Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by TJLC, Aug 17, 2000.

  1. TJLC

    TJLC LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,308

    Does anyone use or know about Tanaka products, blowers, trimmers, chainsaws, hedge trimmers? Are they good or should I stick with Echo or another brand. Thanks for any help.
  2. mowerman90

    mowerman90 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,492

    I had a TBC250 a couple of years ago and never had any problems with it until the carb needed rebuilt. Most people don't like Tanaka because they use a "brain" string head. The trick to using a brain head is to remember that to advance string on high speed you have to first advance string at low speed, and vice versa. In other words just standing there reving it up won't advance line. It takes a little getting used to but once you get the hang of it it's second nature.
  3. bob

    bob LawnSite Platinum Member
    from DE
    Messages: 4,262

    I've got a simular head on my Shindaiwa's. They call it an automatic head. Give it high RPM's and the line advances, with no donut marks in the grass. I know Tanaka makes a great edger, but I don't know about any of their other products.
  4. Guido

    Guido LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,087

    I had a Tanaka walk behind edger and a trimmer. They were both great. We inherited them through some transactions, so they weren't my purchase. I could tell you they were both great machines, but when they started to age a little, I couldn't get any parts for them around my area.


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