Extended reach hedge trimmer.

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by blake101, Oct 7, 2012.

  1. blake101

    blake101 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 581

    Who makes the best extended reach hedge trimmer?
  2. RussellB

    RussellB LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 8,746

    From my research Stihl. I am purchasing one in the morning.
  3. recycledsole

    recycledsole LawnSite Gold Member
    from MD
    Messages: 3,274

    i have the kombi system- km 130 with hedge trimmer and extension. it gives me a bout a 14' reach. it has worked great. plus you can put the rest of the attatchments youll need like blower, string trimmer, edger. good luck
  4. HLM HustlerZ

    HLM HustlerZ LawnSite Member
    Messages: 101

    Get the RedMax LRTZ2460, it has the powerful strato-charged 2-stroke engine. We bought one about a year ago and it's been great. We've trimmed bushes with it every week since March, the blades are great- in my mind much more agressive than the Stihl counterpart trimmer.

    One of my guys loves it, he said it cuts better than the Stihl because the blades are wider apart and tougher.
  5. orangemower

    orangemower LawnSite Silver Member
    from pa
    Messages: 2,768

    My Echo HC-165 is the same way. It has enough power that I rarely hit wot.
  6. Turf Dawg

    Turf Dawg LawnSite Gold Member
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    I prefer the maruyama redmax and kawasaki because of the narrow teeth and gap. To me they cut twice as good as the stihl and echos especially on small leaves like boxwoods and yaupons
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    MOW PRO LAWN SERVICE LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,568

    as said above.

    the strato can not be beat for power.
  8. Belgium

    Belgium LawnSite Member
    Messages: 166

    Don't know about redmax since there are no dealers over here, but we always use km130's and maruyama. Been very happy with the stihl's, good power, maybe a bit on the heavy side but you have the advantage of the extensions (don't try to use this combo more than an hour per time if you have to trim horizontally because you will certainly feel it :s). For maruyama, i've always been very pleased with them but my last 3 maruyama trimmers all broke down in half a year :s so next time i'll change them with stihl.

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