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TROTTMAN
06-24-2004, 04:54 AM
I read an article in a magazine about it. It is very light and has 1.1 hp (plenty for me). Do any of you have experience with Tanaka (never seen it except online) or with their trimmers, or even better with this one? Thanks for any help!

mowerman90
06-24-2004, 07:35 AM
If the article you read was in Turf magazine, then I'm the one that did the testing for the article. I think it's a great little trimmer for residential work.

naturescape
06-24-2004, 10:01 AM
My old Tanaka trimmer was the best I've had. And there was no primer bulb on it, and started great.

Acute Cut
06-24-2004, 11:29 AM
Dont know that trimmer particularly, but love my other tanakas. I have had a few throttle cable issues over the years, but 5 years later i still use it daily. I say go for it. You wont be sorry.

TROTTMAN
06-24-2004, 12:56 PM
Well the only concern I have is it is only about $190-200. Do you think it is durable enough for commercial duty?

naturescape
06-24-2004, 01:36 PM
Do you think it is durable enough for commercial duty?

Yes sir.

jtm45
07-03-2004, 03:56 AM
My dealer has a price for the 230 @ $259.00! theres 5 on ebay now BIN@ 189.99+24.00 ship (214.00) tanakas one of the best built,best made and best running small 2 cycle engines in the world bar none!!

TROTTMAN
07-03-2004, 05:14 PM
Well they certainly do look good, but my Husqvarna dealer had the rep come in with a bunch of demo equipment. It included their top of the line backpack blower (165BT) for $250 and their best trimmer (326LX - absolutely awsome trimmer, muuuuuch better than my Echo and lighter) for $150. I couldn't pass them up, but thanks for the reply.