2 strok or 4 strok engins?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by coronelli, Dec 3, 2006.

  1. coronelli

    coronelli LawnSite Member
    Messages: 8

    From what little I know there are some trade offs with both.
  2. lawnman_scott

    lawnman_scott LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,547

    I think 4 stroke is the way of the future. They are much quieter with more power. All the nutty small towns that want to ban blowers will probably start with a noise ordinance that the average 4stroke can pass but an equal 2 stroke cant.
  3. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,699

    My 4 stroke blower runs just fine. I don't have a problem embracing new technologies like some other people here at Lawnsite do.
  4. MattsMowing3535

    MattsMowing3535 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 385

    2-stroke Extremly powerful for its weight reach higher rpm's with no problem. Less parts, simpler consept. However larger engines have cooling problems. Thats why you only see v-6 and v-8 2 strokes in boats. Unfortantly they do burn oil. . .

    4-stroke. Alot of torque. Alot cleaner burning. Quiter then a 2-storke. However they are very heavy. There are alot of parts with them and alto that can go wrong.

  5. MuleCutter

    MuleCutter LawnSite Member
    Messages: 212

    CORRECT!!!!!! couldnt have said it better myself.....:cool2:
  6. LCPullman

    LCPullman LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 589

    I love my 2-cycle engines because they take so little maintainence, just occasional air/fuel filter and sparkplug changes. No valves, etc. to deal with. For this reason I've decided to get 2-cycle as long as I can.
    However, I'd have no problem switching to 4-cycle if the EPA bans 2-cycle. 4-cycle are certainly cleaner and have a much more pleasant exhaust sound.

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