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Best gas powered hedge trimmer??

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

  1. lawnboy dan

    lawnboy dan LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,711

    for ocasional use -i would buy echo 1500
  2. n2h20

    n2h20 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 503

    I get your point just fine. didnt know they ran that much. Thats why i asked.
    never did i play mr know it all. Sorry if i do not know the prices of trimmers hedgers mowers or skid steers. . DOnt need to sugar coat it, but dont need to be an ass either. you could have said for 200 bucks you wont get a quality trimmer but for another 100 or so you “Will get you one of the best trimmers out there."
    Thats all i was looking for.
    Thanks for the reply's.
  3. 6'7 330

    6'7 330 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,821

    There is doubt as to you pretending to be a know it all,but no doubt at all ,he's a prick.

    Try a homeowner sthil or echo,you will get years of work out of either.
  4. o-so-n-so

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

    If you feel comfortable buying gas powered equip. online...I would think you could find a nice used commercial hedge trimmer for bout 2 Benjamin's on ebay. Maybe pound the pawn shops.:)
  5. AssuredServicesCo

    AssuredServicesCo LawnSite Member
    Messages: 113

    We use Stihl hedge trimmers. We use one on a long handle and a regular hand held one and each has alot of good uses. The long handle one is my preference since it has a head you can angle. I think I paid 600 for it last year but it's quiet and really works well.
  6. Birdjr

    Birdjr LawnSite Senior Member
    from nnj
    Messages: 451

    i personally like redmax the best we have one singlesided a doublesided and the long handle trimmer that can angle also have a single sided tanaka but it doesnt compare to the redmax
  7. Lawnworks

    Lawnworks LawnSite Fanatic
    from usa
    Messages: 5,407

    I have two short reach redmax trimmers. They are excellent for boxwoods and small leafed shrubs, but they are worthless on thicker shrubs.
  8. J&R Landscaping

    J&R Landscaping LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,095

    For home-owner to light commercial use you can't beat the echo HC 150. It's a great machine. I would check ebay if you are trying to save a buck or two! I got mine for 269.95+tax. I don't know what your market would charge if its any different.
    You won't be dissapointed with ECHO!!!
  9. Doc Pete

    Doc Pete LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,469

    And for the extra $90, the echo shc2100 is worth the price.
    once you go shaft, you'll never use a chainsaw type again.
  10. baddboygeorge

    baddboygeorge LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,249

    well i only use little wonder trimmers gas as well as electric. you will find that more manicure shrubbery will require a sharp an fast trimmer for precise work thats when i use the electrics. when i have more rough shubbery with bigger limbs i use the gas . its all what you prefer but if you want an awesome unit look at the little wonder models

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