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Which is best?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by GreenMachine102, Sep 23, 2003.


Which is best as far as quality of cut, and durability?

  1. STIHL

    13 vote(s)
  2. ECHO

    5 vote(s)

    2 vote(s)
  4. OTHER BRAND (please name!)

    12 vote(s)
  1. GreenMachine102

    GreenMachine102 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 219

    I am looking to purchase a commercial gas-powered hedge trimmer. What models/brands are best?

    I am thinking of a stihl, are they any good?

    I don't want to spend over 350.00!
  2. The Lawn Boy Pro

    The Lawn Boy Pro LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,218

  3. veltenslawncare

    veltenslawncare LawnSite Member
    Posts: 46

    red max

    NCSERVICE LawnSite Member
    Posts: 206

    The Stihls are great but heavy. no luck with echos
  5. SpudsM15

    SpudsM15 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 627

    I got an echo HC-1500 used it for one season...
    I got myself a PAS-260 Which is a dedicated edger but since i'm solo When I need to do my hedges I slap on the Articulating hedge trimmer attch.. Use that on just about 95% of the shrubs i cut this year... Love it!
  6. mike9497

    mike9497 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 954

    Shindaiwa echo comes in second
  7. GreenMachine102

    GreenMachine102 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 219

    whats the price on the redmax, and shindaiwa's?
  8. AztlanLC

    AztlanLC LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,045

    You want the beast or the cheapest, go ask your dealer for a price quote, wherever you pay for a redmax is worth it's price, accompained by a good dealer. check captdev web site for reference about price, expect to pay a little more locally but it shouldn't be that much
  9. 4-Leaf

    4-Leaf LawnSite Member
    Posts: 89

    I bought a Stihl (I think HS 80) this year. One of the best investments I ever made. It cuts really thick branches and it goes thru pampass grass like butter. Cost me about $375.
  10. lawncare3

    lawncare3 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,981


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