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Goodbye 2 stroke-hello 4-stroke

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by TMK, Apr 20, 2009.

  1. TMK

    TMK LawnSite Member
    Messages: 35

    After months of 2 stroke vs 4 stroke (honda's) I am getting rid of these 2's.
    Anyone thinking of using 4 strokes I say give them a try. They are great machines. I have been using the Honda's & am totally sold. They do everything needed with less hassles. Less noise, smoke, good fuel efficiency, start everytime & no hassles with mixing fuel/oil. Thanks Honda for making great machines.

    OK all you hard core 2's_have at it.
  2. TheC-Master

    TheC-Master LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 819

    I've been using them for awhile, everything is 4 cycle, I've heard some people complain about them of course, but they haven't given me problems.
  3. wallyturcotte

    wallyturcotte LawnSite Member
    Messages: 77

    been using them for 7 years ..only problems ...... worn out clutch and 2 heads (heads wore b/c of excessive pavement use... best trimmers i have ever used. just bought a new one and noticed that it was made in taiwan.... it was 100 dollars cheaper. the other 2 are made in japan.... whats up with that ? they should make some attachments for them so i can get rid of the stihl......
  4. TMK

    TMK LawnSite Member
    Messages: 35

    Not sure about the Taiwan mfg. All mine are from Japan_hmmm.
  5. quiet

    quiet LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 720

    I've also used the Hondas for 7 years now. In addition to the string trimmer, I have the Honda edger.

    Excellent machines. Reliable, quiet, fuel effcient. But they are heavy.
  6. wallyturcotte

    wallyturcotte LawnSite Member
    Messages: 77

    i agree on the heavy part.... but after a few weeks i got used to it...
  7. Two Seasons

    Two Seasons LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 791

    What happens when you sit them down while running and they roll over and turn upside down?
  8. Cajun Country Lawn Care

    Cajun Country Lawn Care LawnSite Member
    Messages: 102

    I love my honda trimmer.:usflag:
  9. wallyturcotte

    wallyturcotte LawnSite Member
    Messages: 77

    they run fine upside down..... they have a small oil pump in them.... never had a problem with that.
  10. kaferhaus

    kaferhaus LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,444

    I'm seeing more and more of them here over the past couple of years. We have a Honda brush cutter that we really like, but after trying a trimmer we're going to stay with the Stihl 4-mix hand helds. the trimmer was fine but they're a little pricey and for sure heavy.

    Honda is supposedly working on shaving some weight off of them, if they manage to do that and get the prices down 5% or so we might try some of them.

    The brush cutter we have is a brute with fantastic torque but you have to wear a harness or it'll wear you out quickly. With the harness you can run it all day.

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