Anyone use Tanaka Trimmers???

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Mr. Burns, Mar 22, 2005.

  1. Mr. Burns

    Mr. Burns LawnSite Member
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    Buying new equipment and would like to know about Tanaka's reliability and ease of use. Are they quiet?? low maintenance and are they priced like the Stihls/Shindys/Echos??

    Would like to try something new but it needs to be easy to start, maintain, and if it's quieter than my old Ryobi, then I'm in!!! Would also like to edge with it.

    Help!!!! :dizzy:
  2. naturescape

    naturescape LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Oh my, they are the best equipment around. Low weight, high power, smooth.
  3. Mr. Burns

    Mr. Burns LawnSite Member
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    Thanks Ray!! I just want a little feedback on them. Everything I have read sounds positive and I just want to know if they are reliable and easy to start. I might swing by the local dealer later today or tomorrow and check there prices. Do they make any aroun 250-320 bucks??
  4. naturescape

    naturescape LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I just bought one for $250 or so. It's the TBC-230.
  5. Mr. Burns

    Mr. Burns LawnSite Member
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    Do you like it?? Hows does it run and start??
  6. naturescape

    naturescape LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Have not received it yet. But I'm expecting it to run like all the other Tanaka equipment I've used -- great.
  7. hulan2

    hulan2 LawnSite Member
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    I bought 2-2110 models 2 years ago and have had great luck with them. I paid $210.00 each and I think the price is still the same. I will buy the same when these wear out.
  8. Jozgators

    Jozgators LawnSite Member
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    I use a tanaka TBC-230 for back up. Only thing I can compare it to is Kawasaki or Stihl 4 mix. In order it would be Kawasaki, Tanaka, Stihl. Both Kawasaki and Tanaka light weight. Kawasaki seems to be more balanced and may be longer never measured them. Power is ok, it starts on the 1or 2 pull even when not used for awhile.
  9. Go for the Green

    Go for the Green LawnSite Member
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    Tanaka is decent equipment but they have major parts supply problems in my area.

    There are not many dealers left in my area due to the lack of parts/service support.

    If you are looking for a major step up from Ryobi and want to spend around $200 try the SRM-210 from Echo. Very nice trimmer for the money and great dealer support. Redmax makes great stuff as well.
  10. capitallandscapes

    capitallandscapes LawnSite Member
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    Have used Shindaiwa, Tanaka, and Stihl. Can't go wrong with the Shindaiwa. Tanaka is much more reliable than Stihl. My Stihls are always having problems so they don't get much use anymore even though they are like new.

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