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Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by NORTHMAN, Apr 12, 2007.


    NORTHMAN LawnSite Senior Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 313

    I'm looking for a lightweight and RELIABLE dedicated string trimmer,it's between a Stihl 100RX and a Shindaiwa T230,which would you choose and why?Thanks.
  2. Just Mow

    Just Mow LawnSite Senior Member
    from Texas
    Messages: 367

    I would choose the 100RX for the pure power of the unit. Very reliable. I had a 230 for one season and it did not hold up very well.
  3. Jake's Lawn Service

    Jake's Lawn Service LawnSite Member
    Messages: 127

    Both are great trimmers so you will be happy with either one. It just depends if you want a 4-mix or a 2 cycle engine.
  4. lawnmaniac883

    lawnmaniac883 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,613

    I havent tried the shindy 230 but I used to own an fs100rx and it was a great unit. Only problem I had was a bad coil replaced under warranty...great power to weight ratio and very little fuel consumption.

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