Bededging anyone??

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by Dig Yard Dirt, Nov 18, 2004.

  1. Dig Yard Dirt

    Dig Yard Dirt LawnSite Member
    Messages: 66

    What kind of bededging do you prefer?

    I have a Brown 9hp bededger/trencher that makes an awesome 4' deep sharp trench down and a 6" slant towards the bed. It grinds the dirt into a sandy powder.
    The mower deck can mow over the bed's edge while the mulch or rock lays clean and undisturbed in the bed's new edge.

    JKOOPERS LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,259

    i have used a bededger brand didnt do a bad job but it wasnt self propelled .
  3. LawnScapers of Dayton

    LawnScapers of Dayton LawnSite Silver Member
    Male, from Dayton, OH
    Messages: 2,572

    I have used a Bedscaper....but I didn't like how it left a continuous pile of dirt in the grass along the edge.

  4. ztoro

    ztoro LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 735

    4' deep?? Do you contact the gas end electric company before you use it?
  5. Dig Yard Dirt

    Dig Yard Dirt LawnSite Member
    Messages: 66

    The gas and electric are 18-24" deep, but the some phone and cable lines aren't that deep. I have cut a couple of phone lines. If the home owner has underground lines I call a locator to spot the lines for me.

    I normally don't edge 4" deep, mainly 3". That thing will wear you out.
  6. ztoro

    ztoro LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 735

    i was kidding you said 4 feet not 4 inches in your original thread.
  7. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,497

    If you are edging ussing the Brown bed edger, there is really nothing more to say. You are using the finest piece of equipment available to do such a task. Not just because it is a bed edger, but because it is a Brown. There are comparable modela out there, but none that quite match up to the ability of this unit. Do I own one? No. I've used them in the past, as well as a few others, and I know that if in the event I make a purchase, it will be a Brown.
  8. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
    from earth
    Messages: 8,745

    I have had a lot of people try to sell me in the past bed edgers, but for right now I will stick with my stick edger and a shovel :)
  9. Dig Yard Dirt

    Dig Yard Dirt LawnSite Member
    Messages: 66

    The stick edger is perfect for concrete edges, no doubt, but it doesn't compare to the results from a bededger edge.
  10. YardPro

    YardPro LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,570

    i also have a brown.
    it is great for beds, and trenching. you can even get a stump grinding blade for it.

    here we have no ground freeze at all. we use the trencher for our zone lines. at only 2"wide it makes cleanup a snap.

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