Bed Edger

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by lawnguy12, Oct 17, 2005.

  1. lawnguy12

    lawnguy12 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 7

    I'm looking to purchase a good, quality bed edger. Any recommendations on what to buy and look for? Any information you can give me is greatly appreciated.
  2. gene gls

    gene gls LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,213

    Take a look at the Side Winder, multi funcitional power unit....Its on my list of


    JKOOPERS LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,259

    that sidewinder looks like a great machine but no one in my area sells them . i would love to demo one of them . the only ones i have used are browns and some yellow one but i forget the name . i like the browns but is not self propelled , really sucks if you have alot of hills to contend with .
  4. gene gls

    gene gls LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,213

    The Side Winder is new to the market. I seen it at a show in Connecticut last year. Very nice power unit.

  5. o-so-n-so

    o-so-n-so LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Alabama
    Messages: 1,218

    I have rented a "Bedshaper" and it done a nice job. Easy to operate but only has one function...I think?

    The "Bed Edger" by Brown Mfg. seems to be a very nice unit and its multi-functional. If I were to buy a unit today it would be the "Bed Edger".

    thats my O
  6. lawnguy12

    lawnguy12 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 7

    Hey guys,
    Thanks for the information and taking the time to respond.
  7. turfcobob

    turfcobob LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 878

    Go look at the Edge R Rite by Turfco. then click on the lawncare side. The machine works like a sod cutter. cuts back and forth and just lays the edged material over for later pickup. This is good is you do not want to re-mulch the beds. It has 5 blades for doing 5 types of cutting not just beds. Does sidewalks, a mini stripper for edging installs, a mini "V" trech blade and another for installing brick edging.
    Since it cuts back and forth is shakes the hell outa ya in hard ground but water a little and it is pretty easy to run. Cuts down to like 4 inches deep and the nice thing is it is in front of you so you can look right down on where you are edging. I forget what it costs but that is in the web site and you buy it right from them.

  8. bondman35a

    bondman35a LawnSite Member
    Messages: 82

    I second the turfco, It is a great machine for the price. ($1500) And you dont have to walk backwards with it.
  9. Meadowbrook

    Meadowbrook LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 467

    I have a Bedshaper, blue & red. Blades can be changed for burying cable, laying pipe, or shaping landscape beds. Love the machine, but it sucks that you've gotta walk backwards with it, that's my only pet-peve. But it's a great machine for the price, or for anybody that doesn't have $5k to spend on something that will get 20 hrs. use per year.


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