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stick edger

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by The landscaper, Apr 7, 2005.

  1. The landscaper

    The landscaper LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 845

    When you guys are running your edgers...do you walk forwards or backwards?
  2. spoolinaround

    spoolinaround LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 331

    forwards...... probably like most people out there
  3. Spirit Lanwcare

    Spirit Lanwcare LawnSite Member
    Messages: 86

    Do you walk forwards or backwards when you cut grass?

    Do the same with your edger.
  4. MMLawn

    MMLawn LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,569

    This is a trick question right? the blade is spinning forward so if you walk backwards with it it would stall out I would think and probably bind the engine also. ;)
  5. Green Pastures

    Green Pastures LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,457

    Both, depends on the thickness of the grass and how much dirt is in the groove.
  6. Mo Green

    Mo Green LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,487

    Forward when trimming, backwards when I flip the string trimmer over for edging. Don't know why, it's just always felt more natural.
  7. ashs inc

    ashs inc LawnSite Senior Member
    from alabama
    Messages: 601

    We walk backwards when we trim beds. And we will walk backward when we trim concrete because it leaves a better edge.
  8. marko

    marko LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 963

    First cut of the year both leave the best cut with my echo. I dont walk backwards, but do a forward backward motion as I walk forward. After its cut in a quick walk forward leaves it looking great
  9. Green Care

    Green Care LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 530

    Forward here always.
  10. The landscaper

    The landscaper LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 845

    Thanks, I tried mine out for the first time the other day and it seemed to work better to go backwards or the forward backwards. I do agree after the first or second time walking forward would be the way to go.

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