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Old 11-18-2001, 12:11 AM
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Robert if you will run your two strokes wide open 95% of the time they wont clog up near as much.
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Old 11-18-2001, 12:15 AM
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uh huh. that carbon really clogs it up!
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Old 11-29-2001, 02:44 PM
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i found something Cool

thats what shuts down most two cycle engine is that carbon build up . If people would just run their machines at 75% and up and not 'bump' the thottle they would reduce build up and get a better cut. that's just my exp anywho
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Old 12-01-2001, 02:39 AM
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robin also makes a 4 stroke weedeater..
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Old 12-01-2001, 02:58 AM
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run a leaner gas to oil ratio no less than 50:1
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Old 12-01-2001, 04:55 AM
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I think the new PRO mag has a picture of one in it. I would probably consider the honda first, but weight would need to be considered. During the hottest part of summer a heavy trimmer would likely end up in storage.
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Old 12-01-2001, 09:50 PM
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I saw the new Shindaiwa 4-stroke trimmer this week at the Peoria Farm Show. It uses the 2-cycle oil in the gas just like the 2-stroke engines. Stihl is making a similar one which is to be available next summer. They say it weighs only 6 oz. more than their 2-stroke.
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Old 12-02-2001, 03:08 AM
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Shindaiwa??, i would go after that
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Old 12-13-2001, 07:40 PM
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Ryobi 4stroke

For what it's worth, I have owned a Ryobi 1079r 4 stroke for two years now with no problems. I would classify use as "Heavy Homeowner" as I use it to trim, edge, and blow my yard & a few others down the road.
Engine has never given me trouble starting, and is suprisingly quieter than a 2-stroke.

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Old 12-13-2001, 07:57 PM
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Was it heavy to you? And I really like the new B&S 4 cycle. I have not bought one yet, though.
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