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southerneclipse
03-05-2011, 06:50 PM
If you could only have one hedge trimmer for your business, what would it be?

fobaum
03-05-2011, 07:35 PM
stihl hs81t or hs81r

SNAPPER MAN
03-05-2011, 07:42 PM
Echo hc185.
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Turf Dawg
03-05-2011, 07:49 PM
I prefer a articulating short shaft trimmer with small teeth like Redmax, Tanaka, Maruyama, Kawsaki, ect......

I know I can put my Kawasaki trimmers attachment on my Redmax or Husqvarna string trimmer if I need the extra length.

BTW, I personally cannot stand those standard double sided handheld ones.

southerneclipse
03-05-2011, 08:45 PM
What are the advantages to single sided? Seems as if double sided would be better?
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kilgoja
03-05-2011, 08:47 PM
most people may think i'm dumb but i use a craftsman 19.2v battery powered trimmer and i have like 4 batteries altogether...each battery lasts 30min...and it's light as a feather...perfect for trimming bushes on residentials....i did a big job with it once...like 40 bushes and it did a great job...didn't run out of battery juice lol

Mow Man
03-05-2011, 09:13 PM
If you could only have one hedge trimmer for your business, what would it be?

Stihl hs811

I have four of them that we have used extensively for 4 years with out much more than sharpening blades.

I have just finished sharpening the blades, installing new carbs, spark plugs, throttle cables on them all for the start of this season and thay are like new
The cost was apx. 85.00 each and apx. an hour for each one. I'll run em till they blow and get some new ones! Very reliable if you are consistant with your fuel/oil mix

silverwoolley
03-05-2011, 10:46 PM
most people may think i'm dumb but i use a craftsman 19.2v battery powered trimmer and i have like 4 batteries altogether...each battery lasts 30min...and it's light as a feather...perfect for trimming bushes on residentials....i did a big job with it once...like 40 bushes and it did a great job...didn't run out of battery juice lol

I have a crafstman gas powered. I needed something quick to do a job and its pretty much paid for itself now after 3 jobs.

fobaum
03-05-2011, 10:56 PM
mow man you use the t or r models? friends ask me all the time you like them small hedge trimmers, they just don't know I couldn't live without them the time and strain i save using them is priceless , I use them for topiaries,gold mounds,portacarpus etc. even some of the big stuff

D&K Lawns
03-05-2011, 11:04 PM
KHT 600 S Have two and love em.

fobaum
03-05-2011, 11:12 PM
mow man you use the t or r models? friends ask me all the time you like them small hedge trimmers, they just don't know I couldn't live without them the time and strain i save using them is priceless , I use them for topiaries,gold mounds,portacarpus etc. even some of the big stuff

Mow Man
03-05-2011, 11:19 PM
mow man you use the t or r models? friends ask me all the time you like them small hedge trimmers, they just don't know I couldn't live without them the time and strain i save using them is priceless , I use them for topiaries,gold mounds,portacarpus etc. even some of the big stuff

TYPO-81t
and love em!

southerneclipse
03-06-2011, 10:50 AM
I don't know if I should get a regular small hedge trimmer like the stihl mentioned above, or extended reach...is the extra 300 bucks worth it? I know echo had an extended use trimmer in the 300s but not sure how good it is, I have stihl and husq currently
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Landrus2
03-06-2011, 11:00 AM
I don't know if I should get a regular small hedge trimmer like the stihl mentioned above, or extended reach...is the extra 300 bucks worth it? I know echo had an extended use trimmer in the 300s but not sure how good it is, I have stihl and husq currently
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For the extended reach you can buy these units just put them on you weed trimmers they work great

leedebit
03-06-2011, 11:01 AM
I use echo split boom at least 2400 with both articulating and non. Much easier and faster, also you only need a 9 foot lader to do most tall stuff.

Alan0354
03-06-2011, 02:11 PM
A short reach articulate hedge trimmer like Shindaiwa AHS231.

adamholz17
03-06-2011, 10:31 PM
For the extended reach you can buy these units just put them on you weed trimmers they work great

What brand is that and model? Would that fit a redmax 2350?

Snyder's Lawn Inc
03-06-2011, 11:46 PM
Little wonder Gas model have 2 since 90s and no problems with them