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grassman88
06-15-2011, 07:53 PM
im in the market for a new hedge trimmer anyone have any recomendations for one? and if you could say why you like it that would be mint thanks

jkingrph
06-16-2011, 03:23 PM
I like my Stihl. It does not get used often and is about 6 years old. Always starts, good quality blades stay sharp, cuts good. All I could ask for.

grassman88
06-16-2011, 05:28 PM
i dont do to much hegde trimming either, but want to start doing alot its nice work that could lead to more work. did a big job yesterday and wow you use alot of mucles you normally dont use lol sore as hell, plus i was using junk trimmers they were sharp but the pull cords were all messed up but they are 5-6 years old as well. i want something more reiliable and thinking stihl. anyone use echo are they any good there a little cheaper than the stihl so i might go with that just incase i dont get to many trimming jobs

mowandblow1980
06-16-2011, 08:13 PM
I've only used redmax. Not sure how the price compares to echo but you might want to check it out. I don't use mine much either. Where in Mass are you? I lived in Mass for 5 Years.

johnny_boy02
06-17-2011, 01:52 AM
i dont do to much hegde trimming either, but want to start doing alot its nice work that could lead to more work. did a big job yesterday and wow you use alot of mucles you normally dont use lol sore as hell, plus i was using junk trimmers they were sharp but the pull cords were all messed up but they are 5-6 years old as well. i want something more reiliable and thinking stihl. anyone use echo are they any good there a little cheaper than the stihl so i might go with that just incase i dont get to many trimming jobs


Oh man, the first time I used mine for a few hours I hurt in places I didnt know I had!

I have this Echo model.

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

I am really happy with it. If you have the money go for the 24" or 30" model. There has been a couple times I wish I had a few more inches....... On my hedge trimmer.

DIXIECONTRACTING
06-17-2011, 08:25 AM
My REDMAX has served me well for almost 20 yrs.

johnsonslawnmanagement
06-17-2011, 08:53 AM
HS85 stihl if your wanting a light weight ,reliable, and cost efficient.
HS85T 40" single sided if your wanting a Cadillac.
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STIHL GUY
06-17-2011, 10:56 AM
i normally only use stihl but i got a good deal on a kawasaki trimmer and have had no problems with it so far

MMADDUX
06-17-2011, 11:02 AM
Stihl... They is the only way to go.
I have the HS 45 and the attachment that goes not a FC 95 edger or FC90 trimmer.
They both work great and can be sharped if they ever get dull.

grassman88
06-17-2011, 11:35 AM
I've only used redmax. Not sure how the price compares to echo but you might want to check it out. I don't use mine much either. Where in Mass are you? I lived in Mass for 5 Years.

i live in fitchburg but mainly work in the concord, sudbury, littleton area

grassman88
06-17-2011, 11:43 AM
Oh man, the first time I used mine for a few hours I hurt in places I didnt know I had!

I have this Echo model.

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

I am really happy with it. If you have the money go for the 24" or 30" model. There has been a couple times I wish I had a few more inches....... On my hedge trimmer.


thats the one im looking at i mean $310 isnt bad at all it should pay for itself in 1-2 jobs. if i start getting trimming jobs i might buy the stihl 44" later on should be awsome for long hedges wich i do have a 300+ foot hedge to do again it the fall

johnny_boy02
06-17-2011, 03:37 PM
thats the one im looking at i mean $310 isnt bad at all it should pay for itself in 1-2 jobs. if i start getting trimming jobs i might buy the stihl 44" later on should be awsome for long hedges wich i do have a 300+ foot hedge to do again it the fall


Mine has almost paid for itself and it still looks new. It starts on the first pull unlike my Stihl stuff.

agent walker
06-17-2011, 09:24 PM
Redmax. Like it better then the stihl. You don't want a 40in bar unless you do a lot of big hedges or have the back of an ox!:weightlifter:

grassman88
06-18-2011, 09:47 AM
yea i wouldnt buy one unless i had a smaller one to but i have a hedge job, i do it 2-3 times a year and its like 8' high and 300+ feet long took me a while to get that one done haha

Mike LLC
06-26-2011, 10:09 PM
Echo here, amazing machine, but then again I use almost all Echo products, but I have a bias towards Echo. The $325 I spent for the hedge trimmer has been paid back at least 5x's now in as many months.

Greenery
06-26-2011, 11:26 PM
If you're going to be using it for long periods of time find one that's lightweight. Stihls are heavy, I prefer kawisaki for hedge trimmers and string trimmers.
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dboyd351
06-27-2011, 08:41 PM
yea i wouldnt buy one unless i had a smaller one to but i have a hedge job, i do it 2-3 times a year and its like 8' high and 300+ feet long took me a while to get that one done haha

You might want to get an articulating, long reach hedge trimmer (adjustable hedge trimmer on a pole) for that! Don't need a ladder to get to the top of the hedge.

jiggz
06-27-2011, 11:22 PM
i haven't use many, but i love the sthil hs45 i picked up last week.. 24 inch bar i think it was like 320$ I used a shindawia home unit for years and liked it cause it was light but it just took a dive on me ((actually i need to mess with it.. i think it just needs a new carb but i wanted an excuse to spend some money ;)

now that i think of it though i should have bucked up the extra 200 and got the hs85.. ehh whatever

Alan0354
06-27-2011, 11:26 PM
Read this thread where I detail why Maruyama is the best from my research. Also I talked about pole hedge trimmer as I have Echo HC151 20", Shindaiwa short articulate hedge trimmer and Maru 30" hedge trimmer.

http://www.lawnsite.com/showthread.php?t=354111

gasracer
06-28-2011, 07:52 PM
This is the one I have and I love them.
http://cgi.ebay.com/NEW-KAWASAKI-POLE-80-ARTICU-GAS-HEDGE-TRIMMER-KCL525A-/380171627035?_trksid=p4340.m263&_trkparms=algo%3DSIC%26its%3DI%252BC%26itu%3DUCI%252BIA%252BUA%252BFICS%252BUFI%26otn%3D15%26pmod%3D 350301560354%26ps%3D63%26clkid%3D975668301620938896