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Craftybigdog
03-02-2004, 09:40 AM
Hey guys I now have a walk behind edger and I was curious if you like a stick edger better, Ive never used one! If so what do you recommend! Thanks

LawnPerfect
03-02-2004, 10:39 AM
Walk behinds have much more power and are easy to use if you have to use one for extended periods of time. They also have the advantage if you are edging a place that has not been kept up.

Stick edgers are used for your everyday maintence jobs, ie your weekly accounts.

The only way I could justify a walk behind is if I had a large apartment complex (or the like) with many many feet of edging.

ElephantNest
03-02-2004, 10:50 AM
Ever since buying the shidnaiwa LE260 stick edger, I've not used my walk behind once. Thick, new, old, overgrown, doesn't matter. Eats it up. Between that and the T270, there isn't an edge I can tame.

P.S. Walk behind edger for sale :)

odin
03-02-2004, 10:54 AM
i like the stick edgers one less thing to be on the trailer to take up space.

With a star or 8 point blade a good stick edger will power though overgrowth to.

Very rarely carry the john deere e35 walkbehinds any more ...they just been collecting dust.

CamLand
03-02-2004, 10:56 AM
Originally posted by ElephantNest
Ever since buying the shidnaiwa LE260 stick edger, I've not used my walk behind once. Thick, new, old, overgrown, doesn't matter. Eats it up. Between that and the T270, there isn't an edge I can tame.

P.S. Walk behind edger for sale :)

You pretty much said it Mr. Nest...

LawnPerfect
03-02-2004, 10:58 AM
Hey Nest,
I wonder if there is a way you could convert your walk behind edger to a bed edger? Not nessessarly for establishing new bedding areas but just for maintaining existing bedding edges.
I remember hearing or seeing someone talk about it but I never followed up on the conversation. You might find a use for your edger yet.
BTW, did you get mardi gras out of your system for the year? I had to recover for days following tuesday on St. Charles. I think that at 26 I am getting too old for carnival. LOL

MY PUPPY
03-02-2004, 12:08 PM
Stick edgers are the way to go easy and quicker I use Echo 310
works great.

mtdman
03-02-2004, 12:10 PM
I use my wb for over grown stuff. I take the stick almost every day. One of the best pieces of equipment I ever bought. $50 from another lco, a shinawa model. My wb, which is a kees, is a pain to cart around.

Pecker
03-02-2004, 12:16 PM
I use a stick edger and like it alot. Very versatile.

BTW Odin, does Deere still make the e35, or any other model of walk behind edger? I don't want a new one unless it is the only option, but am hoping to come across come an older Deere fixer-up for cheap, maybe at a garage sale or something, and put it into service.

ElephantNest
03-02-2004, 01:57 PM
I took it easy this Party Gras season. Guess I'm getting too old too. 8(

Convert to a bed edger? Well, here's what I do. I just adjust the stick to it's deepest height, perfect for maintaining bed edges.

odin
03-02-2004, 02:10 PM
BTW Odin, does Deere still make the e35, or any other model of walk behind edger

I dont think deere makes a walk behind edger any more...they did have the cheap green machines brand they had out while back...dont know if they still have them out or not.

The e35 was a great edger and that wheel adjustment for curves was a neat feature.

ElephantNest
03-02-2004, 02:43 PM
McLane (McClane) makes pretty good WB edgers.

Pecker
03-02-2004, 02:48 PM
Ok, thanks. Maybe I can find an old one sometime.

I'm kinda partial to Deere (BTW, was the e35 a homeowner unit / or did Deere make a commercial grade walk behind edger?). However, I am familiar with McLane. Do they make commercial quality stuff? I know even Deere's homeowner stuff stands up to commercial abuse but how heavy duty is McLane? Is there even a commercial walk behind edger on the market?