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walkbehind edger

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by columbiaplower, Jul 30, 2000.

  1. columbiaplower

    columbiaplower LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 462

    i just started pushing edging this year. i had only been edging the 4 commercials but i did some reaserech and found i could make some real money. i have a old craftsman i've been using and just got the stihll fs75 stick edger. but i need a new walk behind. what do u use and the pros and cons. what would u recommend? thanks<p>nick
     
  2. jeffyr

    jeffyr LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 876

    I HAVE A LITTLE WONDER COMMERCIAL 5HP.<br>Major complaint is that the belts slip when the going gets tough on a new customer the wasn't edged in years.<br>Major plus is that I saw it by the curb being thrown away with nothing wrong but a cracked spark plug !<p>jeff
     
  3. gene gls

    gene gls LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,213

    I have a Husky, the belt slips very easy in tough going,rather slow machine.
     
  4. GroundKprs

    GroundKprs LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,969

    Trick for edging those walks that haven't been done for years (Little Wonder takes a 10&quot; blade, most others at least 9&quot;): keep an old used blade for this type of edging. On the same machine, you have a lot more power delivered at cutting tip with a 7&quot; blade than with a 9&quot; or 10&quot;, and will reduce belt wear and slippage.<p>----------<br>Jim<br>North central Indiana
     
  5. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,497

    I mentioned this in a different conversation regarding drivebelts on walk behind mowers but it applies to this too. Go to the hardware or auto store and pick up a canof belt dressing (couple of bucks). Just a SMALL squirt on the inside of the belt, it'll work like new! Wel, provided that the belt isn't TOO worn out.
     
  6. columbiaplower

    columbiaplower LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 462

    i heard that JD wb edgers are good too, anyone use one?
     
  7. niblick49

    niblick49 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 3

    Try out the Tanaka TLE-550 Gear Shaft driven edger. Our golf course uses one for the entire course cartpaths. It's a hoss.
     

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