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Who makes the best stick edger??

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Vibe Ray, Sep 24, 2000.

  1. Vibe Ray

    Vibe Ray LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 785

    i am running an ECHO PE-2000 but wanta lot more power...what should i go for?
  2. bob

    bob LawnSite Platinum Member
    from DE
    Messages: 4,260

    Read your other thread.
  3. Five Star Lawn Care LLC

    Five Star Lawn Care LLC LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,006

    for stick edgers and trimmers Shindawia is the brand of choise for me and many other lawn care pro's
  4. mowerconsultant

    mowerconsultant LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Syracuse, NY
    Messages: 9,769

    Echo is a good choice in a stick edger, although i would not be using the pe2000 for commercial use.
    i would step up to a 3100 if you can afford it.
    the stihl unit would be a good choice also.

  5. dhicks

    dhicks Member
    Messages: 770

    I use a Shindaiwa stickedger and hand blower. Both are great!
  6. Keith

    Keith LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,979

    But our favorite is the Shindaiwa LE260. We are now on our third in less than a year. After the unfortunate demise of the first at the hands of the truck tire :) , we bought two more in July. I really like em.

    I had 3 or 4 Echo PE2400's. I bought the first in early 92 before they were even popular. It was pretty decent, but suffered from troubles like a lot of 2400 series trimmers do. The first one was great, not because of Echo quality but because of it being the first I bought.

    I had one Stihl in between Echos....I preferred the Echo.

    I had a Maruyama. It was a good machine. I put it right behind the Shindaiwa.

    After buying a Shindaiwa trimmer about three years ago we have replaced most of our equipment with Shindaiwa. I have one Stihl BR400 blower left, but I think I might sell it to buy another EB630.

  7. The Lawn Genie

    The Lawn Genie LawnSite Member
    Messages: 32

    I have had a Stihl FS75 for 3 years. I have to say that it is a very good piece of equipment. I broke the drive shaft in it twice earlier this season, but they were covered under a lifetime warranty. Not exactly sure why they broke, I guess I was probably a little hard on them (the dirt was pretty wet, and I didn't cut them any slack). Other than the drive shafts, I have no complaints.

    To all of you Shindaiwa fans- what makes the Shindaiwa a better unit than Stihl?
  8. Keith

    Keith LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,979

    Uhh....for one I haven't broken any driveshafts. :D

    As for me saying I was going to get rid of a BR400 to buy another EB630. Simple, the 630 has more ass.

    [Edited by Keith on 09-25-2000 at 05:35 AM]
  9. Grasscape Inc

    Grasscape Inc LawnSite Member
    Messages: 235

    RedMax pro is the best............
  10. mowerman90

    mowerman90 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,491

    I've got an Echo 2400 that's over 6 years old that I use daily.

    P.S. I mow over 70 lawns per week with it.

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