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Shindaiwa T230XR

Shindaiwa T230XR

MPN: T230XR
4.9 from 8 reviews · View Statistics

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4.9

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  • Build Quality
    5.0 (2)
  • Value for Money
    5.0 (2)
  • Ease of Use
    5.0 (2)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    5.0 (2)
  • Product is used
  • Noise Level
    4.0 (2)
  • Safety
    5.0 (2)
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John

John

  • 14 reviews
  • 4 likes

Excellent Machine

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Owned my T230X for over a decade. The machine has had a very hard life and continues to perform perfectly despite the abuse dished out to it. I use Bynorm Heavy Duty star shaped line in it which turns it into a very effective machine for knocking down really heavy grass and weeds in a bush setting. It stands up to wide open throttle for hours on end in the Tropical Qld heat with the only caveat being, during summer I run about 40:1 oil/fuel ratio as it seems to keep the engine cooler. The machine has around 300 hours on it & it's never needed a visit to the repair shop. I'd buy one again tomorrow if i had to.

Purchased in May 2007 at Shindaiwa dealer for $499.00.

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andrew

andrewGreater Melbourne (Outer), VIC

  • 5 reviews
  • 1 like

Top quality.

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Bought the Shindaiwa T230X professional on a recommedation for my big yard some years ago after wasting my time and money on the cheaper rubbish especially those with bent shafts. It wasnt cheap but I can tell you 100% that it is worth the money. Excellent build quality. Heavy duty head. My advice to anyone is that a good quality trimmer will cost you AT LEAST $500.

Purchased in March 2006 at Altona mowerpower.

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Ronikins

RonikinsNambour

  • 6 reviews
  • 8 likes
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Easy to use and starts every time

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Looked around for a while and did some research before buying this T230X. Couldn't be happier. It starts every time and is light. I wanted a machine that didn't weigh me down. Threading new line is a breeze. You doen't have to pull the head apart, it just winds in... Brilliant! The only gripes I have had is there is a part that gets hot and nips me on the arm occasionally (I've learnt to avoid it now), and the handle came as a D handle with a straight bar handgrip attached. The straight bit used to get me in the thigh all the time so I cut it off... no problems now. It wasn't cheap ($479) but the quality is excellent and yes... it was actually still made in Japan.

Date PurchasedMay 2015
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Rick

RickDarwin, NT

  • 7 reviews
  • 2 likes
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Brmmm tikka-tikka-tik. First pull, lovely balance, quick flick cord feed... whippa-snippa heaven!

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In a tropical environment it doesn't need the choke to start. Just outta da shed, pull the cord, and off ya go. Flick up the revs to munch up the hard stuff, or sweet-spot-throttle the easy trimmings. Whatever you want with a line trimmer, a Shindaiwa is a choice tool.

Date PurchasedApr 2018
Mick

MickChinchilla

  • 6 reviews
  • 1 like

Power

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This Shindaiwa has a great motor but I do find it a little heavy after long periods of use. I did have an issue when the throttle cable. It seemed to move a little causing the revs to drop and therefore the head rpm's dropped off too much to cut properly. It was fairly easy to fix yet a little annoying. I think it is very well made.

Date PurchasedApr 2015
jjmmav

jjmmav

  • 38 reviews
  • 15 likes

A lightweight boxer able to cut it in the heavy stuff.

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JM

JMPerth, WA

  • 6 reviews
  • 7 likes

Edging and brushcutting is almost enjoyable !

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We have 1 acre, mainly lots of lawn and about 200m2 of tougher stuff.
The unit is a great balance of power and weight, nice and light.
Solid shaft, comes std with a speedfeedhead and can't ask for more really.
Best part is how much less vibration this unit has to my old unit.
Glad my old one finally packed up.

No real cons as yet, however 5 year warranty is awesome.

The 2 strokes still offer the best bang for buck, in a few years that will change.

kiwi842

kiwi842Central Queensland, QLD

  • 31 reviews
  • 11 likes

Shindaiwa T230 not XR

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Bought this machine preloved. T230 4.6 kg dry weight, Head 7500 rpm. Speed feed. Great lightweight machine for smaller areas. Starts on 2nd pull every time when cold. Found the manual easily online. Fuel mix and most things you need to know. Had a minor problem at first with the speed head as the line had fouled inside. A you tube clip allowed me to fix the problem and also learned more in the bargain.

Questions & Answers

Brucep

Brucepasked

Does the T230x have the large speed feed head or the smaller version?

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kiwi842
kiwi842

Hi, Sorry I am unable answer your question. My machine has a speed feed which came attached.

Joey
Joey

It's the smaller head (375 from memory).

I recently purchased one online, but available at the mower repairer too. Didn't fit as intended (the kit comes with a variety of threaded spaces that "should" cater for your machine), but they managed to fit it for a small fee. Make sure you purchase it from a retailer that can assure fitment of the new head.

Hope this helps.

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Details

CategoryPetrol Whipper Snippers
Price (RRP) $499.00
Handle TypeLoop Handle
Shaft TypeStraight
Power SourcePetrol
Engine Type2-Stroke
Engine Displacement22.5 cc
Cutting Head TypeLine
FeaturesCommercial Use
Weight4.6 kg
Fuel Tank Capacity540 mL
Manufacturer Warranty5 year(s)
ManualDownload manual
  • MPN: T230XR

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