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frost
04-24-2009, 11:49 PM
What's a good light weight hedge trimmer to get right now? I've been looking at Shindaiwa and Tanaka. I've heard get things about stihl, but I also heard that they're a beast when it comes to weight! I'm just looking for more like a little monster for some hedges I have to trim. Suggestions? Please give me make and model.

topsites
04-24-2009, 11:54 PM
Stihl HS-45.

It's not that bad, takes some getting used to but I can run mine one-handed for short bursts,
only trimmer I've owned in 7 years (other than the attachment thing).

madisonpressurewashing
04-25-2009, 12:19 AM
I enjoy my Echo HC-150.

b121774
04-25-2009, 07:01 PM
the hc-150 is the lightest i've used, just not durable enough for me.

2brothersyardcare
04-25-2009, 07:16 PM
hs-45i love mine and i drooped it off my roof and it still works fine and dont ask

betmr
04-25-2009, 09:39 PM
If you have access to elecrical outlets, a "Little Wonder" Electric is a great machine, an very light. Check them out.

STIHL GUY
04-25-2009, 11:26 PM
kawasaki kht600s

frost
04-27-2009, 03:57 AM
Stihl HS-45.

It's not that bad, takes some getting used to but I can run mine one-handed for short bursts,
only trimmer I've owned in 7 years (other than the attachment thing).

How much does it weight? And is it double or single sided?

frost
04-27-2009, 07:33 PM
kawasaki kht600s

How much does it weigh?

Loadsmasher
04-27-2009, 07:37 PM
Redmax CHTZ2401L - 30" blade, double sided, 23.6 CC engine, 13 pounds.

Very sweet machine.

Not super light, but commercial grade quality.

jsw2008
04-27-2009, 08:23 PM
the hc-150 is the lightest i've used, just not durable enough for me.

What are you doing with the HC-150 that makes you thinks its not durable? I've used mine very hard for over a year now and it seems to be holding up fine.

S.A.L.
04-27-2009, 08:28 PM
I like my HC 150.
It's 4 years old.
Not even so much as a hiccup from it.

lawnpro724
04-27-2009, 09:00 PM
We do a lot of shrubs & hedges and our Echo HC-150s have been holding up fine for years and for larger jobs we use Efco commerical trimmers w/24" bar and man are they ever built heavy duty.

PLS-Tx
04-27-2009, 09:10 PM
How much does it weight? And is it double or single sided?

http://www.echo-usa.com/product.asp?Model=HC-150&Category=HEDGECLIPPER

I don't see the weight, if you find out let me know, I'm interested in them also.

Can someone tell us what they cost?

I found the weight, 10.7 lbs.

PLS-Tx
04-27-2009, 09:13 PM
http://www.stihlusa.com/hedgetrimmers/HS45.html

b121774
04-27-2009, 10:40 PM
What are you doing with the HC-150 that makes you thinks its not durable? I've used mine very hard for over a year now and it seems to be holding up fine.

The handles are flimsy, the gear boxes develop a clicking and they loose the tightness between the blades to easy. I have 5 of them and just don't like them. I do have the hc-161 and that one is much more durable, but heavier and the exhaust points straight down which burns the shrubs. I'm phasing out all my echo and going to redmax or the husky equivilent,. Just picked up a husky 226hd-60s which is the same as the redmax chtz2401 and I love it. The exhaust points forward which is a cool improvement

verant
04-27-2009, 11:14 PM
hs-45i love mine and i drooped it off my roof and it still works fine and dont ask

now that is funny...trimming tall shrubs from a roof? scary and :laugh: I'm glad the trimmer is still okay, oh and did i mention you ;)

Wizz
04-27-2009, 11:58 PM
I have the Kawasaki 600D which is their 24" Commercial grade trimmer, weighs about 12lbs...I picked it up for $250 new on a close-out and it can be found on Ebay from an authorized dealer for less than $300 new. If you do look at Kawasaki hedge trimmers just be careful...they have a 600'S' which is semi-commercial and weighs a pound less...the 'D' series have a sturdier gear-box and a better blade than the S series. Here is a link to them for you if that helps: http://www.kawpowr.com/pp/category.aspx?id=5 Best of luck.

Smittie
04-28-2009, 07:56 AM
I have the Echo Shc-225. I think it is 22 or 23 cc's with the weight around 11 pounds. they have the reach that handhelds dont and are not that combersome. By the way I am a small frame person and I can run these all day without getting tired. Gearbox is a little noisy though.

jsw2008
04-28-2009, 01:36 PM
The handles are flimsy, the gear boxes develop a clicking and they loose the tightness between the blades to easy. I have 5 of them and just don't like them. I do have the hc-161 and that one is much more durable, but heavier and the exhaust points straight down which burns the shrubs. I'm phasing out all my echo and going to redmax or the husky equivilent,. Just picked up a husky 226hd-60s which is the same as the redmax chtz2401 and I love it. The exhaust points forward which is a cool improvement

I'm not trying to harass you, but why did you get 5 of them if you don't like them? Did you buy them all at the same time before you realized you didn't like them? How long did you have them before you started have problems? Thanks in advance for the info.

ExtExc
04-28-2009, 01:59 PM
HS 45 x 4. works great.

Weedas_Lawn_Care
04-28-2009, 03:15 PM
i have the hc-160 and i love it its a lot more durable than the 150 i think but i didnt want to get the stihl because its made in china (iv heard) and the price on it :dizzy:

frost
04-28-2009, 03:58 PM
If you do look at Kawasaki hedge trimmers just be careful...they have a 600'S' which is semi-commercial and weighs a pound less...the 'D' series have a sturdier gear-box and a better blade than the S series.

Thanks for the info. I'm always looking for differences like that. I don't know if you'd know this, but I was looking at their single sided blades and what's the difference btw the "B' and the 'BC"? Also if you know if their single blade, khs750, is any good? Thanks for all the help.