I purchased a Shindaiwa T2500 mid season last year. I am very pleased with how light weight the trimmer is. It uses a combination of 4 cycle technology but in a 2 cycle. The only problem I have is with getting it started. I have to crank on it about 6 times to get it going. The problem started after a few months. The dealer put on a new plug, it was slightly fouled. I have since then replaced it probable 3 times and keep a good watch on the air filter, fuel ratio is correct also. Any input would be appreciated. Thank you!