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Old 04-21-2013, 10:03 AM
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This is correct. I only use it while walking it backwards per the Echo instruction video. Otherwise it makes a mess. It works great for tuning up existing beds edges in dry conditions, amazing really. Cheap for what it can do. But pricey for what it is and how it is built.

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That's pretty much all it's good for and it does a dang good job at it. But if the edge is filled in too much or it's the slightest bit wet (especially clay), then you might as well not even get it out of the truck
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Old 04-21-2013, 02:29 PM
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How long does carbide edge last? is it expensive to replace?
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Old 04-21-2013, 04:40 PM
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You also have to be careful because it can throw debris 20-30 feet behind you, which could cause damage if not watched closely
This is what the dealer told me as well. He told me it was better to walk backwards because it wouldn't throw as much crap around everywhere. I was a bit hesitant at first but found it to be true.
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Old 04-21-2013, 08:51 PM
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I ended up buying one works pretty good
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Old 04-21-2013, 09:50 PM
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How long does carbide edge last? is it expensive to replace?
I'm not sure how long they last. We just got ours at the beginning of this year and have used it since beginning of February and it doesn't even look like it is wearing down at all.
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Old 04-21-2013, 10:17 PM
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Does anyone know if these can be rented? I dont see the reason to buy one and use it once a season

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Does anyone know if these can be rented? I dont see the reason to buy one and use it once a season

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I doubt you would be able to rent one. For us, the amount of mulch jobs we get every year, just in the spring alone, and the shear size of these jobs, made it worth it for us to purchase one. Another great benefit is what used to take us hours of painful labor with a spade shovel, now takes us maybe 20-30 minutes. Yea, its worth buying one.
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Old 04-22-2013, 03:33 PM
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I rented one, used it for the day, went back to the dealer and bought one. They applied the rental to the purchase price.
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