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What hedger should I get???

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by LouisianaLawnboy, Mar 22, 2009.

  1. LouisianaLawnboy

    LouisianaLawnboy LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,199

    OK, I mainly do lawncare, but every now and then I'll do some landscaping. What type of hedger do you guys reccomend. I'm definetely not in a position to buy new, but could proly find a used one.

    Please post a link to one you would reccomend. Thanks so much.
     
  2. White Gardens

    White Gardens LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,783

    What's a Hedger?

    I know of edgers, and I know of Hedge trimmers.
     
  3. LouisianaLawnboy

    LouisianaLawnboy LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,199

    My ignorence in this specific area shows. :D

    So what kind of HEDGE TRIMMER should I get??? To get back to the original question.
     
  4. LouisianaLawnboy

    LouisianaLawnboy LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,199

    I see in your sig, that you completed the Masters Gardner Program. Is it worth it??? I was thinking of doing it.
     
  5. White Gardens

    White Gardens LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,783

    Some disagree, but I love any commercial grade extended reach hedge trimmer. I'm loyal to stihl.

    1.) You don't need to bend over to reach shorter shrubs.

    2.) You don't need a ladder to reach taller shrubs.

    3.) The blades are farther away from you, so there is less of a likely hood that the blades can come in contact with your body.

    4.) I use the Stihl articulating hedge trimmer attachment on the end of my trimmer. It's a little long, but I can also use it as a scythe style trimmer to knock brush down.

    http://www.stihlusa.com/hedgetrimmers/extendedhedgetrimmer.html

    The MG course here was awesome. This was a recent thread on it.

    http://www.lawnsite.com/showthread.php?t=266499
     
  6. LouisianaLawnboy

    LouisianaLawnboy LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,199

    I've got a LCO friend who has that ext hedge trimmer. I don't have any Stihl equipment, so I don't have a trimmer for the attachment to fit. I'm willing to try Stihl, just another kind.

    BTW thanks for the heads up on the MG.
     

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