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Shindaiwa m2500 vs 230

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Mycannon, Jan 27, 2005.

  1. Mycannon

    Mycannon LawnSite Member
    Messages: 98

    anybody own both of these what kind of power difference is there. Also, who has the shindiawa multi-tool are there any complaints or likes either one would be great. Also, how does the m2500 hold up to a 260
     
  2. TClawn

    TClawn LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,036

    I own a M2510 (an m2500 w/a new carb), a T261, and a T231. they stack up like this for me. best, M2510, great power to weight ratio, and exellent tourque. pretty good, T261, heavier than the M2510 and with a little less tourque but still a very good machine. ok, T231, pretty light but needs WAY more power. this trimmer gets left at home most of the time.

    there is a world of difference between the multi tool and the two cycle engines. I think that the hybrid has better throttle control too.
     
  3. Mycannon

    Mycannon LawnSite Member
    Messages: 98

    so your saying that the 2500 is more powerful than the 260 wow.
     
  4. alpine692003

    alpine692003 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,502

    I have the M230, M2500 and T-260..

    This is how I rank them in order of power starting from the weakest to strongest ..

    M230
    M2500
    T-260
     
  5. Mycannon

    Mycannon LawnSite Member
    Messages: 98

    Well how do you think that m2500 would do on the multitool attachments do you feel there is enough power
     
  6. alpine692003

    alpine692003 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,502

    On a multi-attachment tool, the m2500 is better of course then the m230
     
  7. TClawn

    TClawn LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,036

    you think that the 260 is more powerfull than the m2510? I find that the 260 has a lot less tourque than the 2510.
     
  8. TClawn

    TClawn LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,036

    alpine, do you have the260 or the 261? if you have the 260 it may very well be more powerfull than the 2500.

    I heard that when shindaiwa had to switch from making the regular trimmer to the ones with a catalytic converter they lost a lot of their power.
     
  9. alpine692003

    alpine692003 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,502

    Yah, I have the T-260 .. that has tremendous amounts of power!

    I can tell it has like 2 x the amount of power then M250, it was so powerful that I ordered 2 more T-260's exactly like that!
     
  10. TClawn

    TClawn LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,036

    how did you get them? they can't legally sell them any more.

    wow, those carb tier whatever regulations have really taken a lot of power out of the trimmers. the 231 is gutless compared to the multi tool and the 261 has about the same power.
     

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