Please help choosing between Tanaka, Maruyama or Shindaiwa hedge trimmer.

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by paull, Jul 11, 2008.

  1. paull

    paull LawnSite Member
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    I am looking to buy either a normal hedge trimmer or a short reach articulate hedge trimmer. The few I am looking are:

    1) Redmax CHTZ2401L 30" double side.
    2) Maruyama HT2321DLR 30" double side.
    3) tanaka HTD-2530 30" double side.

    For short reach hedge trimmer:

    1) Shindaiwa M242 with articulate hedge trimmer attachment.
    2) Redmax SRTZ2401.

    I am look for a reliable one. Please tell me your opinion

    Thanks
     
  2. paull

    paull LawnSite Member
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    Anyone please!!
     
  3. ford88

    ford88 LawnSite Member
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    I have the tanaka Hd-2526 and they have been good so far no problems..ED
     
  4. Turf Dawg

    Turf Dawg LawnSite Gold Member
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    I have been told by several dealers that Maruyama makes the best hedge trimmers, but I have never run them so I cann't give you a hands on update. What I run is Redmax short reach art, Stihl long reach art and Echo standard double sided. The best cutting is the Redmax. The only drawback on the Redmax is the small teeth break easier and they do not bend to a 90 degree angle. If I only ran one set of trimmers they would be a short reach articulating. Just my twin pennies.
     
  5. paull

    paull LawnSite Member
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    Thanks,
    Your twin pennies worth a lot to me!!!:drinkup:
    I do hear good things about Maruyama and my dealer carries them. What model of Redmax you have, is it SRTZ2401? Do you have problem with warmup and starting?
     
  6. Turf Dawg

    Turf Dawg LawnSite Gold Member
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    Sorry but I do not remember the model of my redmax trimmer. I think it is SRTZ2500, I know it has the same engine as 2600 line trimmers. I do not think they make this model anymore. As far as the engine warm-up goes every Redmax strato I have takes a few seconds to warm up good. What I do is after it starts I hold the throttle W O and hit the choke on and off a few times.
     
  7. paull

    paull LawnSite Member
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    Thanks. I guess the CARB make it a little harder. Wonder Shindaiwa M242 any better on warmup and starting.
     
  8. JB217

    JB217 LawnSite Member
    from NE
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    Ive always had good luck with the tanaka brand.
     
  9. paull

    paull LawnSite Member
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    What Tanaka do you have?
     
  10. JB217

    JB217 LawnSite Member
    from NE
    Posts: 68

    Tanaka THT-210S
     

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