Echo’s BRD-280 Bed Redefiner
Echo’s BRD-280 Bed Redefiner is designed to help shape flowerbed edges that have rounded over time and keep grassy areas looking manicured with well-defined bed edges. The BRD-280 is lighter and easier to use than current wheeled products. Features include Echo’s new-class 28.1-cc Power Boost Vortex engine for plenty of cutting power, ergonomically comfortable rubber left and right handle grips, a 59-inch straight shaft with flex cable drive, an oversized high-impact plastic shield with guide marker, and a large adjustable support wheel. The unit’s replaceable 6-finger metal blade has carbide tips for reduced wear and long-lasting performance.
Echo Inc./(800) 432-ECHO
Efco’s 8245 SE stick edger
The 8245 SE stick edger is backed by Efco’s Five-Year No-Fear warranty (5-year consumer/2-year professional). It is equipped with a professional series 300-hour, 25.4-cc engine that boasts a nickel-coated cylinder, piston with 2 rings, and drop forged connecting rod and 3-piece crankshaft for extended engine life. A large, patent-pending rubber loop handle makes this edger one of the most comfortable on the market to operate. It has an aluminum gear box with grease fittings protected by a metal shield to ensure durability over time, as well as a professional-grade clutch to achieve optimal power transmission.
Emak USA/(330) 345-5645
Grasshopper’s Edge-EZE edger
Compatible with Grasshopper’s FrontMount and MidMount DuraMax decks (48 inches and larger), Grasshopper’s Edge-EZE edger mounts in place of the deck’s standard discharge shield and reduces edging time by up to 75 percent over hand edgers. It also eliminates the need for 2-cycle edgers. Edge-EZE delivers a clean edge up to 2.5 inches deep at up to 600 feet per minute along sidewalks, driveways and roadways. It is available with an electric actuator that increases downward pressure in tough conditions and easily raises the disc for crossing sidewalks. Both electric and manual versions provide vertical adjustment up to 12 inches and allow edging from the sidewalk, turf or curb.
The Grasshopper Co./(620) 345-8621
Husqvarna 323EX edger
Husqvarna’s new 323EX curved-shaft edger is ideal for the landscape contractor looking for a professional unit with power and maneuverability. Equipped with an E-Tech engine’s excellent power-to-weight ratio, this edger boasts 25 cc, 1.2 hp. of sheer productivity. “We feel that the 323EX has a balanced design and is ideal for the commercial contractor who is looking for a good investment at a great price,” said Pam Everett, business development manager, Husqvarna.
Husqvarna Professional Products, Inc./(800) 487-5958
Kawasaki’s powerful KEL27B edger provides comfortable operation and hassle-free maintenance with its durable TJ27E engine that tackles any job with ease. The lightweight edger — only 11.9 pounds without the blade — offers 1-touch cutting-depth adjustment, heavy-duty felt panel air filter, oil-impregnated cable, and a large reduction gear case. The 26.3-cc unit also features a rugged steel inner core composite guard design with a rubber skirt and a tapered cross section, lessening debris accumulation in the guard. The KEL27B is backed by Kawasaki’s Leading Edge Warranty, providing 5-year consumer and 2-year commercial coverage. It also carries a lifetime electronic ignition module warranty.
Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A./(800) 433-5640
Little Wonder’s new-look BedShaper
Little Wonder introduced the new look of its BedShaper edger at GIE+EXPO. Once yellow, the BedShaper will now don classic Little Wonder red and white. The BedShaper edger was first introduced to grounds maintenance professionals in 1997 by Pro Industries. Schiller-Pfeiffer (now Schiller Grounds Care, Inc.), the parent company of Little Wonder, acquired the BedShaper in October 2003. The only changes to the new-look BedShaper are the colors.
Little Wonder/Schiller Grounds Care, Inc./(877) 596-6337
Maruyama ED2621 lawn edger
The high-torque 25.4-cc 1.4-hp. Maruyama ED2621 lawn edger can take on the hardest baked soil and provides an accurate, long-lasting and clean cut. All Maruyama commercial-grade engines boast a 2-ring piston and chrome-impregnated cylinder for high performance and excellent durability. Other features of the ED2621 include a commercial-grade high-load gear case, high-visibility debris shield with easy tool-free depth adjustment, over-sized nylon guide wheel and long-lasting 8-inch steel blade. It is more maneuverable than a walk-behind lawn edger, and provides a cleaner, longer-lasting cut than a trimmer turned on its side. The ED2621 is also covered by a 5-year commercial warranty.
Maruyama U.S., Inc./(940) 383-7400
Stihl’s new FC 70 C-E
Equipped with Easy2Start technology for fast and easy starting, Stihl’s new FC 70 C-E is the ideal blend of performance and ease of use. This curved-shaft professional edger is powered by a low-emission, fuel-efficient engine that saves you time and money with longer run times between refuelings and up to 28-percent fuel savings as compared to previous models. The semi-automatic choke lever helps prevent flooding.
Stihl Inc./(800) GO-STIHL
Turf Teq’s Model 1305 power edger
Turf Teq’s Model 1305 power edger is the only self-propelled walking-forward bed opener on the market. The machine comes standard with an opening blade to create new landscaping beds or redefine existing beds; a variety of optional trenching blades are also available. All 3 functions — bed opening, bed grooming and trenching — can be performed by simply changing the blade and guard for each application. The 1305 features a 13-hp. Honda engine, a fully hydrostatic transmission with forward and reverse, and 5-inch cutting depth. It has the capability to be converted to a power broom, power rake or brushcutter.
Turf Teq, LLC/(866) 503-8873
Turfco’s Edge-R-Rite II
Turfco’s Edge-R-Rite II is ideal for faster, cleaner, more professional edges. It makes quick work of maintaining flowerbeds and tree rings, edging walkways, or trenching for underground wiring. Its unique oscillating blade action cuts like a sod cutter, making it safer than a rotary blade. The Edge-R-Rite II cuts without throwing debris, so cleanup is quick and easy. Five optional blade types further increase edging versatility.
Turfco Mfg./(800) 679-8201