Stihl Hedge trimmer

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by brian mon, Jun 8, 2004.

  1. brian mon

    brian mon LawnSite Member
    Posts: 143

    It's time for me to break down and get a set of hedge trimmers.....

    I'm looking at the HS 80 w/24'' bar

    Does anyone have a website to order from...my dealer quoted me $355. (24'') and $375.(30'')....don't know if these are very good prices ??? Would like something to compare with.

    I have no other choice in my area, as for brands so I'm only looking for Stihl info.

    Thanks
     
  2. all degree

    all degree LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 344

    Those prices are right on with the dealer in my area. I have the HS 45 and they work great except that they need o be brought back for carb adjustments pretty regularly.
     
  3. Blessed 1

    Blessed 1 LawnSite Senior Member
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    I have read somewhere that Stihl does not allow on line sales. I do know that in my area all dealers have the same price on paper, they will offer you a deal face to face.
     
  4. barringtonbrothers

    barringtonbrothers LawnSite Senior Member
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    I just bought one yesturday. It was on sale for 359 plus tax/ reg 379. I got them to throw in a brick of stihl highperformance 50:1 gas mix with it. I got the longest one they had. I cant remember how long it is off top of my head, but I think its the longest one they make. I had to break down and buy one too, I didnt want to spend that much on it, but I wanted to invest in the best equipment I could afford. I broke it in on my yard yesturday, and will be using it for the first job tomorrow.
     
  5. greenblood

    greenblood LawnSite Member
    from Pa
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    I bought a HS 45 with 18 inch bar a couple weeks ago for around $260. Love it.
     
  6. 65hoss

    65hoss LawnSite Fanatic
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    I got mine in 2000 for $355 plus tax. So you are getting them years later for the same.
     
  7. brian mon

    brian mon LawnSite Member
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    Hey thanks all....

    Just got back in...picked up 2 trimming jobs today.

    Guess I'll just suck it up and get em....

    Maybe I can get them to throw in a shirt...Got a hat with a new edger this year already
     
  8. trimmning bushes with that is like trimming with a chain saw ..im a brute and they ware me out after a day of trimming with them things ...id put that 355 on an extended length sthil hedge trimmer like the ..hl 100 with the 4 mix engine if it was me.
     
  9. KL Squared

    KL Squared LawnSite Member
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    Odin is right about the weight. It does not take long to get worn out using those trimmers. The price is right on with what I spent this year on my 30 inch. I do like it and it runs great.
     
  10. MikeLT1Z28

    MikeLT1Z28 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    i know i have the hs80 with the 30" bar and it's heavy and cumbersome. i'd much rather have the articulating attachment for my trimmer. i used Hoss's not too long ago and smoked thru the bushes in the time i'd spent doing 3 or 4 with the HS80's.
     

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