Shindaiwa T-230

Lawnworks

LawnSite Fanatic
Location
usa
My local dealer is having a sale on Shindaiwa's trimmers. His Shindaiwa T-230 would be about $220. I have a commercial Green Machine now and I am looking for another trimmer. Is the 230 powerful enough? Should I get a bigger one?<p>Thanks<br>LawnWorks
 

cjcland

LawnSite Senior Member
i would jump on tht deal they are great, never had a problem with mine 2 years old and starts on first or second pull every time, as far as power they are great for how lite they are <p>----------<br>CJC Landscape Management<br>Winter Haven, Florida
 
The only reason not to get one is becuse you don't have the money. They're great for edging and small clean up with a tri-star metal blade for higher grasses. I use this set up on very tall grass/weeds. <br>Have had my t 230 with 1 bar change out, 1 carb, the last 6 years. Still runs great once I get it started. <br>Jean<p>----------<br>J-LC Landscaping & Maintenance Gardening<br>C-27 Ca Contr# 770044
 

Northwest

LawnSite Member
Location
Washington State
It depends, I have a Stihl F85 and broke my toro backup so I got a T230 because of the lighter weight. I like the F85 a little better seems like you can run it at 1/2 throttle as opposed to 3/4 to full on the T230 and the weight diffrence is only 2lbs. The T230 would be fine but if you do any heavy work nothing beats the F85.
 

Richard Martin

LawnSite Fanatic
Location
Greenville, NC
The T-230 is a great string trimmer. The going rate for them with a bump-feed head in the central Maryland area is $229.00. If all you plan on cutting is residential/commercial properties that are maintained regularly then it is ideal.
 

Dave

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
RI
Buy it ,good deal,you should run at full thottle anyway better for the clutch,and if you want more power go with the t-260 more power than the sthill f85 and lighter to
 

ZYAL8R

LawnSite Member
Location
ny
can you get a hedge trimmer attachment for a Shindaiwa? the part that replaces the trimmer head? i want one for my T230. <br>i know they make the model that you buy that way, power unit with hedge trimmer attachment at the end, but can you buy it solo?? thanx
 

Keith

LawnSite Platinum Member
Location
Central Florida
This is what ticks me off. Lawnworks is getting a T230 from his dealer for $220. Richard Martin says they are $229 in central Maryland. Here they were $269 but most dealers are now quoting $299. That's BS. I bought from Alamia just to get one for $239. I ended up mail ordering because local dealers will rape you, yet some users here will try to discourage mail order.
 


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