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Tanaka "long shaft" trimmer?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by MikeKle, Aug 1, 2008.

  1. MikeKle

    MikeKle LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,253

    There was a post somewhere on here about trimmers with long shafts,Tanaka makes one ,a TBC-260PFL, but according to my dealer that is not a valid item number? I saw it on their (Tanakas) website! I am trying to find out price on it and then decide between it and the Kawasaki 26cc trimmer which also has a 70" shaft but weighs around 9lbs! Anyone know how much the Tanaka goes for and why they are confused about the model number?Thanks
  2. Tanaka

    Tanaka Inactive
    Messages: 1,084

    The TBC-260PFL has an MSRP of $429.99. Also, I think the 69" on the Kawa refers to overall length, not drive shaft length.

  3. kabrac

    kabrac LawnSite Member
    from Alabama
    Messages: 211

    I got mine for about $420 plus the hedger and hedger extention attachment and the pole saw attachement all for about $930 includes tax. A bit pricy in my opinion, but man does it save the back. It is a little heavy and you'll need to adjust the handle to make the trimmer balance itself out. It is kind of tiresome swinging back and forth for along time, but my arms look like Popeye's now and it is no problem.
  4. dgfitz

    dgfitz LawnSite Member
    Messages: 177

    Friend of mine ( idyy biddy 6' 9" ) has one and loves it. He just bought
    it two weeks ago so they are available.Tanaka's equipment is top rate,
    they just need more dealers, luckly me I have a dealer.
  5. walkerowner06

    walkerowner06 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 79

    I think their is a TBC-280PFL version now. Can somebody please confirm this?
  6. Accu-cut Lawn Care

    Accu-cut Lawn Care LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,206

    Yes. I'm currently field testing the 280-pfl. If I'm not mistaken, it is available from Tanaka dealers. So far, the testing has gone very well.
  7. Tanaka

    Tanaka Inactive
    Messages: 1,084

    The TBC-280PFL is not yet available.


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