Titan TTL488GDO 25cc 1.07hp Bent Shaft Petrol 2-in-1 Grass & Hedge Trimmer
At time of writing this review I have been using the Titan trimmer for around six months and with over an acre of garden and hedging surrounding all sides I think I can safely say that this tool has been well and truly tested and has passed with flying colors.
1 Jan 2015
Good but not perfect
I was very pleased after purchasing this at the beginning of the season as it was very good value for what seemed a pretty decent strimmer. The hedge trimmer attachment was an added bonus though it's a bit heavy/cumbersome to use. It started easily and felt very positive, not faltering and the clutch system worked well - I've always used strimmers without a clutch up until this one.
It's quite weighty so using the supplied strap is normally needed although it's not the best and difficult to get the right adjustment for using strimmer at the optimum height. Ear Defenders are a must as it's rather noisy.
I have been having problem after running it for 10 mins or so presumably when it reaches a certain temperature it affects the fuel system causing it to run fast and slow intermittently which makes it difficult to use properly so then have to wait for it to cool down.
Just recently, I discovered the little fuel primer cap is missing which means I can't prime the engine. Thankfully I can still start the machine and surprisingly it's not leaking fuel from the exposed priming hole.
Over all I'm pleased with the machine and, as a gardener by trade, I just hope it lasts for at least another season which I would be happy with. .
6 Oct 2014
Just the job
Bought this strimmer / hedge trimmer last spring, started up fine and has done ever since...including it's first use after last winter. The trimmer head is just the job for tidying my hedges, clearing rampant brambles and even some smaller branches from trees! Then it's quick and easy to switch to the strimmer and tidy up round the edges of the garden where I can't get the mower. Having Been encouraged by father in law to get two seperate consirably more expensive units that would 'last a lifetime' I'm more than happy this Titan unit is all I really need, although the foam on the handle and the metal strap buckle are looking a bit worn after two seasons, it's still doing the business and expect it too for years come.
1 Oct 2014
I've been looking for a cheap petrol strimmer for sometime as I've got a puny electric one that's harder work than doing it by hand with a machete. This showed up online a few months ago. It's very easy to start up and use and the addition of a hedge trimmer attachment is a real bonus. The build quality is excellent and although it is no lightweight, the inclusion of the shoulder strap is very welcome and makes it very portable. All in all, it's a very good piece of kit.
27 Sep 2014