Ten top petrol-powered hedge trimmers to keep the garden looking neat all summer long

The hedges are growing rapidly at the moment after a slow start due to the cold Spring but they must be cut now to promote healthy growth and to keep them looking their best throughout the year.
Petrol-powered cutters are much more convenient as there is no hassle of a trailing cable.
So should you need a new trimmer here are ten top petrol powered machines across a range of prices which will keep your hedges the envy of your neighbours throughout the summer.

Einhell BG-PH 2250 hedge trimmer
Great value: Einhell BG-PH 2250 hedge trimmer
First is the Einhell BG-PH 2250 Petrol Hedgecutter, a neat a light machine powered by a 22 cc engine.
A 50 cm guide bar has double sided blades with 28 mm tooth gap gives a neat clean cut and a centrifugal clutch helps maximise performance.
This trimmer is fitted with a throttle lock, handy for when cutting long runs of hedges, and a hand guard.
East to fire up, it has a large fuel tank and costs £99.95, and full £100 off the maker’s recommended retail price.
Delivered free the next working day it was a two year maker’s warranty.
Everyone likes a bargain and here’s one from a company which is a great British favourite.
Mountfield MHJ2424 hedge trimmer
Bargain buy: Mountfield MHJ2424 hedge trimmer
The Mountfield MHJ2424 Double-Bladed Petrol Hedgetrimmer with a 61cm blade which has a 28 mm tooth spacing which enable it to deal with thicker stems.
Dual-reciprocating blades are powered by a 24.5 cc engine and the whole machine is well balanced meaning it is less tiring to use over longer periods, and it weighs just 5.4 kg.
The rear handle has three positions a useful attribute when dealing with the sides and corners of hedges.
This one costs £129 and that’s £70 off the maker’s recommended cost. It is delivered free the next working day and there is a two year manufacturer’s warranty.
Sanli hsd2655 hedge trimmer
EAsy to use: Sanli hsd2655 hedge trimmer
Here’s one designed to keep hedges neat and tidy on medium sized properties.
The Sanli HSD2655 Double-Sided Petrol Hedgetrimmer with Rotating Handle has a cutting length of 55 cm and has a 25.4 cc Sanli engine to power its double sided blades. The exhaust engine is directed over the blades and away from the user.
The handle rotates through 180 degrees for working on difficult hedges and a front hand guard is fitted for safety. And an anti-vibration system is fitted as well if using the trimmer over long periods.
It weighs 6.1 kg and costs £129.99, £40 less than Sanli’s recommended retail price.
Delivery is free the next working day and there is a two year manufacturer’s warranty.
McCulloch Superlite 4528 hedge trimmer
From the States: McCulloch Superlite 4528 hedge trimmer
Now one from a favourite garden machinery manufacturer.
The McCulloch Superlite 4528 Petrol Hedgetrimmer with a 45 cm blade is a very easy to use with a 21.7 cc engine which has a ‘Soft Start’ feature meaning it is much easier to start with less tug on the starter cord needed. And it is easy to see when the trimmer needs re-fuelling
Double-sided blades have 28 mm tooth gap meaning it won’t jam when cutting thicker stems.
Weighing 4.8 cc it is designed to emit fewer vibrations.
It costs £159.95 and is delivered free the next working day with a one year manufacturer’s warranty.
Ryobi RHT 2660 hedge trimmer
Tough worker: Ryobi RHT 2660 hedge trimmer
Ryobi is another company which makes top notch garden machinery and their RHT2660DA Petrol Hedgetrimmer is an excellent value for money machine.
Long 60 cm blades make working on larger hedges faster and a heavy duty hand guard make it safer to use.
The 26 cc engine has the maker’s own Roto Choke system and special carburettor for quick starting. And the rear handle can be adjusted to five positions to make it easier to use on challenging hedges.
Best bit is the machine weighs in at just 5.34 kg.
It costs £169.95 and is delivered free the next working day with a two year warranty.
Mitox ht60d hedge trimmer
Versatile: Mitox ht60d hedge trimmer
The Mitox HT60D Pro Petrol Hedgetrimmer with a 61cm blade is a top quality machine is a top quality trimmer for demanding domestic users and the professional alike.
It gives a really neat trim and is powered by a 25.4 cc engine and vibrations are kept to a minimum thanks to four shock absorbing mounts -this trimmer has been designed so that it can be used for longer periods with less fatigue.
Weighing just 5.4 kg it has an adjustable rear handle for the tricky bits.
It costs £199, is delivered free the next working day and has a two year warranty from Mitox.
Tanaka THT2000 hedge cutter
Tougest tasks: Tanaka THT2000 hedge cutter
Now an excellent hedgetrimmer from a company and one which is suitable for both domestic and lighter commercial work.
The Tanaka THT-2000 Hedgecutter with Twist Grip Handle has a 21 cc engine engineered to be quieter in running than many models.
The engine has a chrome plated cylinder and steel connecting rod and a Walbro carburettor and made to be easy to start.
It is remarkable light in weight at just 4.2 kg and the rear handle can be rotated through 180 degrees for ease of use.
The double reciprocating blades leave and excellent clean cut and cope cope with thick heavy twigs in all manner of hedges.
The maker’s recommended price is £289, but we have it for sale for £219.
This one has a five year year maker’s warranty and free next working day delivery.
Stihl HS45 Hedgetrimmer
Professionals’ choice: Stihl HS45 Hedgetrimmer
The Stihl HS45-18 has a double sides blade and is a top machine often the preferred choice of the professional gardener.
German engineered and really light for such a powerful machine this cutter has a 45 cm blade honed to give a clean cut and has a 27 cc engine designed to start quickly with the lightest of tugs.
It has an excellent vibration damping system to make use over a longer period less tiring.
It costs £229, £20 less than the maker’s recommended price.
There is a two year maker’s warranty and delivery is free within two to three working days.
Now two top quality machines for the keenest gardeners who want their hedges to look perfect throughout the summer and autumn.
Echo HC 1500 hedge trimmer
One for the shortlist: Echo HC 1500 hedge trimmer
The Echo HC1500 Hedgecutter has a 21.2 cc engine incorporating a top quality air filter for a longer life and has 58 cm double-sided blades driven by a heavy duty gearbox.
This really solid machine weighs only 4.7 kg and has anti-vibration mounts to make it comfortable to sue over longer periods.
The maker’s recommended retail price is £279, but we have it for sale for £239. Delivery is free the next working day and there is a two year warranty from Echo.
And finally a hedge cutter designed for serious challenges and one which is often the choice of the professional gardener.
Husqvarna 122hd60 hedgetrimmer
Solid starter: Husqvarna 122hd60 hedge trimmer
The Husqvarna 122HD-60 Petrol Hedgetrimmer has a 60cm blade and is a real workhorse with a 21.7 cc engine using a Smart Start system desih=gned to lessen the force needed on the start cord by 40 per cent.
It also has an air pump to ensure reliable starting.
The 60 cm double-sided, dual reciprocating blades are finely honed to give very clean cuts and give the machine a longer working life.
It weighs just 4.9 kg and has been designed for longer periods of wrok with vibration dampers.
It costs £249.95, £40 less than the maker’s recommended retail price. Delivery is free the next working day and there is a two year warranty from Husqvarna.
These are just ten of our petrol hedgetrimmers and for a fuller choice see our hedgetrimmer section on our web pages.
And if you want further help please call our team on 08454 588905.

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