Anyone used the TANAKA TBC230 trimmer?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by TROTTMAN, Jun 24, 2004.

  1. TROTTMAN

    TROTTMAN LawnSite Senior Member
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    I read an article in a magazine about it. It is very light and has 1.1 hp (plenty for me). Do any of you have experience with Tanaka (never seen it except online) or with their trimmers, or even better with this one? Thanks for any help!
     
  2. mowerman90

    mowerman90 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    If the article you read was in Turf magazine, then I'm the one that did the testing for the article. I think it's a great little trimmer for residential work.
     
  3. naturescape

    naturescape LawnSite Bronze Member
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    My old Tanaka trimmer was the best I've had. And there was no primer bulb on it, and started great.
     
  4. Acute Cut

    Acute Cut LawnSite Senior Member
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    Dont know that trimmer particularly, but love my other tanakas. I have had a few throttle cable issues over the years, but 5 years later i still use it daily. I say go for it. You wont be sorry.
     
  5. TROTTMAN

    TROTTMAN LawnSite Senior Member
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    Well the only concern I have is it is only about $190-200. Do you think it is durable enough for commercial duty?
     
  6. naturescape

    naturescape LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Do you think it is durable enough for commercial duty?

    Yes sir.
     
  7. jtm45

    jtm45 LawnSite Member
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    My dealer has a price for the 230 @ $259.00! theres 5 on ebay now BIN@ 189.99+24.00 ship (214.00) tanakas one of the best built,best made and best running small 2 cycle engines in the world bar none!!
     
  8. TROTTMAN

    TROTTMAN LawnSite Senior Member
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    Well they certainly do look good, but my Husqvarna dealer had the rep come in with a bunch of demo equipment. It included their top of the line backpack blower (165BT) for $250 and their best trimmer (326LX - absolutely awsome trimmer, muuuuuch better than my Echo and lighter) for $150. I couldn't pass them up, but thanks for the reply.
     

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