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FryDaddy
03-01-2010, 09:35 PM
This is just a question about any name brand hedge trimmer, stihl, husky, echo, etc. Has anyone ever took a normal 20", 22" or 24" and put a longer bar like a 30" on theres. A good example would be the echo hc150 (most know this trimmer; not really commercial use) as it comes with a 20" double side bar and order a bar off of a 30" trimmer just for longer reach. Reason I ask is cause this example trimmer you can get for less than $300 but some users would rather have the longer bar (but they cost upwards of $500).

In other words, have you ever swapped trimmer bars out. Could the motor handle the extra length? :hammerhead: :confused:

the archer
03-01-2010, 11:45 PM
i put the blades from a hedge trimmer onto a redmax weedwacker, worked great, used it for a couple of seasons.also have put the blades from an old echo hedge trimmer onto a echo pole saw.

FryDaddy
03-02-2010, 04:50 PM
were the blades you put on longer than the stock blades. was it cost effective.

AA+ landscaping
03-02-2010, 06:57 PM
This is just a question about any name brand hedge trimmer, stihl, husky, echo, etc. Has anyone ever took a normal 20", 22" or 24" and put a longer bar like a 30" on theres. A good example would be the echo hc150 (most know this trimmer; not really commercial use) as it comes with a 20" double side bar and order a bar off of a 30" trimmer just for longer reach. Reason I ask is cause this example trimmer you can get for less than $300 but some users would rather have the longer bar (but they cost upwards of $500).

In other words, have you ever swapped trimmer bars out. Could the motor handle the extra length? :hammerhead: :confused:

Last year got a echo shc-225s love it. I also have a hc-165 didn't use it once last year. The shc-225s is great was the reach and is great for designing of bushes.:)

FryDaddy
03-02-2010, 08:39 PM
The 225s (20" blade) seems to be nice unit if you are going for a little more reach length wise, but was just wondering if anyone just ever wanted to change there blade length just to have a longer slice in one pass..

This is just one of those questions were you are sitting around & things pop into your head & you just feel like asking if anyone ever thought about doing this or that.

highclimber604
03-08-2010, 11:00 PM
STIHL ALL THE WAY. HS81T

Professional use only!!!!

FryDaddy
03-09-2010, 12:18 AM
Yeah, that stihl hs81T is nice with a 30" blade, but just didn't want to deal with the price. I'll stick with a 20-24" blade.

Steven B
03-09-2010, 06:25 AM
It'll depend on the gearbox I would amagine. Bigger bar might burn up the gearbox.

grassman177
03-09-2010, 09:38 AM
i wish i could help, but can attest tot he stihls and they are great hedge trimmers. the spring isolation of the engine and tuned exhaust make for a super smooth operation, very quiet too

BCSteel
03-14-2010, 11:28 AM
I been using 40" shins for the past 10 years. Greatest ht's I've ever used.

FryDaddy
03-15-2010, 12:24 PM
I been using 40" shins for the past 10 years. Greatest ht's I've ever used.

I've never used a single side trimmer so I can't comment about there performance. I do like the way they look, but don't know if I would like there one side operation .
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