Anybody use the Shindaiwa T282?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Ford4Ever, Jun 8, 2009.

  1. Ford4Ever

    Ford4Ever LawnSite Member
    Messages: 71

    I've been looking into getting a new trimmer and i'm stuck between the Shindaiwa T282 and the Shindaiwa T272. The both offer comparable power but the T282 is almost 2 lbs lighter. It sounds like an easy choice but im just worried about the reliability of the T282 because it has not been field proven like the T272. Do any of you own the T282 and what are your opinions? Thanks
  2. Ford4Ever

    Ford4Ever LawnSite Member
    Messages: 71

    anyone? come on somebody has to have one...
  3. Merkava_4

    Merkava_4 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,440

    Bump ... I wanna know to. :)

    DITCHDIGGIN LawnSite Member
    Messages: 44

    I bought two 282's last year and didn't have any problems. I've got a bunch of 272's and they good trimmers as well. So, I'd say you'll be happy with either one.
  5. walkerowner06

    walkerowner06 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 79

    A friend of mine bought a T282X and i tryed out it. It has tons of power and torque and is very comfortable to use due to the new redesigned handle. only complaint is the weight of the trimmer.
  6. ChristianJ318

    ChristianJ318 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 102

    I use a t282 and love it! I'm not the best person to give a professional review by any means but, this is my opinion:

    -Plenty of power/torque for everything I've found to test it on. With some gator line you could probably cut down a small tree with it!
    -I reaaaally like the speed feed head! I haven't been able to accomplish the claimed 30 second reloads but, reloading is fast enough and very easy.
    -Doesnt take long at all to warm up and as long as its not sitting for hours, you don't have to prime and choke to restart. It starts after 2-3 light pulls every time, even after spending a good deal of time sitting up this winter.
    -Comfortable, anti-vibration grips. I'm developing carpal tunnel syndrome in both hands and I can run this trimmer for hours without problems.
    -Shindaiwa now offering 2 year commercial warranty!!

    -It may be just a little bit too heavy when using it for large maintenance jobs.
    -It shocked the hell out of me a few times when my arm was wet with sweat but, I don't think thats a model specific problem.
    -Fuel economy sucks!
  7. Merkava_4

    Merkava_4 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,440

    Yeah, 13.6 lbs is pretty heavy compared to the RedMax BCZ3001S which comes in at 29.5cc and 11.2 lbs.
  8. Alan0354

    Alan0354 LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,450

    I have both catalog in front of me. T282 is 12.6lb less attachment( for what hell that means). BCZ3001 is 11.2 lb without cutting head.

    If the T282 start easy and no warmup needed, I'll take the Shindy any time of the day. You can always do:weightlifter::weightlifter::weightlifter:
  9. Merkava_4

    Merkava_4 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,440

    I'm wondering why their website specs it at 13.6 lbs :confused:
  10. tn countryboy

    tn countryboy LawnSite Member
    Messages: 1

    I just purchased the t283x. I was tired of dealing with throw away trimmers and I wanted one to last for step dad swore by shindaiwa products so I knew them growing up. Anyways I called a local dealer to get the 411 on whats best for my needs. Of all brands he had he said shindaiwa was what only brand his family used from his grown kids to his parents. He sold echo, huskys,dolmar,etc. He kinda pointed towards the t242x but I know me and it's all about power. So I went with the t282x and of course I bought some goodies while I had my checkbook out. Get it home and I'm ready to see what kind of choice I made. This thing is a beast..I used speed feed head for couple minutes basically because it was already mounted on the trimmer. Then it's time..I wanted to see how it held up with the brush blade. I kid you not..I just cut down green healthy unwanted small trees with this thing. Some were size of my wrist. It deffinately gave me wings. And I haven't even put on the bad boy blade yet. It's balanced very well. Smooth running. Very low if any vibration and lots of torque ..yes the t282x weighs 13 lbs roughly but only being 2lbs heavier than the t242x but more power. .I figured it's worth it. Because there's not much I hate worse than under powered equipment. I'm very satisfied with my choice. I just wished I would have bought it the last time I was weed trimmer shopping.

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