1988 John Deere Walk Behind Edger Complete Resto

Discussion in 'Original Pictures Forum' started by Greyst1, Aug 16, 2012.

  1. Greyst1

    Greyst1 LawnSite Senior Member
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    So i needed a project and a walk behind edger and i though this would be a good one. Found her on craigslist for 75 bones with a Briggs engine beat to h$ll. Scraped out the engine and got $10.00 so i have 65 in it.

    Broke everything down, sandblasted all the metal work, repacked the bearings and repowered with a slightly used honda engine. All put back together i have 400.00 in it. A new Mclane Edger with a Honda goes for about 700.

    Take a look and let me know what you think

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  2. Greyst1

    Greyst1 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Here it is all finished up

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  3. knox gsl

    knox gsl LawnSite Fanatic
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    Looks good but we need more pica.
     
  4. knox gsl

    knox gsl LawnSite Fanatic
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    I need to be patient.
     
  5. Greyst1

    Greyst1 LawnSite Senior Member
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    I'm trying, friggin LS needs to open up some bandwidth already. Just about every pic can't be uploaded.
     
  6. dwost

    dwost LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Love resto jobs, looks awesome!
     
  7. Pro-Lawn&Grounds

    Pro-Lawn&Grounds LawnSite Senior Member
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    before picture would be nice. if that was mine it would be the most useless thing on earth though because I wouldn't be able to get myself to use it lol
     
  8. Gmoser's Lawncare

    Gmoser's Lawncare LawnSite Member
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    I couldn't use anything but a stick edger, however this is a real nice piece of equipment. You did a real nice job! Looks great!
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  9. Greyst1

    Greyst1 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Yea i know what you mean. I have a stick edger that u se as well that is very maneuverable but as i start to really hone in on my competitive advantages and realizes that my edges really set the bar in my area this was a must for me. Dilapidated landscapes and landscape renovation are a key target for me and no way a stick edger can handle anything more than 1-2" over growth so this makes quick work of the over growth.
     
  10. knox gsl

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    I found some befores while on CL tonight.

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