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Old 04-27-2009, 09:23 PM
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the hc-150 is the lightest i've used, just not durable enough for me.
What are you doing with the HC-150 that makes you thinks its not durable? I've used mine very hard for over a year now and it seems to be holding up fine.
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Old 04-27-2009, 09:28 PM
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I like my HC 150.
It's 4 years old.
Not even so much as a hiccup from it.
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Old 04-27-2009, 10:00 PM
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We do a lot of shrubs & hedges and our Echo HC-150s have been holding up fine for years and for larger jobs we use Efco commerical trimmers w/24" bar and man are they ever built heavy duty.
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Old 04-27-2009, 10:10 PM
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How much does it weight? And is it double or single sided?
http://www.echo-usa.com/product.asp?...y=HEDGECLIPPER

I don't see the weight, if you find out let me know, I'm interested in them also.

Can someone tell us what they cost?

I found the weight, 10.7 lbs.
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Old 04-27-2009, 10:13 PM
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Old 04-27-2009, 11:40 PM
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What are you doing with the HC-150 that makes you thinks its not durable? I've used mine very hard for over a year now and it seems to be holding up fine.
The handles are flimsy, the gear boxes develop a clicking and they loose the tightness between the blades to easy. I have 5 of them and just don't like them. I do have the hc-161 and that one is much more durable, but heavier and the exhaust points straight down which burns the shrubs. I'm phasing out all my echo and going to redmax or the husky equivilent,. Just picked up a husky 226hd-60s which is the same as the redmax chtz2401 and I love it. The exhaust points forward which is a cool improvement
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Old 04-28-2009, 12:14 AM
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hs-45i love mine and i drooped it off my roof and it still works fine and dont ask
now that is funny...trimming tall shrubs from a roof? scary and I'm glad the trimmer is still okay, oh and did i mention you
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Old 04-28-2009, 12:58 AM
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I have the Kawasaki 600D which is their 24" Commercial grade trimmer, weighs about 12lbs...I picked it up for $250 new on a close-out and it can be found on Ebay from an authorized dealer for less than $300 new. If you do look at Kawasaki hedge trimmers just be careful...they have a 600'S' which is semi-commercial and weighs a pound less...the 'D' series have a sturdier gear-box and a better blade than the S series. Here is a link to them for you if that helps: http://www.kawpowr.com/pp/category.aspx?id=5 Best of luck.

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Old 04-28-2009, 08:56 AM
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I have the Echo Shc-225. I think it is 22 or 23 cc's with the weight around 11 pounds. they have the reach that handhelds dont and are not that combersome. By the way I am a small frame person and I can run these all day without getting tired. Gearbox is a little noisy though.
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Old 04-28-2009, 02:36 PM
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The handles are flimsy, the gear boxes develop a clicking and they loose the tightness between the blades to easy. I have 5 of them and just don't like them. I do have the hc-161 and that one is much more durable, but heavier and the exhaust points straight down which burns the shrubs. I'm phasing out all my echo and going to redmax or the husky equivilent,. Just picked up a husky 226hd-60s which is the same as the redmax chtz2401 and I love it. The exhaust points forward which is a cool improvement
I'm not trying to harass you, but why did you get 5 of them if you don't like them? Did you buy them all at the same time before you realized you didn't like them? How long did you have them before you started have problems? Thanks in advance for the info.
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