Hedge Trimmer Recomendations

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing Equipment' started by ArTurf, Sep 22, 2017.

  1. ArTurf

    ArTurf LawnSite Platinum Member
    Male, from Ark
    Messages: 4,958

    I'm in the market. I've used Stihl in the past and while they are OK I feel there's better out there. Actually leaning toward Tanaka.

    Any thought or experiences appreciated.

    BJWLAWNCARE LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 615

    I use all of these.



    I have a couple of each. If I had to pick one it would be The M254. This way you could add a lot to it. brooms, chainsaws, trimmer, etc.
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  3. kemco

    kemco LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,413

    My kawi smaller trimmer is still running but I also have the redmax mid and the trimmer head I put on my ebz3050 when needed. Love the redmax mid. Sorry don't remember model #. Runs around $550ish. It's a beast.

    Edit... Srtz2460 I think is the mid model #.

    JLSLLC LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,596

    I won't buy echo anymore, my stihl equipment starts first pull even if it sat for a few days.
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  5. ltdlawn

    ltdlawn LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,226

    Best priced is the Stihl hs46 it comes 2 year commercial. I also have hs56c and their like $40 more but will cut a little thicker stuff. I had some carb problems with 56 at first but it's fine now that it's been repaired.
    I just couldn't buy stuff in the $200 range and $500 was a bit too pricey.
    Dual cutting blades are a must.
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  6. redmax fan

    redmax fan LawnSite Bronze Member
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    i only do about 15 hedge / shrub trimming jobs per year so im no expert . but i bought the about exact same unit below 8 years ago and i really like both the length which is perfect all around length that can be used for small bushes to tall deep hedges . and i like the handles which give me a real good grip on it , and the balance . if it was longer it'd be too long , if shorter not as valuable an all around tool . i guess ide say i wish this had more power at 23cc , but then again it'd make it heavier and running these extendeds over head and ecspecially reaching outward on ladders wears on the shoulders alot . http://www.redmax.com/products/hedge-trimmers/srtz2460f/
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  7. Turf Tracer

    Turf Tracer LawnSite Gold Member
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    We do allot of hedges. Gave up all trimmers eXcept the Long Pole Variety. You get good w/one you can do Everything from tight and short to tall and long Faster.

    Dont care about the articulation. Just Slows you down

    SHC266 my favorite right now
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  8. kawasaki guy

    kawasaki guy LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from USA
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    I have used Redmax and Kawasaki 24" hedge trimmers. Kawasaki had a scored piston after 1 year, but was light and well balanced while I still had it. Redmax is alright too, but started to rev out of control sporadically in August, only 2 yrs old too, will have to fix.

    Have a Shindaiwa multi tool with extended articulating too, no issues...
  9. weeze

    weeze LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,387

    go battery powered.
  10. redmax fan

    redmax fan LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,665

    ide add that years ago here there was some big hedge trimmer threads here and what i gathered from alot of guys is that many companys world wide that do alot of hedges run shindiawa . i think one thing that was said was its gear box lasts the longest . dont remember all the details but i came away from that thread thinking shindiawa was best , but who knows how there being made nowadays

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