and absence of exhaust fumes are also selling points for the ART 30-36 LI, ensuring that you can trim lawn borders and long grass in urban and residential gardens without disturbing the peace as you do so!
Cutting is handled via the ART 30-36 LI’s semi-automatic dual line trimmer head, which offers a 30cm swathe suitable for the efficient clearance of long grass and nettles. The addition of a plant protector, meanwhile, ensures precise and gentle trimming around plants when tidying lawn borders and other tricky areas. And for added convenience the semi-automatic line advancement system feeds a controlled length of nylon cutting line through every time the motor is activated, so you won’t have to stop and fiddle around with the cutting equipment before you set to work.
Similar user-friendliness is evident in the ergonomic design of the ART 30-36 LI. The auxiliary handle on the shaft, for instance, is adjustable to help ensure comfortable trimming in any position, while an extended soft-grip handle section offers multiple grip positions to suit your particular requirements. Along with the ART 30-36 LI’s lightweight build (weighing in at only 4kg), this means you will be able to trim for longer without any risk of muscle strain. Supplied as standard with a 6-meter line spool, an AL 3620 (1.5h) charger for lithium-ion batteries and a two year manufacturer’s warranty, Bosch’s ART 30-36 LI is therefore a cordless grass trimmer which offers the best of both worlds; the freedom and versatility of a petrol machine, but with the quiet, clean performance of an electric trimmer. Keeping larger domestic gardens in a pristine state has never been simpler.
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