Which Shindiwa?

Kevin

LawnSite Member
Location
S.E. PA
I recently purchased a T-230 for doing light trimming around properties. It is light and balanced. For heavier brush I use my Stihl trimmers.
 

Keith

LawnSite Platinum Member
Location
Central Florida
Whatcha cuttin? For light weekly work the T230 are great. I have two of 'em and they are light and well balanced as Kevin said. <p>If you are cuttin heavier stuff on a regular basis, go with 260 or 270.
 

Toroguy

LawnSite Bronze Member
Location
Sacramento CA
T-230 has been great for trimming around residentials I maintain. Not a lot of heavy growth to take down so I cant tell you its limit.<p>From what I remember from previous posts was the higher the number the heavier duty the model.<p>Have fun shopping
 
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columbiaplower

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
columbia Md
i am starting a all residential truck. 48 wb and need a trimmer. Its going to do about 30 lawns weekly or every 10 days. is the t230s shaft long enogh i am 6 ft. Eric told me the t270 shaft is longer. Also what gas to oil mix does it use?<br>Thanks <p>-Nick
 

Eric ELM

Husband, Father, Friend, Angel
Location
Chicago, IL USA
I'm only 5' 9&quot; and I like the extra length of the T270. I use the Shindaiwa oil and I think the mix is 30 to 1. Correct me if I'm wrong guys.<p>----------<br>&lt;a href=&quot;http://pages.prodigy.net/eric.erickson/&quot;&gt;Eric@ELM&lt;/a&gt;<br>
 

Keith

LawnSite Platinum Member
Location
Central Florida
I am not telling you what mix to use, but I use Amsoil 100:1 in all my 2 cycle equipment for over 7 years. The great thing about it is you aren't gonna goof the mix. Chances are when you mix it, it's gonna be a little richer than 100:1, but that's fine.<p>Using Shindaiwa oil will extend the factory warranty, but I have passed on it to use Amsoil. Your call.
 

Jason

LawnSite Senior Member
The manual for my T270 says the mixture is 40:1.
 

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