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2 cycle vs 4 cycle


LawnSite Member
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


LawnSite Bronze Member
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.