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Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by 04TurfT, Jun 30, 2006.

  1. 04TurfT

    04TurfT LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 255

    How many of yall have the pole hedge trimmers? What brand do you have and what should I look out for when buying them... If yall could point out any and all the pros/cons to the different brands.... I'd really appreciate it...:dancing:
  2. RedWingsDet

    RedWingsDet LawnSite Gold Member
    from Detroit
    Messages: 3,556

    I have Echo and Tanaka. Thats the only two I've ever used.

    My guys always fight over the Tanaka, they hate the echo's and 2 of my guys worked for previous companys with other brands and still like the tanakas best.
  3. maxkicker

    maxkicker LawnSite Member
    Messages: 124

    i personally like shindaiwa they work great light weight and parts arent that expensive
    i have a few but my oldest pair are atleast 6 yrs old now and only minor maintence

    i think most guys stick to stihl and echo though sthil is a lil heavy imo
  4. LwnmwrMan22

    LwnmwrMan22 LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,373

    Everything I've got is Echo, been that way for going on 18 years, mostly because the 4 shops that I deal with, all have Echo.
  5. Tharrell

    Tharrell LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,967

    I've only used the big Echo model, and I rented it. I liked it and considered purchasing one but, I wouldn't need it that much.
  6. syzer

    syzer LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,272

    We have the Husqavarna 326ldx split boom and love it. We also have the echo pas-260 and personally i hate that thing. In fact its now out of commission after really only one season. A lot of problems.

    The Husqavarna is awesome and has a much better attachment system at the split.
  7. TOMMY1115

    TOMMY1115 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 169

    Kawasaki makes pretty good hedge trimmers. Been happy with them...
  8. Oxmow

    Oxmow LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 485

    i have used echo and shindiawa, and like the shinny. The echo i used borke down alot after only one season. I currently have the shinny articulating head that i swap out with my trimmer bump head when i need a pole trimmer.

    Works great, only slightly heavier than with the bump head.

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