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Shindaiwa T242???

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Suds, Aug 6, 2008.

  1. Suds

    Suds LawnSite Member
    Messages: 13

    I have a Stihl FS110R but need a second trimmer. The Shindaiwa T242 will only be used for grass/weed trimming and I can get it brand new for $275. The FS110 has a couple of gearbox attachments I use with it. I don't always want to have to change heads back and forth.

    Is the T242 Shindaiwa more of a homeowner machine or will it stand up to a lot of use? Should I just get another Stihl? Thanks
  2. K/B

    K/B LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 480

    The T242 is professional quality. Very good grass trimmer.
  3. Big Wes

    Big Wes LawnSite Member
    Messages: 248

    DITTO what he said. I have one and use it every day. When you pick it up buy a speed feed head for it.
  4. J&R Landscaping

    J&R Landscaping LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,095

    Ditto, It's a very nice unit!
  5. K/B

    K/B LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 480

    I guess the T242 is supposed to replace the T230/T231 series, IMO it's a much better replacement for the T230 than the T231 was.
    I'm guessing that Shindaiwa will come out with replacements for the 260/261 and 270/272 series soon, and I hope they're as nice as the T242.
  6. dga504

    dga504 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 4

    Very nice piece of equipment I use it everyday and yes pick up the speedfeed head you will love it!
  7. newz7151

    newz7151 LawnSite Silver Member
    from Tejas
    Messages: 2,419

    The 242 units we have been selling have all been coming with the 375 SpeedFeed head already installed.
  8. MileHigh

    MileHigh LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,466

    I bought a t242 at the beginning of this season...Liked it so much, that I bought another one cause there only $271.

    Mine came stock with speed-feed heads...but I upgraded to the speed feed heads that can hold 24 feet of line.
  9. Keith

    Keith LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,979

    I was thinking about buying one last month, but there are virtually no dealers within 25 miles. I bought a Redmax TR2301S instead. Big mistake. I definitely want to get ahold of a 242 one day.
  10. K/B

    K/B LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 480

    Funny. My dealer says his are all coming pre-installed with Speed-Feed 450's.

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