Looking for power edger recomendations . . . ?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Exact Rototilling, Jun 21, 2008.

  1. Exact Rototilling

    Exact Rototilling LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,378

    Ok here is my current edging equipment. The 20+ years old haggard Power Trim is pretty weak and needs to be repowered and the Mantis edger is basically a PITA to use unless there is curved concrete edging and works fairly well under those condtions.

    I'm thinking Tanaka TLE-600 . . . ?

    Echo PE-230 . . . 260 or 311 . . . ?

    What about edging for beds?

    You may of seen my other post looking for the niche market for power edging. The response for my specialty services ads has been very good and attracts good customers the majority of the time. payup

    Mowing ads . . . . :cry: :hammerhead:

    Anything to distance myself from the low ball mowing market.

  2. abcfamily

    abcfamily LawnSite Member
    Messages: 240

    I've Got the Echo PE-230 and am very happy with it. Does a nice job!
  3. freshprince94

    freshprince94 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,449

    I have an Echo PE-200. All I'm gonna say is that I'm switching to Stihl. I recommend the FC 90, 95, or 110.
  4. metro36

    metro36 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,417

    I have the edger attachment for the echo pas 260. It works great. I use it on everything. Drive Ways, Side Walks, Curbs, Flower Beds, you name it I have done it with this. It has plenty of power and the new open blade guard rarely clogs.
  5. bock

    bock LawnSite Member
    Messages: 96

    Get the walk behinde tanaka TLE-600 . I will never buy another edger. It is king of edging, dont go with a stick edger.
  6. siclmn

    siclmn LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 365

    I have been trying to sell a TLE 600 for $450 on Craig's list. Not one reply after listing it for 4 different times. It has been used 6 times. I love my Power Trim and hate the Tanaka. Just get another Power Trim and it will last another 20 years.
  7. create_username

    create_username LawnSite Member
    Messages: 94

    A couple months back I sold my stihl 110 edger and bought the 3001 series and it's one heck of a machine. Demo several and pick the machine YOU like.
  8. Exact Rototilling

    Exact Rototilling LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,378

    Any disadvantages to the Echo PAS design? There is always trade offs. FWIW - I'm actually pretty happy with my Echo tools.
  9. metro36

    metro36 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,417

    I don't know of any. My power head is 8 years old and just starting to go. It is one tough machine. I will be getting the PAS 265 soon. All of the attachments I have used for it have worked great. The only disadvantage with any power head is that if it goes down you lose every tool you run off it.

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