Originally Posted by Roger
Thanks for the suggestions. I called the rental store I spoke about above, and they have just gotten a bed edger in, not even ready to rent, nor have they set a rental rate yet.
I was told it is a Sidewinder, 13hp Honda. I believe I saw one of these machines in an mower equipment store recently, nearly $5k. It was a large unit, with power driven wheels, lugged tires (similar to Snow-hogs used for snow blowers), and a 13hp Honda. Perhaps the new unit that just arrived is the same as I saw. Now, I wished I would have looked more closely at the one I saw a couple of weeks ago.
So, if I am correct about the manufacturer, size, etc, is this a good machine? How does it work? I think I saw a notched disk on the business end, and another claw-like device about 12" in diameter that maybe is a replacement. Is this a good machine to rent? How much might I expect to pay for a rental of a machine of this type?
Roger-The Sidewinder edger is awesome!! Here in Morgantown, it rents out from MPE for $ 130.00 per day or $ 75.00 for 2 hours. We used one last fall on a yard we had trouble with edging existing beds previously. The Sidewinder opened up about 450' of new beds in about 15-20 minutes. Very accurate and plenty of power. It rips through clay and rock like nobody's business. I like it more than our old Brown, for sure. I was given a price of around $ 4200.00 to buy it, but passed. I was waiting for the new Sidewinder Powerrake for this spring.