Hedge Trimmers

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by FIVE-0LAWNS, Jun 13, 2006.

  1. FIVE-0LAWNS

    FIVE-0LAWNS LawnSite Member
    Posts: 25

    I'M LOOKING TO GET A GOOD GAS POWERED HEDGE TRIMMER. WHAT DO YOU ALL RECOMMEND AND WHAT DID YOU PAY FOR IT. THANKS:drinkup: :drinkup:
     
  2. jameson

    jameson LawnSite Fanatic
    from PNW
    Posts: 7,215

    Use the search feature, you'll be overwhelmed with suggestions.

    I use Redmax HT2300's and Redmax HTZ2500's.
     
  3. Rhinox29

    Rhinox29 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 134

    I got a Tanaka pro force THT 200 at a yard sale for $15. I have had it for over a year and I have no complaints about it. Sometimes you can get lucky at yard sales.:clapping:
     
  4. Mrk'sLawn

    Mrk'sLawn LawnSite Member
    Posts: 133

    I bought a Poulan and I don't like it much. It was $145.00 new. Seems heavy to me. Anyone like this brand? It was a Home Depot special..
     
  5. grassmanak

    grassmanak LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 792

    i have a craftsman, its honestly a piece of crap, but i have only had to use it twice so its not really a big money maker for me,
     
  6. lawnboy dan

    lawnboy dan LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,712

    best hedge trimmer for the $ is the shindawia home pro about the same as an echo 1500 but a much better unit. i have owned every unit made except tanaka and it dosnt pay to skimp on hedge trimmers. you need a good unit
     
  7. AAELI

    AAELI LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 362

    I have had several Shindaiwa HT20's (old) and found them reliable except for the gearbox seals. We used them on commercial properties with over two miles of hibiscus hedges and about a half mile of ironwood pine hedges. The blade gearbox did not seal well and was subject to water intrusion - rusting the blade conrods/bearings. The Maruyama HT2300 models fared better in that department along with having what I think is the best blade material of all the following models I have used personally over the last 30 years: Robin, Tanaka, Stihl, Shindaiwa, Kawasaki.
    For the most part stay away from the 'throwaway or disposable' brands with their cheapos unless you really don't do much trimming or like replacing junk on a fairly frequent basis.

    Your tools will make or break you just as you can make or break them!

    ALWAYS USE BLADE COVERS WHEN TRANSPORTING OR STORING HEDGE TRIMMERS.
     

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