T230 for $50!

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Shady Brook, Sep 12, 2001.

  1. Shady Brook

    Shady Brook LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Indiana
    Posts: 1,517

    Is $50 a good price for a Shind T230 that is two years old, and homeowner run? :D :D

    Got one today, a bit dirty, but looks to be in great shape, starts first pull. It is my first, but after reading all the posts by you fellas that own and love them, I am really looking forward to it. If anyone has any advice on the machine for me, I will gladly take it. I am used to Stihl, and Echo!

    Take care

    Jay
     
  2. GreenQuest Lawn

    GreenQuest Lawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 822

    sounds like a good deal to me.

    I will give ya $75 for it:D
     
  3. Eric ELM

    Eric ELM Husband, Father, Friend, Angel
    Posts: 4,831

    See if it has the spark arrester in it. If it's there, take it out and clean it.

    If it starts losing power, take the muffler off and clean out the carbon build up by the exhaust port. Put a new spark plug in it each year and it should run like a top.

    Grease the head gears on it at least twice a season if used daily.
     
  4. Shady Brook

    Shady Brook LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Indiana
    Posts: 1,517

    I think I will keep it for now! :p Can you identify the spark arrestor for me please.
    Thanks
    Jay
     
  5. Eric ELM

    Eric ELM Husband, Father, Friend, Angel
    Posts: 4,831

    It is a screen that is usually attaced with a screw to the mufler exhaust hole. If it plugs up, it will loose power.
     
  6. Shady Brook

    Shady Brook LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Indiana
    Posts: 1,517

    Thanks Eric, that is what I thought you ment. I always remove them on my Stihl's.

    Jay
     
  7. Also, Since it probaly was never greased, on the right side, 10mm socet, unscrew and throw some grease in there.

    Great price by the way.
    John
     
  8. AltaLawnCare

    AltaLawnCare LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 962

    Man, I wish I could run across a deal like that.
     

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