is a pe200 worth $100 for basic edging or get a walk behind

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by AWILLIAMS64, Apr 24, 2009.


    AWILLIAMS64 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 143

    i am looking for an edger and a guy has a pretty much new pe200. i only edge a couple of yards. He wants $125 but i am sure he would take $100. also is it better to buy a cheap pole edger like this or buy a newer walk behind like something with a 3-4hp briggs engine on it?

    AWILLIAMS64 LawnSite Member
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  3. jsosa

    jsosa LawnSite Member
    from houston
    Messages: 15

    just my opinion but i d say the echo pole edger is better just because lightweight and easy too manuver... i have always liked mine because edging always makes the yard look great
  4. kaferhaus

    kaferhaus LawnSite Bronze Member
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    The PE 200 if fine for "light" edging or an occaisional "clean up". It's certainly not a brute power wise though.

    We use Stihl FC90s stick edgers, more power and better on fuel. But for only a couple of yards you don't need anything more than the Echo.

    WE edge every yard we do....

    AWILLIAMS64 LawnSite Member
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    after much reading, it seems the general consensus is the pe200 is not very good. I also found a stihl fc95, brand new, but not from a dealer, for $275. Now i am also looking at some new walk behind edgers from wife wants to do some flower beds with edging now so i am thinking i might need a walk behind to make the trench for them?

    AWILLIAMS64 LawnSite Member
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  7. Smittie

    Smittie LawnSite Member
    Messages: 238

    Get the Stihl and order a Trenchblade. They are one of the sponsors on Lawnsite. Blades are awesome. Stihl is the way to go though. It will last you longer than those walk behinds and be easier to maneuver. Just my opinion.
  8. Allens LawnCare

    Allens LawnCare LawnSite Senior Member
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    Look for a used Echo PAS 260 or can pick one up used with the edger and trimmer attachments for around $250-$275

    AWILLIAMS64 LawnSite Member
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    the guy with the "new" stihl called me back and now has a fs90r brand new as well to go with the fc95 and says he will sell both for $450..decisions decisions
  10. dago52

    dago52 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 253

    I have the pe200 and it is a great unit for light to normal edging. I also have the trenchblade and that blade works wonders. It is a bit under powered, but it is all I need. I use a star blade and that seemed to help. I also have a walk behind edger for heavy jobs.

    Good Luck

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