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I had the oppertunity to use a bed edger this year (rented) and made about 200 bucks in 30 minutes time. I even took it home afterwards and did my entire lawn.
So, I'm wondering if spending 2000 bucks on one is worth it.
Does anyone out there use one and make it pay for itself?
 

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I purchased the Brown bed edger early summer. Its great. Will definately pay for itself. I use it for new installs and to refresh existing beds. Customers comment on how nice the edge looks. Ill never pick up a shovel again.

I even pick up new work putting in tree rings, etc., as before it was a PITA with a spade.
 

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My Brown Bed Edger is one of my most important pieces of equipment I have. Ever tried to Dig through a tree root? These things eat through tree roots like butter. I know $2,000 is alot of dough, but the thing should last you maybe 10 years. Thats only $200 a year. Watch out for those cable tv wires!!:D
 

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I stand corrected. This was not the one I used. I rented one from a rental agency near me and I know the main difference was that the wheels in front castered. This is important because it lets you make better lines around curves. I'll try to get the name of the other brand unless someone else can think of it....

Here is another called EZ-Trencher. This is the one I used. I did one job in the summer that took 20-40 minutes. After rental costs, I put 150 bucks in my pocket. I hope to do more in the spring. I like this unit becasue as you pull it, the wheels that trail (which I guess you would cal the wheels on the front) caster so you can make really tight turns. This worked great for tree rings and stuff. After I got finished with my customers house, I brought it home and did my entire lawn before I returned it to the rental place...all befor noon!

http://www.baylin.com/tools_large/trencher_large_j3000.html :blob1:
 

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The rear wheels on the Brown steer as well. You pull the unit backwards as you edge. You can either caster the wheels for curves, or lock them for straight lines. You can also buy countless different rotors depending on you needs.
 

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I definitely think it's an item I would add at some point. I think I would probably put and aerator or thatcher on the list above it first though.
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I have the brown bed edger with the 8 horsepower motor 10-23-03 thursday i finally used the stump grinding blade, the web site says small stumps but i tackled one that was 30" diameter. took about 45 minutes but it ground the wood so fine along with the soil and all we did was rake everything back in the hole and ready to plant grass. also earlier this year 150' or so in about 10 minutes edging flower beds. have a 12" x 3" trench blade coming for it.what a machine, i think i have a moneymaker. I have the F780H machine, buy the way the steerable handle is well worth the extra money.
 

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I bought one from a rental yard. Went in to rent it last time and offered them $900 and they took it. It's about 4 years old. Got three bades with it to -- it is a great tool.

The thing about renting one a new install is that i like to cut the edge first and then install the plants and till an amend the soil. But -- I never wanted to stop and return the edger -- and I wasn't willing to pay a full days rental for 20 minutes of use -- so I would always do it last -- didn't liek the reults as well though. Owning will make the whole process easier now!

Also works well to install metal and plastic edging!
 

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There is an ad in a local paper for a Brown bed edger that was barely used. They want $1600 for it. Its in the Delaware-Maryland area if your interested. Email me for more info.

I already own one or I would have scooped it up by now.
 

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since we on subject.....i won a bed edger that i bought from a friend of mine..... brand new, he used it for what he wanted and sold it to me for 850.00.......i coudnt resist it for the price.......anyhow, my ? is , i heard the rate was 2.00 a foot down here or anywhere i guess........what is a fair rate to charge for one of them things..... i try to treat my cutomers fair but at same time i aint doing nuttin for free
 
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