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Echo bed re-dinfiner review....

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by nobagger, Mar 16, 2009.

  1. nobagger

    nobagger LawnSite Gold Member
    from Pa
    Messages: 3,065

    After tons on posts on here about this thing and very few reviews I thought I would share my experience. Here goes...... First off, its very powerful, well balanced though. I think you will definitely need the right conditions, (dryer soil). Walking backwards wasn't that big of a deal (I thought it would be worse), It left a decent edge, I wish it would be a little deeper BUT I had the wheel in the middle so maybe it does go deeper. It will take off on you if your not paying attention, I kinda made a curve into a straight line so I had to go back over it which was no big deal. It didn't cut as clean as my Little Wonder bed shaper does but your talking a blade vs. this finger type cutter. It left the grass hanging over a lot of the edge so in my opinion you will have to clean it up a bit if your customer's are picky. The best thing I liked was the time it took/or saved me. I practiced on my personal beds which would take me 10 minutes just to unload the Little Wonder, and probably 2 minutes to edge it with the Little Wonder, 10 minutes to clean up the sod. Then load it back up. This thing took me HONESTLY about 8 seconds! Not an exaggeration I counted 8 seconds! and maybe a few more seconds to take it off the trailer and just a few more seconds to rake back the debris into the beds. So all in all a HUGE time saver and worth it IMO especially if you have tons of beds in really tight areas like me. Hope this helps!
  2. Grits

    Grits LawnSite Silver Member
    from Florida
    Messages: 2,994

    Cool. Thanks for the review.
  3. ambersLawnmowing

    ambersLawnmowing LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 333

    You forgot to mention how HEAVY it is. and well balanced? I didnt find that it was balanced at all, but there will never be too of the same opions. I have yet to use mine because there is too much snow and frost in the ground, but every post i see from this thing get me excited. I love how fast this thing rev's. Mine sounds like it might come out of its cover. As for adjusting the depth, move the wheel up or down. It isnt going to be that deep ut it will go deep enough
  4. nobagger

    nobagger LawnSite Gold Member
    from Pa
    Messages: 3,065

    Its not like I meant I stuck a nail on the friggin' wall and tried to balance it, I'm saying it doesn't feel like I'm pulling a 25lb boat anchor around and vise versa for the head unit. I understand how the depth adjustment works, thanks. BTW you shouldn't be disappointed.
  5. KrayzKajun

    KrayzKajun LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,737

    now i want one!!!!
  6. ALC-GregH

    ALC-GregH LawnSite Fanatic
    from PA
    Messages: 7,051

    I have the Frankenstein version. Works damn good. :D
  7. lilweeds

    lilweeds LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 595

    what is the Frankenstein version? Anyone know if the gearbox off this thing will work on a Tanaka?

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