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Hedge trimmers????

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by gandk06, Sep 17, 2007.

  1. gandk06

    gandk06 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 509

    My current hedge trimmer has taken a dive. It's a Craftsman, but worked well while it worked. Anyways, I have to buy a new one now and had a couple of questions.

    1. What is up with the one sided trimmers. Seems to me the more expensive trimmers are one sided. Now maybe it is just because I have always used double sided trimmers that a single side would not be as efficient.

    2. I know I could a 100 different answers, but I will ask it anyways. What is a good brand and model? I don't want to spend a ton on a new trimmer seeing it is not a huge part of my business. The machine will probably only be run 10-15 hours per year.

    Any info would be great.

    Or anyone have a used one they want to sell?

  2. All_Toro_4ME

    All_Toro_4ME LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,578

    Are you looking for recommendations for commercial or homeowner brands? And what is your budget?
  3. gandk06

    gandk06 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 509

    commercial and around $250.
  4. JTF40

    JTF40 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 875

    I really like my Redmax CHT2200 - cuts well and lightweight. :usflag:
  5. gandk06

    gandk06 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 509


    That is good to know. I went to look at some stihls and echos last night and they were heavy. I would not want to have to make any long reaches with them.
  6. wahlturfcare

    wahlturfcare LawnSite Senior Member
    from iowa
    Messages: 549

    i have a echo 1500 and like the way it cuts and is fairly light. I also have shindaiwas(30''ers-single sided) and love them. they are my primary trimmers because it is less strain on my back for bending over and gan get a more even cut on larger bushes.
    i have ran stihl and hate them, just like everything else of theirs they dont last long and become hard to start. Plus, you cant beat echo's 5 year warranty.
  7. gandk06

    gandk06 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 509

    isn't the 5 year warrenty on home owner stuff?

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