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Weed eater gas hedge trimmers

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by illday, Jun 8, 2003.

  1. illday

    illday LawnSite Member
    Messages: 89

    I need a backup hedge trimmer. I use an echo now.
    Has anyone tried the weed eater gas trimmer?
  2. NCSULandscaper

    NCSULandscaper Banned
    Messages: 1,557

    Thats what i started off with. They are good for small leafed shrubs such as boxwoods, barberry etc. But if you need to trim upright nollies or large leafed hollies then it does not work as well. The openings on the cutter bar are too close together to get larger leaves cut. I use them maily now for trimming up junipers and have to put the tip of the bar in the dirt to get a full clean edge.
  3. KerryB

    KerryB LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 661

    When I worked for my father-n-law thats all he had. They where always tearing up. Hard to start and just didnt last very long.
    I use the Stihl trimmers and so does he now.
  4. steve225

    steve225 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 123

    I thought they would be a good backup ( weedeater) But they suck.

    Steve Snider
  5. Albemarle Lawn

    Albemarle Lawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,544

    After eight years my Weedeater brand hedgers died, so I got a Redmax short-reach SRTZ2500s, nice machine.

    The weedeaters are ok, mine lasted and lasted, but could not trim large hollies, etc.

    Also, if you own Redmax weed eaters you can buy just the hedge attachment for long-reach applications.

  6. A1 Lawn@Landscapes

    A1 Lawn@Landscapes LawnSite Member
    Messages: 220

    I just got a job last week because the guy had a weed eater he got from Home Despot. It was junk. put a crow bar in your wallet and buy it right, buy it once.

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