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Hedge Trimmers--need some steering advice

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Fubba, Apr 16, 2006.

  1. Fubba

    Fubba LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 360

    Alright guys, next purchase will be a set of hedge trimmers. I have an Echo/Redmax dealer and a Stihl dealer in the area. I definitely want an extended reach or stick trimmer, not the handheld. I have a lot of fairly tall shrubs in a few of the yards that I do. I've looked at Echo's articulating head, and I like it a lot. I just realized that Stihl has this feature too. I'm kind of partial to Stihl's but I wanted to see if anyone has any first-hand experience with any of the brands I mentioned.
  2. lawnboy dan

    lawnboy dan LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,711

    the echos dont cut as well as the others. get shindawia if you can. redmax next-then sthil. the sthil cut great but i have had plenty of engine problems .
  3. totallawncare912

    totallawncare912 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 80

    Redmax Personally The Shindaiwas Are Flimsy With The Articulating Head
  4. mcwlandscaping

    mcwlandscaping LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,163

    when i get a set, i liked the little wonders my dealer had
  5. ASBK

    ASBK LawnSite Member
    from Ontario
    Messages: 25

    I have the Stihl with the pivoting head. Great unit, cant go wrong with a Stihl.
  6. Petr51488

    Petr51488 LawnSite Silver Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 2,377

    I also have the stihl. They have a newer model that just came out that i have.. You can adjust the blade 180 degrees. Basically folds the blade flat. Its the same price for the short pole... and the long..

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