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Old 11-08-2012, 08:59 PM
orangemower orangemower is offline
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I'm not looking for a used edger. Thank you anyway.
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That sounds like a great idea and I may take advantage of that.
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Yeah, those are way out of the budget. In excess of $600.
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That may work out. He's checking to see if it's still available. What would you like? We have some killer Eastern Carolina pork BBQ at this one little place. I'm extremely picky about my BBQ.
So you'll spend $200 on that pile when you could look around a bit and find a killer deal for peanuts? I bet you could find a nice one for next to nothing if you asked around.
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Old 11-08-2012, 09:07 PM
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I have this exact edger that I got for free. I paid $20 for a carb kit to get it running.
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Old 11-10-2012, 02:25 AM
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I know it's out of your price range, but I bought a Tanaka walk behind edger this spring. Paid 800 for it but it's a shaft edger, not a belt driven. More power to the head and just keeps cuttin away. Good unit. Good luck in your endeavor..
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Old 11-10-2012, 07:35 AM
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that deere is bad ass and hi tech . never got to try one out in person.i have used the tanaka a lot and the hardware breaks often on it. cables wheel bearings etc. little wonder makes a model with duel belts that eliminates belt slippage-a good idea.
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Old 11-11-2012, 11:42 PM
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RM,

I have a mclane branded JD with a honda. I restored it last summer, its a 1988 JD that had an old briggs. If you can afford get the honda, the power difference really speaks for itself. Here is the thread:

http://www.lawnsite.com/showthread.php?t=385567

I looked around and really the only players in the game are Tanaka, PowerTrim, and Mclane. Anyone of those three will do the job. These trimmers are really only for overgrowth trim jobs and long stretches as you already know.

I bought mine strictly for reno jobs, and i made allot of mods to mine. I don't believe that the new mclane's come with steel wheels which bother me but it isn't the end of the world.

Anyhow, you'll be happy with a mclane.
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Old 11-12-2012, 08:14 AM
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that deere is bad ass and hi tech . never got to try one out in person.i have used the tanaka a lot and the hardware breaks often on it. cables wheel bearings etc. little wonder makes a model with duel belts that eliminates belt slippage-a good idea.
Yes it is. It works great and starts on the first pull. It belonged to the owner of a huge JD dealer in the area and was used at his personal property. Saying it's used is about as far from reality as you can get. It's about as new as it can get. The one in the pic I posted looks to be in worse condition then mine!
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Old 11-13-2012, 07:50 AM
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I have an old Jacobson with a Briggs, and You can't kill it. Just needs a tuneup because it takes too long to start.
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