I had the wonderful opportunity to try out (well, my husband had the honors ;)) the new Detachable Curved Shaft Propane Powered Eco Trimmer by LEHR. Let me first say, that this trimmer is amazing! Not only does it run on Propane for its fuel (yep, no gasoline or messy mixing anymore! Yea!), better for the environment, better for you! I am very excited to use a different attachment on it, like the Expand-It Tiller Attachment (Model UT15550), so that I can rotatill my flower beds and use this next year to rotatill a spot for my vegetable garden! It fits all standard brand attachments!
It is so simple to attach the Propane, you just twist and go, literally, it is that easy to do. My husband was thrilled that it is very easy to start too. No more breaking your back or ripping your shoulders out of socket to get it started, those days are over! We live out in the country, and our house has a ton of over grown areas that needed to be trimmed down. My yard and around the house it so neat and clean looking now, I love the way it got the job done. The propane tanks last for about 2 hours, which was just enough time to do our property. They are not spendy to buy and you can pick them up at any hardware store. LEHR recommends removing the propane tank between uses and when storing.
OK, now it would not be right if my husband got to do all the work, right? So, I did go out and do a patch of grass myself just to see hands on how it felt and cut. It was not heavy, and was very easy for me to maneuver. (Gosh, now that my husband knows I can do this, I might be in trouble.. :)) The LEHR trimmer weighs about 15 lbs, perfect for me!
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So, would my husband and I recommend the LEHR Trimmer? You bet we would. Anything that is better for the environment, works great and does not break your back to start, is good in our books. I even had my Dad come over to the house and he got to try it out too!
Propane is the fuel
Light enough for me to use it
Propane lasts up to two hours
It is better for the environment
Is attachment ready and can use any standard brand attachments
Cuts very wells
As for the Cons, well, I really don’t have any! LEHR also has a blog, so go and check that out and follow them if you are not already!
BUY IT: It is available at many stores including; Home Depot and Sears under the Craftsman label just click HERE to locate a store nearest you.
“Thank you so much, Penny at LEHR’s, for allowing me to review this wonderful, eco-friendly product!”