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Extra long reach hedge trimmer

Discussion in 'Tools and Materials' started by Robotmannick, 30 Oct 2014.

  1. Robotmannick

    Robotmannick

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    Hi all,

    I'm looking for an extra long reach hedge trimmer. The key point for me being the length as I need to reach over the top of a wood shed to get to the hedge. Best candidate so far looks like the Tanaka TPH 270S with a EXT300 900mm extension kit.

    Any thoughts on these? Any alternatives?

    Thanks,

    Nick
     
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    Looks similar to the sthil combi I have so should be ok for what you envisage. To be honest I don't tend to use the extension pole very often as it really gets heavy to use for more than a short period.
     
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    Tanaka is quality gear from the U.S......the only thing I would recommend is not to buy from the internet but from a dealer near you - purely for the spares availability as it's not as good as Stihl or Husqvarna.
    Also, pattern parts are readily available for the two brands I've mentioned......less so with Tanaka.
    John :)
     
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    Thanks both. It just seems really hard to compare relative lengths as everyone quotes slightly different measures - including blade, shaft length, including engine, total reach based on average person...I'd be happy with any of those 3 makes but was drawn to the Tanaka because of the extension section as much as anything else as I couldn't find similar extensions for the others!
     
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    Buy a ladder then the shed's not a problem. ;)
     
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    I wish it were that simple, but even from a ladder, I'd still have to reach over the width of the shed :cry:
     
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