Husqvarna or Sthil hedge trimmers

trimmer

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
Central Florida
I need a new set of hedge trimmers and was looking at the Husqvarnas and sthils I have sthil weedeaters but was thinking of switching brands. Any way what brand of hedge trimmers would you recomend
 

TurfMan

LawnSite Member
i have an echo that i like a lot. i don't have a lot trim work all year, just a lot in about a months time. what i like about my echo is, after 11 months of sitting it starts on the second pull every year for the last 5 years.<p>----------<br>thats my 2 cents, <br>mike
 

HOMER

LawnSite Gold Member
I would recommend Tanaka, they are a lot lighter than the Stihl trimmers and less expensice.........I am a Stihl fan all the way on everthing else but those things tend to get real heavy after an hour or so. If its routine maintenance your doing go with the lightest ones you can find, if its heavy stuff go with the Stihl.<p>Homers opinion
 

jnjnlc

LawnSite Member
Location
Charlotte, NC
I just bought a Maruyama hedge trimmer. It is great. Cuts like a hot knife through butter. Can't speak for all of the other brands but this is great. I looked at the Husky as well and choose this one because it weighed less and was less bulky. <p>I have a Husky string trimmer and would not trade it for anything else. <p>Try em out before you buy. <p><p>----------<br>Jeff<br>
 

Mowman

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
Northwest Ohio
Trimmer, I bought a Husqvarna 225H60 and would buy another one. Excellent cut with plenty of power. Hope this helps. Mowman
 

yardsmith

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
Ohio
Stihl-the one (humming a familiar song)<p>----------<br>Smitty ô¿ô<br>
 

MB

LawnSite Member
Location
Columbis, SC
I just bought a Stihl HS-80 and it pretty much glides through anything. It's heavy, though. I do like the rotating handle. Runs like a charm.<p>FWIW, Consumer Reports (don't laugh) rated both the Stihl and the Husky hedgers at the bottom of their gas hedger ratings. <p>They suggest the $120 Weedeater brand or the $250 Echo 1500.
 
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