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Hedge trimmer which are best

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by Penn Landscape Management, Aug 27, 2012.

  1. piston slapper

    piston slapper LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,240

    Pugs...look inside any Stihl or better grade Shindiawa....
    They have needle bearings on the rods......bearings are not replaceable..
    I've had to pick through the grease to find enough needle bearings to put a rod back together many times...
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  2. pugs

    pugs LawnSite Gold Member
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    The articulated Shindaiwa doesnt have any. I see them listed for the normal hedge trimmers though.
     
  3. piston slapper

    piston slapper LawnSite Platinum Member
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    I stand corrected....its been awhile since I had to go into one of those gearboxes...they don't break too often when you grease them...
    Guess I figured all Shindiawas had needle bearings. I was due to get one wrong sooner or later..
    You got me....Pugs...
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  4. pugs

    pugs LawnSite Gold Member
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    I dont see enough Shindaiwas for repair so just going by pictures. Of course I only looked at the articulated ones so was confused LOL.

    I mostly see Tanaka's and rarely have to go into the gearbox but they dont have any needle bearings on the rods.

    Now that I think about it I think I had one older Shindaiwa apart and the needles were everywhere.
     
  5. Belgium

    Belgium LawnSite Member
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    Stihl km130 pole trimmer and maruyama hedge trimmers. We use them 9-10 hours a day, 6 days a week for about 6 months a year. They last us 1.5 years, that's with proper maintenance of course.
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  6. rob7233

    rob7233 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 860

    PISTON, DO you really think the Shindaiwa is well made?
    I use the Shindaiwa AH231 almost daily and never had an issue with it. I would like to hear more.....
    Have you ever checked out the older Maruyama stick hedge trimmers? Built like tanks and are about as heavy as one. I would say close to a Stihl, maybe more.



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  7. DJ1000RR

    DJ1000RR LawnSite Member
    Posts: 3

    Currently Im debating between Poulan Pro 25HHT and Fixed Hedge Clipper Attachment (Kawasak 99969-6080 20" 7mm Fixed HC Attachmenti) which will be attached KBL27C unit. Anyone have any suggestions.
     
  8. ToddH

    ToddH LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,197

    The guy on my crew was once one of the best but he is now about 64, and getting shaky at best. His quality of work is going down hill fast.

    I would love to find another good guy for my crew.

    I would also like to hear about equipment but that likely would not help the quality of work.
     
  9. dboyd351

    dboyd351 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Pugs,
    Are you talking about the articulating pole Tanaka hedge trimmers?
    I'm wondering because I got a good deal on a TPH-210 that I'd like to put on my TCG 22 EAS SLP trimmer. Do you know if that (the TPH-210) is a good hedgetrimmer head? Will the trimmer run the hedge trimmer head OK?

    Thanks for any input. Almost no one around here has heard of Tanaka.
     
  10. dboyd351

    dboyd351 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,099

    Pugs,
    Are you talking about the articulating pole Tanaka hedge trimmers?
    I'm wondering because I got a good deal on a TPH-210 that I'd like to put on my TCG 22 EAS SLP trimmer. Do you know if that (the TPH-210) is a good hedgetrimmer head? Will the trimmer run the hedge trimmer head OK?

    Thanks for any input. Almost no one around here has heard of Tanaka.
     

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