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If you could buy only one hedge trimmer, what would it be?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by southerneclipse, Mar 5, 2011.

  1. southerneclipse

    southerneclipse LawnSite Member
    Messages: 80

    If you could only have one hedge trimmer for your business, what would it be?
  2. fobaum

    fobaum LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 365

    stihl hs81t or hs81r

    SNAPPER MAN LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,443

    Echo hc185.
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  4. Turf Dawg

    Turf Dawg LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,719

    I prefer a articulating short shaft trimmer with small teeth like Redmax, Tanaka, Maruyama, Kawsaki, ect......

    I know I can put my Kawasaki trimmers attachment on my Redmax or Husqvarna string trimmer if I need the extra length.

    BTW, I personally cannot stand those standard double sided handheld ones.
  5. southerneclipse

    southerneclipse LawnSite Member
    Messages: 80

    What are the advantages to single sided? Seems as if double sided would be better?
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  6. kilgoja

    kilgoja LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 944

    most people may think i'm dumb but i use a craftsman 19.2v battery powered trimmer and i have like 4 batteries altogether...each battery lasts 30min...and it's light as a feather...perfect for trimming bushes on residentials....i did a big job with it once...like 40 bushes and it did a great job...didn't run out of battery juice lol
  7. Mow Man

    Mow Man LawnSite Member
    Messages: 106

    Stihl hs811

    I have four of them that we have used extensively for 4 years with out much more than sharpening blades.

    I have just finished sharpening the blades, installing new carbs, spark plugs, throttle cables on them all for the start of this season and thay are like new
    The cost was apx. 85.00 each and apx. an hour for each one. I'll run em till they blow and get some new ones! Very reliable if you are consistant with your fuel/oil mix
  8. silverwoolley

    silverwoolley LawnSite Member
    Messages: 43

    I have a crafstman gas powered. I needed something quick to do a job and its pretty much paid for itself now after 3 jobs.
  9. fobaum

    fobaum LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 365

    mow man you use the t or r models? friends ask me all the time you like them small hedge trimmers, they just don't know I couldn't live without them the time and strain i save using them is priceless , I use them for topiaries,gold mounds,portacarpus etc. even some of the big stuff
  10. D&K Lawns

    D&K Lawns LawnSite Member
    Messages: 151

    KHT 600 S Have two and love em.

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