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Old 01-11-2013, 11:20 PM
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Hybrid 4 engine ?

Anyone using Shindiawa equipment with the hybrid 4 engine? What do you think? There is a graph On their web sight that said it is better but, they all say that.
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Old 01-12-2013, 08:40 AM
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run dont walk! mine lasted only one season. even when they ran the warm up wait was a pain
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Old 01-12-2013, 08:43 AM
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Never tried it, but my dealer has one hanging on the wall and told me it was a piece of junk
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Old 01-12-2013, 09:15 AM
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Are they that bad ive been wanting to try it out... I mean everyone says the stihl4-mix is junk too but I have yet to have a problem
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Old 08-11-2013, 08:59 PM
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Reviving an old thread. Thinking about getting one for the upcoming season sale otherwise I am gonna stick with a regular two stroke. Deciding between these three because of the sale EB854RT, EB802RT, or EB633RT. Before sale gonna get an Echo cause dealer is a lot closer if I needed anything.

EB633RT was my first choice but threw in the 802 after I considered the 854.
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Old 08-12-2013, 03:45 PM
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I have 3 pieces of C4/H4 equipment and they all run. Oldest one is an 07 (I believe) trimmer that's used every day.

If you want a good blower the 802 is the unit to have.
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Old 08-12-2013, 10:38 PM
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I have the 633 blower and the T254 trimmer. The 633 is the Echo 755, the trimmer does take a bit to warm up. It's good for all of the normal trimming and edging, bogs down almost as much as my Echo 230 in the tall grass.

I have only owned my Shindaiwa since the beginning of the season. Also, Echo uses a different oil for the Shindaiwa products.

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Old 08-13-2013, 09:07 PM
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Just got the EB854RT Blower. You can barely hear it idle. Fuel tank is huge. Dealer said no break-in period but gonna stick to the eco throttle accept when needed and probably take off one tube extension accept when doing a big area.
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Old 08-16-2013, 03:25 PM
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Keep in mind what you bought has a somewhat complicated engine.

To elaborate, my EB8520 has:
- a cam belt that needs to be checked for wear every now and then
- valves to adjust
- reed valves that need replacement every 1000 hrs or so (engine feels lazy)
- an engine block that needs to seal 100% for the thing to work.

You probably won't like the way it starts in the morning.

That said I like the thing, blows like mad and 75 min on a tank of gas.
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Old 08-16-2013, 08:52 PM
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Keep in mind what you bought has a somewhat complicated engine.

To elaborate, my EB8520 has:
- a cam belt that needs to be checked for wear every now and then
- valves to adjust
- reed valves that need replacement every 1000 hrs or so (engine feels lazy)
- an engine block that needs to seal 100% for the thing to work.

You probably won't like the way it starts in the morning.

That said I like the thing, blows like mad and 75 min on a tank of gas.
I have used the 854 three times so far. It has fired up on the first pull every time and runs great cold and warm.
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