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Articulated Exteneded Reach Hedge Trimmer

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by Whitey4, Mar 29, 2009.

  1. Whitey4

    Whitey4 LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,448

    No doubt, while I am happy with my Husky 36" double sided hedge trimmer, I have to get an extended reach trimmer too. Less ladder, less leaning, less ladder moving and safer. I have some tall hedges I just can't finish with my 36" trimmer and 12 foot ladder. Having a backup is also a nice thing to have.

    I've narrowed my choices down to the Husky 326HE4X or the Redmax LTRZ2401. Anyone have experience with these two machines? Is there another machine I should be taking a look at?

  2. david shumaker

    david shumaker LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 721

    I have a Stihl that works good for me. Never used other brands, so I can't compare. I still get some hedges that even the pole clipper won't reach, so I try to get the customer to let me prune them back in early spring so that they are manageable.
  3. Whitey4

    Whitey4 LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,448

    Do you perchance have a model number? My two dealers... I'm not even sure they carry Stihl. One of them might, i'll have to check.

    I can get about 90% of my customer's hedges now, I'm sure an extended reach would solve my problem. If the things are over 15', I beg off and tell them to get a tree guy. I know my limitations!
  4. Turf Dawg

    Turf Dawg LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,723

    What I do is buy the short reach headge trimmers and if I need the extra lenght I put the headge head onto my string trimmer. I reall like the short reach redmax and the kawasaki because od the narrow teeth on the blades {I have both}. I had a stihl, and while it was the easiest to change angles, I sold it because I did not like the way it cut. The narrow teeth cut dense shrubs like dwarf yaupon and boxwoods wonderful. I know that the redmax and the kawasaki heads have the same size tube and driveshaft. After owning the short/long shaft trimmers I hardly ever use my plain double sided trimmers.

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