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Another boring hedge trimmer question

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Expert Lawns, Oct 8, 2003.

  1. Expert Lawns

    Expert Lawns LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,660

    What is a better hedge trimmer: echo or weed eater? I'm looking to buy a used one. I'd rather stihl or red max, but they're quite pricey. Thanks
  2. WeatherMan

    WeatherMan LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 693

    John Deere is the best in my eyes so I would say Echo
  3. paponte

    paponte LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,366

    Weed eater? Maybe if your a homeowner. Echo, definitely over weed eater. :cool:
  4. turfman33

    turfman33 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 226

    I have a stihl articulating head and an Echo small trimmer. Both are awesome. If your using it for commercial use then go with either one. weed eater is good but I don't know if it would stand up to what it would go through commercially.

  5. Expert Lawns

    Expert Lawns LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,660

    It is for commercial use, but it won't be used on an every dat basis. Not that many customers request hedge trimming. Many do it themselves. I think i'll go with echo unless i can find a great deal on stihl or red max.
  6. X-mow

    X-mow LawnSite Member
    Posts: 145

    Had a weed eater used it a couple times a year guess how many years it lasted ONE

    so got some stihl trimmers and they are doing well so far hasn't been a year yet but stihl is pretty dependable I THINK:rolleyes:
  7. HOMER

    HOMER LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,183

    Spend the money and get the extended reach trimmers to start with.
  8. Haley Lawn Care

    Haley Lawn Care LawnSite Member
    from NC
    Posts: 119

    I used to have a Weedeater brand hedge trimmer before it was stolen. This week I rented some Husqvarna hedge trimmers to do a job. I will never buy Weedeater again. Go with the Echo. The bigger the cut--3/4 or 1" the better and faster you can do the job.

    David :)
  9. lawncare3

    lawncare3 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,981

    Echo by far. If you can get a weedeater for cheap (ie: $35 new) then go for it. I just was at wally world not too long ago and got 2 weedeater hedge trimmers for $35 a a piece. The ONLY reason I did this is because I couldn't afford a better one and I only do it a couple times a year.
  10. lawncare3

    lawncare3 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,981

    btw these are both NEW.

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