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4 stroke trimmers


LawnSite Bronze Member
So how have they been doing? There are the Hondas and Stihls, what else is out there?
I'm sure most of you got the STIHL mailer today. $330 for the new 4stroke dosn't seem that bad.

Anyone know what a Shin T230 weighs?


LawnSite Senior Member
Central Ohio
Got the mailer too. We will try the stihl, and if we dont like the weight, we will put our edger att. on it and the weedeater head on the old edger engine.. Weight is not such an issue with edgers, but you can always use power.


LawnSite Silver Member
Morgantown, WV
And for a couple of extra pounds, move up to the t270.Night and day difference between the two in power to weight .I use Shins exclusively with no problems.....

Let it Grow

LawnSite Senior Member
Walla Walla, WA
I bought a new Honda 4 stroke last spring and I still love it. It is a little heavy, but it's real powerful so in my opinion it's worth the weight.


LawnSite Bronze Member
keep in mind the "x" is code for crap. it has the hollow drive shaft rendering it useless for anything other than a weed whip.