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POWER STROKE
02-27-2012, 10:49 PM
What does every one prefer when edging beds. Power Edger, or Shovel Spade?

Thanks in advance for any help or input.

POWER

larryinalabama
02-27-2012, 10:53 PM
Brown bededger

noahb195
02-27-2012, 10:54 PM
I like to use an edger with a brand new blad on it

martinlawn29
02-27-2012, 11:14 PM
how much are you going to do a year ? will it make sence to buy a power edger or a 30 dollar spade?

MICHPLOWER
02-29-2012, 01:20 AM
Bump Bump Bump

LawnMan19
02-29-2012, 01:43 AM
I like hand edging with an edging spade best.

Walker Lawn & Landscaping
02-29-2012, 04:01 AM
browning bed edger hands down is the best i have used makes a clean wide and deep edge. the soil it removes from the trench is fine ground, easy to work with and to spread out as opposed to other edgers or a shovel where you have to pick up and remove of the soil/sod or chop up and spread out. chops right through roots hard ground, i have even used it in compact gravel. it saves you so much time and effort its unreal, if you do a lot of installs it is well worth the price. i want to say like two grand for a new one. just be sure to charge appropriately by foot/machine hr. i think its easier to freehand new bed edges with than a shovel. A shovel will always have its place though

hackitdown
02-29-2012, 07:30 AM
I use an Echo bed re-definer.

blmc5150
02-29-2012, 08:15 AM
I use an Echo bed re-definer.

Yes. These work awesome if you have an existing edge. We got one last year and love it! Saves a TON of time. We use a Brown Bed Edger for non existing beds/edges. But the Echo BRD is the way to go, especially if you have a lot of beds to edge.

hackitdown
02-29-2012, 08:58 AM
Yes. These work awesome if you have an existing edge. We got one last year and love it! Saves a TON of time. We use a Brown Bed Edger for non existing beds/edges. But the Echo BRD is the way to go, especially if you have a lot of beds to edge.

I do not have a walk-behind edger, so I use the Echo for new beds, too. It is not what the Echo is built for, but it works...easier than a shovel. I do 3 or 4 passes with the Echo, and it gets the job done. And no material to remove after.

larryinalabama
02-29-2012, 06:22 PM
What ever happened to "Trench Blade"

hackitdown
02-29-2012, 06:32 PM
What ever happened to "Trench Blade"

Good question.

I bough some a couple of years ago. They do work a little.

Exmarkboy13
02-29-2012, 06:35 PM
A sharpened spade and i have the best edges in the city (seriously)

93Chevy
02-29-2012, 06:44 PM
A sharpened spade and i have the best edges in the city (seriously)

Post some pics!



I like the look of a spade but the amount of work we have, the Bedshaper we just got works really well.

burnsyscapes
02-29-2012, 07:57 PM
tagging, also how do you all charge for edging? hour by the feet?

hackitdown
02-29-2012, 08:08 PM
tagging, also how do you all charge for edging? hour by the feet?

I figure it by the foot, but I don't tell that to the customer. Give them a total price.

NC Greenscaper
02-29-2012, 09:01 PM
I do not have a walk-behind edger, so I use the Echo for new beds, too. It is not what the Echo is built for, but it works...easier than a shovel. I do 3 or 4 passes with the Echo, and it gets the job done. And no material to remove after.

The redefiner works good to redefine. It doesn't go deep or wide enough for a new hedge. Brown bed edger works best.

grassmasterswilson
02-29-2012, 10:03 PM
subscribing

Had someone ask about this the other day. I'm thinking maybe a spade for this one job. Doubt they will pay for the rental of a bed edger and I could just about be finished in the time it would take to rent one.

What's the going rate that you guys are getting? $0.50 per foot?

Exmarkboy13
03-01-2012, 06:37 PM
Post some pics!



I like the look of a spade but the amount of work we have, the Bedshaper we just got works really well.

Sure. Will do once the season starts!

ibuildme
03-02-2012, 12:24 AM
i have a EZ Trench bed edger that made me a TON of money! i went into the store looking to buy the brown but the two wide back tires turned me away and towards the ez. brown has those wide tires in the rear which SUCK if you are trying to refurbish a existing bed. They do both give a nice cut but either one you use, make sure you have two guys, one using the edger and another raking back the dirt right behind the operator and DONT FORGET, run around it with a weed whacker and it looks beautiful and all my customers were more than satisfied and so was i

Lawnut101
03-02-2012, 01:19 AM
Brown bededger

Same for me! Can't be competitive without it... :weightlifter::weightlifter:

93Chevy
03-02-2012, 07:46 AM
Sure. Will do once the season starts!

Season's already started.

David Grass
03-02-2012, 09:07 AM
Turfteq is one of the most expensive but it makes the job FUN, check out the videos on their site www.turfteq.com EVEN using it very part time it paid for itself several times over so far. It has 2 different types of bed edging mechanics so you can choose which works for that particular job the best and the fastest.