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august edition, possible messup with product tester

Discussion in 'LawnSite.com/TURF Magazine e-Reports' started by mcwlandscaping, Aug 14, 2006.

  1. mcwlandscaping

    mcwlandscaping LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,163

    i dont know if it is anyone on here, but in the august 2006 issue there is someone testing a shidy eb3510. What im wondering is, he kept calling it a four stroke motor but said it takes the mixed gas still. Is this just another case of someone mixing up technologies similar to people calling the stihl four mix a four stroke motor? Or is the shiny motor actually considered a four stroke motor? who ever tested it, im not trying to put you down at all, but, im just currious.

  2. dvmcmrhp52

    dvmcmrhp52 LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Pa.
    Messages: 4,205

    The Stihl four mix IS a four stroke motor.
  3. Dstosh

    Dstosh LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 716

    Shindaiwa C4 Is a 4 Mix. It has Valves like a 4 stroke does but you still have to mix the gas.
  4. South Florida Lawns

    South Florida Lawns LawnSite Platinum Member
    from usa
    Messages: 4,784

    Wonder how they compare to stihl?
  5. grass_cuttin_fool

    grass_cuttin_fool LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,526

    Im wondering the samething, Stihl is very popular here (alot of dealers) The Shindiawa are alot fewer in dealers, the dealer I got my tiger cub from sells them also.

    Back to the original post, allthough they use a mix, both the stihl and shindiawa are 4 stroke engines.

  6. J&R Landscaping

    J&R Landscaping LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,095

    A few lcos run the C4 shindy equipment around me. They use them a lot for working around nursing homes and such because the are really quiet. Thats what I've heard anyway, but me...I'll stick to standard 2 cycle!! JMO
  7. lawnspecialties

    lawnspecialties LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,524

    I have a C4 with the split-shaft (hedge trimmer and tiller). For hedge trimming, I hate it because it is so typically slow. For the tiller, I love it because it has a ton of torque for such a little engine. In other words, it's typical four-stroke.

    And yes, I do have to mix the fuel. I run the Opti-2 just like everything else I have.:)

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