Bed edger

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by FLC2000, Mar 1, 2012.

  1. FLC2000

    FLC2000 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Brown or ez-trench?

    Anyone have an opinion on which one is better and easier to use?

    Im leaning towards the Brown. I like the wider wheelbase on them.
  2. ohiogreenworks

    ohiogreenworks LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 300

    I know it's not either of them, but I like our turfco. Its small, maneurvable, pretty lightweight (can pick it up alone) and does a pretty sweet job. Only bad thing is the drive system relies on the plastic/rubber tire and once the tread gets worn, you have to push it a bit. I am working on adding a sprocket and chain to the actual wheel and I think once I fix the drive system, it will be the perfect edger.
  3. FLC2000

    FLC2000 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,977

    Ill check it out. Thanks.
  4. White Gardens

    White Gardens LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,776

    That wheelbase is actually a hindrance.

    If you've already got existing beds and an established trench, then the wheels will drop into it and the machine bottoms out.

    To do sharp curves you have to fineness the machine to make the circle also. Just doesn't turn sharp.

    I've never bought one as I use a tiller head on my FS-90 to re-define beds and go rent a brown if I've got new edges that need cut.

  5. FLC2000

    FLC2000 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,977

    Thanks. Thats good to know.

    Ive used them before but this is the first time Im going to purchase one. I want to make sure Im getting my moneys worth with them being as expensive as they are.

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