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choosing btw t-260 and t-270

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Orkin Yards, May 27, 2002.

  1. Orkin Yards

    Orkin Yards LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 256

    I'm currently running a 2 year old t-270, i need to get another trimmer for back up purposes, and so when my helper is done mowing he can weedeat if necissary.... i knew the day i bought the t-270 that it was heavy, but i wanted to the power, and i got used to the weight....i'm wondering after using a 270 for 2 years if i were to order a t-260 if i would be disappointed in the power??

    Basically if i can get a lighter trimmer that will do the job i want to do that.... the 260 is going to cost me 299.95 where as the 270 is 399.95

  2. mower BILL

    mower BILL LawnSite Member
    from florida
    Messages: 14

    t-270 will take a tree down
  3. bob

    bob LawnSite Platinum Member
    from DE
    Messages: 4,260

    How about a T-230? I've got 4 T-270's and a T-230. The T-230 is a lot lighter than the T-270. The T-260 is only about 1 pound lighter than the T-270. But the T-230 is about 3 pounds lighter. Shindaiwa use to have a 7 day money back guarrentee. Try the T-230, if your not happy trade it for the T-260.
  4. smburgess

    smburgess LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 467

    I have 5 T-230's and a few Echo's and 2 Sthil's - EVERYBODY wants to use the T-230's !!!
    They're all I'm buying anymore.
  5. kerr lawn

    kerr lawn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 154

    i have 3-t260's loved them. Then i found t-2500 c4 technology. Light as the t-230, but more power than i need in basic lawn trimming. My dealer was selling them for 369.??.
    cut more grass
  6. 2 man crew

    2 man crew LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 403

    You know what you really need?
    The M- 230.
    I just bought one this spring. I've got the trimmer, edger and the power broom attachments. So far and they all work great. You can also get a pruner and chain saw attachments.

    I think all my future trimmer purchases will be multi purpose units.
  7. Pacific Nursery

    Pacific Nursery LawnSite Member
    Messages: 114

    What is a T? I mean who makes it?:confused:
  8. 2 man crew

    2 man crew LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 403

    Shindaiwa makes it.
    T = trimmer
    The number = size.
  9. Mark

    Mark LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 723

    I got the T-260 with the 24.1cc and its not very heavy only 11.8 lbs and for the price dif between the 260 and 270 you can't go wrong, the 70 does have a little more power 3.3cc but the 260 for 100bucks cheaper kicks butt, and don't weigh even a lb more than the 230. I use the echo 2601s also but they don't have the balance that the shindaiwas have. Marks Mowing Service
  10. Grasshog

    Grasshog LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 270

    :D Only uses Robins.

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