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Whipper Clipper Edgers, I bought one!

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Mowingman, Nov 4, 2001.

  1. Mowingman

    Mowingman LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Texas
    Messages: 4,701

    Has anyone heard of the Whipper Clipper edger? I was looking for a really heavy duty edger and found these at a local dealer. They are built in Bonham, Texas, and have been in business since 1949. A 3-wheel and a 4-wheel model are avail, I bought the 4-wheel version with a 3.5hp B&S engine. Price was 380.00.
    This thing is all metal, no plastic anywhere on it. It has a big cutter whell with 8 blades(teeth) on it. Each cutting edge has been hardsurfaced. I tried it out today,and boy does this thing cut. It is really stable when jacked up to run on a curb. I don't have the means to post photos, but the overall design is really neat, unlike any other edger I have ever seen. If anyone is interested in info, they list the following toll-free no.
  2. Scag48

    Scag48 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,067

    Check it out http://www.whipperclipper.com/commercial.htm

    Just curious, why didn't you get the Honda engine? I didn't check the prices in serious detail, but isn't the Honda a little better than the BS or am I just babbling on? LOL.
  3. Mowingman

    Mowingman LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Texas
    Messages: 4,701

    Thanks for posting that website, I did not have that info. I would have got the Honda, but I needed it by 9:00AM today,(Monday), and the dealer only had the ones with B&S engines in stock.
    He said he has not had anyone bring a Briggs powered unit back with a bad engine for warranty work, so I decided to give the Briggs a try.I can't wait to put this little monster to work today.:blob3:
  4. HOMER

    HOMER LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,183

    Curious as to why you wouldn't have purchased a stick edger. I've never used the 3 wheel jobs but I would think they would be a lot slower than a stick.
  5. Mowingman

    Mowingman LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Texas
    Messages: 4,701

    This place has not been edged in 3 years.I needed a tough, heavy edger to cut through the thick grass and dirt so I can get a good notch started along the concrete. I have several stick edgers and they just bounce along the top on hard packed,thick dirt.
    Used the new edger today, and it did great. It was some tough work though. Made one pass with the big edger, then made a second pass on everything with a stick edger to tidy up the edge and clean up the occasional Bermuda runner. Some places had runners over 4' long. Have to use brooms and shovels to clean up after edging as there are piles of dirt and grass. Three of us put in 21 mhrs total today, mowing, trimming, and edging. Figure we have at least that much more tomorrow, mostly in edging work. Glad I bid this high.:D
  6. Dochere

    Dochere LawnSite Member
    Messages: 137

    Good luck to you with it, can't wait to hear the results after the first 6000 lft. Good to see this post as i had wondered about them after seeing their WS. I have always used tanaka and lw but these are about half the price. Keep us informed.

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