Shindaiwa LE-231, LE-261

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by PLS-Tx, Sep 14, 2006.

  1. PLS-Tx

    PLS-Tx LawnSite Silver Member
    from Texas
    Posts: 2,385

    Does anyone have one of these edgers, if so how do you like it?

    I have an old LE-230 that needs to be replaced, but I'm not sure about the new 231,261.
     
  2. PLS-Tx

    PLS-Tx LawnSite Silver Member
    from Texas
    Posts: 2,385

    I'm also looking at Redmax.
     
  3. lawnboy dan

    lawnboy dan LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,712

    i have both. get the 261 -you will need the extra power now that the epa has ruined the industry.
     
  4. Fantasy Lawns

    Fantasy Lawns LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,913

    I luv shin & redmax stuff .... both are great edgers

    The heavier shin 261 has lots of power fore edgin beds .... thing I like with the Redmax ...which is what I've been replacing my shin edges with ...is the head unit is much better built .... the wheel stays with the unit longer ....the skid pad under the head unit it's self is much, much better built than the shin skid pads which you better keep n eye one so not to wear into the aluminum housing of the head unit

    Again both are killer machines .... just the max more so built fore daily, weekly,monthly, yearly use .... which we tend too do more so in the southern areas

    gotta figure .... atleast fore me .... putting 800-1000 hrs per year on a unit ... it needs too be built
     
  5. lawnprosteveo

    lawnprosteveo LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Tulsa
    Posts: 1,930

    I bought the Shin LE 261 this year. Its been great. Lots of power, no bogging down in any conditions so far.....edges great and fast! :drinkup:
     
  6. Hurricane Lawn

    Hurricane Lawn LawnSite Member
    from alabama
    Posts: 15

    Also have 261 shinny. Awesome power, starts right up everytime.
     

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