View Full Version : Best Hedge Trimmers

08-25-2005, 09:52 AM
I know several threads have been over this but I want to hear more and new opinions. I love Echo products and currently have 12 trimmers and 10 blowers and a pair of hedge trimmers. The hedge trimmers are just so so. Looking to buy a couple of new hedge trimmers but I am not familiar with Tanaka or RedMax or Stihl which I see many are sold on.
Good and bad please post!!!

08-25-2005, 12:20 PM
Read the field test here...



08-25-2005, 01:30 PM
Very interesting info. Guess I better look at the website to see the models available and who the local dealer is (KC area).

08-25-2005, 01:37 PM
Called the closest listed Tanaka dealer and was told they decided not to carry them any more. Couldn't sell them because the prices were so high!!

08-25-2005, 06:36 PM
The THT-210S retails for $349.99. Call us at 1-888-482-6252 if you would like to purchase.


08-25-2005, 06:38 PM
The tanaka is sweeeeet. I used it for 2 jobs today. One hedge trimming, then I used it as a brush cutter for the other job. Worked great!!!

08-25-2005, 07:45 PM
WHat model did you use???

08-26-2005, 09:44 AM
No more opinions??????

08-26-2005, 01:15 PM
I have Maruyama T 2300, been using it since April 04, super sharp double bladed hedger. I don't know what people said, but to me, hedgetrimmer is as most important as your front line mower. If the lawn looks good but hedge & bush look like crap, you are not gonna fly very long.
careful, the blade is the sharpest I have ever experienced, several cut on me before I got the best hang of it. Use same 50:1 stihl 4 mix (black 2cyle + bottle)

08-26-2005, 02:08 PM
I bought the Tanaka THT-210S and love it. It's quiet and powerful. I was going to but the Stihl but went with this. The price is in line with all the others.

08-29-2005, 10:09 AM
Bought the Stihl HS-80 trimmers. Will see how they do after some use.
If I find a local Tanaka dealer for warranty purposes I will also pick up a pair of them. Thanks for the input guys.

08-29-2005, 01:34 PM
we use all Stihl and Shindaiwa tree/shrub/hedge trimmers. the shindaiwa stuff is a little easier on gas but the Stihl stuff seems to cut through tough woody plant material a little better.

6'7 330
08-29-2005, 01:45 PM
Stihl extended length 4-mix hedge trimmers,saves stress on the employees backs from not bending as much.And chainsaw type HS-80 for tight places.