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Hedge Trimmers for keeping Ficus edges in South Florida under control.

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by mdelgado44, Jan 6, 2011.

  1. mdelgado44

    mdelgado44 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 2

    Hello everyone. I'm looking to purchase a hedge trimmer for my property. It's just under 20k sq. ft. with Ficus planted all around the perimeter.

    I think I've found the trimmer I want (Echo HCA-265), but I wanted to hear from the professionals what experience they have with this model in terms of speed, comfort, keeping the TOP of the Hedge trimmed at 7-8ft hight.

    Any input is appreciated.

    Many Thanks.
  2. mdelgado44

    mdelgado44 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 2

    Anyone? Could use some guidance please.
  3. thewall

    thewall LawnSite Member
    Posts: 104

    Those type of hedgetrimmers are very good in small doses use one of them for a long time and your arms will be dropping off,i always use a single sided hedgetrimmer with a cutting deflector on,i have been doing this for to many years(35) and find this is the best option.
  4. 944own

    944own LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,160

    Look at the stihl hs45 I have these with tht 24" blades and find myself using them more than my single sided trimmers just because they are soo much lighter and they are only $299.99 not a huge investment for a home owner.

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