Gas Hedge Trimmers

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by j.p.landscaping, Jul 21, 2004.

  1. j.p.landscaping

    j.p.landscaping LawnSite Member
    Posts: 66

    Hey, what are you guys running for gas hedge trimmers????

    I am a die hard Little Wonder fan but just their electrics, not their gas. In fact I have never used a set of gas trimmers. I feel that there too heavy and bulky however one of my landscaping buddies wants to sub out some of his trim work to me because he's already way behind on his maintenance. I'm going to look at all the accounts tomorrow but he already warned me that I'll need gas trimmers for a few. Now he told me I could just use his trimmers but I figure I'm going to need to get a set of gas ones anyway. I want light but powerful!!! I'm open to echo, redmax, shindaiwa, little wonder or stihl. Because I love using my Little Wonder electrics so much I was thinking of just using a portable generator on jobs where electrical access was'nt present. Does that sound stupid???

  2. odorisio

    odorisio LawnSite Member
    Posts: 64

    once you use a good set of gas trimmers, you will never EVER go back.

    i have echo's 1700 model.. it works great for me. i like the pole cause it makes it easy to balance, and on small shrubs you dont have to bend over as much.
  3. M Raggs Yard Service

    M Raggs Yard Service LawnSite Member
    Posts: 30

    This set-up has worked very well for me.

    18 in. Echo

    30 in. Stihl w/rotating handle

    0-90 degree Stihl trimmer on a Stihl fs 85
  4. steve in Pa.

    steve in Pa. LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 294

    stihl all the way. have two sets of stihls and bought a set of echo's off a guy really cheap this spring and that helped me decide to never by echo a trimmer.
  5. BCSteel

    BCSteel LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 876

    40" shins. Dont need a ladder anymore.
  6. leeslawncare

    leeslawncare LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 649

    Redd Maxx all the way!!!
  7. MowingisMaddness

    MowingisMaddness LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 260

    I can't see using gas trimmers for 2 big reasons...

    More weight
    Fumes in my face all day....


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