Shindaiwa H4

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by cuttenup, Jun 6, 2011.

  1. cuttenup

    cuttenup LawnSite Member
    from NETN
    Posts: 132

    Does anyone run any of the Shindaiwa equipment that has the new hybrid 4 engine. If so what piece of equipment do you have and how well do you like it?
  2. jtsnipe

    jtsnipe LawnSite Member
    Posts: 197

    I have a 2510 multi tool that was bought in Aug.2007.Has not let me down yet.
  3. joed

    joed LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,167

    I bought the Shindaiwa eb854 last fall. So, far it's been quite good. Lots of power, starts easy as long as you follow their starting system, not too bad on fuel. Time will tell if the H4 engine is a good one but no complaints so far.
  4. Alan0354

    Alan0354 LawnSite Platinum Member
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    They are very very similiar to the original C4 engines. The C4 25cc and 34cc has been very very reliable from day one. I don't see why the H4 be any different. I have the C4 hand held blower and has been very reliable, no warmup needed. The original C4 79cc is a different story. They are going to have to proof it is reliable.
  5. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,207

    My experience with four of the machines with valves was and is very bad. Those units just can't be tuned so you can easily edge with them. No low end torque.......I will never ever buy another one unless no 2 strokes. And starting is very hard not like advertised. Oh I am in second year with them and 3 out of four is in the shed.

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