Frequently Asked Questions

 

Do you sell products and parts over the Internet?

How do I locate a Power Trim dealer in my area?

When should I replace the blade on my edger?

What size is the drive belt on my edger?

Which engine option should I purchase on my edger?

How often and where should I apply grease to my edger?

How do I change the blade on my edger?

My edger will not start or stay running - Why?

What is the warranty period on my edger?


Do you sell products and parts over the Internet?

Sorry, we do not. We are a manufacturer who believes servicing distributors and dealers are the best at performing this function. They know our products well and insure you get exactly the unit or part you require.

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How do I locate a Power Trim dealer in my area?

The easiest way to do this is to first visit our distributor page and see if an existing distributor handles the area you live in. If so, contact them and they will gladly refer you to your closest dealer. If you reside in an area with no distributor listed, contact us and we will assist you in finding a dealer.

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When should I replace the blade on my edger?

All Power Trim edgers come originally equipped with a 10" long by 2" wide by .080" thick spring steel cutting blade. With usage the blade will wear down due to the constant rubbing along the concrete or edge line. Once the blade has worn down to 6" long (2" worn off each side), all outer tip speed is basically lost and it should be replaced. Be sure to follow the instructions in the manual on blade replacement and use only genuine Power Trim blades.

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What size is the drive belt on my edger?

All Power Trim edgers come originally equipped with a Gates # 2280 (28" x 1/2" - 4L Type) drive belt. The only exception to this are the Models 300-H and 308-H which are fitted with a Gates # AX26 (28" x 1/2" - AX Section) cog style drive belt.

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Which engine option should I purchase on my edger?

Power Trim edgers are offered with four engine options - 148CC Briggs & Stratton Standard, 148CC Briggs & Stratton I/C Industrial Commercial, 80CC Briggs & Stratton Vanguard Commercial and 118CC Honda Commercial. All are quality engines and with the proper care will last for years of service. How much planned usage and job applications should have a bearing on choice of engine. It is generally felt that a 148CC B & S Standard is fine for consumer use while commercial users should plan on buying up due to the rigorous demands placed on their equipment.

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How often and where should I apply grease to my edger?

There is only one grease fitting (standard size) on all Power Trim edgers. It is located on the cutting arm shaft under the dirt deflector. Greasing the cutting arm allows the mandrel bar to compress and decompress as the edger is used. Generally 2 to 3 pumps of a high quality grease every 40 hours of usage will keep the cutting arm performing smoothly. This translates into a consumer greasing the arm once or twice a season while commercial users should perform this maintenance function as often as once a week or higher depending on severity of conditions.

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How do I change the blade on my edger?

First disconnect the spark plug wire. Next block the blade on the concrete by engaging the cutting arm. Use a wrench or socket that snugly fits the blade nut. Place a heavy cloth over the cutting edge and hold the blade securely while turning the nut in a counter-clockwise direction. After removing blade and washers, inspect the washers for excessive wear, replace if needed. Be sure washers and blade are replaced in the exact sequence in which they were removed. If in doubt refer to the parts schematic.

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My edger will not start or stay running - Why?

As we are manufacturers and not certified engine mechanics this is the hardest question we get. We do know that for an engine to start and run the proper mixture of air and fuel combined with spark is necessary. Assuming you have fresh gas, a clean air filter, and a good spark plug the engine should fire and stay running. If it doesn't, our best suggestion is to have it checked out by an authorized servicing dealer to determine the problem.

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What is the warranty period on my edger?

Power Trim warrants against defects in material or workmanship on all of its products along the following guidelines:

Consumer Use - For a Period of Two (2) Years from Date of Purchase

Commercial or Rental Use - For a Period of Ninety (90) Days from Date of Purchase

This limited warranty does not include any warranty on the engines mounted on the equipment. All engines are covered by a separate limited warranty as provided by the respective engine manufacturer. Please feel free to contact Briggs & Stratton or Honda with any questions or comments you may have regarding their products.

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