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Discussion in 'Tanaka' started by Tanaka, Mar 9, 2006.
Let's hear it! Comments, concerns, questions, etc...
I'm wondering if there are any differences from the older ones. Different carbs, etc?
Changes to the TLE-600...
1. Scavenging ports in the crankcase
2. Optimized carburetor setting
3. Small catalyst in the muffler
I'm still running my 3rd "old style" edger, I think its time for a new one, power still the same?
As a side note, I use my Tanaka edger for bed edging as well, on established beds of course. I've seen other lawn services looking at me with a puzzled look, but noticed at least one of them trying it. Their only drawback was they didn't have a Tanaka, which is nimble enough to really follow the curves!
I just bought one (see brain 2000 post) i really like it, I'm just mad my TLE-550 only lasted 12 year (kidding of course-that thing was a tank it was 12 years of abuse and hard knocks for it and it ran tons of hours...i sold it still running and as far as i know its still being used)
I just picked up a used 550 for 275. Very clean probably had about 15-20hrs on it and came with a dozen blades. Price seemed good especially when the new 600 are 800.
I will use both this and a stick edger for cleaning up bed edges and sidewalks, etc..
Is there anything I should look at repairing on the Tanaka in the field or are really that strong?