View Full Version : What's the difrrence between a 230 and a 231

03-23-2004, 01:34 PM
Aright probaly a dumb question, but you are the experts...... What is the diffrence between a shin. t230 and a t231 trimmer......:help:

P&C Lawn Care
03-23-2004, 01:42 PM
THe T-231' s are a lower emission trimmer (California Air Resources Board/CARB approved) and they have a little larger fuel tank. The T-230's will be eventually phased out.

03-23-2004, 01:50 PM
kool P & C...... I appreciate the info.......

03-23-2004, 01:52 PM
Get the 230's while you can. They have more raw power. Grab anything with a "0" instead of a "1" while they still sell them.

03-23-2004, 02:05 PM
I tested out both of these yesterday. What P&C said is right. The 230 is supposed to be slightly lighter, but after running them both with full tanks, the 230 certainly feels heavier during use. The 231 has a 25% larger fuel tank, but it's also supposed to use more fuel. The 230 is also somewhat lighter. As far as power, I agree with Elephant, but it was a Very slight differance. In fact, it may have just been my imagination; I wanted the 230 to be stronger. Incidently, I planned to buy one of the two, but after trying both, I decided to get a T272X, which I really like. Hope this helps.

03-23-2004, 02:38 PM
230, 231. Whatever it takes.


03-23-2004, 05:55 PM
Plan on getting those with the "0" as long I can. Always after more power.

03-23-2004, 08:06 PM
Thanx for all the info......