Balmers GM,
Manchester Road,
BB11 5PF

Tel: 01282 453 900



Balmers GM,
Units 13-14,
Monckton Road Ind Est,
Monckton Road, Wakefield,

Tel: 01924 679400


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Tips for Using Echo Strimmers from Balmers GM

Although we have been experiencing uncharacteristically warm weather recently, it looks like the wet weather is approaching.  This can be a difficult time to mow your lawn, as the ground is sodden and this hinders you navigating the grass with regular mowers.  One solution is to use robust strimmers like the Stihl or Echo strimmers and brushcutters.  If you are looking for an entry level strimmer which will still be industrial enough to serve all your needs, then a Stihl FS38 or Echo GT220 are great machines as they combine being lightweight and easy to use with being heavy duty to cope with harsh cutting conditions.


Strimmers are great bits of kit to perform a number of garden tasks.  Traditionally strimmers are thought of as only used to straighten the edges of lawns.  This is not the case however, as they can perform a variety of other functions in the garden.  In places where conventional mowers can’t reach they are a great alternative to mow the lawn.  It can be quite difficult to ensure that the finish is even, but they are just the job to clear any overgrown patches you may have under trees or in other hard to reach areas.


Echo strimmers are fantastic machines to undertake tasks such as grass slashing, where long grass or large weeds need removing.  To do this an extra attachment is required, and using this turns your strimmer into a brushcutter.  To view our range of Stihl brushcutters available, click here.  They are also an easy way to scalp your garden.  This is when you remove any unwanted vegetation from around trees to make your lawn look much tidier.  We advise that you make a small ring around the tree in order to stop grass growing right up to the trunk, as this means maintenance is much easier.


Searching for Stihl strimmers? Call in today!


At Balmers GM we stock a wide range of garden machinery, from chainsaws to used tractors, as well as selling a range of toys and accessories too!  If you are wanting to purchase a new strimmer and are unsure of what brand or specification to choose, then our staff are on hand to provide excellent advice!  With a range of Echo and Stihl strimmers and brushcutters to choose from, you are bound to find the right bit of kit for you!  To view the range for yourself, just call into our showroom in Burnley from Monday-Saturday!

Published: 30 July 2013 at 11:07

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More information on Balmers Garden Machinery and second hand tractors
Balmers GM are turf care machinery specialists catering to the demands of both the professional and domestic clients through the nationwide delivery of new and used garden machinery. Balmers supply a huge selection of used tractors across the North West, providing only the finest names in the ground care industry. With one of the largest collections of used John Deere tractors for sale in Lancashire, we truly have tractors to suit all.

Our technical sales staff are highly knowledgeable in all aspects of turf care machinery and are available to assist both commercial and domestic customers in deciding which models suit their immediate requirements. For more information about our extensive range of new and used garden machinery or if you are searching for second hand tractors, please make an enquiry online or call our Burnley store on 01282 453900.