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columbiaplower
06-02-2000, 03:08 PM
i need a new edger. i have been using a small walkbehind edger but it died yesterday. What is the best brand? what do u use? do cc madder as much as in a trimmer? I will be using the edger to both mantain edges and make new ones. I will also use it to edge flowwer beds. I am looking at the echo 2400 and 2600. What do ua ll think? <br>Thanks<br>-Nick

HOMER
06-02-2000, 03:22 PM
STIHL

CMerLand
06-02-2000, 03:23 PM
I think im on safe ground stating this Tanaka hands down. Expensive but definately worth it. Will cut thru 4 inches of overgrown sidewalk edges in one pass at only a slightly lower then normal walking pace. Direct drive means no belts to slip or replace, plenty of power and easy to handle.

columbiaplower
06-02-2000, 03:28 PM
i dont want to pay more then $300

columbiaplower
06-02-2000, 03:50 PM
i dont want to pay more then $300<br><p><font size="1">Edited by: columbiaplower

Gus
06-02-2000, 08:21 PM
I agree that Tanaka is way to go. After dealing with belt drive edgers for years and cursing them I finally bought one last year.<br>You might be able to find a used one for close to what you want to spend.

curlawngreen
06-02-2000, 08:47 PM
STHIL!!!!!!

BRET
06-02-2000, 09:54 PM
HEY JUST WANTED TO LET YOU KNOW THAT OUR CREWS USE THE ECHO PE-2400&quot;S. I HAVE 6 UNITS IN EVERY DAY USE AND PLAN ON ADDING 6 MORE THIS SEASON. WE ONLY DO COMMERCIAL APARTMENTS AND THEY WORK GOOD FOR EDGING WEEKLY LIKE WE DO. THEY ARE STRONG ENOUGH IF WE MISS A WEEK AND HAVE TWO WEEKS OF GROWTH. WE STICK TO THE 2400S BECAUSE THE SAME PARTS ARE IN OUR WHOLE LINE UP. I PERSONALLY HAVE USED ECHO FOR 14 YEARS.

Keith
06-03-2000, 06:42 AM
I have had 3 Echo PE2400's, a Stihl, and a Maruyama. I bought a Shindaiwa LE260 last year and I like it the most

scottlawns
06-03-2000, 11:09 PM
i rented one today made by little wonder...it was very fast and worked great,the rental place said i could buy the one i used for 225.00

columbiaplower
06-04-2000, 02:01 PM
wb or stick?what should i get?

scottlawns
06-04-2000, 03:06 PM
i think the sticks work well once you get the edgeing under control...but if they were never edged the stick would get a workout.

steveair
06-04-2000, 05:45 PM
Hello,<p>Stihl is coming out with a new commercial grade trimmer that will have interchangeable shafts and allow you to change the attachment sometime very soon. <p>They said it would be out by mid-year (haven't seen it yet though) and is called a FS 85rt.<p>I know the FS85 is a great machine, so I am hoping this might be too. They are the exact same units except for the changeable shaft. <p>Options include a edger, pole pruner, hedgers, line trimmer,etc. I think they are coming out with a power broom too. <p>If the changeable shaft system is sturdy, I believe this may be a good idea. Have seen other systems like this, but never was impressed. Hoping that the stihl name will make it a better product than others.<p>I'm interested because I also need a new line trimmer, and with this, I could kill more than 1 bird with 1 stone.<p>steveair<p><br>

grasscapeinc
06-04-2000, 08:26 PM
If your going with the walk behind edger, go with the Scag, Tanaka, or McCLane