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Old 11-16-2009, 06:27 PM
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Shindiaiwa M231 vs Shindiaiwa M242

I want a split boom for Christmas and I want a shindiaiwa I really like my T231 trimmer. So I decided to add another shindiaiwa, I want to know what will be better for my uses of it.

SPARE EDGER

ROTO TILLER

HEDGER

POLE PRUNER

BTW I will not get the attachments with the present only the engine.

If you think I should not get either and get a different modal tell me what brand and model
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Old 11-16-2009, 10:32 PM
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Have you located a new M231 for sale? I have looked for a new one without any luck as it has been discontinued. I have a M231 and like it even though it seems a little underpowered for edger and trimmer when the grass is thick. It works great with the pole pruner and hedge trimmer attachment. I would not be interested in the roto tiller attachment. I have one of the small Honda tillers which works great. I have looked at the M242 and it appears to me to be a "cheaper made" tool. I may purchase it though as I want to stay away from the 4 stroke [M2510]. According to the brochure the M242 with a trimmer is a tad shorter. It is not much but at 6'3" I don't want a shorter shaft.
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Old 11-17-2009, 06:10 PM
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Ok I did not realize that the M231 was discontinoued I looked in my 2008 shindiaiwa product guide So I am also concidering an echo PAS230 since I could also dethatch with it,

BTW for those of you who know how it the echo dethather attachment
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Old 11-17-2009, 10:51 PM
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If I were going with the Echo, I would buy the PAS 260 for the extra power when trimming and edging.
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Old 11-18-2009, 04:28 PM
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If I were going with the Echo, I would buy the PAS 260 for the extra power when trimming and edging.
It will be a spare edger I have a realy nice redmax edger but if it is in the shop i will need a back up and I allready have 2 trimmers
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Old 11-18-2009, 11:25 PM
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It will be a spare edger I have a realy nice redmax edger but if it is in the shop i will need a back up and I allready have 2 trimmers
My M231 became my backup trimmer today. I found a dealer with a couple of new T270 Shindaiwa trimmers. He now only has one.
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Old 11-19-2009, 01:55 PM
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My M231 became my backup trimmer today. I found a dealer with a couple of new T270 Shindaiwa trimmers. He now only has one.
Nicee Tell me how you like it after you get to use it
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Old 11-19-2009, 09:15 PM
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Also looking in to a Husqvarna 128LD
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Old 11-19-2009, 09:31 PM
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Also looking in to a Husqvarna 128LD
Why? You have 2 trimmers already and this isnt a Kombi type machine is it?
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Old 11-19-2009, 10:21 PM
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Nicee Tell me how you like it after you get to use it
I got the chance to use it today. It has a lot better power to weight ratio than the M231. It seems to take a minute or two to warm up. My M231 is ready to go when you start it. I had considered going with a Stihl trimmer but wanted to stay away from the 4 mix. I don't think I will ever look back. I like the Stihl products but a lot are not commercial rated [300 hours]. Stihl doesn't make it very easy to find out which ones are.
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