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Recommend a New Hedge Trimmer

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by Nate'sLawnCare, Oct 23, 2012.

  1. Nate'sLawnCare

    Nate'sLawnCare LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,001

    I currently only do an occasional trimming job and am looking for a reasonably priced gas hedge trimmer for under $350. I've looked at the Husky 122HD60 and the Echo HC152. Anyone have any experience with these or have another recommendation?
  2. grandview (2006)

    grandview (2006) LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,466

    Sthil FS 45 will do everything you ask it to do and not costly.
  3. Nate'sLawnCare

    Nate'sLawnCare LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,001

    Did you mean the Stihl HS45?
  4. Sam's Mowing

    Sam's Mowing LawnSite Member
    Posts: 20

    I'm pretty sure he did mean hs45 because I have that one. It is a great hedge trimmer (even though it is considered homeowner). I bought it last summer for $350 or $400 if I remember correctly. Probably used it 20 times and still runs like new.
  5. grassmasterswilson

    grassmasterswilson LawnSite Platinum Member
    from nc
    Posts: 4,468

    I have a sthil model that has about a 24 inch blade. Might be the same one talked about here. I like it but it only has a single blade cutting head. It cuts ok now but is 5+ years old and may need sharpening.

    I have an echo pole trimmer and seem to use that one much more. It has a double cutting head and does much better even though the weight is tough.

    My smaller one may need to be replaced and I would probably look at a double cutting head but haven't looked into any yet.
  6. Nate'sLawnCare

    Nate'sLawnCare LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,001

    Thanks for the responses. My local dealer didn't have any Stihl trimmers in stock for comparison, so I was only able to look at the Husky and the Echo. The only real difference between the two was the Husky has the multi position handle, but the Echo felt more sturdy. I'll have to find a Stihl before I make the decision. It'll have to be soon, I've got two small jobs to do toward the end of the week and I'd rather not have to use the electric one again.
  7. grandview (2006)

    grandview (2006) LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,466

  8. 32vld

    32vld LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,984

    I bought that one this spring and would recommend it to everyone.
  9. agent walker

    agent walker LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 450

    I like my redmax. I forget model number but it was around 300 2yrs ago
  10. LawnMan19

    LawnMan19 LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,284

    Echo HC-152.

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