hedge trimmers-light ones!!

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by mbwent, Jun 7, 2001.

  1. mbwent

    mbwent LawnSite Member
    Messages: 24

    Anyone know of some super light hedge trimmers fit for a female? I am stronger than most females, but lord, do trimmers get heavy. Within an hour, my arms are feeling the pain! Anything out there you guys can recommend?
  2. Fantasy Lawns

    Fantasy Lawns LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,912

    the Echo HCR-1500 ...is about 10.5 lbs ;->
  3. mowerman90

    mowerman90 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,491

    I'm not sure who makes them, but I saw an article in one of the trade mags about Battery powered hedge trimmers. Don't laugh. These were made strickly for commercial personnel and came with a waist belt that held the battery that was supposed to last for an hour or so I believe. Can't remember the name or where to get them though.
  4. danlawnser

    danlawnser LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 259

    I like my Stihl homeowner ones. They are lighter than the big Stihls and do a good job. I think it has like a 22 inch blade.
  5. CMerLand

    CMerLand LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 393


    If you want light then Id suggest going electric. Only problem is tossing that 400 lb generator in the truck then or finding an outlet at each clients home.

  6. Lawn DOG

    Lawn DOG LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 276

    We use the echo pole hedger. I can't recall the model# at this time. I want to say HCA 2400. They seem to be less fatiging(sp?). Anyways us guys get a little tired after waving one around for a hour to. Take a break!
  7. geogunn

    geogunn LawnSite Gold Member
    from TN
    Messages: 3,010

    I second steve's nomination. can you tell us some more about your arms?:angel:


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