For most homeowners, a hedge trimmer is just a time saver that takes less effort than manual pruning. For professionals, the right trimmer can save hours of work on large landscaping jobs while reducing fatigue caused by extended periods of stretching and reaching overhead to shape bushes and trees. Shindaiwa understands the needs of these users, which is why their line of hedge trimmers come in a variety of sizes and features to best fit real-world working conditions.
The Shindaiwa Difference
Shindaiwa’s trimmers are built for all-day use, which is why they use aluminum components, vibration dampeners and lightweight two-stroke engines to deliver enough power to go through thick branches without being tiring to use. Even maintenance is simple thanks to their YOUCAN maintenance kits that have everything needed for common jobs including tune-ups and fuel system replacements.
Instead of offering a few models with differing engine sizes, the company offers models that provide a choice of bar size, shaft length and the option of a debris sweeper.
Standard Hedge Trimmers
All of Shindaiwa’s standard trimmers use a professional quality 21.2 cc two-stroke engine designed and built in-house. Like all of their engines, this powerplant meets CARB emissions requirements, so it’s legal to use in California and Quebec. The exhaust exit faces forward, keeping gases away from the operator.
This lightweight engine powers an aluminum blade bar, keeping the weight for these units in the 10-12 lb. range. Add in a spring-based anti-vibration system, and you have a trimmer that is comfortable enough for long-term use. The rear handle rotates 180 degrees, making it easy to switch between horizontal and vertical cuts.
The most basic model, DH232, is equipped with a 22.8-inch bar, while the DH235 has a bar that’s 28 inches long.
The HT232 and HT235 come with a debris sweeper mounted over the bar that catches branches as they’re trimmed, making for faster, easier cleanup. These models also have front and rear rubber over-mold handles reduce vibrations and hand stress. The HT232 is fitted with a 28-inch bar, while the HT235 uses a 37.6-inch bar.
Articulated Shaft Hedge Trimmers
Not all trimming can be reached from ground level. Shindaiwa’s articulated shaft trimmers have an adjustable angle gear case to position the blade for the right balance between reach and height. All models come with a 21-inch bar, and they weigh between 13 and 14 lbs.
The AH242 is powered by a 23.9cc engine and comes with a gear case that has 150 degrees of articulation with settings for 11 positions. Overall length is 94 inches. If you need a shorter reach, the AHS242 uses a smaller shaft for a total length of 66.5 inches. The articulation on this model is limited to 135 degrees in 10 positions. Need more power? The AH262 and AHS262 come with a 25.4 cc engine but are otherwise identical to their 242 counterparts.
Shindaiwa guarantees these hedge trimmers and their engines for two years of commercial use and 5 years of consumer use.
Getting Parts and Service for Shindaiwa Equipment
If you’re outfitting your crew or need repairs to your current equipment, visit Shank’s Lawn Equipment. We’re not just a certified dealer, we have over three decades of experience helping homeowners and professionals with their outdoor equipment. We’re located at 4900 Molly Pitcher Highway in Chambersburg, PA. That’s just off Route 11, one mile east of I-81 from Exit 10/Marion.
We can also ship parts and accessories for anything Shindaiwa to any address in the U.S. and Canada. To order, visit us online at www.shankslawn.com.