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Old 03-08-2013, 10:16 AM
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Shindaiwa

Shindaiwa is having a promotion that ends tomorrow (20% off), I am interested in the EB802 (blower), LE242 (edger) and and good trimmer (recommendations would be nice). I am asking this because I want to know if the product will be reliable for a few years maybe 3 to 4, I am starting out this year wear, I dont think there will be to much wear and tear on these items since I am starting with no customers (im guess for the first 2 years, unless i get really lucky)

I just want to make sure these products are reliable, and get the job done with little interference.
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Old 03-08-2013, 12:00 PM
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I own 2 m242n 2 t242, and 2 eb802's.

I ordered 2 t242, 1 m242, and a back pack sprayer this week due to the promo.

My oldest is a m242 about 6yrs old. Plugs, clean the exhaust, and a couple trimmers head is it.

Since you are just starting out I would recommend a m242 unit w/trimmer and edger attachment instead of a le242 and t242. Reason is the edger will sit a lot and IMO sitting is what causes issues with trimmers. With the m242 you can add the hedge trimmer, power broom attachments later on if need be.

The eb802 works well and you will be happy with it.
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Old 03-08-2013, 04:11 PM
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you may want to consider. a dealer. instead of a brand type......

I know many are stuck on a brand. but it's the ole ford vs Chevy thing. But if you purchase all of one type of equipment. then the dealer leaves town. your stuck. for repairs/parts, and such
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Old 03-08-2013, 04:22 PM
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you may want to consider. a dealer. instead of a brand type......

I know many are stuck on a brand. but it's the ole ford vs Chevy thing. But if you purchase all of one type of equipment. then the dealer leaves town. your stuck. for repairs/parts, and such
in NY we dont need to worry about a dealer leaving town because there are 5 more within 10 miles, but im sure that is good advice if someone doesnt live near many dealers.
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Old 03-08-2013, 04:49 PM
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And with the shindiawa/echo merger any echo dealer can get shindiawa parts. My dealer has been around for 35 plus years so I don't worry about that.
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Old 03-09-2013, 12:06 AM
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Stihl. Why bother with anything else
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