Brushcutters Test: Petrol brushcutters in comparison

Brushcutters are the best option in one Wild garden times order to accomplish. High grass, small trees, blackberry plants: These devices are cleaning up. We have tested five different brushcutters for you.

These can be especially good and use it self-sufficient in large gardens and provide thanks to the built chainsaw motors a high performance.

We'll show you which scythe does compost properly - in our brushcut test.

Brushcutters with petrol engine: safety and worth knowing

Brushcutters Test: Petrol brushcutters in comparison: brushcutters

Safe alternative: helmet with ear protection and sturdy visor

Brushcutters with gasoline engine are especially at larger land, pasture land and dense tree landand bush stock useful.

Unlike a lawnmower, they are extremely agile and can move in too inaccessible corners the green decent trim.

Depending on performance and purpose of use can put various tools on the brushcutter Thus, with thin to medium grass, the thread head is the medium of choice.

This "beats off" the grass with rotating nylon threads. Also in high grass, trees and fences and walls The thread head can be used well, as it yields to firmer obstacles and does not damage them.

Should it be against small tree saplings or even bramble go, can be mounted at the front of most brushcutters a knife.

This is also with smaller trees produced, but must not come into contact with stones.

Optional essays for Brushcutters are tree saw and hedge trimmers; These facilitate work in long and high hedges or in the care of fruit trees.

For all applications that are carried out with a brushcutter, mustNoise and eye protection be worn. Flying splinters and stones can cause loss of sight, and the rattling engine reaches dangerously high sound levels at peak power.

Brushcutters Test candidates at a glance

devicepowermassequipmentPrice (approx.)
Red Fox RS-2500MFS0.7 kW5 kgString head, saw head, hedge trimmer head, shoulder strap150 €
Denqbar 3-hp2.2 kW7 kgShoulder strap, thread head140 €
AL-KO BC 41250.85 kW7.8 kg

Shoulder strap, thread head

176 €
Einhell BG-BC 250.75 kW8.63 kgKnife, shoulder strap, thread head100 €
Wolf GTS 4-29 L0.8 kW6.7 kgGlasses and ear protection, string head, shoulder strap289 €

Brushcutter red fox RS-2500MFS in the test: The Japanese Wollmilchsau

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He can just cut everything that fox from Japan: scythes, saw, cut - the Red Fox RS-2500MFS is definitely the accessory king of the test, However, we can not say how long that will last: the Japanese manufacturer Zenoah hides behind the sonorous German name Rotfuchs.

For the Long-term use of the device under severe conditions This does not suggest much good, also the price is quite low with the extensive accessories.

But he cuts and mows as he should, the red fox: Through the meadow goes easily, even longer stalks are cut off with a thread head and knife blade sovereign.

The engine is loud, but reliable and consumes a little less fuel due to the comparatively smaller capacity. To emphasize is also that low weight: 0.7 kW are no big difference to the other test candidates, 2 kg weight however, already.

Altogether one can express a recommendation for the red fox: Although from Asia, but no cheap goods and it does a good job of processing well in middle gardense. Maybe not a purchase for life, but functional and variable.

Red Fox RS-BC52: Pros and Cons


  • light
  • a lot of accessories
  • Processing ok


  • Durability doubtful
  • weakest engine in the test

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Brushcutter Denqbar 3-hp: Mysterious origin with big promise

The origin of the Denqbar brushcutter is undoubtedly a mystery in itself: Actually useful brushcutters of the 3-horsepower class offered significantly more expensive, the manufacturer remains behind the Saxon sales brand in the dark, a model number for the device one looks in vain.

This leaves little Positive for customer service and spare parts service to hope; Some parts of a brushcutter are quite susceptible to wear.

Overall, the fear of wear and tear does not seem to be unfounded: the scythe becomes very hot during work, indicating strong friction and thus high manufacturing tolerances. Also come from the Three horsepower did not promise too many forward at the working head of the unit on.

She is rather hesitant quite chunky and heavy brushcutter through grass and scrub, The split handle bar also provides vibration and a somewhat strange handling. The harness is also not an ergonomic revelation.

Somewhat unpleasant for the nose and the environment is also the 1:25 two-stroke mixture for the engine: By the high oil content makes it tremendous, modern equipment can handle a 1:50 mixture with significantly "unlöliger" exhaust gases.

