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Old 08-29-2012, 11:46 AM
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Pugs...look inside any Stihl or better grade Shindiawa....
They have needle bearings on the rods......bearings are not replaceable..
I've had to pick through the grease to find enough needle bearings to put a rod back together many times...
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Old 08-29-2012, 12:34 PM
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Pugs...look inside any Stihl or better grade Shindiawa....
They have needle bearings on the rods......bearings are not replaceable..
I've had to pick through the grease to find enough needle bearings to put a rod back together many times...
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The articulated Shindaiwa doesnt have any. I see them listed for the normal hedge trimmers though.
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Old 08-29-2012, 01:20 PM
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The articulated Shindaiwa doesnt have any. I see them listed for the normal hedge trimmers though.
I stand corrected....its been awhile since I had to go into one of those gearboxes...they don't break too often when you grease them...
Guess I figured all Shindiawas had needle bearings. I was due to get one wrong sooner or later..
You got me....Pugs...
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Old 08-29-2012, 01:24 PM
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I stand corrected....its been awhile since I had to go into one of those gearboxes...they don't break too often when you grease them...
Guess I figured all Shindiawas had needle bearings. I was due to get one wrong sooner or later..
You got me....Pugs...
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I dont see enough Shindaiwas for repair so just going by pictures. Of course I only looked at the articulated ones so was confused LOL.

I mostly see Tanaka's and rarely have to go into the gearbox but they dont have any needle bearings on the rods.

Now that I think about it I think I had one older Shindaiwa apart and the needles were everywhere.
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Old 08-29-2012, 04:25 PM
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Stihl km130 pole trimmer and maruyama hedge trimmers. We use them 9-10 hours a day, 6 days a week for about 6 months a year. They last us 1.5 years, that's with proper maintenance of course.
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Old 09-01-2012, 12:02 AM
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Shindiawa articulator....light..lots of power...good blade speed..lots of bearings in the gearbox....well made..
Stihl hedgers are heavy..
Redmax hedgers are cheaply designed...like Echo...they fall apart...
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PISTON, DO you really think the Shindaiwa is well made?
I use the Shindaiwa AH231 almost daily and never had an issue with it. I would like to hear more.....
Have you ever checked out the older Maruyama stick hedge trimmers? Built like tanks and are about as heavy as one. I would say close to a Stihl, maybe more.



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Old 09-02-2012, 05:34 PM
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Currently Im debating between Poulan Pro 25HHT and Fixed Hedge Clipper Attachment (Kawasak 99969-6080 20" 7mm Fixed HC Attachmenti) which will be attached KBL27C unit. Anyone have any suggestions.
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Old 09-02-2012, 05:49 PM
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The guy on my crew was once one of the best but he is now about 64, and getting shaky at best. His quality of work is going down hill fast.

I would love to find another good guy for my crew.

I would also like to hear about equipment but that likely would not help the quality of work.
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Old 09-03-2012, 07:24 PM
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The connecting rod between the blades and cam gear? I have never seen one with bearings there. Just looked at a breakdown and the Shindaiwa has no bearings on the connecting rod. Im talking about this part http://www.ereplacementparts.com/con...li4sa0n9lpga96

Around here alot of people really like the Tanaka hedgetrimmers. They will use one brand for blowers and another for string trimmers but seems like almost all of them know Tanaka for hedgetrimmers.
Pugs,
Are you talking about the articulating pole Tanaka hedge trimmers?
I'm wondering because I got a good deal on a TPH-210 that I'd like to put on my TCG 22 EAS SLP trimmer. Do you know if that (the TPH-210) is a good hedgetrimmer head? Will the trimmer run the hedge trimmer head OK?

Thanks for any input. Almost no one around here has heard of Tanaka.
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Old 09-03-2012, 07:42 PM
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The connecting rod between the blades and cam gear? I have never seen one with bearings there. Just looked at a breakdown and the Shindaiwa has no bearings on the connecting rod. Im talking about this part http://www.ereplacementparts.com/con...li4sa0n9lpga96

Around here alot of people really like the Tanaka hedgetrimmers. They will use one brand for blowers and another for string trimmers but seems like almost all of them know Tanaka for hedgetrimmers.
Pugs,
Are you talking about the articulating pole Tanaka hedge trimmers?
I'm wondering because I got a good deal on a TPH-210 that I'd like to put on my TCG 22 EAS SLP trimmer. Do you know if that (the TPH-210) is a good hedgetrimmer head? Will the trimmer run the hedge trimmer head OK?

Thanks for any input. Almost no one around here has heard of Tanaka.
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