Hedge Trimmer which one, Stihl HS45, or Kawasaki KHT600D

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by blake101, Jun 23, 2010.

  1. blake101

    blake101 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Okay which one the Stihl HS45 , or the Kawasaki KHT600D ?

    Leaning toward the Kaw. If I do get the Kaw can I use the same oil gas mixture that I use in my Stihl equipment?
     
  2. mowerbrad

    mowerbrad LawnSite Fanatic
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    If you already run Stihl equipment, why not just get the HS45? I've got an HS45 and its a very nice machine. I don't do a whole lot of hedge trimming so it doesn't get used a ton, but it does everything I need and plenty more.
     
  3. Alan0354

    Alan0354 LawnSite Platinum Member
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    I don't know Stihl, I did look into this a little, I cannot find the IPL( illustrated parts list) and look at the parts diagram like the Kawi. That bugs me some because if anything happened, I don't know what to order. Stihl seems to discourage "do it yourselfer" and I am not willing to pay $100 to have someone fix something that is only $300!!! Also I cannot comment on Stihl's gear box because I cannot get the diagram......I tried here and arborist site where Stihl is big there with no luck.

    I forgot to mention yesterday. If your Costco sell SWISHER hedge trimmer, that is a rebranded Shindaiwa for cheap. It is a 4 cycle trimmer like the Shindaiwa DH2510. I don't know how cheap, but we have been talking about their trimmers in Costco really cheap......Like almost half priced cheaped. I can't find the IPL for the Swisher to 100% confilm this but they should be the same. Do a search on "Swisher" in this forum, we got a few posts about this and read it.
     
  4. Greenery

    Greenery LawnSite Senior Member
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    I don't know anything about the hs45 but I do have a 600d. I've put about 20 hours on it so far and it starts and runs great so far, cuts pretty nice too.
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  5. blake101

    blake101 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Alan do you know how big of a stick the Kaw 600D will cut?
     
  6. blake101

    blake101 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Does anyone know how thick of a branch it will cut?
     
  7. Greenery

    Greenery LawnSite Senior Member
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    I forget the specs but i've chewed through some 3/4"-1" branches with it.
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  8. blake101

    blake101 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Well I guess it's all over with now, just bought the Kaw 600D. For 315.00
    Thanks for everyone's help.......
     
  9. blake101

    blake101 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Thanks Alan and Greenery for your input.....
     
  10. Alan0354

    Alan0354 LawnSite Platinum Member
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    That's good price, I have been checking on ebay, the cheapest was $329!!! AND they don't sell to People's republic of Kalifornia!!!:cry::cry::cry:

    Darn liberal state!!!!
     

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