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Which Shindiwa?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by columbiaplower, May 30, 2000.

  1. columbiaplower

    columbiaplower LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 462

    which one should i get? what do you use? Pros and Cons
  2. Nilsson Associates

    Nilsson Associates LawnSite Member
    Posts: 243

    T-270<br>dont worry<p>A-1
  3. Kevin

    Kevin LawnSite Member
    from S.E. PA
    Posts: 169

    I recently purchased a T-230 for doing light trimming around properties. It is light and balanced. For heavier brush I use my Stihl trimmers.
  4. Keith

    Keith LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,977

    Whatcha cuttin? For light weekly work the T230 are great. I have two of 'em and they are light and well balanced as Kevin said. <p>If you are cuttin heavier stuff on a regular basis, go with 260 or 270.
  5. Toroguy

    Toroguy LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,075

    T-230 has been great for trimming around residentials I maintain. Not a lot of heavy growth to take down so I cant tell you its limit.<p>From what I remember from previous posts was the higher the number the heavier duty the model.<p>Have fun shopping
  6. columbiaplower

    columbiaplower LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 462

    i am starting a all residential truck. 48 wb and need a trimmer. Its going to do about 30 lawns weekly or every 10 days. is the t230s shaft long enogh i am 6 ft. Eric told me the t270 shaft is longer. Also what gas to oil mix does it use?<br>Thanks <p>-Nick
  7. Eric ELM

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

    I'm only 5' 9&quot; and I like the extra length of the T270. I use the Shindaiwa oil and I think the mix is 30 to 1. Correct me if I'm wrong guys.<p>----------<br>&lt;a href=&quot;http://pages.prodigy.net/eric.erickson/&quot;&gt;Eric@ELM&lt;/a&gt;<br>
  8. Keith

    Keith LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,977

    I am not telling you what mix to use, but I use Amsoil 100:1 in all my 2 cycle equipment for over 7 years. The great thing about it is you aren't gonna goof the mix. Chances are when you mix it, it's gonna be a little richer than 100:1, but that's fine.<p>Using Shindaiwa oil will extend the factory warranty, but I have passed on it to use Amsoil. Your call.
  9. Jason

    Jason LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 256

    The manual for my T270 says the mixture is 40:1.
  10. columbiaplower

    columbiaplower LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 462

    thanks. anyone else? A-1 what do u mean &quot;dont worry&quot;?<p>-Nick

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