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Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by Frontier-Lawn, Aug 8, 2007.
So what size, brand, and blade stlye do you use and why? also how many.
Redmax 2200. Light weight and big enough to do what I do. Also extended articulating trimmer for high work.
Not that I recommend this, but I'm still using a homeowner grade Homelite 22" hedge trimmer. When I first started, I already had one for the house and none of my accounts had anything to trim. When I first got a couple accounts that asked for it, I figured I'd just use my Homelite till it died. Still waiting, that little unit cuts great and it's still chugging along.
I'll replace it with a Kawasaki someday, but as long as it's unaware that it's a POS, I'll let it keep right on working. It's paid for itself about 200X over. I bought it new in the box for $25 from a neighbor going through a divorce!
I still don't have any accounts that require an extended...when I do I'll get the Kombi system from Stihl and use theirs...it'll give me an excuse to buy the power scythe, something I really want for cutting poison ivy.
Echo 150 double sided. I try not to do too much hedge trimming, but sometimes I have to. For the amount they get used the 150 is fine.
Stihl double sided, we have three of the larger units. We also use a stihl pole hedge trimmer.
I've been real happy with the 26" Tanaka's. I just used them for 3 straight hours on a long hedge row. It cut em like butter.
for small hedge trimmers -redmax is tops- extended length-my old sthil hk75 is still the best i have used -for articulated -shind 230 is my choice
I'm using a stihl HS 45. It's double sided, and I like that. It has bumpers on the bar to reduce the chance of an accident, I don't like that. I am considering grinding them off since I am the only one who uses it. They seem to keep the branches from entering the teethe as easily as they could without them.
All-around trimmer is Maruyama 24" double sided. Smoothest, most effecient trimmers I've ever used. I do a good bit of hedges and each situation is unique. If reach is an issue I switch to 40" single sided Husqvarna. Weight is a very important consideration... Holding 20 pounds straight out at arms length for an hour at a time can take it out of a man.
Stihl double sided