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Ryobi RPT4545M Pole Hedge Trimmer with Extension Pole

Discussion in 'In the Garden' started by yottie, 18 Jun 2017.

  1. yottie

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    I need to get at some high hedges/shrubs in my garden, is this suitable for occasional DIY use please. The big hedge is Leylandi.
     
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    Whilst I think this machine would be ok for privet, I do think it would really struggle if any branches need lopping......a petrol machine has no problems chopping through branches of say 3/4" but naturally enough is hugely more expensive. Leylandii is often a nightmare for any machine!
    Maybe you could consider hiring a petrol machine for this cut, and see how things go? Once the heavy lopping is over, an electric machine could take over.
    John :)
     
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    Thanks John, I tend to sort the heavy bits out and then use an electric trimmer for a final cut. Am trying to avoid some ladder-work really.
    What do you think of..Bosch AMW 10S Multi Tool with extended Reach Pole Hedge Trimmer?
    1000 watt seems impressive, for the odd time I use these things I think I could put up with weight maybe!
     
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    For sure, this one looks like it could do the job......1000w has to be better than the other one.
    All extended reach trimmers are on the heavy side of course, so an aching back is guaranteed!
    John :)
     
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    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/52cc-5-in...er-Brushcutter-Garden-Multi-Tool/222203264480

    Got the strimmer version .Bought two . Cord spool are poor replaced it for a husvarna . Strimmer cheap but they work hard . Do a few modifications and the work well for the price and just buy another .When that fails you can rob bits of one to keep the other going. A Husvarna the same size with the attachments would be best part of a £1000 or more . Upgrade cord spool I bought cost £40 ish .Nearly as much as the strimmer itself.
     
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    Thanks RD, am waiting for del of the electric Bosch today.
    Will report on performance later!
     
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