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Hedge Trimmers

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by JayD, Mar 5, 2007.

  1. JayD

    JayD LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,060

    Can anyone tell me which one would be a smart buy?
    Looking at the echo's.
    Whats your take on this. Which one and why would you or not buy?
    Please help.
  2. LB1234

    LB1234 LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,210

    We have an echo and we like it. 5 or 6 years old now. Starting to get hard to start every time. So it probablly needs a real good tune-up but it has been pretty reliable. About two years ago we purchased a kawasaki and we like that a lot to.
  3. J&R Landscaping

    J&R Landscaping LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,096

    I have an Echo hc-150. It's 2 years old and has been a good unit. Good power, easy to start, reliable. I would buy another Echo. You might consider looking into the Little Wonder hedge cutters. Little wonder units are nice as well!
  4. lawnpro724

    lawnpro724 LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,201

    I have one of those too, Echo HC150 and its been a good reliable trimmer. I also have Tanaka hedge trimmers and their not as cold natured as my Echo's and they run a little smoother.
  5. mountaineer

    mountaineer LawnSite Member
    from WA
    Posts: 30

    Check the weight on little wonder, seems to me they are incredibly heavy (they used to be).
    I've owned 3 of the Home depot echo hedge shears, all 3 have been the biggest pain to start, unbelieveably difficult. I use their line trimmers and they are perfect. I've taken the shears in for tune ups and it changed nothing.
    The Shindaiwa has been a dream since putting the echos aside. I vote Shindaiwa!

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