Shindaiwa Power Broom to Trimmer Conversion???

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Darryl G, Feb 27, 2004.

  1. Darryl G

    Darryl G LawnSite Fanatic
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    I currently have the M230 split boom and I like it, but sometimes could use more power.

    I have an opportunity to pick up a used Shindaiwa PB270 power broom. I have been told that it can be converted to a trimmer with a conversion kit.

    Does anyone know exactly what the conversion kit consists of? I would guess just a different gear box and add a trimmer head.

    Also, about how much does the conversion retail for?

    Thanks.

    Darryl
     
  2. swim

    swim LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 357

    The power broom to trimmer kit has a gearbox, trimmer head, and debris shield. The number for the kit is PBK27 for the PB270.
    Not sure about the price, give your local dealer a call with the p#.
     
  3. morturf

    morturf LawnSite Senior Member
    from midwest
    Posts: 475

    I did this same conversion about 3 years ago. cost was about $100. It is easy, just a couple of screws and you are done. It is an awesome trimmer.
    Mike
     
  4. Darryl G

    Darryl G LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 8,131

    Thanks guys.

    I called my dealer and yes, it's about $100.

    I ended up not getting the unit though. It was on Ebay and the bidding went up higher than I was willing to go.
     

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