From physical barriers to sloped cuts, edging helps separate concrete, trees, flower beds and other parts of your lawn to help each element stand out. With Brown Products’ BedEdger and BedEdger Bantam, getting a professional-looking finish is fast and easy, and with a wide range of rotors available one machine can be used for everything from creating borders around ground cover to digging trenches for wires and landscaping blocks.
This edger is powered by a 9 hp Honda GX engine that is connected to the rotor by a pair of drive belts for superior durability. Depending on the rotor being used, it can make cuts in the soil that are between a half inch and 9 inches in width. With cutting speeds up to 30 feet per minute, this tool can quickly and effectively edge gardens, make trenches for irrigation or create space to lay down landscape borders ranging from plastic barriers to blocks and timbers.
Brown offers this edger in two versions: the F791H has a maximum cutting depth of 7 inches and weighs 170 lbs, while the F991H can cut up to 9 inches deep and weighs 175 lbs.
Don’t need all the cutting performance of the BedEdger and want something that’s easier to load when moving to different jobs? The BedEdger Bantam is a scaled down trencher that can still cut up to 5 inches deep at rates ranging from 10 to 30 feet per minute. It’s offered in two versions: the B565 comes with a 6.5 hp Honda engine and weighs 110 lbs, while the B590 has a 9 hp and weighs 130 lbs.
Brown Products also offers a kit to turn the Bantam into a Bantam Mole, letting the edger lay cable and drop the dirt over the trench that was just dug for quick wire installation.
Both the BedEdger and BedEdger Bantam using a mounting system with a single nut to make it easy to switch to the rotor design that best fits both the digging task and the soil. Brown Products offers dozens of rotors in a variety of lengths, widths and cutting head designs for a wide range of jobs:
Clay – This design will go through all but the rockiest and wettest soil, and it can be used to cut through asphalt and gravel. The 7 point rotor has the same cutting profile of the 5 point rotor, but the added cutting surfaces increase overall life by up to 90%. Both cut trenches that are three inches wide. The three point rotor cuts a two-inch wide trench, while the two-point makes a one-inch trench. There are designed for burying edging and cables.
Rock – This design doesn’t trench as well in clay, but its four replaceable tungsten carbide bits have no problem cutting through rocky soils. It’s available in one-and-a-half and three-inch widths.
RainDrain – This rotor makes a flat 4.5-inch trench for burying four-inch drain line used to divert water from gutter downspouts or for laying down brick and block edging.
Root Pruner – With a cutting width of a half inch, this rotor is ideal for cutting away roots at the edge of sidewalks and driveways to prevent concrete damage. It also works well for creating trenches for irrigation control wires, low voltage lighting, and underground dog fence.
BedMaster – The angled profile of this rotor creates a sloped trench for a sharp definition between grass and landscape features. The three-inch wide rotor can be used to define beds, while the four and 5-inch rotors are built for installing a range of edging materials.
Re-Defining – This three-inch wide rotor is less aggressive than the BedMaster, re-establishing existing edges while minimizing tool wear and dirt cleanup.
Curbing – This flat profile rotor cuts a 9-inch wide trench for installing wide landscaping materials like timbers and blocks.
StumpMaster – This tool removes face roots and trunks up to 6 inches tall, cutting one inch into the soil’s surface.
When You Think Brown Products, Think Shank’s
Whether you’re looking to get an edger, need to have your BedEdger serviced, or just need a new rotor, visit the experts at Shank’s Lawn Equipment. We’re a certified dealer for both Brown and Honda so we can help you with everything on your edger. Our shop is located at 4900 Molly Pitcher Highway in Chambersburg, PA. That’s just off Rt. 11, one mile east of I-80.
Not in the area? We ship parts and accessories across the U.S. and Canada. Visit us online at www.shankslawn.com.