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Old 10-07-2012, 12:39 AM
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Extended Reach Hedge Trimmers

I'm getting a bit aggrevated/tired of trimming tall overgrown hedges and bushes (esp at forclosures) where I have to manhandle my 23' Little Giant adjustable ladder around. (Love it but it can get heavy and cumbersome and sometimes can't get it behind bushes and whatnot) I currently have a Stihl HS 81 R. Just wanted to find out and see if any of you guys have an extended reach hedge trimmer and how you like it, or what way you get at them. I've been looking at Stihl's HL 100 K. ( with 135 degree cutter head)
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Old 10-07-2012, 12:58 AM
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I've got an FS90 and just bought the attachment head for that.

Works great, but a little too long. But over-all I'd rather have too long of hedge trimmers over a standard hand-held pair any day.

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Old 10-07-2012, 01:33 PM
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i've been looking at the same one u are...we have the 90 with the 135 head on it like white gardens, but it can only get so far...we have a pole saw that can reach crazy heights, so i was thinking adding a hedge trimmer that can do the same would give us the opportunity to take on pretty much anything a customer can throw at us...i would say go for it, i'm sure we will next season
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Old 10-07-2012, 01:41 PM
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An articulating head is a must in my opinion. I believe it's worth getting one piece of equipment for each of the details your having to perform in the lawn. Swapping out attachments gets old and quickly gets worn out. If you can afford it, spend the money now to prevent the headaches later.
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Old 10-08-2012, 11:31 AM
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i bought these this spring. i had a huge place to trim and didnt want to have to do the ladder method all day. they are amazing for tall hedges. and anything tall for that matter. and i was switching the angle several times throughout the day so id try and make sure they do that

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We use stihl 130's. They can be handy of you have to deal with very large brushes/hedges because you can put an extra shaft between hedge trimmer and engine if necessary. WARNING: i don't advice to do this very often since i think it's not healthy for the machine. This combination is also not very well balanced since the trimmer head is way too far from you( you don't notice it when you have to hold them up, but try to hold it horizontally for half an hour and you'll know what i mean :s ). Oh yes before someone begins about safety, i know it isn't safe to stand on a ladder like that but i didn't have another option)
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Old 10-08-2012, 01:02 PM
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We use stihl 130's. They can be handy of you have to deal with very large brushes/hedges because you can put an extra shaft between hedge trimmer and engine if necessary. WARNING: i don't advice to do this very often since i think it's not healthy for the machine. This combination is also not very well balanced since the trimmer head is way too far from you( you don't notice it when you have to hold them up, but try to hold it horizontally for half an hour and you'll know what i mean :s ). Oh yes before someone begins about safety, i know it isn't safe to stand on a ladder like that but i didn't have another option)
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If you had Two ladders like that with Scaffold in between you would not only be safe but you could use my product as well. www.easyliftharness.com
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Old 10-08-2012, 06:24 PM
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If you had Two ladders like that with Scaffold in between you would not only be safe but you could use my product as well. www.easyliftharness.com
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We actually have a scaffold we se for shrubs like that. It's a 5 piece setup and I very stable.
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Old 10-09-2012, 08:14 PM
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What kind of scaffolding do you use?
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Old 10-10-2012, 05:28 AM
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What kind of scaffolding do you use?
I don't recall the brand, but I'm sure it came from Home Depot...it's breaks down and assembles quickly. It's yellow. It also has wheels.
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