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Stihl and Echo Pro Attachment Series...

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by stephen424, Jun 12, 2009.

  1. stephen424

    stephen424 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 730

    For those that use these, is trimming hedges and bushes fairly easy? Or would I come off better just buying a separate hedge trimmer.

    Is controlling it harder with the extra length?

    Any advice is appreciated
  2. mississippiturf

    mississippiturf LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 674

    The articulating hedge trimmer certainly has advantages, especially when trimming higher up hedges. The strain on the back is the worst side-effect!
  3. stephen424

    stephen424 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 730

    bump bump bump
  4. jameson

    jameson LawnSite Fanatic
    from PNW
    Posts: 7,077

    If you're shearing a 12' laurel hedge, Echo's handheld hedge trimmers will seem an ill fit, likewise, if you're trimming dwarf boxwood, the PAS system will prove awkward.

    I suggest you have both a handheld unit, and an extended one - as the PAS system affords.

    Then you have the right tools to take on all comers.

  5. weve

    weve LawnSite Senior Member
    Male, from Central Illinois
    Posts: 381

    I use the Echo PAS system. I have the extended hedge clipper attachment, the articulated attachment, and the old HC-1500.

    I use the articulated attachment the least. Due to its weight I only use it where needed. I use the non-articulating hedge clipper attachment the most along with my old 2100SB power unit. This combo keeps the weight down and saves a lot of back bending on some jobs. The hand held HC-1500 is still necessary for some jobs. I also have the Echo 3-foot attachment extension which I have used occasionally with the hedge clipper but not for very long.

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