Is this a deal for a Bedscaper 5.5hp Honda bed edger? Ever use one?

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by thefed, Mar 25, 2008.

  1. thefed

    thefed LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ohio
    Posts: 350

    Guy near me is selling one with supposedly 50 hrs on it,2399 list new, 5.5 hp honda be-300 model bedscaper by ez trench.


    Asking $950...seems cheap


    My question is this: why is this one 5.5 hp while i see some 13 hp monsters? whats the difference? will this thing bog down a lot or what???
     
  2. 02DURAMAX

    02DURAMAX LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,805

    Give me his number and I'll ask him if it bogs down or not.....:laugh::)...JK..That seems cheap..ask him if he lets you test it out before you buy it to make sure..
     
  3. thefed

    thefed LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ohio
    Posts: 350

    oohhhh,i asked...and he said sure.... we'll see tomorrow
     
  4. mhussey

    mhussey LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 523

    I tell you what those machines do a heck of good job on cutting new beds and shaping existing ones. I rented one last Friday for a job I am in the process of doing. I was thinking this thing had like 8 or 8.5 HP Honda on it. Man what a beast. You can make some good money with those units in a very short amount of time.

    Good luck with your find. Sounds like a good deal to me.
     
  5. beck

    beck LawnSite Senior Member
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    we have the 310 and i think it works well


    the diffference between the two is that the 310 has a clutch so if it bogs down it disengages in a hope to save belts

    sounds like a good buy
     
  6. thefed

    thefed LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ohio
    Posts: 350

    well got it and tried 2 use it a bit....seems to work ok in semi-wet dirt....if its too wet tho it bogs right down and dies.


    i also cant seem to find the oil filter location??? it says theres a sensor that stops engine on low oil, so when i tip the thing on a hill, it dies....


    didnt get the darn manual...i forgot!
     

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