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which stick edger do you recomend

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by Dunn's, Apr 11, 2006.

  1. Dunn's

    Dunn's LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,534

    We are looking into getting a stick edger in the next few days wich one do you recomend the sthill 55 series edger or the echo
  2. AUHort1990

    AUHort1990 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 137

    We have one Stihl FC75 and several Echo PE311's. I like the Echo the best.
  3. lawnboy dan

    lawnboy dan LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,711

    echo or shindawia or husky
  4. barefootlawnsandlandscape

    barefootlawnsandlandscape LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 296

    None, I bought a stick edger to start the year and have had it off the trailor 3 times. A good weedeater opertator can edge much quicker and do just a good of job if not a better job.
  5. wacamaster

    wacamaster LawnSite Member
    from MI
    Messages: 198

    One with a damn shield on it. Mine kept falling off last year and I took it out today and edged 2 propertys with just the blade swinging and it's not fun. Eventually looked like a dumbass homeowner doing it cuz I had it upside down and all sorts of **** trying to get the blade to spin away from me.
  6. lawnmaniac883

    lawnmaniac883 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,613

    The fc-55 is a homeowner model.

    Get either the FC-75 or the FC-100.

    I have the 100 and couldnt be any happier. Expensive suckers though.
  7. A1A Lawn Care

    A1A Lawn Care LawnSite Member
    Messages: 51

    i have a shindaiwa that is awesome, i highly recommend it!
  8. mike lane lawn care

    mike lane lawn care LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,707

    i second that
  9. 4curbappeal

    4curbappeal LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 761

    If you are trying to keep the price down, go with the echo pe 200 for about $200. It's a little under powered, but I like it as well as the homeowner Stihl for less$.
  10. dcondon

    dcondon LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,246

    I third that!!!!:)

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