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Edger- What's A Good One To Buy

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by SUGAR_CUT_MARK, May 24, 2003.

  1. SUGAR_CUT_MARK

    SUGAR_CUT_MARK LawnSite Member
    Posts: 77

    any suggestions on what is a good edger to buy for my lawn care business?? also, why and how much
     
  2. Green Pastures

    Green Pastures LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,457

    I have an Echo stick edger and love it.

    I only really have to use it on my contract accounts roughly twice per year. We have mostly fescue here and I use the stick edger to really clean up the edges and leave a good "trench" between the grass and walkway in the spring and early fall. The rest of the year I maintain the edge with a string trimmer.

    You also may want to look into an old style 3 wheeled edger, if you have an abundance of creeping grasses in the lawns you maintain. Some guy's in the south have to use a bladed edger weekly.
     
  3. SUGAR_CUT_MARK

    SUGAR_CUT_MARK LawnSite Member
    Posts: 77

    thx for the reply. i have an Echo weed whip, however im rather disappointed in it because it appears to be leaking oil. i just boought it last summer and have only used it on my own lawn. I am a little reluctant to invest in Echo products because of this.
     
  4. PaulJ

    PaulJ LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,776

    A commercial straight shaft trimmer with an edgit attachment. www.edgit.com
     
  5. Tx Firefighter

    Tx Firefighter LawnSite Member
    Posts: 76

    I took an Echo back after 1 week because it was leaking oil. I got the Stihl and could not be happier. It cost $325 though.
     
  6. SUGAR_CUT_MARK

    SUGAR_CUT_MARK LawnSite Member
    Posts: 77

    thx for the replies. i will try to take it back to home depot, hopefully they wil let me exchange it or refund my money.
     
  7. J.Henderson

    J.Henderson LawnSite Member
    Posts: 95

    Have a Stihl stick edger also. It was a little costly but worth it.
     

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