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  1. Titan 8820

    Titan 8820 Well-Known Member

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    Anyone cut hedges to an A shape?
    Reason l ask is l got a new job and owner asked me to do this.
    The Hedges had not been done for 4or 5 years due to a death in thefamily and subsequent fall out of offspring.
    So l did the job best l could though l d be the first to admit it didnt look great as hedges had all been flat topped in the past and they were now higher and thinner on top.
    Owner away all week and was not impressed on return. Looks like l' ll have to go around it all again and flat top it.
    How many years would it take to convert a hedge from flattop to A shape?
     
  2. Paw

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    It'll look ok next year with some new growth on it. With 4-5 years growth what ever you did would look shite anyway.
     
  3. Danielk

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    With 4 or 5 years growth its going to be hard to get it looking good anyway. I don’t like the A shaped hedges at all. We lost a job for hedge cutting once and another man cut it for a year and cut it A shaped. Farmer wasn’t impressed and got us back. Flat top looks much tidier I think
     
  4. Bog Man

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    We have A shaped a lot of our hedges with the verge trimmer . The hedge cutter cuts the top off every couple of years . It is a lot better fence and if the sprayer boom gets into it is a lot easier to get out of .
    If you cut them square all the time you end up with shaving brushes.
    The A shape gives a better base plus the bits sticking up are roosting places for birds to sing from .
     
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  5. massey 6480

    massey 6480 Well-Known Member

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    You willing to travel for work . Lads that do it here are setting corn so no hope of coming and a big back log ahead of them .
     
  6. tractorted

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    As the others have said your never going to get a pretty finish from 4/5 years growth, with a flat top you've all the butchering hidden from sight but with the A shape everything is on show. It'd look better next year.
    A lot of the time it's not possible but I try to slope my hedges in slightly, it's better for the hedge being wider at the base and I prefer the look of it too...
     
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    i woudnt have cut it without him there and telling him what it would look like
     
  8. Titan 8820

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    Prefer A shape myself but nearly all the customers want them flat.
    They ask why you didnt cut the top.
     
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    Il send one up to you
     
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    I try to slope the sides inwards towards the top where possible, it creates better growth at the base, was once asked to do the full A shape and not touch the top, it worked out OK because it was only 2 years growth but the year after all the top had stretched up so had to flat it off, if I was asked again I'd A it with a light run on the top from the start.
     
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  12. ShaneB140

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    Find them a good machine, good few around these parts, the older one 726t good machine and parts aren’t mad money, was my first hedgecutter so can’t compare it to anything but never gave much boder.

    Ya upgraded few weeks back, tidy machine come up Twiga pro 700t, seems to be running well so far so good :Thumbp2:
     
  13. Win

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    Are they still using servo type controls or electric?
     
  14. ShaneB140

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    Still on the servo, Persume you can spec electric when buying new, used to the servo now I like it,
     
  15. Arthur

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    @ShaneB140 , I "might" have started a bit early.............
     
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  16. Arthur

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    Same as that stretched out the full 7metres with a similar reach needed from the other side of the hedge.. IMG_20181031_133819.jpg
     
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    Are the flaps with the metal strip better??
     
  18. headcase

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    Metal didnt last long on mine
     
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    Yes, they last a lot longer but the outside ones can get ripped easy if you aren't careful as they are more rigid plus the hydraulic front hood makes it a lot easier on them as you can open it up a bit to let stronger stuff in.
     
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    The reach comes in handy, nice to have it
     
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    New one lad, same reach as the old one :Thumbp2:
     
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