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Backpack hedge trimmer

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by dfor, Jun 17, 2004.

  1. dfor

    dfor LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 828

    I kid you not. Today I saw a guy trimming hemlocks with some type of backpack hedge trimmer. The blade was vertical, at least 6 feet tall. The trees are trimmed vertically like an arborvitae. Anybody ever seen these before? Could have been Echo, not sure.
  2. Davis Lawn Mowing LLC

    Davis Lawn Mowing LLC LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 318

    I want a backpack weed trimmer. It will happen some day.
  3. Ax Man

    Ax Man LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 446

    Husqvarna made one like that about 10 years ago.
    It had different attachments, like a chain saw, hedge shears pruners....
  4. Itsgottobegreen

    Itsgottobegreen LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,177

    Echo did to years ago. A big 35 cc motor on a back pack, with a flex line to the trimmer shaft.
  5. premier lawn care

    premier lawn care LawnSite Member
    from Tx
    Messages: 44

    RedMax makes several, but I don't think they are for sale in the states. Go to Komatsu's web site and you can see them.
  6. Oldtimer

    Oldtimer LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,459

    Shindaiwa built a back pack string trimmer for several years. It had a 35cc engine and more power than most landscapers would ever need.


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