Register free!
Search
 
     

The Green Industry's Resource Center


Click for Weather
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #21  
Old 09-23-2012, 12:41 PM
Jay Ray Jay Ray is offline
LawnSite Fanatic
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: d"Iberville MS
Posts: 6,484
I gave strong consideration to these Tanaka/Hitachi lightweights tcg22easslp, but I tried to see if spare spools were available and could not find them anywhere online. No dealer nearby either.
__________________
EPA Targets Wood Stoves: Camp Fire Emission Regulation Coming Next
Reply With Quote
  #22  
Old 09-23-2012, 06:26 PM
ddixon7 ddixon7 is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 337
I have had some. The made in japan ones are comparable to shindaiwa. Some are made in china now...
Posted via Mobile Device
Reply With Quote
  #23  
Old 09-23-2012, 06:29 PM
FMC1959 FMC1959 is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Montreal Canada
Posts: 34
One of my first trimmers 30 years ago was a Tanaka, it was a decent trimmer. Living close to a big metropolitain city, I have tons of dealers within a 1 hr drive. Back then there were lots of Tanaka dealers and many crews used them. Over the years they slowly disappeared, not sure what happened, but I think when Hitachi acquired them, it was to bail them out in North America.

Yes, we have the internet, but having a dealer is always good. I have a 20 yr old Solo trimmer (I like the oddball stuff, but this is a 34 cc bear!) which after years of great service, couldn't get it to start. I tried all of the things I am capable to fix it, but no luck. I just found a dealer for it (more rare than Tanaka dealers) and for about $70 will have it working, had a crank seal go+general cleaning and tuning. This will make a great dedicated brushcutter.

Point is sometimes you need a dealer and with all of the brands you have available, going with something you can't get support could be a wasted investement.
Reply With Quote
  #24  
Old 09-23-2012, 10:55 PM
Pennington Lawncare's Avatar
Pennington Lawncare Pennington Lawncare is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Down the road from where they used to make Saturn cars.
Posts: 581
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jay Ray View Post
I gave strong consideration to these Tanaka/Hitachi lightweights tcg22easslp, but I tried to see if spare spools were available and could not find them anywhere online. No dealer nearby either.
You should have put a Speed Feed 375 head on it and that's all you would have ever needed. I've got one and other than changing the black rubber fuel lines over to the Tygon transparent fuel lines that's about all I've had to do to it over the past couple years.
__________________
14 Scag Turf Tiger 61" Kohler 26.5 hp EFI
09 Bob-Cat Predator Pro 61" 33 hp Generac "GRENADE"
2 Husqvarna 323L
2 Echo SRM-210
1 Echo SRM-225
Tanaka TCG22EASSLP
Husqvarna 125 & 150 BT
6.5' x 12 ' Trailer
Stihl 025 18"
Husqvarna 460 24"
Reply With Quote
  #25  
Old 10-26-2012, 10:48 PM
zmelli zmelli is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Norco,California
Posts: 57
Quote:
Originally Posted by Richard Martin View Post
I have one here and it's the last one. While attempting to change the trimmer head, I had a awl in the slot provided for just this purpose and the trimmer head housing broke. I went to buy a new housing only to find out that they're not available.


That head does not have the bronze/gold nut that the Japan made ones use, I think your model was made in China?
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump





Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ©1998 - 2012, LawnSite.comô - Moose River Media
All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:00 PM.

Page generated in 0.06362 seconds with 9 queries