Hedge Trimmer,gas Or Electric?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by BASIC, Jul 10, 2003.

  1. BASIC

    BASIC LawnSite Member
    Posts: 83

    Hi,I have to buy a hedge trimmer,I went to look at them the other day,I didn't know how heavy the gas ones were,about 12-13 lbs.My dealer suggested a Commercial electric by Little Wonder,it was much lighter about 8 lbs.I also can get a hedge trimmer attachment for my Shidaiwa Multi-Purpose Tool Carrier,it would be a little hard to use close up but I wouldn't need a ladder to get to the tops of the bushes.Any suggestions,please?Thanks,BASIC.
  2. Hawkeye5

    Hawkeye5 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 295

    Go with a gas hedge trimmer.
  3. Blessed 1

    Blessed 1 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 516

    Since I bought the hedge trimmer attatchment for my Stihl FS 85 I never get a chance to use them. My helper always grabs them first and he is only 5 ft 2. I also own the Echo HC 1500 but it only gets used on the really big jobs that require both of us trimming. You gotta go gas. I would stongly consider getting the attatchment. You wont be sorry:D
  4. hunter

    hunter LawnSite Senior Member
    from Texas
    Posts: 254

    get an exteneded reach gas trimmer. No more ladders.
  5. dvmcmrhp52

    dvmcmrhp52 LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Pa.
    Posts: 4,205

    wouldn't even consider an electric anything too many cords to deal with.
  6. UGA

    UGA LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 326

    GAS! You're not restrained by the cord.
  7. The Lawn Boy Pro

    The Lawn Boy Pro LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,218


    If you eat lots of beans, you can find a way to harness natural gas enegry and use it in your trimmer! (Sorry I had to say that Jodi :D I'm wooped today)
  8. Expert Lawns

    Expert Lawns LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,660

    How much demand do you have for a trimmer? Stay away from electric. Like others have said, the cord is a PITA. Go with a two-sided gas trimmer. maybe check ebay or other used equipment places. I used the one sided gas trimmer once and couldn't stand it. hope this helps.
  9. bob

    bob LawnSite Platinum Member
    from DE
    Posts: 4,254

    No brainer- gas. Unless you want to carry a generator around to run electric clippers.
  10. mowdini

    mowdini LawnSite Member
    Posts: 109

    Little Wonder has an extended reach gas hedgetrimmer that is a beauty. You can use the extra shaft for an extended reach hedgetrimmer or take out that shaft for a short reach hedgetrimmer. Both work great. The hedgetrimmer head rotates 180 degrees unlike most of the others on the market that only rotate one direction 90 degrees.

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