A buying guide to long-reach hedge trimmers
Got a tricky hedge and need a long-reach hedge trimmer?
Trimming hedges – it’s not always easy.
Tall hedges, hedges that go back a long way, hedges that just don’t make sense.
All of them sent to test us.
All of them needing a long-reach hedge trimmer.
For five of the best, read on.
Which long-reach hedgetrimmer should you buy?
Right, to help make sure you buy the long-reach hedgetrimmer best suited to your needs, here are five expert-recommended long-reach hedgetrimmers.
There’s something for every garden, every gardener and every budget.
The budget one
If you want a good long-reach hedgetrimmer at an affordable price, the Cobra LRH5024V is a great choice.
With a 50cm double-sided blade, the telescopic shaft on this trimmer gives you extra reach of up to 2.5 metres. So unless we’re talking a very tall hedge, your ladder can stay in the shed (and your feet can stay firmly and safely on the ground).
A lithium battery means you get more out of a full charge and charging is quicker. Also, there is one setting for light trimming and tidying, and another for when you need to get to grips with something thicker.
- Battery: 1x 24v 2.0Ah Li-ion
- Cutting Length: 50cm / 19″
- Double Sided Blade
- Tooth Spacing: 15mm
- Eco & Turbo Cutting Modes
- Telescopic Shaft: 200cm – 250cm Max
- Articulates through 90°
- Weight: 3.7kg
- Domestic Warranty: 2 Years
The other budget one
Another good budget long-reach hedge trimmer is the Mountfield MPH50Li.
This lightweight and easily adjustable hedge trimmer comes with a 65cm telescopic shaft, giving you a mighty 4-metre reach. This should make hard-to-reach places easy-to-reach places.
With a good-sized 46cm blade, this trimmer is battery-powered (so no cord to get in the way) and has plenty of oomph. A single charge gives you 40 minutes of trimming time and it comes with a digital control panel.
- Powered by STIGA E-Power
- 46cm dual action laser-cut blade hedge trimmer
- 112° 6 positions rotating head
- 46cm blade length
- 65cm telescopic extension shaft
- Up to 40mins run time when used with recommended battery
- Recommended for use with 2Ah Battery (Not included)
- 5 Years warranty subject to annual service.
The mid-range one
If you can spend a bit more on your long-reach hedge trimmer, go for the Stiga SMT 226.
Tough and reliable, this petrol-powered trimmer comes with a 70cm extension pole that gives you extra reach of almost 3 metres. A 3Tooth metal blade means you can easily get to grips with the densest of hedges.
And this trimmer is more than just a trimmer. It can also be used as a brushcutter (with a strimmer head or metallic blade) and as a pruner. Think of the shed space you can save.
- Ultra-powerful 2.2kW motor delivers an exceptional cut and run time
- 53cm cutting width, 6 speeds, sturdy cutting heights, and 4-in-1 cutting system
- Electric brushless transmission means more efficient
- Strong carrying handle and folding handlebar for easy storage
- Powered by two 48-Volt 7.5Ah batteries – Sold separately
- Charger sold separately
- 5 Year Warranty on the machine
The top-end one
Want to go top-end with your long-reach hedge trimmer? Then we recommend the Honda UMC435.
The extra reach on this petrol-powered hedge trimmer is a massive 5 metres – pretty much any hedge is within its grasp. And an articulated joint means it’s good for cornered hedges and circular hedges.
As well as precise trimming, this trimmer also takes dense hedgerows in its stride. Also, Honda’s anti-vibration technology means it’s easier on your wrist and arms.
- Honda UMC435 35cc Power Head Versatool
- 4-stroke powered multi-tool engine unit
- Drives a whole range of garden equipment to cover a wide range of jobs
- Backed-up with Honda warranty
The really top-end one
Want to go all out? The best of the best? Then you want the EGO MHCC1002E. It’s an all-singing, all-dancing, all-doing beast.
You get metres of extra trimming reach, and 12 adjustable cutting angles mean you can get anywhere and do anything you need. And its battery powered – no cords, no petrol, no fuss. It’s quick to charge (30 mins) and you can see everything on an easy-to-read LED screen.
Unruly thick branches are no problem – just put on the saw attachment and you’ll be through them with ease. Also, a lightweight and anti-vibration design make using it easier on you.
Everything you need to start trimming and cutting is in this kit.
- Power head
- Hedge trimmer attachment
- Pole saw attachment
- 2.5Ah battery
- Rapid charger
Why buy your hedge trimmer from GoToMow?
We recommend and sell only the best garden machinery. So, when you come to us, you’ll get an excellent hedge trimmer that meets your needs. You get quality because we know quality.
Plus, we deliver for free to anywhere in mainland UK when you spend over £150. Just a few clicks, a little bit of info and your hedge trimmer will be on its way to your doorstep (and your garden).