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Old 03-28-2009, 08:33 AM
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Hedge Trimmer Selection Help?

I am looking to buy a hedge trimmer and would like some feedback on which brands are preferred. I am thinking 24" dual reciprocating blades, have not done much hedge trimming in the past couple seasons so I don't anticipate a lot of usage. A dealer in my area has a Robin HT250 24" for $350. This seems like a good deal compared to Echo and other brands of comparable size. Does Robin make a decent Hedge Trimmer
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Old 03-28-2009, 10:11 AM
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I've used Redmax in the past and liked it, but I have a Kawasaki and it is great. I love it!
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Old 03-28-2009, 10:46 AM
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stihl hs-80's are a good choice, your arms will feel it after longer useage! any one of the top 5 brands would be ok, like everything else its down to personal choice and dealer support, or not!
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Old 03-28-2009, 11:00 AM
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Kaw is the way to go. probably some of the most user friendly 2 cycles on the market for handhelds
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Old 03-28-2009, 03:54 PM
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Thanks guys! Does anyone have experience with Maruyama? This looks comparable to Kawasaki and there is a dealer much closer than the nearest Kawasaki dealer.
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Old 03-28-2009, 04:58 PM
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yea. i would suggest TMC. But I believe they are only in CA. But, they are pretty much a knock off of kawasaki.
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Old 03-28-2009, 05:21 PM
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Thanks guys! Does anyone have experience with Maruyama? This looks comparable to Kawasaki and there is a dealer much closer than the nearest Kawasaki dealer.
i havent ran one but they do look very close to the kaws
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Old 03-28-2009, 11:12 PM
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Okay, going to go with the Maruyama. Looks good for the price.
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Old 03-28-2009, 11:33 PM
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Okay, going to go with the Maruyama. Looks good for the price.
what do they run price wise
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Old 03-29-2009, 12:28 PM
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The HT2300 24" is $340, dealer here in Maine has last year's model for $290
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