Looking to get a great, if not, the best for the $ Hedge trimmer

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by RonWin, Jul 23, 2012.

  1. RonWin

    RonWin LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 689

    Need a great commericial grade hedge trimmer that is going to last me a while and get great cuts out of. Im thinking out loud here but maybe something with atleast 25+ inch? light weight a possibility for long use? I dont know much about the pole hedge trimmers or what i would need for that but if i went pole id go for an echo so that i could be able to swap in the brd280 head? Would like some input to what you guys rely on, thanks!
  2. chagh2.0

    chagh2.0 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 144

    we use the echos hc-235 and the stihl hl 100 pole we have privet everywhere around here both have never let me down
  3. redmax fan

    redmax fan LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,418

    guess if extended you want echo , plus maybe want to spend less than this . but ive got the 3 year old version of this one at link , last year they made them with rubber handles , and it is awesome . i got the unmovable blade over the blade that switches angles because didnt want the extra moving and more fragile parts on it . link : http://www.redmax.com/products/hedge-trimmers/srtz2460f/ ps - i dont even use a regular short trimmer now , these extended reaches just about make them obsolete .
  4. orangemower

    orangemower LawnSite Silver Member
    from pa
    Messages: 2,768

    I have the Echo PAS265. I also have the extension, the articulating hedger. I can easily trim 10ft tall hedges without a ladder. I also have the Echo 165 double sided hedger for smaller jobs (much lighter then the combo with extension) and I have even a smaller set that are cordless for shaping spiral cut shrub type trees.
  5. exmarkman11

    exmarkman11 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 87

    I had a still hs 45 and hs80. I sold them because they always gave me problems. Got a commercial redmax and like it much better
  6. v6rs97

    v6rs97 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 234

    No love for the 30" little wonders?
  7. mx315

    mx315 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 394

    I was in Naples last week and saw a guy using a Shindaiwa hedger with a deflector on top. I looked it up this morning to find out what it was called. It made cleanup a lot faster, as he cut the top of the hedges the deflector gathered all the clippings and he dumped them in a pile. Never used a Shindaiwa, but that attachment was pretty cool. Going to try to find one to fit my Stihl hedgers.
  8. lawnboy dan

    lawnboy dan LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,711

    everything sthil gives me trouble
  9. larryinalabama

    larryinalabama LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 19,029

    Kawasaki 30" single sided is a good trimmer and a good price.
  10. chagh2.0

    chagh2.0 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 144

    I have to use these at some of my higher end homes dam picky people. but they do work great but My honda gen is getting old

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