New shindawia trimmers

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing Equipment' started by rungreen, Jan 29, 2013.

  1. rungreen

    rungreen LawnSite Member
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    I know shindawia went with echo now, but they do still sell their own trimmers or all they echo's. Local dealer used to be full of shindy now theirs hardly anything.
     
  2. djagusch

    djagusch LawnSite Platinum Member
    from MN
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    The have a much smaller line up. 242, 282 2stroke trimmers (have 4stroke also but don't care). Also the 802 blower. Some hedges clippers.
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  3. aroddy

    aroddy LawnSite Senior Member
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    I just went heavy in their line this year. I always kept the T242 & T282 but I went with all their trimmer and the 4stroke models are selling like crazy. They are way better than the old blue models used to be
     
  4. pugs

    pugs LawnSite Gold Member
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    They are still different than the Echo stuff. However they are using some of Echo's technology to make some of the parts better. I know at the tech meeting last year they mentioned a change to the cylinder/piston on the T242. They dropped the compression a bit and increased the horsepower due to better flow or something.

    Unfortunately though the Shindaiwa lineup is rather limited these days :(. The one great thing they had going for them...the Speedfeed head...is now on all the Echo machines too.
     
  5. lawnboy dan

    lawnboy dan LawnSite Gold Member
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    no way adotping echo technology will make a shindawia better. worse yes
     
  6. rungreen

    rungreen LawnSite Member
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    So whats the most current model of new trimmers T242 and T282s?
     
  7. LandFakers

    LandFakers LawnSite Fanatic
    from CT
    Posts: 6,227

    You are correct sir
     
  8. SDLandscapes VT

    SDLandscapes VT LawnSite Senior Member
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    We are in the process of changing our small equipment fleet over to all shindaiwa. We however, are heavily vested with their four mix type technology with the 254 in the trimmer lineup and the 854 in the backpack blower arena. Power to weight is excellent and they seem snappier than the competitors four mix. Fuel consumption is average (not outstanding like they advertise), but the noise is lower and the guys love them. They take a licking an they are fairly simple. Biggest complaint THEY HATE COLD WEATHER--particularly the trimmers. Those late October last mows an trimming can be a challenge.
     
  9. newz7151

    newz7151 LawnSite Silver Member
    from Tejas
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    Shindaiwa also has gone to a 5 year residential warranty which may help some of the product show back up in your local dealer. To a residential user, length of warranty seems to be a big deal and when dealers that were Shindaiwa only began carrying Echo also after the "merger", the 5 year residential warranty on Echo really ended up working against the sales of Shindaiwa for a dealer with mostly residential customer base.
     
  10. SDLandscapes VT

    SDLandscapes VT LawnSite Senior Member
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    ....and the price point.....
     

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