New Edger

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by J & K Lawn Service, Jul 28, 2010.

  1. J & K Lawn Service

    J & K Lawn Service LawnSite Member
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    I am looking to buy an edger to expand the services I am offering my customers. Should I purchase a handheld edger or one with wheels? What style edger has worked best for you? Thanks for the help.
     
  2. PLS-Tx

    PLS-Tx LawnSite Silver Member
    from Texas
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    We like the Sthil FC-110, we also have a FC-95. The 95 is ok but the 110 has more power for just a few more $.

    They were out of 110's and I needed one that day only reason we got the 95.
     
  3. J & K Lawn Service

    J & K Lawn Service LawnSite Member
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  4. PLS-Tx

    PLS-Tx LawnSite Silver Member
    from Texas
    Posts: 2,385

    Sure hope that helps.

    Some guys don't like the 4mix, they have served us well. We do have a couple of older ones that give us some trouble but that would be the case if they were 2 stroke.
     
  5. jiggz

    jiggz LawnSite Senior Member
    from jerz
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    honestly you should have both.. a hadheld is quick light and gets the job done real fast..but they cant really establish an edge they way a good walkbehind unit can ((it will work but it will take FOREVER))

    for normal maintenance work.. handheld *stick is the only way to go..i have been really happy with my Redmaxs
     
  6. J & K Lawn Service

    J & K Lawn Service LawnSite Member
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    Thank you Jiggz!
     
  7. pitrack

    pitrack LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I agree with your post, however, I have edged walks that have been very over grown with my stick edger and it has been okay. You just charge accordingly if it is really over grown.

    I'm running the RedMax HEZ3001S

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  8. Will P.C.

    Will P.C. LawnSite Senior Member
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    I really do not see a need for a walk behind. Even if the edge hasn't been done in a year, you could always flip your weedeater upside down. This works surprisingly well

    Stihl FS110 is what I use
     
  9. A Leaf Above

    A Leaf Above LawnSite Member
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    Fs110 here also ...Very good reliable machine..
     
  10. Lefet

    Lefet LawnSite Bronze Member
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    If it's your first edger, I would suggest a stick edger. Compact, lightweight, fits on the trimmer rack, less expensive, would see more use.
     

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