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Light Weight Hedge Trimmer????

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by frost, Apr 24, 2009.

  1. frost

    frost LawnSite Member
    Messages: 29

    What's a good light weight hedge trimmer to get right now? I've been looking at Shindaiwa and Tanaka. I've heard get things about stihl, but I also heard that they're a beast when it comes to weight! I'm just looking for more like a little monster for some hedges I have to trim. Suggestions? Please give me make and model.
  2. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 21,653

    Stihl HS-45.

    It's not that bad, takes some getting used to but I can run mine one-handed for short bursts,
    only trimmer I've owned in 7 years (other than the attachment thing).
  3. madisonpressurewashing

    madisonpressurewashing LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 366

    I enjoy my Echo HC-150.
  4. b121774

    b121774 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 207

    the hc-150 is the lightest i've used, just not durable enough for me.
  5. 2brothersyardcare

    2brothersyardcare LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,116

    hs-45i love mine and i drooped it off my roof and it still works fine and dont ask
  6. betmr

    betmr LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,663

    If you have access to elecrical outlets, a "Little Wonder" Electric is a great machine, an very light. Check them out.

    STIHL GUY LawnSite Fanatic
    from CT
    Messages: 5,226

    kawasaki kht600s
  8. frost

    frost LawnSite Member
    Messages: 29

    How much does it weight? And is it double or single sided?
  9. frost

    frost LawnSite Member
    Messages: 29

    How much does it weigh?
  10. Loadsmasher

    Loadsmasher LawnSite Member
    Messages: 70

    Redmax CHTZ2401L - 30" blade, double sided, 23.6 CC engine, 13 pounds.

    Very sweet machine.

    Not super light, but commercial grade quality.

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