Best gas powered hedge trimmer??

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by n2h20, Dec 26, 2005.

  1. n2h20

    n2h20 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 503

    I am looking for a new hedge trimmer, I will not use it for work but for my house. I want a quality brand and something that could stand up to commercial use but dont want to spend more than 100-175 on it.
    Lets hear it... pros and cons..,.
  2. o-so-n-so

    o-so-n-so LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Alabama
    Messages: 1,218

    Probably the best for the money is going to be an Echo HC1500. They are cheaper than the high end brands and they will hold up to commercial/home use.

    I have been using a one for 3 years now with no problems.
  3. TWUllc

    TWUllc LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 406

    Ditto. .
  4. n2h20

    n2h20 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 503

    would any good lawnmower shop carry one?
  5. Landscape25

    Landscape25 LawnSite Member
    from Florida
    Messages: 199

    I just looked online at the HC1500- RRP $549.00. Not sure what RRP means, maybe recommended retail price. I just bought a Maruyama the other day. I have never owned a hedge trimmer before this but it seems commercials are not cheap. I was told Maruyama was the lightest.
  6. Doc Pete

    Doc Pete LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,469

    NO pros or cons..... just a stupid question......... Even $175 won't buy anything worth while.....Nuff said.........
  7. n2h20

    n2h20 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 503

    stupid question huh.. sorry there part time pete...

    Sorry maybe i should have stated that it will be for personal use. so a $500 trimmer would be a little expensive since i would use it maybe once a month.
  8. NNJLandman

    NNJLandman LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,306

    STHIL make great hedge trimmers as does echo
  9. Landscape25

    Landscape25 LawnSite Member
    from Florida
    Messages: 199

    Norcal, maybe try calling about used ones. Where I got mine there was one or two 40" Maruyamas that were used for 250.00. Apparently the owner decided to buy a new one because of the cost to fix it. They were heavier so I had to spend the extra money.
  10. lawnmaniac883

    lawnmaniac883 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,613

    For that price range dont expect to find any "quality" machines. Might try a home cheapo job and get a cheap weedeater brand or something. Just got myself a stihl hs80 w/24''. Has done a terrific job so far, not bad for my first gas trimmer, prolly overkill for a homeowner though :waving:

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