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Shindaiwa t242 Trimmer?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by mjealey, Sep 9, 2008.

  1. mjealey

    mjealey LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 475

    I was wondering if $279.00 is a good price for the 242. Looked at one and it seeed to be buily pretty well, lite, and decent power. Tell me what you guys think of the 242 and if this is a good price?
  2. TNT LawnCare Inc.

    TNT LawnCare Inc. LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,157

    We like the 242 ,thats not a bad price. Some dont like them since there merge with Echo.
  3. lawnprosteveo

    lawnprosteveo LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Tulsa
    Messages: 1,930

    I picked up a T242 two weeks ago. Lighter than my T231 and alot more power. The cheapest I found them around here was $299. Mine came with the smaller speed feed head on it. Wasnt sure how I was going to like that...but its been fine. You can always put a larger on too.
  4. newz7151

    newz7151 LawnSite Silver Member
    from Tejas
    Messages: 2,419

    $279.95 is the list price (from our distributor anyway, different areas that are serviced by different distributors will have different retail prices that they release to their dealers, as some will "buy down" the price on them to have them retail at a lower price)
  5. KarambaStar

    KarambaStar LawnSite Member
    Messages: 76

    $285.95 is the list price here in NY. We don't stock any T242's, only the T242X which comes blade-capable, those list for $301.99 here.

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