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best edger

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by earls lawns 1, Jul 23, 2008.

  1. earls lawns 1

    earls lawns 1 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 31

    Ok what is the best stick edger you can buy I bought a echo good or bad choice?
     
  2. Elks

    Elks LawnSite Member
    Posts: 152

    i have two echos and one stihl. I prefer the stihl because it has a straight shaft that makes it more comfortable to work. The echo has the curved shaft and is fine for small jobs but seems to create more of a strain on larger jobs.
     
  3. DLAWNS

    DLAWNS LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,778

    I love my straight shaft Redmax edger.
     
  4. MileHigh

    MileHigh LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,466

    echo suck....you buy them at home cheapo!

    Shindaiwa LE261 does the trick. Look at redmax too. Starts with 1 or 2 pulls everytime, bet your echo doesn't.
     
  5. mtwcutt

    mtwcutt LawnSite Member
    from OKC, OK
    Posts: 139

    I am starting to think all edgers su%k. Trimmer for me. This will start another debate I am sure.
     
  6. freshprince94

    freshprince94 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,449

    I use edgers every time on every account, it's pretty much mandatory in Florida. I have an Echo PE-200. All I can say is, it got me through my startup point but it isn't the best edger around. It doesn't have power to tackle slightly overgrown edges, wet edges, and it dosen't know what a warm start is. Cold start, every time. I actually sold it yesterday. It is being replaced by a Stihl straight shaft edger attachment for my Stihl KM 90 R. I love the power it has for trimming hedges, and it should be a pretty sweet edger.
     
  7. Big C

    Big C LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,641

    Me too....that sucker is hard to beat!!!
     
  8. dura to the max

    dura to the max LawnSite Silver Member
    from georgia
    Posts: 2,246

    i have an fc 75 that was great for start-up, but i wouldnt get another curved shaft edger. when im on the trimmer i normally just edge w/ that, but the guys i usually make use the edger.
     
  9. Grass Happens

    Grass Happens LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 682

    My day job has a PE-200 and I also noticed the funky starting. Ours was also not set up well. After edging 2 miles of side walk, the curved shaft gets a bit old.
    I also noticed it when i borrowed it, that it doesnt have any power for overgrown areas. Its fine for clean ups, but otherwise your going to be making a second (or third) pass.
    I have heard really awesome things about redmax equipment (my husky trimmer has a redmax head that i LOVVVE) so imma find me a dealer and pick up there edger.
     
  10. lawnpro724

    lawnpro724 LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,201

    Best edger?? Dedicated or stick? The best dedicated edger is Tanaka's 600 as for stick edgers I'm not sure since I edge once a year and maintain the rest of the year with a string trimmer.
     

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