Anyone experience using Shindaiwa C4 equipments

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by yungman, Jan 26, 2008.

  1. yungman

    yungman LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Calif.
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    Anyone have use Shindaiwa C4 equipments commercially over period of time? Can you give opinion on how reliable they are. How does it compare to Stihl 4Mix in reliability and maintenance?
     
  2. Jay Ray

    Jay Ray LawnSite Fanatic
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    We have a Shindaiwa dealer here and Shindy seems to be well thought of, but I got all Stihl, and can't tell you any more than that.
     
  3. yungman

    yungman LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Calif.
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    I think people are raving about the original 2 cycle T260 And T272. I really have not hear much about the C4. I see land scaper all use the Red Shindis. The Original 2 cycle ones better be good. They have the weight to show for it!!!! They are heavy for their specifications!!
    Thanks
     
  4. yungman

    yungman LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Calif.
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    Guys!!! This post has been posted for 2 days and nobody really answer!!!!

    Nobody even own one to even make a comments??!! I didn't expect that.;)

    That is not a good sign, should I change my heading to "Anyone own a C4 equipment!!":cry::cry::cry:
     
  5. grass_cuttin_fool

    grass_cuttin_fool LawnSite Gold Member
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    I wanted the 8510 blower and my dealer wanted about 550 bux even after an instant 50 bux rebate....Stihl and Redmax were much more economical......so I bought something else. I cant/wont say there are not good but they dont seem to have the share of the market as other equipment

    wayne
     
  6. yungman

    yungman LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Calif.
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    Yes, They are about the most expensive cc to cc!!! The T272 is only 26 or 27 cc, it is selling for $429!!!! The Redmax BCZ3000S on sale for $329, bigger engine and just as good name. Echo SRM260 is only less than 2cc smaller and is $299. The trimmer is heavy too 14.7lb. As heavy as the Honda 35cc and Honda is only $359.

    They better be good for the kind of weight and money. No body use T3410!!!!
     
  7. jeffslawncare

    jeffslawncare LawnSite Member
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    i have run a shindaiwa m2510 c4 trimmer for two years and i like it better than the normal 2 strokes it seems to have a little more power than the normal 2 strokes, and not as many things go wrong with the c4's
     
  8. yungman

    yungman LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Calif.
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    Thanks
    It's about time someone actually use one!!!:laugh: Do you have to do valve adjustment and decarbon? I have the EB3410 blower, seems to be very particular on what oil to put in. It only idle smooth with Echo Power Blend. Don't even like it's own brand, Shindaiwa One!!!! After 2 hours runing, I took the muffler out and definitely have black carbon in the exhaust port and the muffler. The Echo hedge trimmer, when I open the muffler, it was clean!!!!

    I am not particularly impressed with the C4. I just want to hear from others.

    Thanks
     
  9. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
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    In our market Echo is the top seller then comes Stihl and Shinduwa is a very very distant third. Since the T270 series I think they must have blown out for some reason.
     
  10. yungman

    yungman LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Calif.
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    And at that, people still buying only the 2 cycle equipments. I wish Echo make a handheld 30cc blower!!!!, all theirs are so small it's cute!!!:laugh:

    Why is T270 so popular? the motor is just slightly bigger than the SRM260 and is so heavy. As heavy as Honda HHT35S. I like the Echo motor, so easy to open up. I don't know whats wrong to my HC151 that don't quite trim. Since last time you responded, I follow the instruction and redo the tightening of all the bolts to make sure it is correct, don't help. I remove the stiffener already. The motor is great. It is strong. Even when I adjust the bolt too tight and the blade stuck. The motor still rev up while the clutch slip.

    Thanks
     

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