Hedge Trimmers - Need your opinions?

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by David W, Mar 19, 2007.

  1. David W

    David W LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 283

    I have been looking at RedMax's line of hedge trimmers (CHTZ2400) mainly due to the fact that I use their other hand held equipment. I am curious to see what you guys use and like and how they compare to RedMax.

    Give me some options and opinions, please.
  2. mattfromNY

    mattfromNY LawnSite Bronze Member
    Male, from Central NY
    Messages: 1,582

    I dont know much about Redmax, I use Echo simply b/c I have 3 dealers within a stones throw. If I need service or parts, they are very helpful.
    I have a HC-150 and a PAS-260 power head w/ the hedge trimmer attachment for the hard to reach jobs. I have had really good luck w/ both of them. The only thing I've added is a shoulder harness for the extended trimming, as it is very strenuous on my shoulders.
  3. mirrorlandscapes

    mirrorlandscapes LawnSite Member
    Messages: 79

    I've got Poulan/WeedEater 19". I don't like it much, the teeth are hard to sharpen, but it does have pretty good power. Never heard of RedMax, but consider Stihl products. I have Stihl blowers and trimmers and I love them!!

    CLARK LAWN LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,526

    i have redmax hedge trimmers dont know what model but they are great. had an older echo and i replaced them with the redmax and wow what a differance. i would recomend them to anyone.
  5. ooo

    ooo LawnSite Member
    Messages: 235

    I have Echo. Not a problem in the 3 years Ive had them.
  6. TPLawnPro

    TPLawnPro LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 424

    Maruyama Hedge Trimmers Rock! A little on the expensive side, but well worth it to me.
  7. Dollar Spot

    Dollar Spot LawnSite Member
    Messages: 159

    I have switched over to all ECHO except for my really big chainsaws which a Stihls. The hedge shears have worked great for me.
  8. lawnboy dan

    lawnboy dan LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,711

    redmax hedge trimmers are a mile better than echo. i highly recommend them -best $ can by when it comes to hedge trimmers
  9. Albery's Lawn & Tractor

    Albery's Lawn & Tractor LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,674

    Like anything else people have different opinions about the BEST. We only run echo 2-strokes for us they have all been great, they're extremely easy to work on. As long as you buy commercial (no poulan or sears crap) you'll be fine.
  10. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,959

    And they are pretty darn balanced and light,.

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