In this article we review the best petrol strimmers with wheels in the UK market. Many gardeners, landscapers and those with large gardens, know the benefits of using a petrol strimmer. For many though they can be a little heavy, and often cumbersome to use. One alternative method of getting around that problem, is to buy a petrol strimmer on wheels.
That way you get all the benefits of them being portable, powerful and durable. At the same time you do not have to worry about carrying the weight of a 2-stroke engine around. The engine and strimmer are mounted on a rack, that sits on top of the wheels. So goodbye to aching backs.
Many professionals use these. For home use, the people who buy these, are generally speaking people with larger gardens, or who maybe look after one or two gardens.
Below we have created a list of the highest rated petrol trimmers on wheels that are currently available in the UK market. With these you really do get what you are willing to pay for. There are cheap models of these, but the reviews are dreadful. For a good one that works really well, expect to pay around £350-400
Top 3 List
1. AOSOME ASWBC520 2 Stroke 52cc Petrol Wheeled Grass Trimmer
82% buyer satisfaction based on 50+ online buyer reviews
Right now, this Aosome model is one of the best selling petrol wheeled trimmers on the UK market. When compared to other models such as Hyundai, the price point is a great deal more affordable
This is designed to work on flat level ground and also on slopes
It has a 51.7cc engine, which is 2 stroke petrol with a 1400 watt out put and 2 HP
The diameter of the cutting cord is 3.0 mm. (Please not you can NOT attach a metal cutting head to this one)
The cutting width can be quickly adjusted between 40-50 cm
It does fold away which makes it a bit easier to store.
The larger heavy duty petrol wheeled trimmers are very expensive. Although this one is not cheap it is still a great deal cheaper than many other models on the market. The advantage is of course that the weight of the motor sits on the wheels and not by using shoulder straps.
It doesn't take that long to assemble this one when it arrives, and pretty straightforward as well. Great for quickly dealing with long grass or large weeds.
2. Hyundai 160cc 5.5hp Petrol Push Field Wheeled Grass Trimmer
92% buyer satisfaction based on 50+ online buyer reviews
This Hyundai model is designed to work on flat level ground, uneven ground and also on slopes
It has a 5.5hp Hyundai engine
It has 14" diameter large wheels so is classed as a heavy duty strimmer
The cutting width is 56cm
The larger heavy duty petrol wheeled trimmers are very expensive. This is one of the cheapest models that we could find. Buyers said it takes about 30-45 minutes to assemble. They also said this model is lightweight and really easy to use. It does come with a 2-year manufacturer warranty.
3. Hyundai Powerful Heavy Duty Self Propelled Petrol Wheeled Grass Trimmer
98% buyer satisfaction based on 10+ online buyer reviews
Right now, this Hyundai model is probably the best choice on the UK market, though the high price point will not be suitable for many buyers.
This is designed to work on rugged terrain and works well on flat level ground and also on sloping or uneven ground
It has a large IC 175 engine which is a real work horse of an engine
The cutting height can be quickly adjusted between 45-90 cm
The grass trimmer width is 60 cm
The fact that it is self propelled does make this a great deal easier to use.
What To Look For When Buying a Petrol or 2-stroke Trimmer?
Any of those that are on our list above are very good choices based on all the researching that we have done. We have done a full buyer's guide for trimmers which you can read by clicking here. However, if you have decided that a petrol one is best for you, here are a few tips to help you get to the right buying decision.
Engine Type & Size
At he end of the day, if you decide to go for a petrol strimmer, then the engine is the big difference. Anyone who has owned a 2-stroke engine, will be all too familiar with the number one problem Staring them from cold can be a real pain in the you know what.
Things have improved of course, but even these days, you can still end up with a stubborn machine. The ones that I have on my list above seem to have avoided that problem. Some of them are 4-stroke engines and they start a great deal easier.
AFS - Automatic Line Feed
The first choice for many buyers is whether to use a line system or a blade system. The VonHaus one, at number three on our list uses a plastic blade to do the cutting. For those who hate line feeds, that is a good alternative. However, that type struggle to get in close to edges like garages, sheds or kerb stones, without damaging the blades. They do however work well if you just want to quickly cut long grass.
Most brands though use a line system. There are two type of that, either bump or automatic. Bump is where you bump the base of the trimmer on the ground to let out more line when it breaks. The much better automatic system does this automatically.