I Want A Bed Edger!!

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by Wolfie's L&L, Feb 10, 2005.

  1. Wolfie's L&L

    Wolfie's L&L LawnSite Member
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    I'm looking to buy a used (maybe new) small, gasoline bed edger, because I am going to have some jobs this spring that involve making new beds and/or redoing existing ones. I've been looking at the Craftsman (yea I know, but its a start! :rolleyes: ) equipment, and some Echo and Stihl equipment. Anyone have a good edger that they use that they could recommend? Looking for one up to $300.00.

    Anyone else have any luck going to auctions and finding these things too? I am also going to do that in the spring, when there are more outdoor power equipment auctions.

    Thanks!!

    Jason
     
  2. paponte

    paponte LawnSite Silver Member
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    Yeah one's name is Mike and the other is Martin. Give 'em each a spade, and they are great! No maintenance on 'em either. :p
     
  3. YardPro

    YardPro LawnSite Gold Member
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    we have an old brown bededger/trencher.

    i think what you're talkng is a sidewalk type edger.

    bed edgers are a lot different.

    new they start off at $1500.00 for the cheap ones.

    i would not trade mine for anything.
    we just edjed our smaller commercial property. 4500 feet. only took me 3 hours to edge.
    clenup was about 2X that.
     
  4. Wolfie's L&L

    Wolfie's L&L LawnSite Member
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    Yea I'm talking about a small one, like 2-4 hp. Alot of the Echos have the ones that look like a weedwacker-type setup. I just want something small that I can push around the property. Nothing too big, just something to save me some time, than using shovels and spades.

    Jason
     
  5. YardPro

    YardPro LawnSite Gold Member
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    those aew not that great for edging beds. they only cut a slit in the ground.
     
  6. newleaflandscape

    newleaflandscape LawnSite Senior Member
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    if you are talking about buying one of those to dig the trench for edging save your money and buy a good one. Those things are worthless for edge trenching. I have a trenchmaster bed edger I think I paid a little over 2 grand for. You could probably find a used one of those some where at a decent price. I would trade mine for nothing. Saves so much time on labor they pay for themselves in a month or two. Those edgers you are talking about are only ment for cutting the sod along sidewalks and driveways. And if you buy a cheap one they dont even do that great a job at that.
     
  7. YardPro

    YardPro LawnSite Gold Member
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    my sentiments exactly.
     
  8. ODwyerPW

    ODwyerPW LawnSite Member
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    They're correct. I use 2 Husqvarna Edgers (cheap..about $350 a piece) to edge out the sidewalks at apartment complexes. On initial visits (where the previous owners/caretakers haven't been edging regularly), if the ground is at all moist, you're almost quicker using hand tools. However, once you're at a point where you are just routinely edging a site, they're excellent at keeping them tidy.

    I haven't done enough landscape edging for plants beds yet to justify the $2 - $4k landscape edger. They look like they'd save allot of time, especially if they can get through small hair roots from nearby Trees.
     
  9. dcondon

    dcondon LawnSite Silver Member
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    check with Wriken, He has one on here for sale. It has been used for about 20 min. Not much call for one here.
     
  10. naturescaretaker

    naturescaretaker LawnSite Senior Member
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    I just bought another EZ-Trench (sold the old one) and I wouldn't be without it. The new one can either bed edge or trench. Awesome machine.
     

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