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McLain Edger

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by DTM65, Apr 7, 2000.

  1. DTM65

    DTM65 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 52

    I have been reading the posts over the past couple of months regarding edgers and have decided to get a push behind. I was in Home Depot this evening and to my suprise they had a McLain edger for $327. It had the 3.5 HP Industrial B&S, on/off switch, dual adjustable front wheels, and the blade would adjust from a -20 degree camber to a +90 degree camber.<p>McLain. Good machine?<br>$327. Good price?<p>Thanks,<p>----------<br>D. Tom<br>
  2. Evan528

    Evan528 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,143

    edgers are very simple machines..... most have the sAME dam briggs i/c engine. there is not much to break on them other than the engine so i would just buy the cheapest mtd you can find. i bought a 400 dollar little wander last spring and have maybe put a total of 20 hours on it at most.....i only use it for the first edge of the spring for all my lawns. the rest of the year i use my string trimmer to edge! i really regret spending 400 bucks on a edger that i use the last week in march than not again till the next march. like i said.... i could of gotten a cheapo with the same engine as my expensive one and it probly would last me just as long!
  3. MowerUp

    MowerUp LawnSite Member
    from NC
    Messages: 61

    You might want to look at Sears. They have good push behind edgers.<br>I believe some of theirs is cheaper than that.<br>
  4. cjcland

    cjcland LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 278

    is there an economical advantage to owning a machine you will use only 1 time per property?<p>----------<br>CJC Landscape Management<br>Winter Haven, Florida
  5. Finecut

    Finecut LawnSite Member
    from IL
    Messages: 177

    DTM65<p>Ask them if they will match prices? 1-877-367-8776 (Russo Power Equipment) will give you a price of $249.99 for 3.5 HP B&S McLane edger. Won't cost a dime to ask. Good Luck!
  6. Keith

    Keith LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,003

    One of my customers gave me one of those Craftsman edgers about six months ago. He had used it about 3 hours total over two years. I tried to use it when we had a stick edger down, kinda hard to get used to after the stick edger.
  7. Lazer

    Lazer LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,446

    Why would you want a McLane Edger?<p>3.5 hp - power the belt takes = 2.5 hp. A stick edger has 1.5-2.0 hp. Is lighter, more versatile and costs less.<p>A McLane or any wheeled edger is like a push reel mower: Had is value and now belongs in a museum.
  8. DMC300

    DMC300 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 325

  9. OP

    DTM65 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 52

    OK guy, thanks for the feedback. Sounds like maybe I'm headin' the wrong direction with a walk-behind edger. I'm gonna go look at some stick edgers today. <p>I have not edged at all as of yet. Will a stick edger have the power to get through the first time?<p>Thanks,<p>----------<br>D. Tom<br>
  10. Keith

    Keith LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,003

    They have enough power, but it will take a little while to do. Look to the bigger engine machines, not the entry level.

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