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Old 03-29-2013, 10:47 PM
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was replacing the throttle cable on my sthil 4 mix edger and noticed they have changed the desighn of the cable and guide . much smoother now!
That's what the other guy who posted about them said- the trouble with the smoothness/feathering was in the cable design. What year is the machine you put the new cable on, and did it fit right up with no mods?
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I can also tell by looking back to see how they're hanging and often reach back and feel them to see how firm they are.
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Old 03-30-2013, 12:00 AM
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Decision made. Bought a BIG 35.8cc Honda 4-stroke Trimmer HHT35SLTA today. Thank you all for your great insights. Mucho appreciado.
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Old 03-30-2013, 09:42 AM
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mine is a very early one with extremly low hrs. the cable begain to fray. i had to replace the zamma carb anyway so i did the cable also. the new cable has a nylon sleeve over the exposed metal cable and a new cable guide with less of a curve comes in a kit. easy to install. the instructions are pic only-no text! and a side note -the new carb has tamper resistant mixture screws-not a good thing. now i have to shell out for another carb tool
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Old 03-30-2013, 04:44 PM
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Decision made. Bought a BIG 35.8cc Honda 4-stroke Trimmer HHT35SLTA today. Thank you all for your great insights. Mucho appreciado.
I will get if I every need 15LB WEEDEATER.I can get one from HD get it ship to the store. The 224L is Awesome so 10 more cc would be Bad A@@.
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Old 03-30-2013, 05:17 PM
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yeah my 25cc will cut through just about anything. i would think the 35cc would cut a tree down.
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Old 03-31-2013, 01:20 AM
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Honda 35.8cc BEAST

I'll write up a review in a few weeks.

If there's any truth to the fuel savings of a 4-stroke over a 2-stroke + no longer needing 2-stroke oil (for this trimmer), then this thing has the 'potential' to pay for itself...but I figure it would take me 8+ years though.

Here's a link to Honda's "Lower Operation Costs":

http://powerequipment.honda.com/trim...peration-costs

I need to point out that these numbers are based on slightly cheaper gas than we're paying for now...AND this is using Honda's SMALLER 25cc trimmer.
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Old 03-31-2013, 07:09 PM
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i know my 25cc uses half as much gas as my dad's 323L husqvarna 2 stroke. i don't have to add oil to the gas either.

i trimmed his yard which is 2 1/2 acres with his 323L trimmer once and it used 1/2 of a tank of gas. i used mine once and it only used 1/4 of a tank.

that is a huge amount of savings over time.
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Old 04-17-2013, 10:35 PM
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i know my 25cc uses half as much gas as my dad's 323L husqvarna 2 stroke. i don't have to add oil to the gas either.

i trimmed his yard which is 2 1/2 acres with his 323L trimmer once and it used 1/2 of a tank of gas. i used mine once and it only used 1/4 of a tank.

that is a huge amount of savings over time.
Sorry but 2 stroke on the out 4 stroke on the way in.
Now if I can get Honda to make me a 4 stroke 100cc 5HP BP Blower I will all set. Or will blower as good as my 580BTS I would get it today.
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Old 04-18-2013, 12:30 PM
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Hey Ridin' Green, when are you going to review your FS-250R for us?
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Old 04-18-2013, 12:57 PM
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Hey Ridin' Green, when are you going to review your FS-250R for us?
Well, we are getting some rain and warmer weather finally, but nothing is growing enough to cut or trim yet. I will post something as soon as I can get a decent chance to use it on something that will actually provide a challenge for it.
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