blade on a T-231 shindaiwa trimmer?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by gogetter, Nov 8, 2006.

  1. gogetter

    gogetter Banned
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    I used to own T-230 string trimmers from Shindaiwa. I had also bought the parts needed to mount a brushcutter blade on them.

    But I now have a T-231 string trimmer and would like to use my blade on it, but I can't figure out how to mount it?

    Can anyone help? A photo or two might help.

    Thanks in advance.

    P.S. I have an e-mail into Shindaiwa, but they can take quite a while to reply (if they reply at all).

    If I have to, I'll take a trip to the dealer, but thought maybe someone here could clear it up for me and save me the trip. Thanks again.
     
  2. gogetter

    gogetter Banned
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    Bump. Anyone?
     
  3. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
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    I guess you can simply take the gearbox with the trimmer head off and put the gearbox with the edger on. Should be pretty simple. I didnt know you could buy the gearbox and edger. On Echo it is an attachment with a shaft that is added to the split boom.
     
  4. MOW PRO LAWN SERVICE

    MOW PRO LAWN SERVICE LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Simple take the weed eater head off and leave the gear case, go buy a carbide tip skill saw blade and take the middle out grind the inside out to fit bolt it on and go i have done this several times skill saw blade $5 bucks.
     
  5. newz7151

    newz7151 LawnSite Silver Member
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    gogetter - do you have a fax number?
     
  6. lawnwizards

    lawnwizards LawnSite Silver Member
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    shoot, my t231 barely spins fast enough to cut weeds. theres no way i would put a blade on that wimpy thing. i swear when i pick it up to trim, the grass starts laughing.
     
  7. newz7151

    newz7151 LawnSite Silver Member
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    Ok, try these images. I think they scanned well enough to read.

    blade install 1.jpg

    blade install 2.jpg
     
  8. gogetter

    gogetter Banned
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    I've had blades on the T230's and loved them. Cut branches/small trees 3" thick no problem.
     
  9. gogetter

    gogetter Banned
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    Thanks for the replies (especially newz7151).

    Long story short, I got the blade on. Thanks again.
     
  10. lawnwizards

    lawnwizards LawnSite Silver Member
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    that right there says it all. were talking about the epa killed 231's not the 230's.
     

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