Vibration problem w/ Shindawa T2500 trimmer

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by JohnTN47, Apr 19, 2008.

  1. JohnTN47

    JohnTN47 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 1

    I have a Shindawa T2500 weed eater about 4 years old. I bought it for the 4-cycle feature, lower noise, lower emissions. It has developed a bad vibration. It certainly doesn't have handles that isolate the vibration from operator. Has anyone had this problem? How was it solved?
  2. I6pwr

    I6pwr LawnSite Member
    Messages: 35

    FWIW, I don't have that model but I have the Ryobi 825R 4-stroke. The straight shaft attachment needs a new spool head and I have noticed a great deal of increased vibration, my left hands swells a little. I removed the straight shaft and installed my curved shaft from my 2-stroke powerhead and the vibration practically went away.

    Sounds like more a balance issue in the spool...can you switch attachments or is it a fixed trimmer?

  3. dutch1

    dutch1 LawnSite Silver Member
    from Jayhawk
    Messages: 2,249

    If the vibration is coming through the shaft, I would agree with HTH. In addition, if it has a lot of hours on it and you have not frequently greased the gearhead, I would suspect wear in the bevel gears or wear in the splines fittings on either end of the drive shaft.

  4. sawman65

    sawman65 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 754

    take the head off and run it that will tell you all you need to know

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