Stihl extended hedge trimmer...

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Lawn-Scapes, Jul 29, 2003.

  1. Lawn-Scapes

    Lawn-Scapes LawnSite Silver Member
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    I can't remember which model I was looking at...

    Anyone have anything negative to say about Stihl's extended hedge trimmers? The Stihl I was looking at had a 8 or 9 inch reach advantage over the Echo. You could also put a chain saw attachment on the Stihl.

    Price was $449 and the chain saw attachment was $179... good?
     
  2. GLAN

    GLAN Banned
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    I have a Stihl pole clipper.

    Please don't ask the model :confused:

    It's not an extend pole but it serves us well. We got the saw attachment free last year.

    Nice machine, used everyday during trimming, not a problem in 2 seasons
     
  3. Lawn-Scapes

    Lawn-Scapes LawnSite Silver Member
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    By extended.. I meant pole trimmer with 90 degree pivoting trimmer. How did you get the saw free?
     
  4. bob

    bob LawnSite Platinum Member
    from DE
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    I have the Stihl FS85 trimmer that accepts the articulating hedge trimmer head. I also have the power broom, power sythe and chain saw attachments. I think I payed around $300 for the trimmer. Check eBay for attachments , theres always some on there.
     
  5. GLAN

    GLAN Banned
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    I use the same shop for many years. We have a great relationship. They just gave it to me. And I get something to demo 3 of the last 5 years. Last year a Redmax 7001, had it the entire season before having to give it back. Year before that a Stihl line trimmer. This year nothing :mad:
     
  6. ULTIMATE LAWN

    ULTIMATE LAWN Banned
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    The Stihl Pole Articulating either has a longer Bar or longer pole than the Echo which is why I went Stihl.

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  7. ParksGuy

    ParksGuy LawnSite Member
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    One needs a "special" tool to inject "special" grease.....
    Doesn't fit with my other ZERKS.....
    Like it but that one thing removes it from my battle pack!
    It's all about survival....
    :cool:
     
  8. Live4Mowin'

    Live4Mowin' LawnSite Member
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    bob, in what situations do you use your power scythe?
     
  9. T.E.

    T.E. LawnSite Senior Member
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    I looked at the stihl, and went with the Shindiawa articulating as it rotates 180 degrees and the stihl just 90 degrees. Cost a little more but I think it is a better machine. :)
     
  10. ULTIMATE LAWN

    ULTIMATE LAWN Banned
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    The Shin goes 150 degrees not 180. Only advantage is for transport as it folds flush. It has only 1 More Cutting Position than the Stihl & a Much Less Powerful Engine.

    You Paid More for Less.
     

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