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Opinions on Shindaiwa?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by joeg2246, Apr 13, 2006.

  1. joeg2246

    joeg2246 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 169

    I am also buying all new Shindawai equipment. It is definitely a bit more expensive than ECHO which I have used for a long time. I do not know much about it, but, have heard it was supposedly the best available. I would love to hear comments on their equipment.

    Here is the equipment that I am purchasing.

    T261 Weedeater
    LE261 Edger
    ASH 231 Hedge Clipper (Short Shaft)
    EB8510 Blower (224 MPH)
    P231 Pole Pruner
  2. Howie's Lawn Care

    Howie's Lawn Care LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 512

    As you can see in my signature, I have a T231 Trimmer, LE261 Edger, and EB630RT. I think they seem to be very durable pieces of equipment. I think the T261 would have been a better choice than the T231. Just pick up the LE261 and you'll feel how durable it is. I think it would be a great choice for you. Obviously many people love their Stihl, but my next trimmer, edger, and backpack blower combination will be Shindaiwa.
  3. joeg2246

    joeg2246 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 169

    Thanks Howie that is good to hear.
  4. rob7233

    rob7233 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 873

    Just with everything else, you have your diehard fans (Stihl, Echo). Did you get the LE261 edger with the new open blade guard? That machine will produce such a fine, deep manicured edge that it will spoil your customers that have had echo or stihl. Decided to get the big hoss blower too! Only down side is the trimmer runs a little heavier than say, echo. But you will never have the extended warmup time that echo has...Shindaiwa> First to start and last to quit......
  5. joeg2246

    joeg2246 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 169

    Rob, I am not sure about the blade guard. I had to order all my new equipment. I am picking the whole package up in approximately 2 weeks. I will inquire to find out which one I am getting. I know the model number is LE261. They only had a LE231 in the shop and I knew I wanted the larger motor. Thanks for the comments!! I am looking forward to the not having to wait a minute or 2 for warm-up.

  6. LawnScapers of Dayton

    LawnScapers of Dayton LawnSite Silver Member
    Male, from Dayton, OH
    Messages: 2,572

    I have the EB630, T230, and the M2500 multi-tool. All are great tools the M2500 does require I little bit of warm-up.....

    I did cut the edger attachment to open up the side of the blade. It got clogged up if the ground was damp......

  7. Oldtimer

    Oldtimer LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,459

    Go to www.shindaiwa.com and you can access their parts manuals.

    I have been selling Shindaiwa since 1985.

  8. newz7151

    newz7151 LawnSite Silver Member
    from Tejas
    Messages: 2,419

    Hey Oldtimer, have you gotten your replacement muffler kits for the recall on the EB630 and 630RTs ?
  9. Howie's Lawn Care

    Howie's Lawn Care LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 512

    What's the recall all about?
  10. Howie's Lawn Care

    Howie's Lawn Care LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 512

    What's the recall all about?

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