Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by sailinstud420, Apr 18, 2004.

  1. sailinstud420

    sailinstud420 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 343

    How many HP power edger do you pro's think is necessary to get the job done? Any thoughts on what brand or specific model to buy, im looking for something that is reasonably priced also. Thanks
  2. lawnmedic1

    lawnmedic1 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 122

    We use Stihl stick edgers, Edge every week, and you can do it as fast as you can walk. Gives a better look than a string trimmer. Any time I get a new location that has not been edged in a while, we cut it back a little each week....Chuck
  3. dishboy

    dishboy LawnSite Fanatic
    from zone 6
    Messages: 6,267

    If you are talking about a walkbehind edger, three horse is enough, I like Power Trim, Mclane is serviceble also. Get a iron sleeved engine [I/C] if you can afford it.
  4. sailinstud420

    sailinstud420 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 343

    Thanks for the reply, any other opinions out there??
  5. Lux Lawn

    Lux Lawn LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,266

    We use a Mclane 3 horse power also.
  6. grass_cuttin_fool

    grass_cuttin_fool LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,526

    I use a craftsman 3.5 hp walk behind seems to be ok
  7. wmsland

    wmsland LawnSite Member
    from NE OHIO
    Messages: 127

    You can't go wrong with a Power Trim edger with a Honda engine, a little pricey but well worth the investment, you'll get many years of service out of it.
  8. sailinstud420

    sailinstud420 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 343

    I am looking to get a stick edger, non of that walkbehind business. I can get a commericial duty husqvarna for 300.00 which is a litttle more than I would like to spend. I am going to check into some of the echo stuff and maybe some stihl equipment. Know of anywhere online that I can look just to compare prices and what not?
  9. BW4486

    BW4486 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 243

    Like lawnmedic said STIHL is the way to go FC85
  10. gene gls

    gene gls LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,213

    I have a Husky 3.5 HP w/b edger, Its bad,bad,bad. I keep threating to replace it but I only use it a few times a year, and keep cussing myself when I do use it.


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