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Grass overgrown...which stick?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Currier, Mar 8, 2002.

  1. Currier

    Currier LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 564

    Yes, I know "search"
    It seems we have a nice debate stick vs trimmers. I have always used trimmers but I find several times a year where I can make $$ by cutting in edges that have overgrown. Lots of these properties have concrete curbing twists and turns. It would seem that a wb edger would be of little use.
    SO....youse that use them. I want to know the most powerful stick on the block. I'm seeing stihl fc85, redmax is also an option as is echo and possibly shind.
    Any help?

    P.S. Mainly Kentucky blue and some fescue
  2. C4chris70

    C4chris70 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 499

    The new Stihl straight shaft is the best stick edger on the market. Has every bit as much power as the Red Max, and costs about $125 less.
  3. Fantasy Lawns

    Fantasy Lawns LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,912


    Shindaiwa LE 230 or 260
  4. Randy Scott

    Randy Scott LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,915

    So, you've done extensive side by side testing with EVERY edger made to prove this information?
  5. 65hoss

    65hoss LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,360

    I have the FC85 Stihl, and I cut bermuda that grows over edges on a weekly basis. This edger is bad az$. I can run thru a job that hasn't been done is a year or longer and it never even slows it down. As fast as I can walk it will knock it out.
  6. proline32

    proline32 LawnSite Senior Member
    from 98383
    Messages: 278

    I purchased a husquvarna stick edger a few weeks back and it's really great.... lightweight, good power, anti-vibration features. It really pays to have one of these, I to do a lot of trimming and edging with the trimmer but sometimes you get a cleaner edge with the stck edger.
  7. johnhenry

    johnhenry LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 488

    Shindaiwa 260 you will luv it
  8. Mowingman

    Mowingman LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Texas
    Messages: 4,700

    The new Stihl FC85 straight shaft is a real workhorse. I love mine:D

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