Hitachi Gas Powered Grass Trimmer Review for 2018

Hitachi CG22EASSLP Gas Grass Trimmer

Some people need a blend of power, lightweight and versatility when they assess their needs for a brush cutter/grass trimmer. With the Hitachi Gas Powered Straight Shaft Grass Trimmer, this is exactly what you get.

This unit is commercial grad and features a drive shaft warranty that lasts a lifetime and is attachment and blade capable with a carburetor that is has a purge primer so that you get reliable and fast starts.

You shouldn’t throw your money away on trimmers that won’t last more than a few seasons; this machine can very easily be the last one you buy!

The cutting head is semi-automatic, and the trimmer dispenses its line as you need it to so that it will be a hassle free operation.

The head is placed at the end of the straight sixty-inch steel drive shaft that’s solid so it is a cinch to trim in tight spots. It’s a lightweight trimmer as well and designed for maximum comfort with anti-vibration tendencies.

This aims to keep operator fatigue to a minimum and improve maneuverability.

The protective cover shields the fuel tank from tear and wear for durability. The Hitachi trimmer has a 21 cc commercial caliber engine that features Pure Fire low-emission 2-stroke technology. You can feel good about this because it means that it has a safer operation and less environment impact.

Therefore, you can use this trimmer in California because it’s CARB Tier III compliant.

About its Manufacturer: Hitachi

Hitachi the brand has created and established its footprint in several fields involving technology, from home appliances, logistics, services and more. They were founded in 1910 and have inherited the philosophy of sincerity, harmony and pioneering that is embedded into their work culture. With the corporate promise of “Inspire the Next” Hitachi aims to both meet and exceed expectations of society and their consumers alike. They operate with that core identity to act are their catalyst for ongoing development.

The Hitachi is CARB compliant and weighs 18 pounds. It also can be shipped to select countries outside the United States. It is backed by a 7-year consumer warranty and a 2-year commercial warranty along with an one-year rental warranty.

Here are some of the other features...

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    Commercial grade engine so you can trim easily, weeds, grass and brush
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    Four inch semi-automatic cutting head with 13 feet of line
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    Low emission 2-stroke engine technology for reduced fumes
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    S-start system that makes it easy on your body to start
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    Anti-vibration for user comfort

Here are some of the pros and cons...

Incredible warranty – at seven years, this is one of the best consumer warranties on the market today.

Lightweight –although not featherweight, this does a good job of not being a huge pain.

Very smooth engine and transmission – the unit can be set on the ground while it’s on without running away from you.

Power when you need it – though it’s lightweight, it still packs a punch.

Bad location of on/off button – can inadvertently turn this machine off.

Shield issues – it’s not much of a big shield, can get blasted with grass if you’re on the wrong side of it.

Hitachi CG22EASSLP Shaft Grass Trimmer


Finding a lightweight gas trimmer nowadays is a pretty easy thing to do. In addition to that, finding an only heavy-duty trimmer is pretty easy as well. However its hard to find a device that haves a healthy balance of both and that is what you pretty much get with the Hitachi CG22EASSLP Gas Powered Straight Shaft Grass Trimmer. Solid machinery and a good performance make this a solid buy.

RATING: 3.5 out of 5