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Need hedge trimmer Maybe echo

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by S man, Jul 29, 2007.

  1. S man

    S man LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,562

    I need a hedge trimmer soon. I'm wanting to get a hand held one and priced at $300 or lower. I'm thinking echo or redmax. Who has had experience with those two? Is the echo hc150 worth it? I don't do hedge jobs all day. I only have a few so it won't get used a lot. Which should I get?
  2. meathead1134

    meathead1134 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 637

    I do a little bit of hedge work not alot. I use the echo and have had good experience with it. I use it on a personal house and it works fine.
  3. S man

    S man LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,562

    Thanks, anyone else?
  4. S.A.L.

    S.A.L. LawnSite Member
    from NOLA
    Messages: 226

    I've got an HC150.
    I use it once or twice a week now.
    When I first bought it a year ago I was using it all day long for several weeks to get a neglected mall in shape, along with a few banks and other commercial and residential properties.
    The cutting surfaces stay very sharp with little to no maintanence.
    I rub a thin coat of motor oil across the blades before each day of use.
    It is also very fuel efficient.
    Starts on the first pull.
    I bought it from the Big Orange Box because of their 30 day buyer's remorse return policy. I didnt want to be stuck with a product that wasn't up to my task. Needless to say...No remorse. I'll buy another when neccesary.
    I'd let you borrow it, but I'll be using them these next couple of days.
    Let me know if you have any other questions.
  5. LB1234

    LB1234 LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,208

    We have an echo that is a number of years old...5 maybe six. I think its an HC1500 or something like that. Two years ago we bought a kawasaki...we don't use the echo that much anymore. Easier to start, more power, easier to fill the gas, easier choke, and a few other small items. Not saying the echo is bad..heck it stills runs and runs good but we prefer the kawasaki.
  6. S man

    S man LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,562

    I went today and got the hc150. Can't wait to try it two weeks from now.
  7. mowerdave

    mowerdave LawnSite Member
    Messages: 48

    I have 2 Echo trimmers. One is 6 years old and the other is 2 years old. They both seem to be holding up just fine.
  8. deere615

    deere615 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,676

    good choice on the echo! I bought the same ones this year and have been happy with them so far.
  9. fiveoboy01

    fiveoboy01 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,988

    I picked up a Husqvarna HS375x(I think that's the number) on ebay for 169 last season.

    I can't find one on there now for less than 380ish. Don't know why this guy was selling them so cheap but he had like 10 of them.
  10. deere615

    deere615 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,676

    was it new? Probably stolen. lol

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