TBC-280PF: The New Power-to-Weight Champion

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Tanaka, Apr 25, 2008.

  1. Tanaka

    Tanaka Inactive
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    Hi,
    Looks like the 27-28cc trimmer class is making a comeback. Tanaka's new TBC-280PF (replaces TBC-280) weighs just 12.8 lbs. (w/ head and guard) and features 1.4 h.p.

    This model will go head-to-head with the ECHO SRM-280S and Shindy T272. MSRP is $399.99 and they will be available for purchase early next month.

    Anyone want to field test it?

    -MW
     
  2. tb8100

    tb8100 LawnSite Bronze Member
    from TX
    Posts: 1,627

    How in your opinion does it stack up to the Echo SRM280T (the model with the Pro-Torque gearbox)?
     
  3. Tanaka

    Tanaka Inactive
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    Hi,
    We do not currently offer a "high torque" version. It would be interesting to see how it compares though.

    -MW
     
  4. tb8100

    tb8100 LawnSite Bronze Member
    from TX
    Posts: 1,627

    The Echo SRM280T retails for $379.99, $20 less than this TBC280-PF. I wonder why the Tanaka is more?
     
  5. Tanaka

    Tanaka Inactive
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    The SRM-280T uses a 4-layer cable drive shaft. All Tanaka straight shaft trimmers use solid steel.

    -MW
     

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