shindaiwa vs stihl question

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by hossmp, May 5, 2006.

  1. hossmp

    hossmp LawnSite Member
    Messages: 100

    Hello. Has anyone tried out the Shindaiwa trimmer that is able to convert to a stick edger, pole pruner and other attachments? How does it stack up if anyone knows to the one from STihl. I am looking at both in the 4 mix or some variation at this time.
  2. J&R Landscaping

    J&R Landscaping LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,095

    I have not tried that model out but I would personally go Shindaiwa or Stihl any day of the week!! JMO
  3. mphillips4739

    mphillips4739 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 56

    Not able to answer your question exactly, but I run all Stihl and my former partner ran shindawa. My stihl had/has more power, but his was lighter. Neither of us ran the convertible type though, if you are talking about the split shaft models. I think they are too heavy for everyday use. My stihl fs85 can have all of the attachments at the head though (edger, hedge, saw, etc).
  4. milo

    milo LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,317

    stihl 4 mix is awesome. u get in tall stuff and no loss of power at all it is a bear... i got the fs90r.. stihl is king
  5. southernlandscapespecial

    southernlandscapespecial LawnSite Member
    Messages: 118

    I have the shindaiwa split shaft and love it..I would definitely buy another shindaiwa should this one come up missing

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