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Shindaiwa trimmer heads

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by lawnprosteveo, Apr 11, 2005.

  1. lawnprosteveo

    lawnprosteveo LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Tulsa
    Messages: 1,930

    I have two Shindaiwa T231's. Those of you who have used shin's know the head is like a jigsaw puzzle.

    The problem I am having is trying to twist the outer cap/ring off. It is getting snagged somewhere and it seizes up...takes two of us to wrench it off.

    What can I do, short of buying a new head, to fix or remedy this? :help:
  2. Bushwhacked

    Bushwhacked LawnSite Member
    Messages: 38

    Are you talking about the little silver cap or the entire Black head with the line inside of it? I just did mine yesterday, no problem getting it (the black part) off but getting it back on was killing me until I went to the website and saw a picture of the parts inside, I somehow don't have the manual anymore?

    BUSH-N-TRIMMERS LawnSite Member
    from NY
    Messages: 1

    Shin's are the best out there.. I'v ground the nub that sticks down off ..(( looks like a V )) ,and keep a screw in trailor to lock head.. If it is an old center button make sure no dirt or grass is under cover..
  4. PLM-1

    PLM-1 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,640

    It gets all nastied up occasionally. Once you do get it off, scrape and clean it all up. I have that problem a couple of times per year. Mainly after i have mowed in the rain or something.
  5. diesel833

    diesel833 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 1

    On our shin heads sometimes the eyelits where the string comes out gets stuck under the ring and makes it a pain to get it off. Just use a punch or screwdriver and pop the eyelit out from under it and it the ring comes right off. Hope that helps.
  6. firekilr2

    firekilr2 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 163

    I switched to new heads. They make a adapter. Have a bunch of new parts for the old one if you are interested.
  7. Pathfinders Lawncare

    Pathfinders Lawncare LawnSite Member
    Messages: 8

    It very well could be the eyelets sliding up. I have a couple of the T2500's and have just installed the new Speed-Feed head on one of them. I've run it two hard weeks now and am impressed. Only $25
  8. grass disaster

    grass disaster LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,692

    this post should be in the mechanic and repair forum.

    i love how sometimes they move stuff other times they don't seem to care.

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