Overall, the Denqbar brushcutter is recommended for smaller land, sporadic use and light to medium clippings. Whether it is one, however alleged 3-PS device needs in these dimensions, be put there.

Denqbar 3-PS-Test: Pros and Cons


  • Cheap


  • gets hot during operation
  • no very good cutting performance
  • Spare parts support with many question marks
  • 1:25 mixture ensures poor exhaust emissions

Brushcutter AL-KO BC 4125: Unrivaled, reliable, durable

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The AL-KO BC 4125 is an inconspicuous device that performs well and in all respects on average lies.

The scythe works loud, but low-vibration and with 0.85 kW has the second strongest engine in the test. The included carrying strap is acceptable, but also has a lot to lug: With 7.8 kg, the AL-KO is the second hardest scythe in the test.

Drawbacks must be made to the equipment: where the Cheap offers a tree saw, a hedge trimmer and much more, there are only one thread head and a knife in the BC 4125.

But both are well-made, work well enough and dimensioned for hobby use. Also with smaller bushes comes the AL-KO-Sense well.

In summary, the AL-KO BC 4125 can definitely be recommended: On inconspicuous companion for your garden.

AL-KO BC 4125 Test: Pros and Cons


  • good workmanship
  • good belt
  • appealing performance


  • high weight

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Brushcutter Einhell BG-BC25: Fighting price!

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Einhell is used to cheap, but these 100 € are something special: Priced clearly positioned under the two Far East products Einhell offers his BC-25 brushcutter to the fight price. Of course: Without the Far East you can not get by Einhell at this price, Spare parts problems are also possible here.

Otherwise, the abundant overweight (8.6 kg!) "Maschinchen" makes his case not so bad: With 0.75 kW or a German horsepower Mow reliably the meadow, her Edges and smaller bushes carefully from.

The Engine is qualitatively fine and does his work noisily but unobtrusively.

Overall, the Einhell scythe is definitely worth a recommendation: how long that Device holds and whether you get spare parts is doubtful, for occasional mowing operations but the device should be able to work without any problems.

Einhell BG-BC 25 Test: Pros and Cons


  • price
  • engine


  • processing
  • mass

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Brushcutter Wolf GTS 4-29 L: High price with high expectations

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"Ha, a branded device". Like this Representative of the Made-in-Germany Group quietly exclaim at the end of our test - that's not quite true.

What is sold under the renowned name "Wolf Garden" is in Truth a product of the US parent company MTD, At the latest at the service this must notice the customer - whether this can justify the extra price for the most expensive device in the test?

Not necessarily. Neither the Engine power nor the weight nor the processing of the Wolf Garden Benzinsense are above average, the device mows and works without any particular abnormalities, but not spectacularly good.

The included shoulder strap is quite uncomfortable, some of it strangely translated user manual gives up unnecessary puzzles.

Overall, one would have expected more: after all, is Guaranteed spare parts security by the parent company, Otherwise, this scythe can not do anything the others can not.

Brushcutter Wolf GTS 4-29 L: Pros and Cons


  • Spare part availability
  • comparatively low weight


  • processing
  • shoulder
  • operation manual

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Brushcutters Winner: Red Fox RS-2500 MFS

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A comparison winner from the Far East: The Rotfuchs RS-2500 MFS is the roundest offer in the test: Neither The multifunctional chainsaw is especially expensive and especially cheap more for the money than your competitors.

It is reliable, light and with an acceptable performance. In the class up to 200 € quite a buy tip.

Even the AL-KO BC 4125 does not go wrong: it works, is quite powerful and does not fall negative on. Only the equipment is a bit thin and, measured in terms of performance and dimensions, quite heavy.

For this has this Sense the best strap in the test - on all other devices left this to be desired.

Price achievement winner - the discount scythe

The price-performance winner in this test is the Einhell BG-BC 25 brushcutter - actually only for its price. she is do their tasks unspectacular and reasonably powerful, the processing is measured by the price quite neat.

If you occasionally mow a small to medium-sized meadow, the Einhell scythe is not bad for you. The engine is acceptable, the service ok, Buy recommendation with a narrow budget!

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