Hedge trimming the easy way?

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by Armsden&Son, Apr 27, 2013.

  1. larryinalabama

    larryinalabama LawnSite Fanatic
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    Whats the Sthil cost?
    How much is a spare battery?
    How long does it take to charge a battery?

    I might look into one.
     
  2. whiffyspark

    whiffyspark LawnSite Fanatic
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    I brought the ryobi one I love it. More power than I thought
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  3. larryinalabama

    larryinalabama LawnSite Fanatic
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    How much one of them cost?
     
  4. whiffyspark

    whiffyspark LawnSite Fanatic
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    Wasn't even 120 I think. I was going to buy the sthil but thought I would try it.
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  5. weeze

    weeze LawnSite Fanatic
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    i dunno how much the stihl is. i'm sure it's not cheap.

    i got the craftsman one i use for $35. i already had the batteries so i didn't have to buy a charger and batteries.
     
  6. Colaguy

    Colaguy LawnSite Senior Member
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    Very pricey.

    HSA 65 STIHL Lithium-Ion hedge trimmer $299.95

    AP 160 Lithium-Ion Battery $199.85

    STIHL AL 300 Rapid Battery Charger $89.95

    STIHL Battery KombiSystem, the HLA 65 extended reach hedge trimmer $379.85
     
  7. Snyder's Lawn Inc

    Snyder's Lawn Inc LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Yes gas is 50% heavier but gas is 50% faster
     
  8. knox gsl

    knox gsl LawnSite Platinum Member
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    100% faster
     
  9. weeze

    weeze LawnSite Fanatic
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    i've never used a gas powered hedge trimmer. i picked one up at lowes one day and it didn't seem all that heavy to me. it was a husqvarna. i picked up a stihl at the dealer one time and it was heavy and awkward. it didn't seem balanced right. the husqvarna seemed really balanced. if i used one alot i might consider buying one but it's not something i do very much. most people around here trim their own shrubs.

    shrub trimming is only a 1 time a year thing here as well.
     
  10. Maybe Little Wonder. 7lbs.

    There actually are some safety factors you get with these. Once you let go of the trigger, blades stops almost instantly...no run-on like the gas ones.No smoke in your face or loud noise esp. if you get the quiet type generator. I have no experience using but I have seen a few threw the years using them.

    http://littlewonder.com/lw-trimmers.asp
     

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