View Full Version : Vibration problem w/ Shindawa T2500 trimmer

04-19-2008, 09:54 PM
I have a Shindawa T2500 weed eater about 4 years old. I bought it for the 4-cycle feature, lower noise, lower emissions. It has developed a bad vibration. It certainly doesn't have handles that isolate the vibration from operator. Has anyone had this problem? How was it solved?

05-18-2008, 02:59 PM
FWIW, I don't have that model but I have the Ryobi 825R 4-stroke. The straight shaft attachment needs a new spool head and I have noticed a great deal of increased vibration, my left hands swells a little. I removed the straight shaft and installed my curved shaft from my 2-stroke powerhead and the vibration practically went away.

Sounds like more a balance issue in the spool...can you switch attachments or is it a fixed trimmer?


05-18-2008, 10:42 PM
If the vibration is coming through the shaft, I would agree with HTH. In addition, if it has a lot of hours on it and you have not frequently greased the gearhead, I would suspect wear in the bevel gears or wear in the splines fittings on either end of the drive shaft.


05-19-2008, 09:33 AM
take the head off and run it that will tell you all you need to know