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What's the difrrence between a 230 and a 231

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by cutnitclose, Mar 23, 2004.

  1. cutnitclose

    cutnitclose LawnSite Member
    Messages: 243

    Aright probaly a dumb question, but you are the experts...... What is the diffrence between a shin. t230 and a t231 trimmer......:help:
  2. P&C Lawn Care

    P&C Lawn Care LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 373

    THe T-231' s are a lower emission trimmer (California Air Resources Board/CARB approved) and they have a little larger fuel tank. The T-230's will be eventually phased out.

  3. cutnitclose

    cutnitclose LawnSite Member
    Messages: 243

    kool P & C...... I appreciate the info.......
  4. ElephantNest

    ElephantNest LawnSite Bronze Member
    from La.
    Messages: 1,878

    Get the 230's while you can. They have more raw power. Grab anything with a "0" instead of a "1" while they still sell them.
  5. Zito

    Zito LawnSite Member
    Messages: 40

    I tested out both of these yesterday. What P&C said is right. The 230 is supposed to be slightly lighter, but after running them both with full tanks, the 230 certainly feels heavier during use. The 231 has a 25% larger fuel tank, but it's also supposed to use more fuel. The 230 is also somewhat lighter. As far as power, I agree with Elephant, but it was a Very slight differance. In fact, it may have just been my imagination; I wanted the 230 to be stronger. Incidently, I planned to buy one of the two, but after trying both, I decided to get a T272X, which I really like. Hope this helps.
  6. mtdman

    mtdman LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,143

    230, 231. Whatever it takes.

  7. metro-hp_48

    metro-hp_48 LawnSite Senior Member
    from TN
    Messages: 874

    Plan on getting those with the "0" as long I can. Always after more power.
  8. cutnitclose

    cutnitclose LawnSite Member
    Messages: 243

    Thanx for all the info......

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