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What hedge trimmer?

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by stevenf, Mar 24, 2008.

  1. stevenf

    stevenf LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,612

    Im looking for a simples/cheap hedge trimmer but I want a realiable brand. If you were looking for a cheap 18+ inch single side trimmer, Which would you get?
  2. Albery's Lawn & Tractor

    Albery's Lawn & Tractor LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,674

    sent you a pm......
  3. mdvaden

    mdvaden LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,946

    If someone like a single edge trimmer, I would sure like to hear why.

    I can't image what it would be like to lack the freedom of the back and forth cutting to groom stems from both directions.

    What reason would there be?
  4. LindblomRJ

    LindblomRJ LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,570

    I wish I knew.

    I picked up a used Stihl off of Ebay last fall.
  5. lawnpro724

    lawnpro724 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,201

    double sided is the only way to go.
  6. Acswaupaca1

    Acswaupaca1 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 492

    jonsred with the swivel throttle handle
  7. stevenf

    stevenf LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,612

    I was just looking for the cheapest way out. I wont use it very often, but when I do need it, it seems to be pretty good sized jobs( to big for my hand tools)
    Which cheap hedge trimmer would you recommend?

    Since it will hardly ever be used, what homeowner brand would you recommend the most? I know yall will say they are all crap, but one has to be better then the other. Homelite, Ryobi?????
  8. Smith Lawn & Landscaping

    Smith Lawn & Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 367

    I like the stihl hs 45 its like 279.95 double sided 18inch blade awesome cut. you can get it in the hs t or just hs the T is for actual cutting and shearing the hs is for pruning.
  9. ffemt1271

    ffemt1271 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,285

    look on e-bay, i got a shindaiwa ah-231 off of there for less than $200 last year. perfect machine no problems. they retail for over $500

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