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trimmer question and engine size

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by reliablelawn, Apr 26, 2011.

  1. reliablelawn

    reliablelawn LawnSite Member
    Posts: 138

    I'm going to buy a new trimmer for my ~20 residential accounts and I had a few in mind. Two of the potential trimmers are the extact same built, 100% idnetical except the engins. One is a 21CC and the other is 24CC. Does that threee CC really make much of a difference? The price difference is $60 and im trying to keep my costs low. The third trimmer is a 28CC, and it's a tad more epensive than the 24CC> Thanks guys
  2. All_Toro_4ME

    All_Toro_4ME LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,578

    The 21cc is a toy. At a miniumum go with the 24cc. Ideally the 28cc will be your best choice.
  3. reliablelawn

    reliablelawn LawnSite Member
    Posts: 138

    I'm new to this so sorry for my ignorance, but if I'm only going to be using it for grass trimming, does the power really matter? As long as it can cut a blade of grass shouldn't that be good enough? does the power of the engine have any corolation to the durability of the unit? I want something taht will last. thanks
  4. weeze

    weeze LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 8,898

    go with the 24cc...the 21cc will be weaker and the 28cc will be heavier
  5. doyles

    doyles LawnSite Member
    Posts: 133

    second that go with the 24cc
  6. StihlBR600

    StihlBR600 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 705

    My Stihl Fs100Rx has 31 cc's. you could buy a 21 at wal mart. dont bother. Get the biggest engine with the best weight
  7. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 21,653

    Yes, engine size affects power and you won't be cutting through just one blade of grass,
    more like hundreds and thousands of them and especially when the stuff gets thick
    and tall you can have whatever string behind it but you need raw HOARES Powah

    Let me tell you, even my FS-100rx feels a bit bogged down some days,
    anything less powerful just takes that much longer but you can make do
    with a 24cc, that's not bad.
  8. reliablelawn

    reliablelawn LawnSite Member
    Posts: 138

    thank you all very much!

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