Great Idea For Hedge Trimmer

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by landscaper22, Jan 4, 2008.

  1. landscaper22

    landscaper22 LawnSite Senior Member
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    I saw this on TV. It was not an ad, just some guy on a show mentioned he had one, and that he loved it. I think it is a great idea for a hedge trimmer. Of course this one is electric and I am sure it would not hold up for commercial use. But how great would it be if someone would take this concept and make a commercial gas powered version? I thought it was neat.
  2. txgrassguy

    txgrassguy LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,083

    Hmm, let's see - a good commercial hedge trimmer is over $400. Add another $150-200 for a collection system.
    Not for me, I'll just rake the clippings onto a tarp.
  3. 44DCNF

    44DCNF LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,827

    I can't see that working very well for any substantial growth. Maybe for weekly manicuring. It would be like trying take off a full beard with an electric razor.
  4. newz7151

    newz7151 LawnSite Silver Member
    from Tejas
    Messages: 2,419

    That's one of those things even Wal-Mart won't carry because they can see how many would be returned.
  5. bigw

    bigw LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,540

    are you the same guy that wants to connect 3 lazers together and mow a lawn in like 5 secounds..lmao you have some imagination :weightlifter: will this trimmer have a "Flux Capacitor" also? J/k with ya!
  6. ExclusiveLawnCare

    ExclusiveLawnCare LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 304

    Somebody watches alittle too much tv.
  7. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 21,653

    Only if she comes with it.

    Yeah cuz a) I'm not dealing with it, b) I'll need some stress relief.

    That could be, maybe so.

    Because I paid dang near 9000 for my lawn mower, and none of the girls in the pic ever showed up :confused:
    At least the mower cuts goo-hood.

    I did learn thou, I THINK those ladies are actresses, not Lco's, I am hoping I am wrong but...

  8. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
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    It would, of course, need some changes to make it commercial. But all in all it's not a bad idea.

    The one thing that scares me about this particular model is the marketing. I tend to shy away from anything that has to stretch the truth to sell. For example:

    1: this eliminates the fear factor that many gardeners face, when using a conventional hedge trimmer

    Gimme a break. I've known a few real gardeners before and the fear of cutting the mains cable wasn't high on their list of things to be afraid of.

    2: The Garden Groom promotes an overall healthier hedge, as the dead waste is not left in the hedge.

    I've seen things that will hurt a hedge before. Lack of water, bugs, over pruning and funguses will definately hurt them. Never have I seen some clippings damage anything except for grass. If fact, if anything leaving the clippings behind to fall on the ground will kinda act as a mulch and help promote good growth.

    It's kinda like those tv ads you see for that 3 bladed trimmer attachment. It shows a guy standing there trying to get trimmer line put on a spool and he winds up all wound up in the line. Just for grins and giggles I will occasionally do that when my wife walks by if I am rewinding a spool. She gets a big kick out of it.
  9. grasswhacker

    grasswhacker LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,873

    I wouldn't trim anything with something that looks like a model space ship.
  10. huntemup

    huntemup LawnSite Member
    Messages: 35

    It looks like it falls under the same lines as the old tool that you hook-up to your vaccum sweeper,to cut your hair.The floow bee?

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