hedge trimmer

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by grassman88, Jun 15, 2011.

  1. grassman88

    grassman88 LawnSite Member
    from mass
    Messages: 218

    im in the market for a new hedge trimmer anyone have any recomendations for one? and if you could say why you like it that would be mint thanks
  2. jkingrph

    jkingrph LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 812

    I like my Stihl. It does not get used often and is about 6 years old. Always starts, good quality blades stay sharp, cuts good. All I could ask for.
  3. grassman88

    grassman88 LawnSite Member
    from mass
    Messages: 218

    i dont do to much hegde trimming either, but want to start doing alot its nice work that could lead to more work. did a big job yesterday and wow you use alot of mucles you normally dont use lol sore as hell, plus i was using junk trimmers they were sharp but the pull cords were all messed up but they are 5-6 years old as well. i want something more reiliable and thinking stihl. anyone use echo are they any good there a little cheaper than the stihl so i might go with that just incase i dont get to many trimming jobs
  4. mowandblow1980

    mowandblow1980 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 167

    I've only used redmax. Not sure how the price compares to echo but you might want to check it out. I don't use mine much either. Where in Mass are you? I lived in Mass for 5 Years.
  5. johnny_boy02

    johnny_boy02 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 133

    Oh man, the first time I used mine for a few hours I hurt in places I didnt know I had!

    I have this Echo model.


    I am really happy with it. If you have the money go for the 24" or 30" model. There has been a couple times I wish I had a few more inches....... On my hedge trimmer.

    DIXIECONTRACTING LawnSite Senior Member
    from NY
    Messages: 283

    My REDMAX has served me well for almost 20 yrs.
  7. johnsonslawnmanagement

    johnsonslawnmanagement LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 908

    HS85 stihl if your wanting a light weight ,reliable, and cost efficient.
    HS85T 40" single sided if your wanting a Cadillac.
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    STIHL GUY LawnSite Fanatic
    from CT
    Messages: 5,226

    i normally only use stihl but i got a good deal on a kawasaki trimmer and have had no problems with it so far

    MMADDUX LawnSite Member
    Messages: 227

    Stihl... They is the only way to go.
    I have the HS 45 and the attachment that goes not a FC 95 edger or FC90 trimmer.
    They both work great and can be sharped if they ever get dull.
  10. grassman88

    grassman88 LawnSite Member
    from mass
    Messages: 218

    i live in fitchburg but mainly work in the concord, sudbury, littleton area

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