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Shindaiwa T231

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by PLS-Tx, Feb 25, 2006.

  1. PLS-Tx

    PLS-Tx LawnSite Silver Member
    from Texas
    Messages: 2,383

    Has anyone had any problems with the T231?
  2. Luvs2Play

    Luvs2Play LawnSite Member
    Messages: 246

    Only one. I can't wear them out, I want a new ones! They look really bad. Seven years old, used everywhere.
  3. southernlandscapespecial

    southernlandscapespecial LawnSite Member
    Messages: 118

    No problems at all...going on 4 years
  4. PLS-Tx

    PLS-Tx LawnSite Silver Member
    from Texas
    Messages: 2,383

    I have had several of the T230's, and they have been great, but I have nerver had a T231.
  5. captken

    captken LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,704

    I have severall T-270s and one T-230. I don't know about the 231. That being said, the Shinnys are great trimmers. I have had the problem of the 230 catching on fire after refueling. Not me, but my workers, we keep fire extinguishers on the rig and I haven't lost it yet...however...the 230 is currently in the shop having everthing related to the fuel system replaced, tank that was melted, grommet for the tank, all fuel lines, and the throttle cable.

    This trimmer is older than your sister, and probably way more reliable.
  6. impactlandscaping

    impactlandscaping LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,332

    They will not die..We should have a Lawnsite contest for the ugliest Shindaiwa trimmer, lol. Like Ken and the others said, they are dependable and reliable. The only major thing I have replaced recently was a shaft on a S270, after countless hours and more than 10 years of hard use. We have a 22 and 25 still in service, several S and T 270's and 260's and one 231, & soon to be another 231XB next week. Money spent on Shindaiwa equipment goes a long way.:waving:
  7. lawnprosteveo

    lawnprosteveo LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Tulsa
    Messages: 1,930

    I switched from echo 210's to the shindaiwa t231's my second yr in the biz...cant say enough good about them.

    Recently was told about the speed feed heads shindaiwa has now...the head was their only weakness...now that is fixed.:weightlifter:

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