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Best walk behind edger?

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by blakeg314, Apr 13, 2006.

  1. blakeg314

    blakeg314 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 122

    if anyone could help me on a good walk behind edger besides the tanake tle-600 i dont feel like spending $800 for it.. how are the mclane eddgers?
  2. blakeg314

    blakeg314 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 122

    thanks guys you are really helpful
  3. ripple

    ripple LawnSite Member
    Posts: 205

    Give us more than 4 hours to respond...some of us actually mow lawns and do landscaping for a living...

  4. PSUturf

    PSUturf LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 663

    I used a Stihl stick edger and loved it. I edged my lawns every week. 60 feet of sidewalk and a 2 car driveway would take less than 2 minutes.
  5. blakeg314

    blakeg314 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 122

    PSUturf- thanks a lot the stick edgers are nice i have one.. im looking for a nice walk behind though.. they do get heavy after awhile

    ripple- doesnt the easy trencher leave a lot of dirt afterwards or is the that the bed scaper.. im just looking for cleanup work once a week after i mow
  6. jameson

    jameson LawnSite Fanatic
    from PNW
    Posts: 7,077

    We have always used PowerTrim and/or McLane. Both are fine w/b edgers. Prefer the PowerTrim w/honda engine. W/b edgers are becoming dino's around here, since we have found the Edgit.

  7. turfcobob

    turfcobob LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 878

    Saying you want an edger is like saying you want a truck..What type of edging are you doing? That will determine what kind of edger you should look at. Are you edging back grass, dirt, beds, trees ballfields? All kinds of edgers out there for everything.
  8. Grass Cake

    Grass Cake LawnSite Senior Member
    from Zone C
    Posts: 299

    My Power Trim will run circles around my Mclane.(both 3hp engines) go figure
  9. 6'7 330

    6'7 330 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,823

    If your talking side walk edgers.
    We don't use walk-behind edgers much, but we still have a few of what I consider the best walk-behind edger of all time--John Deere E-35 no longer in production.They are over 10 years old, 3.1 horse kawi engine.These machines had a unique way of edging curbs,one of the back wheels was adjustable on the curb sides.To bad Deere shut down production of E-35.

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