Stihl extended hedge trimmer...

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Lawn-Scapes, Jul 29, 2003.

  1. Lawn-Scapes

    Lawn-Scapes LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,810

    I can't remember which model I was looking at...

    Anyone have anything negative to say about Stihl's extended hedge trimmers? The Stihl I was looking at had a 8 or 9 inch reach advantage over the Echo. You could also put a chain saw attachment on the Stihl.

    Price was $449 and the chain saw attachment was $179... good?
  2. GLAN

    GLAN Banned
    Messages: 1,647

    I have a Stihl pole clipper.

    Please don't ask the model :confused:

    It's not an extend pole but it serves us well. We got the saw attachment free last year.

    Nice machine, used everyday during trimming, not a problem in 2 seasons
  3. Lawn-Scapes

    Lawn-Scapes LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,810

    By extended.. I meant pole trimmer with 90 degree pivoting trimmer. How did you get the saw free?
  4. bob

    bob LawnSite Platinum Member
    from DE
    Messages: 4,260

    I have the Stihl FS85 trimmer that accepts the articulating hedge trimmer head. I also have the power broom, power sythe and chain saw attachments. I think I payed around $300 for the trimmer. Check eBay for attachments , theres always some on there.
  5. GLAN

    GLAN Banned
    Messages: 1,647

    I use the same shop for many years. We have a great relationship. They just gave it to me. And I get something to demo 3 of the last 5 years. Last year a Redmax 7001, had it the entire season before having to give it back. Year before that a Stihl line trimmer. This year nothing :mad:

    from AL
    Messages: 656

    The Stihl Pole Articulating either has a longer Bar or longer pole than the Echo which is why I went Stihl.

    adjustable gearbox.jpg
  7. ParksGuy

    ParksGuy LawnSite Member
    Messages: 13

    One needs a "special" tool to inject "special" grease.....
    Doesn't fit with my other ZERKS.....
    Like it but that one thing removes it from my battle pack!
    It's all about survival....
  8. Live4Mowin'

    Live4Mowin' LawnSite Member
    Messages: 203

    bob, in what situations do you use your power scythe?
  9. T.E.

    T.E. LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 799

    I looked at the stihl, and went with the Shindiawa articulating as it rotates 180 degrees and the stihl just 90 degrees. Cost a little more but I think it is a better machine. :)

    from AL
    Messages: 656

    The Shin goes 150 degrees not 180. Only advantage is for transport as it folds flush. It has only 1 More Cutting Position than the Stihl & a Much Less Powerful Engine.

    You Paid More for Less.

Share This Page