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View Poll Results: which is the best Bed edger?
Brown Bed edger 19 39.58%
E-Z TRENCH BED SCAPER 4 8.33%
LITTLE WONDER BED SHAPER 15 31.25%
OTHER 10 20.83%
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Old 03-04-2010, 10:36 AM
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Buying a new Bed edger any opinions on which is the best?

Hey guys any opinions on the best bed edger out their,this will be for new Bed designs as well as existing bed work. I have only ever used the Brown bed edger before but these other two look pretty nice as well so whats your choice?
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Old 03-04-2010, 10:43 AM
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We used to have the brown bed edger and it was certainly alot better than a spade. Years ago we bought a little wonder bed shaper. The bed shaper is light years ahead of the brown bed edger as far as speed and ease of use. If you've got alot of bed edging to do, you'll love it. Here's a link to the bed shaper http://littlewonder.com/lw-bedshaper.asp
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Old 03-04-2010, 11:05 AM
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You might also want to consider the turf tek. I've seen them at trade shows and their machine looks nice. The major difference between the turf tek and the little wonder is the drive system. the little wonder uses a limited slip drive that is pretty useless on hills. When edging a bed across a hill the drive wheel on the up side tends to lift off the ground just enough to lose traction. When this happens the wheel without traction just spins while the one planted firmly on the ground does nothing. The turf tek drives the drive wheels independently like a walk behind mower. It also steers with pistol grip levers like a conventional walk behind mower. I would think it would work great when edging beds on hillsides. While I do like our little wonder bed shaper, I do think the turf tek is the next best thing. If our little wonder ever craps out, I think the turf tek will be it's replacement. here's a link to the turf tek http://www.turfteq.com/
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Old 03-04-2010, 11:20 AM
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I've got a Brown. No girlie-man edger for me. The Little Wonder link said it has a blade that "floats" over rocks or other obstructions. Heck, the Brown breaks rocks. We have heavier clay soil here but the Brown doesn't care. Because it is a brute, the Brown is hefty to pull and it doesn't do smaller radii.
So, I think the decision on which to buy comes down to how tough the ground is that you are going through vs. maneuverability.

By the way, the Brown has various blades available including trenching and stump grinding,
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Old 03-04-2010, 12:07 PM
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keep coming with the opinions thanks
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Old 03-04-2010, 01:08 PM
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I got a brown
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Old 03-04-2010, 04:01 PM
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I have the Turfteq. I like the fact that it has a hydro drive and it moves forward so you can see where your going. If you work in hilly areas, the self propelled is awesome.
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I had a Brown for years. It did a great job for new beds but, for reedging beds forget it. It's very heavy to pull around. I purchased a Turfteq Sidewinder 2 years ago and love it. It's self propelled and very maneuverable. They also have other blades to use for various trenching jobs.
If you wanted something to just re edge, Echo has Bed Redefiner that's awesome.
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Old 03-04-2010, 06:03 PM
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I have a brown bed edger and like everything about it except one thing. The height adjustment. If you adjust it to go shallow it always works it way back down to the deep position! It doesn't matter how tight you tighten that wing nut it will happen every time. I think i would go little wonder next time!

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Old 03-04-2010, 07:05 PM
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The Little Wonder Bed Shaper is an awesome machine for cutting in new beds and major cutting. But it leaves work in clean-up. It does not pulverize the dirt. The Brown mulches up the dirt better.
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