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Frontier-Lawn
08-09-2007, 12:33 AM
So what size, brand, and blade stlye do you use and why? also how many.

delphied
08-09-2007, 01:29 AM
Redmax 2200. Light weight and big enough to do what I do. Also extended articulating trimmer for high work.

swingset
08-09-2007, 01:34 AM
Not that I recommend this, but I'm still using a homeowner grade Homelite 22" hedge trimmer. When I first started, I already had one for the house and none of my accounts had anything to trim. When I first got a couple accounts that asked for it, I figured I'd just use my Homelite till it died. Still waiting, that little unit cuts great and it's still chugging along.

I'll replace it with a Kawasaki someday, but as long as it's unaware that it's a POS, I'll let it keep right on working. It's paid for itself about 200X over. I bought it new in the box for $25 from a neighbor going through a divorce!

I still don't have any accounts that require an extended...when I do I'll get the Kombi system from Stihl and use theirs...it'll give me an excuse to buy the power scythe, something I really want for cutting poison ivy.

Grits
08-09-2007, 01:39 AM
Echo 150 double sided. I try not to do too much hedge trimming, but sometimes I have to. For the amount they get used the 150 is fine.

westwind
08-09-2007, 08:03 AM
Stihl double sided, we have three of the larger units. We also use a stihl pole hedge trimmer.

caddman27
08-09-2007, 09:19 AM
I've been real happy with the 26" Tanaka's. I just used them for 3 straight hours on a long hedge row. It cut em like butter.

lawnboy dan
08-09-2007, 09:21 AM
for small hedge trimmers -redmax is tops- extended length-my old sthil hk75 is still the best i have used -for articulated -shind 230 is my choice

SproulsLawnCare
08-09-2007, 01:58 PM
I'm using a stihl HS 45. It's double sided, and I like that. It has bumpers on the bar to reduce the chance of an accident, I don't like that. I am considering grinding them off since I am the only one who uses it. They seem to keep the branches from entering the teethe as easily as they could without them.

green horizons
08-09-2007, 04:14 PM
All-around trimmer is Maruyama 24" double sided. Smoothest, most effecient trimmers I've ever used. I do a good bit of hedges and each situation is unique. If reach is an issue I switch to 40" single sided Husqvarna. Weight is a very important consideration... Holding 20 pounds straight out at arms length for an hour at a time can take it out of a man.

EngineeredLawns
08-09-2007, 04:24 PM
Stihl double sided

TNT LawnCare Inc.
08-09-2007, 04:30 PM
Love the Shidaiwa 2510 hedge trimmers has tons of power and pretty light.

barnard
08-09-2007, 05:26 PM
All-around trimmer is Maruyama 24" double sided. Smoothest, most effecient trimmers I've ever used. I do a good bit of hedges and each situation is unique. If reach is an issue I switch to 40" single sided Husqvarna. Weight is a very important consideration... Holding 20 pounds straight out at arms length for an hour at a time can take it out of a man.

Same here, 26 in Tanaka double- 40 in Husqvarna single.

deere615
08-09-2007, 06:45 PM
Echo HC-150

Matts lawn care
08-09-2007, 07:59 PM
Echo HC-150

Works great for me!

lawnprosteveo
08-09-2007, 08:59 PM
Hedge trimming is sort of a lower priority for me...I bought Echo HC150s. They are going on 5 yrs old, look like crap but still do a good job. I also have a pair of Echo SHC 210's. These are for taller stuff. I believe the Echo SHC 210 was about $100 cheaper than Shindaiwas version of the clippers. I say for the price, Echo clippers are hard to beat.

chuck bow
08-09-2007, 09:34 PM
Echo 150 Echo 160 Echo Extended reach hedger shc210 Newest is Kawi with a 24 in bar. That my friend beats Echo stuff to heck but Echo stuff is still running so its still used

LarryF
08-10-2007, 07:46 AM
30" Shindaiwa DH231.

hossmp
08-10-2007, 11:08 AM
I am pretty new with the hedge trimming aswell. I asked a few questions here and recent purchased a few new trimmers. I have used them on 6 jobs so far and I am pleased. I purchased a double sided Redmax trimmer, not sure on the model it did have a rotating rear handle which was a selling point. I love this unit. In addition I purchased a extended reach articulating trimmer attachment for the Shindaiwa multi-tool. I also like this and have used it on each job so far. I have no experience with the single sided units.

DuallyVette
08-15-2007, 12:01 AM
If you want to gave LOTS of time trimming shrubbery, you need a 40 inch one sided trimmer (RedMax is my favorite) I gave away my 30 trimmers in 1980 when the 40 inch trimmers were introduced. A pole trimmer helps for those hard to reach places.