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Can Shin trimmer convert to brush cutter?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by gogetter, Oct 15, 2003.

  1. gogetter

    gogetter Banned
    Messages: 3,256

    Anyone know if my Shindaiwa T230 string trimmer can accept a brush cutter head?
    According to thier site, only the T230X model can. What's the difference?

  2. imograss

    imograss LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 796

    you can put a blade on the t230
  3. sodzilla

    sodzilla LawnSite Member
    Messages: 219

    I'm not familiar with the model (I use stihl) but as long as it's a straight shaft you could use it.
  4. Expert Lawns

    Expert Lawns LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,660

    not sure if this will help, but i went to my local dealer looking for a brush cutter attachment for my redmax trimmer and he sold me a shin attachment. they are universal, so i'm sure it will fit any shin model. i just can't find my tool to get the friggin head off my trimmer
  5. mike9497

    mike9497 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 954

    my t261Bs and T230 can
  6. ElephantNest

    ElephantNest LawnSite Bronze Member
    from La.
    Messages: 1,878

    The T230 can also be used with a hedge trimmer attachment, correct? Does anyone know the cost for one? I have a T230, and love the weight, but it lacks a bit in power for me. I would like to dedicate the T230 as a hedge trimmer if possible, and use the others for trimming.

    Just got a 260 yesterday from Ebay. Perfect balance of weight and power. Love it. Will keep that and my 2 T270's until they implode.
  7. Jlwnsrvce

    Jlwnsrvce LawnSite Member
    Messages: 36

    Yep,I have the T2500 and I put a Stihl brush cutter on mine. T230 is the same setup. The website also doesnt mention that the chain saw attachment & the articulating hedge trimmer attachment will fit the T2500, but it does.
  8. imograss

    imograss LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 796

    i paid 239.00 for mu shin, hedge trimmer (just the trimmer end not the power unit) i put it on a t230 , it also fits my kawasaki trimmers, and now i use it on my shin t2500.
  9. ElephantNest

    ElephantNest LawnSite Bronze Member
    from La.
    Messages: 1,878


    Plenty of power for a hedge trimmer, I assume? With the T230 I mean.
  10. proenterprises

    proenterprises LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,296

    Expert Lawns-a screwdriver should do fine to stick in that slot and spin the head off.

    ElephatNest-I will be getting a 230 which I bought on ebay today--who sold it to you (jewelsandtols697?)

    My question here was gonna be this....I will be making this 230 a backup unit (its in rough shape i think) but would a blade be able to be put on this one...

    I think its only 1 model up from the echo 210 trimmer.....

    Man...now I got all three 210,230 and 260:dizzy:

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