i found something cool

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by Robert Doubrava, Sep 19, 2001.

  1. Robert Doubrava

    Robert Doubrava LawnSite Senior Member
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    i went to www.briggsandstratton.com and found a new engine they are producing. it is called FOURCE. it is the size of a gas-powered weed eater , but you dont hava to mix any two cycle oil in the gasoline. it takes normal gas! just thought yall would like to know. i am probably going to buy a weed eater with one of those engines on it when they come out. if anyone has any comments, go ahead and reply.
    Robert
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  2. HOWARD JONES

    HOWARD JONES LawnSite Member
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    Ryobi, for one, already makes a 4-cycle line trimmer.
     
  3. Robert Doubrava

    Robert Doubrava LawnSite Senior Member
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    i did not know that. do you know what models have that type of engine?
     
  4. HOWARD JONES

    HOWARD JONES LawnSite Member
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    Go to "Ryobi" website, then lawn products - it shows 4 models: 825r, 875r, 890r, 1079r MSRP from $149 to $239 - I think there were 2 main drivers for this design - less hassle with mixing oil, etc and low emissions. I think they will be a bit heavier and possibly less powerful than the best 2 cycles, but they do have their advantages. New model 2-cycles are also made for lower emissions.
     
  5. Tony

    Tony LawnSite Member
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    Honda makes them, RedMax has then and Robin has them but I still prefer the two stroke. I love the light weight of the two stroke plus the power. The four stroke has more moving parts such as intake and exhaust valves etc. If you must have one the Honda or Robin units are the best out there, Not Briggs or Ryobi.


    Tony
     
  6. khouse

    khouse LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Robert,
    I owned a Ryobi 4 stroke on a trimmer about 5 years ago. It would turn 7500 rpm and had as much power as my Redmax 2300's. But the weight just beat me down. I think it was 17 pounds. Redmax is 11 pounds or so. I would buy another mini 4 stroke but on a edger or tiller. I saw today that Honda is now putting their 4 stroke on the mini tiller. I would like to have it.
     
  7. Robert Doubrava

    Robert Doubrava LawnSite Senior Member
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    i was interested in the 4 strokes because the exaust ports dont clog up as much as 2 cycle engines.
     
  8. Robert Doubrava

    Robert Doubrava LawnSite Senior Member
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    the new engine from briggs is supposed to be more powerful than 2 cycles,start easier,has more torque,cleaner operation or lower emissions, and a lot more stuff. just in case your wondering, i got all that info from the website. if anyone wants to see it, go to www.briggsandstratton.com then scroll down and click "Learn more about Fource". then scroll to look at the features and all that stuff.
     
  9. vipermanz

    vipermanz LawnSite Bronze Member
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    eh, i like running 2 stroke equipment anyhow, no oil changes
     
  10. Robert Doubrava

    Robert Doubrava LawnSite Senior Member
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    yeah, 2 cycle engines are lighter than those new 4 cycle engines.
     

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