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hedge trimming

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by BMFD92, Jul 17, 2004.

  1. BMFD92

    BMFD92 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 694

    This year is my first year where customers have really asked for hedge trimming and pruning. For my hedge trimming, I use a black and decker electric trimmer hooked up to a portable generator. I was wondering whether I should stick to this or get a regular gas powered trimmer. What do you guys think?
  2. sildoc

    sildoc LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,925

    gas! Faster No cords and will last longer than that black and decker you have. Time is money.
  3. valley boy

    valley boy LawnSite Member
    Messages: 85

    BMFD92 A couple of years a go when I started out I purchased a 14 volt B&D cordless . It works ok on light stuff battery lasts about 45 minutes . For larger branches and more productivity I just bought a Echo 150 trimmer. Nothing like gas , saved me hours on some recent jobs . Less time more money $$$ and less frustration. Dont do what I did by a gas unit and you will not regret it.

    valley boy
  4. Buddy Markley

    Buddy Markley LawnSite Member
    Messages: 31

    GAS,,all the way.

    We have 1 Echo & 2 Stihl`s all are extremly nice machines and makes the work a whole lot better than electric.

    Make sure you use spray on cooking oil such as "Pam" on every fill up this helps keep the blades lubed up and will not damage the shrubery.

  5. greenblood

    greenblood LawnSite Member
    from Pa
    Messages: 11

    Get the gas, you won't regret it.
  6. EastProLawn

    EastProLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,110

    I'm gonna leave this one alone...:D

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