Shindaiwa's new trimmerhead

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by alpine692003, Feb 3, 2005.

  1. alpine692003

    alpine692003 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Hey,

    any of you guys demo'ed Shindaiwa's new speedfeeder grass trimmer head? I started playing around with this one, which I got from my dealer.

    I will find out how it works on Saturday, but I can see a few problems with this already..

    1) It takes me a few secs to get the trimmer line from one eyelet to the exit the other, because it gets tangled up in the head.

    2) I can see parts breaking, lol..

    But I like this idea, if it works out great I will be getting 3 more..
     
  2. TClawn

    TClawn LawnSite Silver Member
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    pm me when you use it. I really want to know how good this thing works. my dealer doesn't have any yet :)( ) but he should be getting some in by late february. only thing is that I feel that I'm being ripped. $50 bucks for a trimmer head?
     
  3. alpine692003

    alpine692003 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    $42 CDN over here, well $50 inc. 14% tax..

    Yah, I'm playing around with this trimmer head right now..

    Seems pretty good, takes the loading time of the line quicker...

    Its more efficient, because if you drop it you dont have to wind/unwind it again..

    Once its fed through the eyelet, you're set to go!

    I'll see how it works out on Saturday..
     
  4. Shadetree Ltd

    Shadetree Ltd LawnSite Senior Member
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    Alpine,

    Who is your dealer? I have heard good things abouth the head but not from true field guys. The Shindaiwa rep sure was proud of them.

    Scott
     
  5. DennisF

    DennisF LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Florida
    Posts: 1,381

    Take this part number to a Stihl Dealer 4125-713-6605. It's an adapter that will allow you to install a Stihl 25-2 Autocut trimmer head on to your Shindaiwa. The Stihl head is better than anything out there right now. It's nearly indestructible and easy to reload. JMO.
     
  6. alpine692003

    alpine692003 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Scott, it's John from A1 All Points Sales and Service in New West..

    If you talk to him, just say Kevin sent you..
     
  7. alpine692003

    alpine692003 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Wow, I demo'ed this speedfeeder on Saturday..

    Impressive head.. Took a few secs to load the line into the eyelets because we had to line them up, then you use it like you woul with any other trimmerhead.

    When we needed more line, just tap and go like any other regular head.

    I'll be using it more this week and I'll how it goes..

    ;)
     
  8. TClawn

    TClawn LawnSite Silver Member
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    have you noticed that there was a vibration decrease compared to a normal bump head?
     
  9. alpine692003

    alpine692003 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Not really, seems fine to me..
     
  10. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 14,700

    The "new" Shindaiwa head is anything but new. I've been using it for years now. It's made by a company called Veri and has been available for quite a few years now at www.landscapersupply.com. It is also the same head that is standard on Echo trimmers and the parts interchange.
     

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