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Tanaka
10-25-2005, 06:41 PM
Hi,
I'm pretty sure we'll be back in TURF this year and I think the return of the TLE is a must for a field test. I would like to see it tested in the environment it was built for, the first edge of the season.

Also, the Midwest or East coast would be ideal. I'm sure we'll get a lot of interest, but I'll let Jim decide who the testing goes to.

See everyone at GIE. We'll have at least 2 new edgers at our outside booth on Thurs. Come on by and enter to win one!

-MW

impactlandscaping
10-26-2005, 02:31 AM
Mark, put us in for consideration. See you in (hopefully sunny)Florida:D

turfmagazine
11-07-2005, 01:38 PM
Hi Impactlandscaping ...

If Mark is good with WV, I sure am.

I'd like to get it done asap.

Mark? You okay with WV????

If so, let 's get Impactlandscaping's name, address, etc. and get him hooked up with the unit.

email me at jkendrick@turfmagazine.com

Thanks!

Tanaka
11-09-2005, 02:44 PM
Hi,
Impact, have you used the TLE-550 before? I'm looking for someone who is new to the product.

-MW

RedWingsDet
11-09-2005, 05:41 PM
As a recent buyer in a hedge trimmer, and being impressed with it. I'd be more than happy to try out your other products that you have, in the spring. Im in Michigan so I suppose that falls under Mid-west.

impactlandscaping
11-09-2005, 06:56 PM
Hi,
Impact, have you used the TLE-550 before? I'm looking for someone who is new to the product.

-MW

Mark, Hi. Nope, never used a Tanaka edger of any kind. Looking forward to it, though...lol

Green-Pro
11-09-2005, 07:47 PM
Well you cant get any more mid west than Iowa and we did nearly 5000 feet of edging this season. Let us know if we can help. :waving:

Geoff

ProMo
11-09-2005, 09:11 PM
I used one of the tanaka edgers when they first came out 18-20 yrs ago.Wow time flys

Tanaka
11-10-2005, 12:32 PM
Mark, Hi. Nope, never used a Tanaka edger of any kind. Looking forward to it, though...lol

Hi,
If you can wait till early Feb, then you can do it. We won't have production units unit then. Also, I would need you to do ASAP so we can meet the March deadline for the April TURF issue.

-MW

impactlandscaping
11-10-2005, 02:13 PM
Sounds good to me, Mark. That timeframe will be better for us anyway. Just keep me informed .

chimmygew
11-15-2005, 04:57 PM
If you need anyone else, my crew and I have never used them, only used echo.

lawnboy dan
11-29-2005, 09:23 PM
does any body still use these type of edgers?

Tanaka
12-12-2005, 05:55 PM
Any volunteers to be photographed with the TLE-600 in use? We will come to your location to shoot.

First Choice: Seattle area
Second Choice: Northeast
Third Choice: Midwest

Time Frame: Feb 2006

-MW

RedWingsDet
12-12-2005, 08:02 PM
If you decide to come here, we'd be more than happy to assist ya.

BSDeality
12-12-2005, 10:23 PM
you want to do a photo shoot of an edger in february in the northeast...?

Tanaka
12-12-2005, 10:34 PM
Deadlines, deadlines!

SWD
12-13-2005, 08:01 AM
I have five employees working right now in central Texas.
Come on out for BBQ and a photo shoot.
Regarding a field test, I completed the one on the Dixie Chopper this year, published in September or October's issue.
I may be more easily reached at
830-305-0339
Steve

burroughslawnservice
12-15-2005, 09:24 AM
Any volunteers to be photographed with the TLE-600 in use? We will come to your location to shoot.

First Choice: Seattle area
Second Choice: Northeast
Third Choice: Midwest

Time Frame: Feb 2006

-MW

If your coming to Chesapeake VA I could be available.

dtxwizard
12-15-2005, 12:27 PM
if your looking for any one else in the midwest I would give it a shot of course it would be going against one of those high dollar yard machines from menards (lol)

thanks da wizard

chimmygew
12-18-2005, 09:05 PM
I'll hook you up.

M Raggs Yard Service
12-19-2005, 06:01 PM
Any volunteers to be photographed with the TLE-600 in use? We will come to your location to shoot.

