Stihl Extended Reach Hedge Trimmer Question

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by mikeylikesit5805, Mar 6, 2009.

  1. mikeylikesit5805

    mikeylikesit5805 LawnSite Senior Member
    from Kent OH
    Posts: 336

    I am looking at getting a extended reach hedge trimmer this spring. I have decided to go with Stihl. But Now I am trying to decide if I want to get the HL100k or the Kombi 110 with the 135 degree attachment. The Dealer has both of them available and they are both 550.00, What do you think. Thanks :usflag:
     
  2. grntmbfisher

    grntmbfisher LawnSite Member
    from NH
    Posts: 61

    I bought the 135 degree attachment for my trimmer and love it. Being able to adjust the angle for large shrubs and trees greatly reduces the fatigue on the operator compared to holding a fixed hedge trimmer over your head to trim the top of the plant.
     
  3. 4.3mudder

    4.3mudder LawnSite Silver Member
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    I have the KM110 and the 0-90 Degree trimmer, they did not have the 0-135 at the time when I bought mine. it works out great, saves LOTS of space.
     
  4. mikeylikesit5805

    mikeylikesit5805 LawnSite Senior Member
    from Kent OH
    Posts: 336

    Great Thanks! Im going to probally go this weekend and check them out. I will be sure to let you know what happens.
     
  5. CGlisson

    CGlisson LawnSite Member
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    Get the Kombi. You will not regret it. I have Echo's version of this product and it is invaluable to me.
     
  6. 4.3mudder

    4.3mudder LawnSite Silver Member
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    The 110 will have plenty of power for the hedge clippers, That is what I run.
     
  7. mikeylikesit5805

    mikeylikesit5805 LawnSite Senior Member
    from Kent OH
    Posts: 336

    Ok Thanks, I think im going to get the hedge trimmer and the string trimmer as a backup
     
  8. 4.3mudder

    4.3mudder LawnSite Silver Member
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    trimmer is only about 90 bucks, will come in handy if your main trimmer breaks.

    That is what Ilike about the kombi units, they make an attachment that will back up any piece of handheld equipment.
     
  9. mikeylikesit5805

    mikeylikesit5805 LawnSite Senior Member
    from Kent OH
    Posts: 336

    Yea thats what I was thinking too, the only thing I was woried about was using the bump head the the two part shaft. seems like a weak link to me. What do you think?
     
  10. 4.3mudder

    4.3mudder LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,227

    Na, I used to run a FS250 engine on a split boom, so it would actually be called a KM250, it has almost 2 horse power, It didn't have a problem with breaking anything. I think the Km130 only has 1.3, but I'm not totally sure. You should be fine.
     

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