With one of the largest engines to be found on any homeowner-use brushcutter - 52.7cc - the top-of-the-range Alpina ABR 52 D offers performance-levels that will be familiar to professional gardeners and is therefore capable of taking-on heavy-duty landscaping jobs! The air-cooled two-stroke engine is rated at an impressively substantial 1.6kW (2.1hp) and benefits from Alpina’s hassle-eliminating Easy Start ignition system. The ABR 52 D is flexible in use, with its three-tooth metal brush-blade perfect for tackling nettles, bramble and dense, overgrown grass; and its twin-line strimmer-head ideal for lighter-duty work along lawn-edges and around tree bases. A pro-style ‘bike’-type double handlebar allows for a natural lateral ‘sweeping’ action and makes it easy to control and maneuver; while a luxury full shoulder-harness ensures it will remain comfortable to operate for the duration of the task in hand. Thanks to a Tap & Go mechanism, renewing the cutting-cord on the line-head is quick and easy.