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Echo Stick Edgers

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing Equipment' started by metalmaker02, Jan 6, 2013.

  1. metalmaker02

    metalmaker02 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 19

    I am currently bidding a job that has about 500' of edging to be done next to a raised concrete curb. The property has been edged late last year and still looks pretty good.I have a good Echo and Stihl dealer locally but little else. Could someone please offer advice as to what model of these brands that would be suitable for the scale of usage I am doing.
  2. Brucelawns

    Brucelawns LawnSite Member
    Posts: 44

    Either brand is fine. My advice would be to buy the strongest or best engine when buying a stick edger. We have a redmax 3060. I say the best engine because you may have to go through some thick sod or overhang and the better engine will help accomplish this. It may cost a little more but trust me it will save you time and get better results. They'll last longer too. We use ours alot on bed edging. We weed wack to outline our edge and then use the stick edger to help define it and cut into the edge and then we use the spade to make a good cut. On a slight angle. Of course:) Love the stick edger. Saves a lot of room!
  3. biodale

    biodale LawnSite Member
    Posts: 177

    I have used Echo in the past. As they wear out I am replacing them with Stihl. I currently have the FC-110. The engine is big enough to get through some sod, yet not too heavy. If there is a lot of sod, it is pushing the limits of this engine but I didnt want to go to the weight of the 130 engine. The Fc-110 works very well for me. It is the 4-cycle hybrid engine and I like them a lot. Yes you have to set the valves, but they start great and last a long time. My two cents and I am sure you will find those that like Echo best.
  4. Monroe74

    Monroe74 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 322

    Both are good like above get a bigger engine and it'll work better for you.
    I personally use a dedicated sidewalk edger tanaka but thats what i like.
  5. orangemower

    orangemower LawnSite Silver Member
    from pa
    Posts: 2,773

    I'm not sure he needs a edger at all if the concrete is "raised" from the sod. The blade will never get low enough to cut properly. Sounds like he'd have to use a string trimmer over a stick edger if the concrete is raised.
  6. weaver

    weaver LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,396

    Ya, pics would help...
  7. lawnboy dan

    lawnboy dan LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,712

    this is one area that echo excles in. their stick edger is comfortable to use and the wheel is much more durable than sthil
  8. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,204

    I don't know dan I tried to use one we bought last year on a raised media between streets with curbs. I though my arms and back were forever damaged. I can string edge but no way will I ever go back to trying to edge with an edger. Oh this is probably about a mile of edging.

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