View Full Version : Which Shindiwa?

05-30-2000, 04:37 PM
which one should i get? what do you use? Pros and Cons

Nilsson Associates
05-30-2000, 04:39 PM
T-270<br>dont worry<p>A-1

05-30-2000, 05:34 PM
I recently purchased a T-230 for doing light trimming around properties. It is light and balanced. For heavier brush I use my Stihl trimmers.

05-30-2000, 06:46 PM
Whatcha cuttin? For light weekly work the T230 are great. I have two of 'em and they are light and well balanced as Kevin said. <p>If you are cuttin heavier stuff on a regular basis, go with 260 or 270.

05-30-2000, 09:10 PM
T-230 has been great for trimming around residentials I maintain. Not a lot of heavy growth to take down so I cant tell you its limit.<p>From what I remember from previous posts was the higher the number the heavier duty the model.<p>Have fun shopping

05-30-2000, 10:32 PM
i am starting a all residential truck. 48 wb and need a trimmer. Its going to do about 30 lawns weekly or every 10 days. is the t230s shaft long enogh i am 6 ft. Eric told me the t270 shaft is longer. Also what gas to oil mix does it use?<br>Thanks <p>-Nick

Eric ELM
05-30-2000, 10:48 PM
I'm only 5' 9&quot; and I like the extra length of the T270. I use the Shindaiwa oil and I think the mix is 30 to 1. Correct me if I'm wrong guys.<p>----------<br>&lt;a href=&quot;http://pages.prodigy.net/eric.erickson/&quot;&gt;Eric@ELM&lt;/a&gt;<br>

05-31-2000, 12:26 AM
I am not telling you what mix to use, but I use Amsoil 100:1 in all my 2 cycle equipment for over 7 years. The great thing about it is you aren't gonna goof the mix. Chances are when you mix it, it's gonna be a little richer than 100:1, but that's fine.<p>Using Shindaiwa oil will extend the factory warranty, but I have passed on it to use Amsoil. Your call.

05-31-2000, 12:55 AM
The manual for my T270 says the mixture is 40:1.

05-31-2000, 04:03 PM
thanks. anyone else? A-1 what do u mean &quot;dont worry&quot;?<p>-Nick

Nilsson Associates
05-31-2000, 04:22 PM
not worrying about spending the extra for going to top of line for size, hp, heavy duty models, could payoff in long run<p>A-1