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Tanaka
07-31-2008, 05:12 PM
Hi,
Air Filter Crush Test: Tanaka TBC-240PF vs. Redmax

-MW

MileHigh
07-31-2008, 05:21 PM
What the hell?...

Lawn-Sharks
07-31-2008, 05:30 PM
I never knew that my air filter was in such danger of being crushed! Thanks for the post :eek: I'll keep you scientific test in mind next time im looking to buy rugged air filtered piece equipment..

JimQ
07-31-2008, 05:41 PM
Lawn-Sharks, BladeScape, you guys crack me up! I was thinking the same thing.... ooooooooooooookay?!?!? :laugh:

Scagguy
07-31-2008, 07:07 PM
I'll keep that in mid the next time I'm worried about crushing an airfilter. To me, this was the ultimate air filter crush test. You can see it laying under the hood unscathed. Unfortunately, my back and neck didn't hold up so well.

topsites
07-31-2008, 07:17 PM
I'll keep that in mid the next time I'm worried about crushing an airfilter. To me, this was the ultimate air filter crush test. You can see it laying under the hood unscathed. Unfortunately, my back and neck didn't hold up so well.

They just don't make them like they used to,
but those air filters are darned tough I hear say.

Tanaka
07-31-2008, 07:22 PM
I'll keep that in mid the next time I'm worried about crushing an airfilter. To me, this was the ultimate air filter crush test. You can see it laying under the hood unscathed. Unfortunately, my back and neck didn't hold up so well.

What would you like to see put through a drop test or crush test (Relating to a blower, chain saw or trimmer).

-MW

fool32696
07-31-2008, 08:16 PM
I'm not sure that air filter strength has ever been an issue for anyone at all.

Richard Martin
07-31-2008, 08:39 PM
It's not an air filter crush test. It's an air filter cover crush test. Seems kinda pointless but I guess someone had to do it.

LushGreenLawn
07-31-2008, 08:43 PM
I love my new Tanaka equipment, however, the whole air filter needs to be redisigned. Its a very cheap 1" high foam sleeve, that looks very pourous.

I could go on all day about the rest of the positives though...

Tanaka
07-31-2008, 08:45 PM
Which model?

-MW

jameson
07-31-2008, 09:00 PM
I will endeavor to handle the air filter and accompanying cover of my Redmax trimmer with kid gloves in the future. Less Incredible Hulk, more Mother Teresa.

:waving:

South Florida Lawns
07-31-2008, 09:06 PM
Bet you guys won't put your stuff up against Stihl

CrewKut
07-31-2008, 10:14 PM
If you're going to drop test something....How about dropping the price? :laugh:

Dan

Lawn-Sharks
07-31-2008, 10:27 PM
If you're going to drop test something....How about dropping the price? :laugh:

Dan

AHHHHHHH! ....lol... :laugh:

whoopassonthebluegrass
07-31-2008, 10:32 PM
If you're gonna test something, how about the cheap plastic housings on everything? I've never broken a machine so it failed to run, but I've busted/cracked the plastic housings on probably every piece of equipment I've purchased at some point in time...

Tanaka
07-31-2008, 10:41 PM
If you're gonna test something, how about the cheap plastic housings on everything? I've never broken a machine so it failed to run, but I've busted/cracked the plastic housings on probably every piece of equipment I've purchased at some point in time...

Ok - we will

-MW

Keith
07-31-2008, 10:47 PM
If you can make it stronger without adding weight, go for it. Though air filter housing covers haven't been a huge problem.

What would you like to see put through a drop test or crush test (Relating to a blower, chain saw or trimmer).

-MW

Not related to breaking when dropped, but the gas cap. At least once a week I drop the gas cap on one of the TBC-230's or the hedge trimmer. It usually ends up somewhere three feet under the trailer. Redmax has a tether on their gas caps, so I never have to chase them down ;) Maybe other, higher end Tanakas have this. If not, look into it.

Tanaka
08-01-2008, 04:06 PM
Bet you guys won't put your stuff up against Stihl

We'll get into the BG85D teardown shortly. Here's the air filter / cover...
-MW

KGR landscapeing
08-01-2008, 05:05 PM
i wanna see the flying out of the trimmer rack test. or any of these guys who used to let there trimmers slide around in the bed the gas tank not wearing out test

Tanaka
08-01-2008, 05:41 PM
That would be a cool test - YouTube!

-MW

JosephLawnCare
08-01-2008, 06:37 PM
If you're going to drop test something....How about dropping the price? :laugh:

Dan

:laugh::laugh::laugh::clapping::laugh::laugh::laugh:

Richard Martin
08-01-2008, 06:57 PM
We'll get into the BG85D teardown shortly. Here's the air filter / cover...
-MW

Will you send me a Tanaka edger to use while you tear down my 8 year old Stihl FC75 edger? It has seen heavy use since 2000.

bakerc8
08-01-2008, 07:09 PM
What would you like to see put through a drop test or crush test (Relating to a blower, chain saw or trimmer).

-MW

all 3 and both droped and crushed