First Choice: Seattle area
Second Choice: Northeast
Third Choice: Midwest

Time Frame: Feb 2006

-MW
Mark, I have a couple of places in mind that I maintain that might fit for a photo.
One residential home and one a dentist's office that is in a converted house with lots of character and lots of edging.

Tanaka
12-19-2005, 06:59 PM
The more commercial the area the better. What is the address of the dentist office? Maybe I'll swing by.

Thanks for your help.

-MW

Potomac Lawns Inc.
12-19-2005, 08:55 PM
Mark,
If you need someone in the Maryland area we can help you, all we have used are the old John Deere Walk behinds and the Scag walk behinds as far as stick it would be the Stihls.


Thanks,
Steve

scaper27
01-21-2006, 10:06 PM
We could try it out here if you want, bunch of landscapers here on the island

Tanaka
03-09-2006, 01:17 PM
Hi,
The field test is currently in progress for the April issue of TURF. Thanks to Bill White, Impact Landscaping, for making it happen.

Also, we are planning the photo shoot for the cover of the April issue of TURF right now. Hopefully, we can get some sun out here in the northwest for next week.

-MW

Watkinslawnservice
04-21-2006, 11:47 AM
nice article Impact!

impactlandscaping
04-21-2006, 02:15 PM
Thanks Dave! Glad you liked it:waving:

D and H Seasonal Services
04-21-2006, 07:40 PM
Hey threr Mark,

I would be up for the field testing. I have never used a Tanaka edger of any kind either. How does Southeastern Pa. sound??

Tanaka
04-21-2006, 08:17 PM
Hi,
Please contact our distributor at Canns-Bilco (Alburtis, PA). They can point you in the right direction for a demo. Thanks for your interest in Tanaka.

CANNS-BILCO DISTRIBUTORS
125 East Penn Avenue, Alburtis, PA 18011 | Phone: (800) 811-0285 ext. 221 | Fax: (800) 228-8181
Contact: Roger Cann | E-mail: rdcann@canns-bilco.com
Territory: PA, MD, DE, NJ, NY, WV, VA

-MW

Frontier-Lawn
04-23-2006, 09:35 PM
i think it would be good for the first edge on sod that was just put down on new construction. i have alot of home built by us home that the sod guys just leave over lap on the sidewalk or driveway.

mcwlandscaping
04-24-2006, 05:51 PM
like said above, impact, very good article in TURF, read it in the van today while i was out, very good descriptions and information. Hearing that from someone on LS makes me more keen (sp.) to buy the product as my dealer really pushes them as being the best edger out there. once again, thanks impact for the insightful article

fga
04-25-2006, 08:27 PM
Bill,
Good review. I didn't know you were doing it. i was thumbing through, saw "Impact Landscaping"... hey i know that guy:waving:

SidelinePropMgr
03-13-2007, 09:28 PM
Hey Tanaka,

I would like to be considered for the field test. I am in Dayton Ohio and I will be doing some new customers that have no edging. I will be making first cuts to condominium properties and individual homes. I am considering buying one so, a test drive would be the perfect thing for my company. If interested, please contact me. I'll be waiting.

cgland
03-13-2007, 11:30 PM
You do know this thread is like 2 years old....right!?

Chris

SidelinePropMgr
03-14-2007, 07:22 AM
Yeah,

Never hurts to try :-)

cgland
03-14-2007, 02:59 PM
LOL!

Chris

boxsky
03-15-2007, 03:04 AM
I would love to test the trimmer or blower. Unfortunately I am about 2 yrs too late. :(

americanlawn
03-22-2007, 10:02 PM
Green-Pro RULES! Basically cuz I am an Iowa alumni, and have season football tickets. americanlawn, Des Moines. Steve Alfred is leaving....thank God.
Later

americanlawn
03-22-2007, 10:28 PM
I'm bidding on a 250PF. Used. If you throw me a deal, I would be interested.

We have 3000 customers.

Thanks.

americanlawn
03-23-2007, 10:53 PM
Send me one & I'll send you $200. We have 3000 customers. We are Iowa's largest "independent" lawn care company.

We'll test drive it, and give back our feedback.

rscvp, owner

p.s. reply via personal message. Thanks.