Articulating hedge trimmers

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by AuburnGuy, May 27, 2004.

  1. AuburnGuy

    AuburnGuy LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 279

    I was looking for some 180 degree articulating hedge trimmers. I know Little wonder makes some. Do you guys have any opinions on these or others? I currently use all echo stuff, but they only have a 90 degree.

    The 180 degree seems like it would keep you off the ladder a lot more. For you guys that have them are they a lot better, or should i just get a 90 degree?
  2. Ax Man

    Ax Man LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 446

    I hav'nt used one that is locked, other than a hand held unit. I think the only way to fly is with an articulating model.
    You can do a lot more with it.
  3. JCLandWerks

    JCLandWerks LawnSite Member
    Messages: 36

    Try the Shindiawa AH-231. It has alot of power and is very reliable
  4. alpine692003

    alpine692003 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,502

    i'm using the Articulating hedge trimmer from Shindaiwa..

    I bought the multi-purpose tool and the power attachment
  5. Pecker

    Pecker LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,454

    The articulated head is wonderful and you're right, it does save alot of ladder time. The model I use is the Deere EH2659 (I'm pretty sure. . .EH?). Bought them last August and am really happy with them so far.
  6. Blades of Steel

    Blades of Steel LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 599

    I agree with JCLandWerks Shindaiwa all the way!!!!

  7. Potchkins

    Potchkins LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 570

    get a 0 to 90 loosen two screws twist the head upside tighten the screws this is how you get 0 to -90
    that gives -90 - +90 = 180
  8. Lawn-Scapes

    Lawn-Scapes LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,810

    Why does it need to do 180? If you flip a 90 degree from one direction to the other... you have a 180.. right?
  9. Lbilawncare

    Lbilawncare LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,119

    I have a Stihl HL75K, mid-length shaft with articulating head, the best of both handheld and extended reach. Safer than handheld with better weight distribution and visibility of full-length shaft. When my son gets bigger I will put a trimmer head on it and put him to work!

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