Shindaiwa t2500????

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by honeydopm, Mar 17, 2009.

  1. honeydopm

    honeydopm LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 891

    My dealer is trying to sell me one but i cant find any recent info on this model only the 2510. Does anyone know how old these are and have any info on them??
  2. The Lawn Gator

    The Lawn Gator LawnSite Member
    Messages: 37

    If it's a Shindaiwa it's GOOD!
  3. K/B

    K/B LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 480

    T2500 is the original model trimmer with a C4 engine (released in early 2002). It's pretty old. He should give you a super bargain for it, as those trimmers have had a lot of upgrades since then.
  4. Mickhippy

    Mickhippy LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,275

    Had one when they first came out. I found it a little heavy and under powered compared to the straight 2 stroke Kawasaki's Ive run since.
    For light use like edging, light trimming around a house or what ever, there fine. Just bog down when into long thick grass/weeds with heavier line.
  5. honeydopm

    honeydopm LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 891

    Im not getting it if its that old.
  6. Pietro

    Pietro LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 855

    I dont know much about the Shindawia line, other than I wont ever use theyre stuff again. We were in the shop for a blower 2 years ago. We wanted the redmax 8001. The dealer told us the new shindawai was more powerful than the 8001 (we wanted it for leaved). It blew a headgasket THAT DAY. Got it fixed under warentee....and it blew again. Took it back, exchanged it for a redmax. Horrible product. Turns out the issue was caused by the manufactorer. They didnt torque the headstuds down enough in the factory, causing head lift and blown headgaskets. If they can get that right who knows what else they miss. I will stay away from all shindawai products because of that. We paid $500+ for that item. Thats not quality.
  7. K/B

    K/B LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 480

    LOL. I've heard the same thing about Redmax, Stihl (there was a boatload of problems with the early Stihl 4-mix blowers...and there continues to be some problems) Husqvarna, Echo, any brand. Ford, Chevy and Dodge, too. My point is that no matter what brand, there will ALWAYS be the potential for getting hold of a lemon.
    That, and at the time you bought the blower, the C4 technology was very new to the blower market. The important thing is that Shindaiwa corrected the problems that they were having.
  8. weve

    weve LawnSite Senior Member
    Male, from Central Illinois
    Messages: 385

    I bought a T2500 demo unit in the fall of 2003. It ran for about 50 hours and then would not start. My area distributor installed the 2510 upgrade kit and it has run fine ever since.

    I'd make sure the 2510 upgrade kit has been installed.

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