While a standard grass trimmer is fine for tidying an already well-maintained garden, something a little hardier can be very helpful when taking on denser areas of undergrowth teeming with dense weeds and long, rough grass. Built for durability, Efco’s STARK 3800 T is a powerful straight-shaft brushcutter ideal for such heavy duty garden and landscape maintenance work, capable of delivering consistent and reliable cutting performance in even the most challenging conditions.
The toughness of this exceptional machine is underlined by the inclusion of a professional grade piston within the engine, designed to ensure undiminished, high-quality performance over extended periods of intensive use. The robust aluminium recoil casing and tubing, meanwhile, along with a 7mm steel drive shaft, makes the STARK 3800 T capable of withstanding an impressive degree of stress, happily absorbing the bumps and scrapes which are part and parcel of the most arduous landscaping work. Moreover, with an effective felt air filter and a cooling flywheel also included as standard, this resilient brushcutter is pleasingly reliable and easy to maintain.
Equally excellent, however, is the performance of the STARK 3800 T’s potent 36.2cc two-stroke petrol engine, which features clever ‘Burn Right’ technology to optimise the combustion process. By ensuring that the fuel burns efficiently, this system helps to reduce running costs, minimise service requirements and decrease harmful emissions by up to 80%. To complement this powerful engine, Efco include an admirably user-friendly, recoil pull starter system, assisted by a primer to ensure hassle-free starting even on cold mornings, while a high-capacity 0.87 litre fuel tank works to increase work time between fuel stops.
Supplied as standard with a versatile dual nylon line ‘Tap & Go’ trimmer head and a tough brushcutter blade, the STARK 3800 T is equally effective whether used for precision trimming, such as when tidying lawn edges and borders, or for clearing larger patches of long grass, weeds and nettles. To boost efficiency when taking on bigger jobs, the semi-automatic line feed system allows you to advance the cutting line quickly and effortlessly; simply tap the trimmer head against the ground to set the nylon line to an optimal working length. Moreover, with a protective blade guard also included to prevent grass, stones and other debris from being thrown toward you during use, you can be confident of working in complete comfort and safety.
And while the STARK 3800 T is undoubtedly tough, it is also admirably gentle in its own way, with a number of ergonomic features included to ensure ease of use. Foremost among these is the superb dual-handlebar, designed to provide easy access to all controls and reduce vibration levels for more comfortable operation. By placing the cutting head at the centre of the user’s body, this dual-handlebar also ensures unimpeded movement and an optimal working position, thus boosting productivity and making even the toughest garden maintenance work reassuringly manageable.