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generator in wheelbarrow for shrubs?

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by David Grass, Jun 13, 2005.

  1. David Grass

    David Grass LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 485

    I have seen some landscapers with generators they roll in wheel barrow, with electric sheers (good ones like Makita). Seems like a good idea, cuz the gas powered get heavy after an hour or so. Anyone doing this ? comments?
     
  2. olderthandirt

    olderthandirt LawnSite Platinum Member
    from here
    Messages: 4,899

    I think what you saw were the local lawn boys LOL
     
  3. BCSteel

    BCSteel LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 876

    If someone cant use a pair of gas trimmers for more than an hour they need a desk job pushing a pencil.
     
  4. hosejockey2002

    hosejockey2002 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,195

    I think that has to be the silliest idea I've ever heard of. :dizzy: If someone can't handle a "heavy" gas hedge trimmer why on earth would they want to hump a generator all over the place in a wheelbarrow and fight with a cord? I think olderthandirt had it right, lawnboys getting by with the crap they found in Dad's garage.
     
  5. Jay Ray

    Jay Ray LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,510

    Saw an "LCO" using what appeared to be a 100' ext cord with a Black & Decker electric hedger. Wasn't long and he had it capsized, kinked, and tied in knots. At least with a generator the cord could be kept short.

    Personally, I wouldn't use anything but a gas headger. No setup, ready right out of the rack, much faster, less hassle. The only downside is mixing the fuel. And must admit it does get heavy after a couple hours.
     
  6. MarcSmith

    MarcSmith LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,157

    I have always been a fan of the gas trimmers...when I was a young boy my folkd had a set of electric shears and I have no idea how many cords i cut. Here at G-town all they have is the Little wonder electric shears and a couple of generators....I wont buy any more generators and I wont buy any more electric trimmers....Heck the little wonders cost almost as much as a set of gas shears.....
     
  7. freddyc

    freddyc LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 578

    good idea, why don't they use their electric trimmer while they're at it???? They are lighter than the gas jobs too.
     
  8. Evan528

    Evan528 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,144

    I actually prefer my little wander electric hedge shears to my gas redmax trimmers I own. They are mulch lighter and I feel leave a crisper cut. They have though been hanging on a hook for about 5 years due to the hassle of worrying about an extension cord. I still see many large professional companys using the little wander electric trimmers with generators. Quite honestly Id probly still be using them if I was still doing the majority of the trimming myself. Those heavy gas trimmers do a number on my back after a few hours of maneuvering them.
     
  9. jpp

    jpp LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,131

    We use two gas powered hedge trimmers. Stihl and a shindaiwa. Works great and saves time hauling that dang generator.
     
  10. Mowman29

    Mowman29 LawnSite Member
    from OH
    Messages: 106

    Tanaka makes great clippers 2 year commerical warrentee. The best on the market. They are light weight and cut very nice I had a new pair os stilhs last year and they was junked before the end of the season heavy also. they only have a 90 day commerical warrentee.
     

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