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I used Shindiawa for 21 yrs. but tried an Egdit on mt trimmer and love it. The problem is the Edgit won't go on mt T-260 so I bought an Echo 260 and it takes forever to warmup even when it's 90 degrees outside. The edgit fits on a T-230 Do they start easy and run right a way? I always used a t-25or t270 but they are to heavy with the edgit.

Can anyone tell me how the T-230 runs and do they have enough power for commercial use?
 

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The T230 is all we use for lawn maintenance. Any lawn that is maintained on a regular basis will never pose a problem for it. Our 230's are used for commercial and strata sites all day every day.

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It would depend on your application realy. But I owned a T230 and this machine is no good on harder, larger areas. I found the 260 to be the happy medium ( Light wieght, plenty of power)
 

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Can youn start them up easy and run with them? My Echo I bought has to warm up every lawn.

Thanks for everyones help.
Steve Snider
 

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Steve-
Easy fix to your problem of having to warm up the weed wacker every time you start it- just leave it running when you put it in the racks on the trailers and simply remove it at the next lawn. It will also save you arm as you wont have to pull start it multiple times each day! :laugh:

Im just kidding! I don't endorse things like this :D

-Coop
 

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Had a T230 a long time ago and hated it. :angry: Never could get it started. After it wore out I bought another thinking maybe I just had a lemon. NO, the new one was just as bad. Took it back to the dealer a few days later and traded* it in for a T260. Never had problems with the T260. That was about 8 years ago, so maybe they have done something to improve them by now. Or maybe not. :rolleyes:

*Shindiawa used to have a policy where you could return a trimmer within so many days if you did not like it. Don't know if they still have that.
 

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I have a Shin T-230 in it's 4th season and just love it. Never had a problem with it at all. Plenty of power and as far as having to warm up....10 seconds or so.

MATT
 

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I have 3 T230's. The oldest one is 6 years old now. Occasionally if they flip to the carburetor side while in the trimmer rack, the two oldest ones are a little harder to start than usual. Like 4 pulls instead of 1 or 2.

They are great in maintained lawns as a trimmer. I am sure the 260 Echo is more powerful, but in comparison my T230s were always stronger than my Echo SRM2400's.
 

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cruddy...the 230 is very hard to start, takes forever to warm up. on the flip side it is light, has enough power for weekly jobs. tall weeds or 2 weeks growth pull out old faithful t270...
 

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Well, I went out and bought a T-230 today.It started 1st pull and ran great. I just hope it's powerfull enough.

I want to thank everyone for the help
Steve

PS.paid $265.00 + tax I think it was a good price.
 

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I have four Shindiawa T260s and love em. They start easily, are instantly warm and have more torque than the two Echo 260s we also have.

Biz is growing....
We just got two new Shindiawa T261s (today). They are heavier but seem to have better balance and the new head design looks great.

The cost differential from T230 to T260 is not significant. Why worry about power for such a little difference?

Every echo I have ever used simply has to warm up but if you like echo - 30 seconds does not seem that long <evil grin>.
 

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I just bought a used t230 from mowerman90 a few months back, had 1-2 hrs on it. Cold it starts first pull. full choke no throttle as soon as one pull and it fires then shut the choke off. let it sit for 10 to 15 seconds at an idle and you good to go, When warm just 1 pull...no choke or throttle. I guess I have a good one.
 
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