View Full Version : What type of walk behind edger do you run?

Gilla Gorilla
08-28-2004, 11:06 PM
Im thinking of getting a new walkbehind edger this week for the first time cuts were the grass is very overgrown on the sidewalkds and curbs. It just takes to long to do it with a flat shovel or even the stick edger especially when you have to go behind once you have done that labor and pick up the crap and either put it in the trailer or bags and dispose of it.

So what brands are the rest of you guys using in the field.
I found the Little Wonder on ebay for buy it now at $378.00 plus about $33.00 in shipping. If you have this kind and model 6002 how do you like it? And what did you pay for it?

Thanks in advance for any info.

08-28-2004, 11:22 PM
I have a craftsman that is about 10 years old, cuts through everything and cost about $225. They are very simple machines and I would quess that the engine is what you mainly pay for. Mine has a briggs 3.5 hp. I change oil 1 time a year and keep it full of gas and it cranks on the 2nd or 3rd pull each time

Green Care
08-28-2004, 11:28 PM
I got a power trim or trim rite with 4hp honda she bites what ever is there.I got off e@bay 125.00

08-28-2004, 11:32 PM
I have old e35 john deere Walkbehind's ,dont get used anymore ..With the power of the fc110 sthil stick edger i dont need a walkbehind any more

08-28-2004, 11:39 PM
I have a craftsman too. Works really good. I just don't like how it goes through blades fast, even when you aren't hitting the sidewalk.

08-29-2004, 12:40 AM
I just tough it out with my Shindy stick edger. I had the same idea as you, but couldn't justify a purchase for something I'd rarely use. No matter what you use, you still have to clean the crap up. The stick edger has the power, it just beats the crap out of your arm.

08-29-2004, 12:42 AM
Forgot to add, you could always rent a w/b edger. A lot cheaper. Just pass the cost on to the customer.

08-29-2004, 12:59 AM
I am with Odin, we started out with a John Deere E35 and have since replaced it with a FC85 & FC110. I don't think John Deere makes that edger anymore, it was pretty good for a walk-behind.

08-29-2004, 01:02 AM
Turfco Edge R Rite ---

Super clean deep and defined edging. Have been using the same edger for over 12 years.


08-29-2004, 09:38 AM
I use and love the mantis. I use it for edgeing and if I have to do a fast flower bed that was left go.

08-29-2004, 09:52 AM
i have used this edger for 6 years now, and use very often. "Kee Trailmate" with 3.5 briggs. Now they come with the honda on the same exact edger. i don't think they changed the design in all these years.

08-29-2004, 10:47 AM
we use a mtd unit. hehehe, It hasen't left the shop for the past 2 years. not much call for it up here.

Gilla Gorilla
08-29-2004, 12:17 PM
This one will not get used a ton, just on the crappy overgrown jobs where it will take forever with a stick edger. Im going to look at the little wonder edger on Tuesday when the dealer opens back up, hopefully he does not want a arm and a leg. If so It might be back to the old MTD wheeled edger again for around $225.00

We'll see on Tuesday

08-29-2004, 12:20 PM
i saw a scag edger in my dealer yesterday.

08-29-2004, 06:01 PM
McClane. Great machine for the money. Built well. You can even find them at Home Depot.

08-29-2004, 06:22 PM
I have a Kee walkbehind edger like the one fga posted. I also have the Stihl FC 85 stick edger.

08-29-2004, 06:54 PM
If you aren't going to use it very often, Go to a Pawn shop and get any WB edger that runs good... I have a total of 70 bucks in my Botag WB/with a 3.5 briggs.. It gets used to establish an edge, and then maybe once every other month.. I edge with my trimmer the rest of the time... Almost forgot.. make sure that the blade is on the left side of the machine, on mine, it's not, meaning you really fight it..

08-29-2004, 07:39 PM
I have a Scag & a Power Trim both nice Scag's a little better in belt design

Kelly's Landscaping
08-29-2004, 07:40 PM
I have held off for 2 years on one becauseI wanted a scag edger I have now seen/heard from 2 people they are making them again lets just say my dealer is getting a call first thing monday. Stick edgers suck for what I need them for I probaly added 95 or so new accounts this season and lets just say thats a lot of unkept edges and the shindawa edger I have can not dent them when the depth is 2 inches or more sometimes the ground is 4 inches over a sunken sidewalk. This is when you realize how worthless the stick edger is since it can not find the sidewalk let alone the edge.

08-30-2004, 12:17 AM
The Tanaka wb edger is the only way to go, get one used on ebay.

08-30-2004, 09:23 AM
I have a MTD, got it at TSC

01-27-2009, 07:15 PM
Does anyone have a John Deere E35 they would like to sell?

DT Lawn Care
01-27-2009, 07:46 PM
wow, this is a 4 1/2 year old thread. WTF man

01-28-2009, 02:05 AM
I know its old......but was wondering if they still had them?