Shindiawa T270 vs. Shihl FS85 Trimmer

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by BAMARED, Apr 21, 2002.

  1. BAMARED

    BAMARED LawnSite Member
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    Going to be buying one or the other of these soon. Can anyone that has owned both comment on them? From what I have gathered, both are fine trimmers but I am really interested in the one that feeds line the best.

    Thanks in advance,

    BAMARED
     
  2. lamblawnscaping

    lamblawnscaping LawnSite Member
    Posts: 165

    the stihl head is much better than the shindiawa, so if thats your biggest concern just have the dealer switch out the shindiawa head with a stihl head and get a T270. That is what I do, the shindiawa heads are junk. My dealer dosen't charge me anything extra to make the switch.
     
  3. BAMARED

    BAMARED LawnSite Member
    Posts: 206

    Thanks for the response. So is this what you do? Buy a Shindaiwa and put a Shihl head on it?

    Thanks,

    BAMARED
     
  4. lamblawnscaping

    lamblawnscaping LawnSite Member
    Posts: 165

    Yup. The 270 is a great trimmer.
     
  5. 65hoss

    65hoss LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,360

    I like the feel and balance of the Stihl. Mine have all been good trimmers and plenty of power.
     

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