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.
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
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
I'm only 5' 9" 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><a href="http://pages.prodigy.net/eric.erickson/">Eric@ELM</a><br>
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.