Stihl / Shindaiwa Articulating Hedges

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by alpine692003, Aug 18, 2004.

  1. alpine692003

    alpine692003 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Hmmmmmm..

    I'm about to purchase my 2nd set of articulating hedge trimmers, and I'm not sure what to buy..

    Either the Stihl 4cycle articulating or the Shindaiwa m2500 articulating?

    What do you guys think?
     
  2. MoCut1

    MoCut1 LawnSite Member
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    go stihl!!!! i just bought a set and i tried both
     
  3. BCSteel

    BCSteel LawnSite Senior Member
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    What kind do you have now? I like to keep as much of my stuff the same brand so that I have interchangable parts from old "dead" equipment.
     
  4. alpine692003

    alpine692003 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Oliver - I have shindaiwa's...
     
  5. BCSteel

    BCSteel LawnSite Senior Member
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    Id get shins then. I'm gonna get a split boom pretty quick with hedge trimmer and edger atachments.
     
  6. alpine692003

    alpine692003 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Which spllit boom you getting?

    Are you getting the M230 or the M2500?
     
  7. BCSteel

    BCSteel LawnSite Senior Member
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    The biggest one that I can.
     
  8. DLS1

    DLS1 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Articulating hedge trimmer moves 150 degrees for M2500 and Stihl moves 90 degrees. I think the M2500 has a smoother lighter touch on the trigger than the Stihl.
     
  9. SouthernFried

    SouthernFried LawnSite Senior Member
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    Stihl seems quite a bit heavier...which is a big deal to me. The Blades on the Stihl are awesome tho...mebbe why so heavy.

    I have had the Shin and Echo Articulationg hedge trimmers. Shin was awesome, then it got stolen so I bought the Echo. Echo was lighter and cheeper...and lasted a little over a yr. before the gear casing on the blades cracked.

    I like the Shin.
     
  10. Lbilawncare

    Lbilawncare LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Go Stihl, you won't regret it.
     

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