Lookin' for the best hedge trimmer !!

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by jcltyson, Apr 23, 2006.

  1. jcltyson

    jcltyson LawnSite Member
    Messages: 97

    I have to purchase a gas powered hedge trimmer. I want the best commercial, top of the line, with the lots of torque / power and reliability out there (national brand so servicing won’t be a problem). From your experience would you share with me what you feel would fit in my situation?
  2. Talon1189

    Talon1189 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 73

    Get a Stihl HS 81 :) They are brand new and 1/2 pound less in weight than the older HS 80 :) I bought one and they are sweet :cool2:
  3. scaper27

    scaper27 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 115

    Echo 150 is very durable, been using the crap out of them for 10 years
  4. greasy_gun

    greasy_gun LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 334

    i would go with a little wonder, with double sides.
    im extremely happy with mine
  5. ThirdDay

    ThirdDay LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 442

    Echo HC-150.

    Great hedge clipper...lightweight and commercial duty! $269.99!

    The HC-150 has new blades that stay sharper longer than the competition.
  6. jameson

    jameson LawnSite Fanatic
    from PNW
    Messages: 7,472

    I use the Redmax HT2300 and HTZ2500 (strato-charged). Both are single-sided trimmers. Aside from regular maintenance, there have been no problems. The blades hold their edge for an incredible prolonged period of time, the 2300's are 5 yrs old and have been sharpened ONCE.

    Whether these are the best on the market, I cannot say, however they work well for us.

  7. mikes landscaping

    mikes landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    from kansas
    Messages: 298

    go with the little wonder single sided electric. Light weight, powerful, and give a nice cut.
  8. out4now

    out4now LawnSite Bronze Member
    from AZ
    Messages: 1,796

    I agree with Little Wonder Single side however I suggest GAS. Of course soon gas may be too valuable to waste on trimming hedges :dizzy:
  9. dcondon

    dcondon LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,246

    We have always used Cub Cadet hedgers. Each is to there own. Go with what you with is right for you. Do a search because this has been brought up several times.:waving:
  10. prostriper

    prostriper LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 336

    I have used the little wonder 30" single sided for well over 6 years with little problems. It is cold blooded and sometimes tricky to start on cold days but once going it runs like a rape date.

    I would go with a single sided trimmer, going back and forth with a double-sided can give you a real hacked up cut if your not careful.

    A smaller one may be useful for smaller shrubs but the little wonder can tackle them too.

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