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bed edger -what engine?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by jsaunders, Apr 29, 2003.

  1. jsaunders

    jsaunders LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,781

    I'm looking at getting a bed edger ( trench master) that clears out and away from the edge. There are two different models 1 has an 8 hp honda for $2349 cuts down to 7'' the other has a 9 hp honda for 2599 cuts down 9''. This machine is the Brown Manf. edger which one would you recommend/ buy. Any other thoughts are welcome. Thankyou Joel
  2. Lawn Tek

    Lawn Tek LawnSite Senior Member
    from u s a
    Posts: 457

    For tuff soil conditions the bigger the better
  3. bob

    bob LawnSite Platinum Member
    from DE
    Posts: 4,254

    I have the Brown 8hp Honda on mine. The only time it stops, is when it hits large roots. I just have the standard bed edger blade, that the machine came with, and it cuts edges 3 or 4 inches deep. I can't see spending another $250 for the 9hp. motor.
  4. nlminc

    nlminc LawnSite Bronze Member
    from GA
    Posts: 1,671

    I had the 8hp Honda Bed Edger....sold it with the business last year on Cape Cod. Loved it! Will be buying another in the future.

    Just watch out for wires, irrigation etc. this edger will cut thru anything.

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