2 cycle vs 4 cycle

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by monkey9197, Mar 19, 2004.

  1. monkey9197

    monkey9197 LawnSite Member
    from NY
    Posts: 77

    when i was shopping for the new equipment the saleman said all the new equipment maybe only mowers he said are going to be 4 cycle and the 2 cycle ones arent going to be available. anyone else here somethign like this and whats advanatges to 4 cycle over 2 cycle systems
  2. locutus

    locutus LawnSite Bronze Member
    from NC
    Posts: 1,266

    Most of the problem has to do with the Clean Air Act and c.a.r.b requirements. There is nothing wrong with 2 cycle equipment other than generally they produce more hydrocarbons. Due to advantages in weight to power ratios, I prefer 2 cycle engines in small hand-held stuff.

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