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Tools - Gas hedge trimmer

Postby Spinwheel » June 5th, 2011, 7:11 pm

Does the chapter have any plans to get one of these?

http://www.stihlusa.com/hedgetrimmers/HL100-135.html
SHAFT LENGTH = 1500 mm (59 in.)

http://www.stihlusa.com/hedgetrimmers/HL100K-135.html
or perhaps this one?
SHAFT LENGTH = 1070 mm (42 in.)

Any other brands you would consider?

thanks,
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Re: Tools - Gas hedge trimmer

Postby Loren » June 5th, 2011, 7:29 pm

I added a kombisystem head and attachments to the chapter wish list last year. I'm not sure where we stand with this list - I'll look into it.

I'm very partial to the powerscythe attachment. It's shorter, it has a skid plate for ground contact, it's more robust, and pretty much anything smaller than 1 inch in diameter is fair game. It's my go-to tool for trimming.
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Re: Tools - Gas hedge trimmer

Postby GT 3.0 » June 5th, 2011, 10:45 pm

i have one i can sell for cheap $75 let me know
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Re: Tools - Gas hedge trimmer

Postby Spinwheel » June 6th, 2011, 10:00 am

I am interested.. sending PM
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Re: Tools - Gas hedge trimmer

Postby GT 3.0 » June 6th, 2011, 2:17 pm

spinwheel got the pm sent u the e-mail
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Re: Tools - Gas hedge trimmer

Postby dirt » June 6th, 2011, 2:42 pm

Spinwheel wrote:Does the chapter have any plans to get one of these?

http://www.stihlusa.com/hedgetrimmers/HL100-135.html
SHAFT LENGTH = 1500 mm (59 in.)

http://www.stihlusa.com/hedgetrimmers/HL100K-135.html
or perhaps this one?
SHAFT LENGTH = 1070 mm (42 in.)

Any other brands you would consider?

thanks,


Metro North has one of those, very nice, very handy. Don't know offhand what the shaft length of ours is.

(Shaft length..he...hehhe....hehe... :mrgreen: )
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Re: Tools - Gas hedge trimmer

Postby GT 3.0 » June 6th, 2011, 5:14 pm

wouldnt you guys want to use this instead bc it can cut trees and dead branches better then the hedge trimmer

http://www.stihlusa.com/polepruners/HT131.html
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Re: Tools - Gas hedge trimmer

Postby WishIcouldcatchmybreath » July 3rd, 2011, 9:53 pm

Please let me know when Metro South gets one, because I'd like to use it on a couple local trails!!
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Re: Tools - Gas hedge trimmer

Postby Loren » July 3rd, 2011, 11:07 pm

We purchased a kombi tool last week, and it's been put to pretty good use so far. It's currently signed out to Justin for Commerce.
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Re: Tools - Gas hedge trimmer

Postby WishIcouldcatchmybreath » July 4th, 2011, 11:24 pm

oooh - dibs!
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Re: Tools - Gas hedge trimmer

Postby Apps » July 5th, 2011, 9:39 am

Yeah, I put two tanks of gas through it at Novi on Saturday AM and it's an animal. The only downside I see to it is that it makes you more likely to do more work :) Stuff you would have left if you just had loppers become fodder for really getting some trimming done! This thing is going to be a great asset to the chapter....we may need another :)
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Re: Tools - Gas hedge trimmer

Postby utabintarbo » July 5th, 2011, 10:16 am

FWIW, unless you have trails with fairly tall hedges on both sides for decent distances (hmmm, maybe the section after the Expert loop at the tree farm?), one will be enough. Best to supplement with a couple of nice straight-shaft (hehe, I said "shaft" :lol: :roll: ) line trimmers, as they are lighter and generally more versatile.
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Re: Tools - Gas hedge trimmer

Postby Spinwheel » August 12th, 2012, 9:49 pm

I used it today for the first time on the assorted thorny vines and bushes of the powerline section on Loop 1 at Proud Lake.
It is absolutely the right tool for the job - thanks for following through and getting a couple of these.
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