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Old 09-06-2006, 09:48 PM
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What's the best extended length hedge trimmer out there ?

I've gone through Echo and now Husqvarna ext. Hedge trimmers, they don't hold up. Either the housing cracks, or the bearings inside the housing give out. Does anyone know if the same company supplies all the heads for all the brands, cause i can't get one to hold up. My dealer repaired the Husky a minimum of 4 times, and i don't want to deal with it anymore. What's the best out there ?
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Old 09-06-2006, 10:00 PM
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I don't understand the problem we have used Echo hedgeTrimmers for many years and still have the original which is many years old and still running. The new articulating trimmer from Echo seems pretty darn solid. And they have a new one with short shaft on a 230 trimmer head. Can't imagine that not holding up for you, unless your are running 40 hours a week.
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Old 09-06-2006, 10:01 PM
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We you Stihl. They are subjected to heavy use, many hard hours,no problems with the cutter heads.
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Old 09-07-2006, 12:30 AM
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Try a Tanaka.
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Old 09-07-2006, 05:10 PM
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i have to say my sthil hlk75 extended hedge trimmer has held up great . no problems with the cutting part -the engine is another story. mauryama makes a great unit but its too heavy for long term use.
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Old 09-07-2006, 05:52 PM
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We you Stihl. They are subjected to heavy use, many hard hours,no problems with the cutter heads.
I'll second that.
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Old 09-07-2006, 06:30 PM
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You need to have 2 sets period !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!, 1 for everyday light trimming. For light stuff I use Echo they are OK but I like them because they are light. If you use them for girly stuff they are pretty good. For Heavy cleanups I have not found anything close the the heavy duty Maruyamas, these things can cut a ZTR in half!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 09-07-2006, 09:12 PM
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Try a Tanaka.
My Tanaka extended shaft hedge trimmers run too slow, don't cut for beans. Plus they are much heavyer than my Echo.
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Old 09-08-2006, 12:55 PM
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I have a Stihl HL 100 with the articulating head. Built solid, and has held up wonderfully. You can barely tell I've used it from the performance.
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Old 09-08-2006, 02:58 PM
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Tanaka supplies the heads to Husqvarna.
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