Anyone use a cordless hedge trimmer?

Discussion in 'Florida Lawn Care Forum' started by Keith, Dec 16, 2011.

  1. Keith

    Keith LawnSite Gold Member
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    I've always thought Little Wonder would eventually have one since they are so heavy into the electric market.
  2. Landscape Poet

    Landscape Poet LawnSite Gold Member
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    I have not tried these yet. Something about them scares me;) How healthy can it be to stunt the growth of a plant on purpose?
  3. Keith

    Keith LawnSite Gold Member
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    I use Cutless on some stuff. I've noticed it works better on some things than others. It worked really well on viburnum.
  4. Tri-City Outdoors

    Tri-City Outdoors LawnSite Member
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    Used correctly, PGR's can save you a lot of time during the peak of the season. We use a combination of cutless, atrimic, and embark. It take some time testing to see what works best.
    Start using them in the spring. we only trim about every 4 weeks, maybe 6 or 8 sometimes.

    After about a year of using them. The plant become very compact. If you use to much the plant can turn brown and defoliate. As far as health goes. If you quit using them. The plant will have a lot of full growth and seems very healthy.

    Overall it saves you fert. and you can lower the amount of irrigation. When you do trim there is less debris. The time you save you can move on to the next job. To us this is the biggest benefit.

    We do not use a battery trimmer. however we do use a manual hedge trimmer for touch ups.
  5. shepoutside

    shepoutside LawnSite Bronze Member
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    We use a battery trimmer, B&D 18 volt, as well as manual hedge trimmer for touch ups, and small hedge jobs. Battery life is great, and we have a few batteries, as it's the same as all the other cordless tools we have in the shop. Not very often we use the gas trimmer to be honest.

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