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MTD Yard Machines (9") 148cc 4-Cycle Gas Lawn Edger

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Model: 25B-520J000
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1.9 out of 51.9 out of 51.9 out of 51.9 out of 51.9 out of 5
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Briggs & Stratton 450 Series 148cc 4-Cycle Engine
4.5 ft-lbs gross torque
Gear drive system for smoother operation

9-Inch Dual-Edge Blade
6-position height adjustment
Edging depths range from 1/4" up to 2"
Cut along sidewalks, driveways and curves in no time

3-Wheel Design
7" front and 8" rear wheels

Loop Style Handle
Folds up for compact storage and easy transport

2-Year Limited Warranty


Trimmer
Number of Cutting Edges
1 Blade
Engine
Engine Brand
Briggs & Stratton
Starting System
Recoil Start
Engine Cycle
4-Cycle
CC
148 CCs
Fuel Tank Size
0.2 Gallons
Engine Cylinders
1 Cylinder
Consumer Engine Warranty
2 Years
Deck
Blades
1 Blade
Deck Positions
6 Positions
Cutting Height
0.25-2.0 Inches
Number of Wheels
3 Wheels
Drive
Drive System
Push
Wheels
Front Tire Size
7 Inch
Rear Tire Size
8 Inch
Tire Type
Plastic Wheels
Overview
Weight
60 Pounds
Consumer Warranty
2 Years
Model
25B-520J000
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MTD Yard Machines 25B-520J000 Reviews & Ratings
Overall Rating
Features
2/5
Quality
2/5
Performance
2/5
Value
2/5
Overall
1.9 out of 51.9 out of 51.9 out of 51.9 out of 51.9 out of 5
Pros
I'd Buy It Again (1)
Light Weight (1)
Easy To Use (1)
Easy To Store (1)
Price (1)
Cons
Low Quality (3)
Unreliable (2)
Durability (1)
Not Durable (1)
25% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
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Melvin N.
Baltimore, MD
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 4/17/13
REVIEWED
JUN.
04
2013
2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5
Not What I Expected
I've used a lawn edger for years and was able to get a full season from the edger blade. There isn't a guide on this model and the edger blade is already needing replacing. I called MTD, was told I'm not using the product correctly and there was nothing they would do except sell me more blades. I should have bought a better model.
Pros: Price
Cons: Low Quality, Not Durable
Melvin Does Not Recommend This Product
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David Bowen
Germantown, TN
REVIEWED
JUL.
29
2011
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
Go Elsewhere
Purchased this model from mowersdirect. The product worked fine the first two uses then quit. Mowersdirect told me to take it in for warranty repair. The small engine shop I took it to told me the carburator was dirty and needed cleaning - it's a new product, new gas, etc!! They cleaned the carburator and charged me $66 saying that it wasn't covered. A $260 edger cost me $326 from this place.
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Henry F.
Warren, MI
REVIEWED
AUG.
15
2013
2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5
Sorry I Bought One
I bought this model a few years ago. I was able to use it one time. The following year, I could not get it to start. I was told I might need a new carburetor. I told the clerk it was brand new and only used once. I'd be charged a 100$ to replace it. I did it myself for $35. It now works fine, but we'll see next year. Still not happy I had to replace carb after one use.
Pros: Easy To Store
Cons: Low Quality, Unreliable
Henry Does Not Recommend This Product
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John Pasaka
Strongsville, OH
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 6/2/13
REVIEWED
JUN.
28
2013
2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5
Dead Out Of The Box
The edger was received with engine damage that would lot the Edger start. After much effort the engine was repaired to the point where it will start. The blade strikes the pavement when put into the highest position. MTD Warranty repair facility will not correct the problem because it was their determinartion that the Edger was improperly assembled. The fight goes on with MTD.
Cons: Low Quality, Unreliable, Durability
John Does Not Recommend This Product
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Clida W.
Idaho Falls, ID
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 5/15/13
REVIEWED
JUN.
27
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Love It
I can use it with ease and don't need my husband to help me.
Pros: Easy To Use, Light Weight, I'd Buy It Again
Clida Recommends This MTD Yard Machines Product
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Richard
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 5/4/13
REVIEWED
MAY.
28
2013
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
Yard Machines Edger
Received product damaged. The recoil shroud was compressed on one side which did not allow the rope to rotate engine. Rather than returning the product, I removed the shroud and repaired the compressed areas. Lost an hour of my time. It did not appear to be a shipping problem. The damage occurred prior to packing.
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Calh
REVIEWED
MAY.
10
2013
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
Do Not Buy This
The edger bevel positioning arm adjustment lever broke repaired and it broke again. It is very difficult to replace this arm/lever.

The Briggs & Stratton engine is cheap (I've always found them to be poorly made). It is very difficult to start. It may have started with two or three pulls a couple of times, but I ended up having to buy a can of starter fluid (ether) to get it to start. It has no adjustment for fuel or choke. I contacted Briggs & Stratton who said I had to deal... more
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Russell
Valley City, OH
REVIEWED
MAY.
19
2011
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
Junk, Junk, Junk
Never starts unless you use starting fluid. Tale my word for it, and I live in valley city Ohio where MTD is based. I'll never buy MTD again.
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Russell
Valley City, OH
REVIEWED
MAY.
19
2011
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
Junk, Junk, Junk
Never starts unless you use starting fluid. Tale my word for it, and I live in valley city Ohio where MTD is based. I'll never buy MTD again.
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Bob
Cleveland, OH
REVIEWED
JUN.
16
2012
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
Leave For The Junkman
I purchased this unit about five years ago and have had nothing but problems with it. The engine works fine, but everything else on it is made from very poor quality parts. I am constantly replacing the same broken parts and I could have purchased a good commercial unit for what I paid in repairing this unit. Avoid the headache and stay away from this MDT junk.
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