Mclane Edger

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Harvestman, Apr 27, 2002.

  1. Harvestman

    Harvestman LawnSite Member
    Messages: 233

    Anybody know where I can by a mclane edger online. I'm looking for the model with the 4 hp honda motor. Thanks Harvestman
  2. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,497

    I don't know about online, but I know that Home Depot carries them. Great edger!
  3. Craig Turf Management

    Craig Turf Management LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 354

    Got mine at Depot.
    Bill Craig!
  4. Harvestman

    Harvestman LawnSite Member
    Messages: 233

    I got on Home Depot's web page and I see they do sell the Mclane edgers. But they only offer the 3.5 hp briggs. Do you guys have the briggs and is it powerful enough? I found a local rental yard selling the 4 hp honda for $550.00. At the Depot the briggs is only $268.00. Big price difference do you guys think the honda is worth the difference?
  5. KDJ

    KDJ LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 325

    I have the 3.5 Briggs- It will cut as fast as I can walk, That works for me. However I use a stick edger 80% of the time.

    BGRANT LawnSite Member
    Messages: 29

    In my opinion it is worth spending the extra $ for
    the 4 hp honda engine.That is what I purchased and will continue to puchase.I never pull more than 1
    time.Even after sitting all winter.The power is
    Brian Grant.

    SCAPEASAURUSREX LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 835

    That edger at the rental yard for $550. Is probably a commercial grade machine as opposed to the handy homeowner model at the home depot.. Compare apples to apples before you make a decision based on the prices.....
  8. Harvestman

    Harvestman LawnSite Member
    Messages: 233

    I wonder if they are the same chassis. I have looked at the one at the rental yard. Very tough machine. All ball bearing wheels, zerk fittings and bearings at the blade attachment. The home depot's here do not have one I can look at, and the online picture is vague.
  9. htspecialist

    htspecialist LawnSite Member
    Messages: 4

    Is it worth replacing a defunct Briggs engine with a Honda 4.0 engine on a McLane gas powered edger. The McLane running gear is in pretty good condition but the Honda engine is $350. That is a lot of money to dump into old hardware. I may also have to buy additional hardware to install the Honda motor onto the McLane chassis.
  10. grass_cuttin_fool

    grass_cuttin_fool LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,526

    I would check the price of another briggs engine or maybe a complete new edger. I have a craftsman that I have used for many years and held up well with a briggs, the craftsman sell for around 300. In previous post the edger was 268 new but that was 2 years ago. Lots of places are reducing the price of yard tools this time of year to get them out of inventory for the winter, would be a good time to do some shopping.

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