lightweight gas hedge trimmer........

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by lickedysplits, Aug 6, 2004.

  1. lickedysplits

    lickedysplits LawnSite Member
    Messages: 36

    can anyone recommend a lightweight gas hedge trimmer, you know something that a woman can handle. and easy starting.
  2. sethsodsquad

    sethsodsquad LawnSite Member
    Messages: 182

    Why not an electric one?
  3. lickedysplits

    lickedysplits LawnSite Member
    Messages: 36

    to slow
  4. chuckers

    chuckers LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 657

    Echo i would give them a try easy to start
  5. sethsodsquad

    sethsodsquad LawnSite Member
    Messages: 182

    Yeah, I agree with the Echo hedge trimmer for gas - but have you really ever tried a good electric hedge trimmer?

    In Grounds Maintenance this month, they found a really good 26" electric hedge trimmer.

    Electrics are also much easier to service.
  6. allstar

    allstar LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 282

    Before I started my landscaping business I used a Black&Decker "Hedgehog";electric w/a power pack and 14.4V.It works surprisingly well especially for basic bush trimming and touch-ups and it's EXTREMELY lightweight.
    Now I use a Stihl HS45 most of the time.I believe it's the smallest one Stihl makes and it's reasonably light.I still carry my B&D to use as a back-up.Good luck.
  7. Tider6972

    Tider6972 LawnSite Senior Member
    from Alabama
    Messages: 649

    You might consider the Redmax CHT2200...9 lbs., and smooth running.
  8. galagers

    galagers LawnSite Member
    Messages: 35

    Echo makes one that has a ratchet start system to make starting easier, also a light unit. I like my electric B&D Brushhog cuts the thick stuff and is easy to start only problem is when you say Gee I hope I don't cut the zappp.
  9. Oldtimer

    Oldtimer LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,459

    Little wonder electric hedge trimmers will do anything a gas trimmer will do and they are very durable.

  10. CamLand

    CamLand LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,299

    How are they too slow? i have a pair of Little wonder and they kick right through without a problem...

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