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Old 04-03-2000, 11:41 PM
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My local dealer is having a sale on Shindaiwa's trimmers. His Shindaiwa T-230 would be about $220. I have a commercial Green Machine now and I am looking for another trimmer. Is the 230 powerful enough? Should I get a bigger one?<p>Thanks<br>LawnWorks
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Old 04-03-2000, 11:44 PM
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i would jump on tht deal they are great, never had a problem with mine 2 years old and starts on first or second pull every time, as far as power they are great for how lite they are <p>----------<br>CJC Landscape Management<br>Winter Haven, Florida
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Old 04-04-2000, 12:17 AM
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I like mine. They have plenty of power for daily use. They are light weight too. BTW that is a good deal, buy 2
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Old 04-04-2000, 12:46 AM
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The only reason not to get one is becuse you don't have the money. They're great for edging and small clean up with a tri-star metal blade for higher grasses. I use this set up on very tall grass/weeds. <br>Have had my t 230 with 1 bar change out, 1 carb, the last 6 years. Still runs great once I get it started. <br>Jean<p>----------<br>J-LC Landscaping & Maintenance Gardening<br>C-27 Ca Contr# 770044
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Old 04-04-2000, 03:27 AM
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It depends, I have a Stihl F85 and broke my toro backup so I got a T230 because of the lighter weight. I like the F85 a little better seems like you can run it at 1/2 throttle as opposed to 3/4 to full on the T230 and the weight diffrence is only 2lbs. The T230 would be fine but if you do any heavy work nothing beats the F85.
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Old 04-04-2000, 06:19 AM
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The T-230 is a great string trimmer. The going rate for them with a bump-feed head in the central Maryland area is $229.00. If all you plan on cutting is residential/commercial properties that are maintained regularly then it is ideal.
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Old 04-04-2000, 07:21 AM
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Buy it ,good deal,you should run at full thottle anyway better for the clutch,and if you want more power go with the t-260 more power than the sthill f85 and lighter to
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Old 04-04-2000, 12:01 PM
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can you get a hedge trimmer attachment for a Shindaiwa? the part that replaces the trimmer head? i want one for my T230. <br>i know they make the model that you buy that way, power unit with hedge trimmer attachment at the end, but can you buy it solo?? thanx
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Old 04-04-2000, 03:27 PM
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I WISH!!!<p>----------<br>CJC Landscape Management<br>Winter Haven, Florida
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Old 04-04-2000, 11:56 PM
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This is what ticks me off. Lawnworks is getting a T230 from his dealer for $220. Richard Martin says they are $229 in central Maryland. Here they were $269 but most dealers are now quoting $299. That's BS. I bought from Alamia just to get one for $239. I ended up mail ordering because local dealers will rape you, yet some users here will try to discourage mail order.
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