cant deciede, extended hedge trimmer

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by QuadRacer041, Aug 2, 2003.

  1. QuadRacer041

    QuadRacer041 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 365

    i cant deciede what extended hedge trimmer i want, the stihl hl75 or hl75k.
    the hl75 has a 59" shaft and the hl75k has a 42" shaft.
    what would be more convenient to use. i already have a ht75 pole pruner and an hs85 30" hedge trimmer. i want something in between i was leaning towards the 59" but am thinking the length may be too long.
    what do you guys think??
  2. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,501

    I have an Echo that has served me well for like 8 or 9 years now...not sure how long it is though. Plus, it articulates 90 degrees as well.
  3. QuadRacer041

    QuadRacer041 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 365

    i forgot to say that what ever one i get will have an articulating blade.
  4. Doc Pete

    Doc Pete LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,469

    Any reason you can't buy the HL75 (42"), and put the head of it on the HT75 (which you own) when you want a longer reach?????
    This way, you'll have both.................
  5. QuadRacer041

    QuadRacer041 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 365

    well im pretty sure when u buy it, it comes with the trimmer attachment already on it, i dont think u can buy just the hl75k(which is the 42" model) without any attachment on it.
    can you???

    i think i just got what you were tryin to a little slow. lol
    my ht75 has the chain saw and hedge trimmer attachments for it already.
    this new trimmer i get would be an inbetwen unit, another words inbetween the ht75 and hs85.
    i was out side doing some measuring, and the hl75(52") will be 24" shorter then my ht75, which is pretty good, im kinda leaning that way.
  6. KenH

    KenH LawnSite Bronze Member
    from CT
    Messages: 1,622

    I have the Echo with the art. head, but to be honest with you, I hardly ever move the head. The only time I do is when I need to get between the house and a shrub, I tilt the head 90 degrees. That is not often though.

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