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What does a bed shaper do?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Vibe Ray, Feb 10, 2001.

  1. Vibe Ray

    Vibe Ray LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 785

    Forgive my ignorance, but I hear all this talk off bed shapers and I have no idea what they are......please explain!
  2. HOMER

    HOMER LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,183

    They shape beds!

  3. Vibe Ray

    Vibe Ray LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 785

    Very funny Homer, I figured that much, but I'm lookin' for a more detailed explanation.....
  4. Island Lawn

    Island Lawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 632

    I'm wondering the same thing?
    Is this a different machine from the one the does the "trenches" I see around the edges of beds?
    If not, please give info on both machines.

    BUSHMASTER LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 519

  6. Guido

    Guido LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,087

    I think they're the same thing, theres always a bunch of ads in all the mags about them. You can put different blades to get different thickness's and adjust the height so you can go deeper for small trenching work. I've heard good and bad about these machines. SOmeone that has used one can give more info I would think ;)!!


    BUSHMASTER LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 519

    I own one by trench master....wish i had one from the start..beats a tiller and a pick anyday...it will save you HOURS on a job...
  8. HOMER

    HOMER LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,183

    I'm as ignorant as the rest of you that's why I made an ignorant remark. I've never used one but always see them in the magazines. I suppose you would lay out your pattern and use it to outline then use a sod cutter or something more labor intensive to remove the grass then plant your plants.

    Just a guess, I've seen Gary Allen use a sod cutter and a shovel to do his on HGTV----------and his little spray paint thing-a-ma-jigger.
  9. mowingmachine

    mowingmachine LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 253

    All they do is leave that nice squared off defined look between the grass and the bed. Fairly easy to use and save alot of back breaking work.
  10. jrblawncare

    jrblawncare LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 445

    Not sure, but I think they are the same,just different wording and yes you can change the blades to do different things.I have a brown and love it!Hey Homer,I'am no Gary Allen but I do have one of those spray paint thing-a-ma-jiggers,that and a garden hose for lay'en out new beds."Makes me look like I know what I'am doing"anyway

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