Shindaiwa 4 stroke trimmer?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by IBGreen, Nov 12, 2002.

  1. IBGreen

    IBGreen LawnSite Senior Member
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    Anyone used this thing? I ran it in the back of my dealer's shop. It was kinda lite and felt strong but I didn't get to actually use it.

    from AL
    Messages: 656

    If it was the T2500 with the new C4 engine it should be a great trimmer....eventually.

    As with any new product or technology it is best to wait a year or 2 until they get the bugs worked out.
  3. joshua

    joshua LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,226

    best trimmer i ever used, 10 times better than my other trimmers, edges at half trottle, goes through thick, high grass like nothing.
  4. IBGreen

    IBGreen LawnSite Senior Member
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    Joshua how much did you pay for the one you have and how long have you had it?
  5. Envy Lawn Service

    Envy Lawn Service LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,087

    The only 4-stroke I ever messed with was a Honda. I ran it for just a minute after it warmed up. I was NOT impressed. Not because it was a 4 stroke. But because of poor craftsmanship I think. Vibrated like crazy! I bought a 2 stroke Stihl FS 85 and luv it!!! I run the Opti-2 smokeless oil and couldn't be happier.
  6. mcambrose

    mcambrose LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 518

    I bought the split boom T2500 with articulating hedge clippers and love it. I love the way the trimmer has a gear to set the angle of the clippers. No slipping here. I just ordered a trimmer.
  7. upsondown

    upsondown LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 251

    We got rid of our Stihl's - and have gone with the Shin 231's and have been real pleased. If I understand correctly - the Honda 4's are (i think) the only ones where the oil and gas feed in separately. Waiting to see how the Shin 4 strokers work and may go with some of those next year.
  8. jimmie51

    jimmie51 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 4

    The Shindaiwa 4 stroke is actually a 2 cycle 4 cycle hybrid. I is a 4 cycle engine that uses to cycle fuel. It's actually an old military designed engine that was used to power drones. It has a much better torque curve than the standard 2 cycle and it complies with 2005 and 2008 emissions. My first one had a hard time starting when hot, but Shindaiwa came out with a update kit that has taken care of that problem.

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