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shindaiwa trimmers.....

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by mcgruff, Jun 16, 2009.

  1. mcgruff

    mcgruff LawnSite Member
    Messages: 114

    OK guys, I hate the spools on trimmers and am going ot get me a shindy speed feed.
    Now, my questin is: which one?
    I have a section up the cabin that is 30 x 60 that is nothing but 2 foot weeds. Not trees, weeds. There are some bigs rocks thrown in that I cant use a mower or a tractor just yet.
    I am not looking to get a blade or one that can attach a blade. I hear alot about the t242 models. I was thinking of going bigger with a t260 due to the high weeds that I will be cutting about 3 times a year
    Any thought or insight would be greatly appreciated. I will try to get some pics so you can see what I am talking about.:walking:
  2. kaferhaus

    kaferhaus LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,444

    You're making a mistake not going with the blade. One of the 4 star blades would be perfect and you'd not need a expensive trimmer just for a small weed patch.

    Now if you're going to use it commercially, that's a different story but I'd still use a blade on that crap. it'd be faster and less hassle than trying to cut it with trimmer line.
  3. mcgruff

    mcgruff LawnSite Member
    Messages: 114

    Yes it will be used commercially as well.

    I just figured that a blade was only good for "woody" stems not just weeds. hmmm. Now you got me thinking.
  4. G. Ramey

    G. Ramey LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 376

    I have a t242 and like it. I think it will be powerful enough for your weeds. I have a speedfeed head on mine and use .105 string. I also have a shindaiwa blade for mine. It is a round disc with 6 chainsaw teeth on it. It cuts great and is real simple to sharpen.
  5. bighaydenslawn

    bighaydenslawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 516

    What model Stihl trimmer do you already have? If you have a strong 4-mix model, you can get a special Shindy speed feed head for it.

    I would say just experiement with Stihl line on you Stihl trimmer to see what cuts the weeds best.
  6. CowboysLawnCare

    CowboysLawnCare LawnSite Member
    Messages: 133

    I own 2 T260 Shindowas. The speed feed head is one of the best heads they have ever came out with. The machines have plenty of power for doing anything. I have cut through some nasty crap before and it cuts it like butter.
  7. hockeyman20

    hockeyman20 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 120

    I just bought a T242 yesterday. I love it. The only Reason I didnt buy the 242x is because it wasnt in stock. I would recomend the 242x with a blade it will cut through almost anything you can think of.
  8. Triplex

    Triplex LawnSite Member
    Messages: 221

    When I bought my 242, my dealer said not to use a blade on it, and that you need a 260 for that.
  9. MileHigh

    MileHigh LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,466

    T242 does not have the power for thick weeds.

    Real good for maintained grass, but for 2 foot weeds...it lacks in power.

    I love the 242 for grass though.
  10. mcgruff

    mcgruff LawnSite Member
    Messages: 114

    I think I am going to go with the 260 and get a blade as well.

    I could use it on my resi's as well as the tough weeds for the cabin just put the blade on.

    My stihl was stolen so I need a new trimmer. :cry:

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