View Full Version : Shindaiwa LE-231, LE-261

09-14-2006, 02:14 AM
Does anyone have one of these edgers, if so how do you like it?

I have an old LE-230 that needs to be replaced, but I'm not sure about the new 231,261.

09-14-2006, 02:29 AM
I'm also looking at Redmax.

lawnboy dan
09-14-2006, 01:48 PM
i have both. get the 261 -you will need the extra power now that the epa has ruined the industry.

Fantasy Lawns
09-14-2006, 02:35 PM
I luv shin & redmax stuff .... both are great edgers

The heavier shin 261 has lots of power fore edgin beds .... thing I like with the Redmax ...which is what I've been replacing my shin edges with ...is the head unit is much better built .... the wheel stays with the unit longer ....the skid pad under the head unit it's self is much, much better built than the shin skid pads which you better keep n eye one so not to wear into the aluminum housing of the head unit

Again both are killer machines .... just the max more so built fore daily, weekly,monthly, yearly use .... which we tend too do more so in the southern areas

gotta figure .... atleast fore me .... putting 800-1000 hrs per year on a unit ... it needs too be built

09-14-2006, 11:29 PM
I bought the Shin LE 261 this year. Its been great. Lots of power, no bogging down in any conditions so far.....edges great and fast! :drinkup:

Hurricane Lawn
09-14-2006, 11:40 PM
Also have 261 shinny. Awesome power, starts right up everytime.