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so my hedge trimmers got stolen....

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Orkin Yards, Aug 24, 2002.

  1. Orkin Yards

    Orkin Yards LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 256

    They didn't really get much, they were about 4 year old green machine that have gotten PLENTY of use out of them, and they havent been running good at all, the stydle i was using was the onces where your hands are at a perpendicular angle with each other, i was wondering what is the best thing to get, i only have about 300 maybee a little more if needed to spend....are the trimmers where both the handles are parallel to each other easier to use or what? haven't been in the market for hedge trimmers so don't know what's the best....any particular reccomendaitons?
  2. Turfdude

    Turfdude LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,900

    Although a little heavy, I prefer the redmax shears over echo and tanaka. Very sharp, very clean cut.

  3. gvandora

    gvandora LawnSite Member
    Posts: 143

    Just curious, but what are guys out there using your hedgers for? Shearing is only useful on some plants. Personally, hand pruning or using hands shears is best for many plants. Just curious which ones.
  4. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 9,501

    I've been using Echo for the past 7 or 8 years. I like them...they're not heavy and they hold their edge pretty good. The articulating model is especially my favorite.
  5. lawnkid

    lawnkid LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 935

    I have a Stihl HS-45 hedge trimmer and love it. It's very light compared to the HS-80 and is more powerful than all of the Echo trimmers so I was told by the dealer that sells both. Anyway, I love it so far and I'm considering getting another one.
  6. dforbes

    dforbes LawnSite Member
    Posts: 195

    We use Shindiawa hedge trimmers and weedeaters. I have a 1987 weedeater that still runs. We don't use it every day anymore but use it as a spare. Bought it from the company I used to work for when they decided to concentrate on fert apps. We use our hedge trimmers mostly in the spring on our biggest property. They have 80,000 sq ft of beds. mostly spirea we cut it down to 6" every spring then it grows to about the right size durring the season. This is the only efficient way to handle this property. It takes 4 - 5 tractor trailers of mulch each spring to keep it looking nice.
  7. SLS

    SLS LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Mars
    Posts: 1,540

    I have had nothing but GREAT results from my RedMax hedge trimmers. I use the CHT2200 (double-sided). Heck, they were even stolen out of my garage last year and made their way back home to pappa! Two thugs are now bound over the Grand Jury...and I'm still making 'the jack' with those trimmers. Yep, they are my "lucky" hedge trimmers, for sure. :)

    http://www.lawnsite.com/showthread....page=20&highlight=serial numbers&pagenumber=2

    You cannot go wrong with Redmax! :D
  8. Ryan Lightning

    Ryan Lightning LawnSite Senior Member
    from CA
    Posts: 554

    I prefer the hedge trimmers on a pole, but they would cost a little more than the regular ones!

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