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Old 06-17-2012, 09:44 AM
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string trimmer cc vs hp ?

when buying a string trimmer besides weight and quality.whats more important? engine displacement or horse power? when it comes to trimming high weeds? Thanks for any input. Happy Father Day!
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Old 06-17-2012, 10:39 AM
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Like some that have lowerr cc butbut make up for hp. whilr other have high cc but lower hp. this puzzles me whats the bottom line when the rubber hits the road?
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Old 06-17-2012, 11:08 AM
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Personally I'd pick by horsepower. As far as I know cc's r just the size of cylinder/piston. When whipping high weeds I'd think you would want high HP when the plastic hits the vegetation (rubber hits the road)!
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Old 06-17-2012, 11:55 AM
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Depending on the type of material your working on. I prefer a line trimmer that has a engine size between 24-30 CC. The model must be brush cutter adaptable in order to handle tougher material. I have found that machines 35 CC and up are heavier to use
unless in conjunction with my lifting harness. Happy Fathers day back at you.
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Old 06-17-2012, 09:53 PM
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When it comes to trimmers, I don't really look at the displacement any more. The important thing is how it performs. I used to run the Echo 230's because of the light weight but now run the Echo 266t's because of the power. There is a huge difference.

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Old 06-17-2012, 10:24 PM
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There's a lot more to the equation, it's not as simple as cc's vs. horses, you also have torque but to keep things relatively simple I dare say the thing that connects the size of the engine to the power it produces would be the compression but there is no simple answer because no matter how I cut it we're ignoring one or more parts of the equation...

When you have an engine that has more cc's than the next the answer is usually that the one with less horsepower either produces more torque or has lower compression.

So to answer the question I'll take a high compression engine with the most cc's, bluntly speaking.
That ignores torque.
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