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    Thanks Paul!

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    Yes, do find the trimmer satisfying to use, especially this version of it as the previous version with sickle cutters was very high maintenance and did not do a great job on the sides of the hedge. I have had a number of people ask if it can be raised and lowered for different heights. I certainly have thought about that, but I think I would have to incorporate hydraulics to do it. So, as it stands it cuts my hedge the way I want the hedge to look and that is fine for now.

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    Hi Dan,

    That's one incredible, Rube Goldberg-type device! Your Hedge Trimmer is the 'Tool of the Week'!

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    That machine is ingenious without a doubt. Boy oh boy to add a hydraulic system to adjust height and side pitch would be outstanding but as it sits its completely awesome. As seen on that video it takes a very time consuming, tideous and back breaking chore and turns it into a quick Sunday afternoon cruise down the lane.

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    You're right. I have to admit that before I used to dread the weekly hedge trimming job with the handheld trimmer, but now I kind of look forward to it!

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    Oop's, delayed my intended location!
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    Marv stated;
    I have not, and never will, join Facebook so that may be the problem. I doubt that I'm alone in that respect.[/QUOTE]

    Well, there's at least two of us. I am in total agreement. The opinion is based on comments of users, and rather over simplified due to lack of interest. Those users aren't all that content, many restrict potential contacts, or wind up bailing out completely.
    The idea that commercial enterprises, branches of the military, cosmetics, and so on shill BS on the 'dime' of not necessarily interested parties confounds me. Sure, the originators rake in profits, but so what. I see 'apps' the same way; where something like a customer thinks a service is being performed on their behalf...but they are just substitutes and uncompensated for performing tasks that a letter or phone call used to do. Anyone tried one of those techniques lately?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank S View Post
    Now that you have your machine running and doing the job you intended for it to do It would be a really good idea to fabricate some guards to protect you and the machine's inner works from flying debris. A focus on safety should always be first and foremost on any machine build and doubly so on the more complex builds
    That said it is a nice build Probably a lot more fun than running down to the nearest Stil or Honda dealer and buying 3 5 ft long sickle bar hedge trimmers then mounting them to a framework.
    I would assume that the sheet of plywood mounted behind the tractor is the main blades' guard. That, and a standing instruction for everyone to stay inside the house while hedger is operating!

    What is the purpose of the hedge?


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