Which adapter kit is required to put a brush blade on the EGO String Trimmer?

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Peter Sollimo

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Brush cutter is not currently available in North America.  It is only available in the UK/Europe.

Hopefully that will change soon
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And just in case Peter is referring to the regular 15” string trimmer, it is not intended for use with aftermarket accessories.
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By the way, last I heard, Mower Magic ships to the United States, so if you do want the brushcutter, you can get it from there.
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Maybe I am misremembering because I can't seem to find the post, but I thought Amber posted in another discussion that the European brush cutter attachment was not compatible with the US tool.
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Correct, yet again! The European attachment is not compatible with the American Power Head. 

https://community.egopowerplus.com/ego/topics/bca1200-attachment
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Winner winner chicken dinner - show me the money !
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So when do we get one in the US? I have a big patch behind my yard that really needs one of these.
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There are MANY of us waiting for this to be made available on this continent. Hopefully soon? Please?!?
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I would buy a brush cutter as soon as available in US
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+1000 for brushcutter attachment! I can't cut my back yard with this baby string trimmer. I have a 2K watt motor and it feels like its running half speed.
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What you talkin bout Scott ?
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If a 2000W 15” string trimmer is a baby, what does a grownup look like?!?

+1 for the brush cutter tho!!!
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Just discouraged trying to cut tiny privet brush with the orange string that came on this. I feel much better now though. I found a stihl brushcutter blade and replaced the head with that. No more privet! And the trimmer is more beast than baby with that setup:



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Well that will get the job done.

After reading Blues post I think I understand that you were expressing 1000% interest.  Rather than complaining about a $1000 price tag which is how I read it.

Glad you got something working to take care of your brush
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I'll also chime in to say I love my Ego string trimmer but I'm not a fan of the string that comes with it. I've found it to be too brittle. I switched to Husqvarna Titanium Force string and that has proved to be much more durable. It's still not a brush cutter, but it chewed through some pretty thick stuff I have along the fence in my backyard.

Ego has been bringing Power Head attachments that are available in Europe to the U.S. I think the brush cutter is the last holdout. I can't help but wonder whether we'll finally see it this year.
i would like a brush cutter option too.
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We continue to share your ideas with the team. Please keep em coming! :-)
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It is officially spring now.......
Haven't been any new products announced for a  few weeks.....
Do you have something you would like to share with us Amber .......
:)
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Like a new 21 in. mower in the works sold with the high lift blade and an actual side discharge... or better, a 22 inch?
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The Oregon or Stihl 3-bladed brushcutter blade has been confirmed to work with the 15 inch trimmer that is part of the power head unit.

Caveats:

(1) I would not attempt this with the standard trimmer as its head design is different and more importantly, its motor is not as powerful as the 2K watt motor that drives the power head (equivalent to a 2.6hp 44cc gas engine). The power head motor is a BEAST.

(2) Do not attempt to use the circular saw blade. This blade has a tendency to kick back and stall when it gets stuck on dense material, resulting in harmful effects on the power head motor and drive assembly that will surely not be covered under warranty. FWIW, I've had a gas operated bike handle brushcutter that does the same thing, but it perhaps its able to absorb shock better than the EGO unit does.

(3) As an alternative, I have been using a Grass Gator Extra Heavy Duty brushcutter blade head with my CORE power 36v string trimmer with much success and no adverse affects on the trimmer. That head will cut through 1 inch privet stalks and keep moving along.

Video proof:

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Here is a video of me using the Grass Gator Extra Heavy Duty brush cutter head with my 36v CORE power trimmer (I still have this unit while I'm awaiting the arrival of my brand new EGO power head and trimmer combo)

Highly recommend this head if you are looking for brushcutter blade for your power-head string trimmer:



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theres obviously demand for this, since people are willing to mod trimmers to make their own. why not just get moving and release one for the multi tool already?
i agree. I would  buy the adapter now!