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Old 01-29-2013, 08:17 AM
rungreen rungreen is offline
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New shindawia trimmers

I know shindawia went with echo now, but they do still sell their own trimmers or all they echo's. Local dealer used to be full of shindy now theirs hardly anything.
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Old 01-29-2013, 08:19 AM
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The have a much smaller line up. 242, 282 2stroke trimmers (have 4stroke also but don't care). Also the 802 blower. Some hedges clippers.
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Old 01-29-2013, 09:48 AM
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I just went heavy in their line this year. I always kept the T242 & T282 but I went with all their trimmer and the 4stroke models are selling like crazy. They are way better than the old blue models used to be
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Old 01-29-2013, 05:18 PM
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I know shindawia went with echo now, but they do still sell their own trimmers or all they echo's. Local dealer used to be full of shindy now theirs hardly anything.
They are still different than the Echo stuff. However they are using some of Echo's technology to make some of the parts better. I know at the tech meeting last year they mentioned a change to the cylinder/piston on the T242. They dropped the compression a bit and increased the horsepower due to better flow or something.

Unfortunately though the Shindaiwa lineup is rather limited these days . The one great thing they had going for them...the Speedfeed head...is now on all the Echo machines too.
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Old 01-29-2013, 05:25 PM
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no way adotping echo technology will make a shindawia better. worse yes
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Old 01-29-2013, 07:14 PM
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So whats the most current model of new trimmers T242 and T282s?
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Old 01-29-2013, 07:24 PM
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So whats the most current model of new trimmers T242 and T282s?
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Old 01-29-2013, 10:31 PM
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Change over

We are in the process of changing our small equipment fleet over to all shindaiwa. We however, are heavily vested with their four mix type technology with the 254 in the trimmer lineup and the 854 in the backpack blower arena. Power to weight is excellent and they seem snappier than the competitors four mix. Fuel consumption is average (not outstanding like they advertise), but the noise is lower and the guys love them. They take a licking an they are fairly simple. Biggest complaint THEY HATE COLD WEATHER--particularly the trimmers. Those late October last mows an trimming can be a challenge.
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Old 01-29-2013, 10:38 PM
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Shindaiwa also has gone to a 5 year residential warranty which may help some of the product show back up in your local dealer. To a residential user, length of warranty seems to be a big deal and when dealers that were Shindaiwa only began carrying Echo also after the "merger", the 5 year residential warranty on Echo really ended up working against the sales of Shindaiwa for a dealer with mostly residential customer base.
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Old 01-29-2013, 10:44 PM
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....and the price point.....
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