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Old 11-20-2012, 04:26 PM
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I have several pieces using Stihl's 4-mix engine and have never had a problems with any of them. The valve adjustment is over stated. A typically home owner may never have to do it. When it needs to be done it is so easy even a lawyer can do it.
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Old 11-20-2012, 07:23 PM
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Do you have any experenced with a 4 stroke piece of lawn equipment?
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Sorry I don't know what experenced is. Regardless, I don't think I need any to make the statement I did
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Old 11-26-2012, 10:55 AM
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Sorry I don't know what experenced is. Regardless, I don't think I need any to make the statement I did
A comment like yours posted by someone who had owned a 2 and 4 stroke trimmer would have just left a more prominent impression with me. Yours still matters but you have nothing to to compare your experience with.
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Old 11-26-2012, 05:58 PM
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OK...I do have a 4-mix Shindaiwa trimmer, but no conventional 4 stroke ones. I like my 323 because it's really light, well balanced and powerful...2 pounds may not sound like much but to me it is for a trimmer. The 323 is smaller, lighter, cheaper and has more horse power. The 224 is likely quiter.
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Old 11-27-2012, 03:35 AM
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Here is some power output ratings I have found for similarly priced trimmers.

HHT25SLTA (GX25 25cc 4 stroke) $349

1hp @ 7000 rpm
0.74ftlb @ 5000 rpm

HHT35SLTA (GX35 35cc 4 stroke) $379

1.3 hp @ 7000 rpm
1.2 ft/lb @ 5500 rpm

Husqvarna 224L (25cc four stroke, Honda motor the GX25) $349

1.07 hp @ 7000 rpm
no TQ ratings on Huskys site

Husqvarna 327LS (24.5cc 2 stroke) $339

1.2 hp @ 8400 rpm
.88 ft/lb @ 6000rpm

Husqvarna 327LDx (24.5cc 2 stroke) $399

1.2 hp @ 8400 rpm
.88 ft/lb @ 6000 rpm

Echo srm 266s (25.4cc 2 stroke) $339

Echo doesnt give any numbers on hp or tq

Echo SRM 280 (28.1cc 2 stroke) $369

Same as above, no info but I have emailed Echo...

Stihl FS90R (28.4cc 4-mix, 4 stroke combustion process but runs on oil/gas mixed fuel) $319

1.27 hp @ ? rpm

??? tq @ ???? rpm

Stihl FS 110R (31.4 cc 4-mix) $369

1.4 hp @ ???? rpm

??? tq @ ???? rpm

RedMax BCZ2401S (23.6cc strato charged 2 stroke) $339

1.14 hp @ ???? rpm

??? tq @ ???? rpm

RedMax BCZ2650S (25.4cc SC 2 stroke) $399

1.2 hp @ ???? rpm

??? tq @ ???? rpm

Shindaiwa T242 (23.9cc 2 stroke) $299

??? hp @ ???? rpm

??? tq @ ???? rpm I have emails sent to the appropriate sources to hopefully obtain this info.

Shindy T254 (24.5cc Hybrid 4, sounds like the same as the Stihl 4 mix) $339

??? hp @ ???? rpm

??? tq @ ???? rpm (same as above)

Shindy T282 (28.8cc 2 stroke) $399

??? hp @ ???? rpm

??? tq @ ???? rpm (same as above)

Shindy T344 (34cc Hybrid 4) $399

??? hp @ ???? rpm

??? tq @ ???? rpm (same as above)



Just for S&G's!

Stihl FS 250R (40.2cc 2 stroke) $549, holy S!!!

2.15 hp @ ???? rpm WOW!!!

??? tq @ ???? rpm

I have A LOT of emails sent out to the above mentioned brands in hopes of getting much more detailed info for the engines of the respective machines. Ill post up what I get as I get it!
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Old 11-27-2012, 11:48 AM
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I wonder whu Honda and Husky are so liberal with their power ratings and the other companies seem to be trying to keep the specifics out of the light...?

I'm not serious but I think info like this is pretty darn important not just for efficiency/effectiveness but also and most important, bragging rights!

I haven't heard from any of the places I emailed last night as of yet FYI. I sent out 6 emails to the actual manufacturers (Stihl/Redmax/etc) but also a few to the dealers too. We shall see what happens.
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Old 11-27-2012, 05:34 PM
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A Stihl Dealer in my area, Erb Equipment was the first to respond to my inquiry.

Red typing indicates the info that was gleaned from the Stihl dealer.

Stihl fs90r 28.8cc 4-mix

1.27 hp @ 7000 rpm

1.13 ft/lb TQ @ 5500 rpm

Stihl fs110r 31.4cc 4-mix

1.34 hp @ 7000 rpm

Still no TQ numbers

Stihl fs250r 40.2cc two stroke

2.15 hp @ 9000 rpm

Still no TQ numbers

Ill post up the info as I get it.
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Old 12-26-2012, 10:57 AM
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I been useing Ryobi 4-Cycle 30cc Straight Shaft Gas Trimmer for years with no problems one is 7 years old but it geting hard to start and a nother one is 3 years old and have 2 brand new in the box so I don't know why I thinking of get a Honda 35 CC Straight Shaft Gas Trimmer P.S. I only use 4-cycle every thing.
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Old 12-26-2012, 11:09 AM
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Looking at the reviews on the Honda 35 CC it got 83 out of 83(100%)reviewers recommend this product and a Overall rating 4.9 / 5 that looks to me.The Ryobi 4-Cycle 30cc Straight Shaft Gas Trimmer got 53 out of 164(32%)reviewers recommend this product and Overall rating 2.2 / 5 But I have had no problem with my Ryobi 4-Cycle.
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Old 01-31-2013, 02:28 PM
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No more thinking I got the Husqvarna 224L it is AWESOME!!
http://www.husqvarna.com/us/products/trimmers/224l/
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