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Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by ffemt1271, May 8, 2003.
has anyone used the honda 4-stroke trimmers? how do they perform over the 2 strokes?
I haven't used the 2 stroke, but the 4 stroke is real nice. It doesn't run as high of RPMs as the 2 stroke, but it has more torque. 4 stroke is much better for the environment, I don't know if that matters to you or not!!! I really like my trimmer so far.
yes i care about the environment--we all should--especially in this business. I just bought all new shindaiwa equipment but was curious to see how the honda 4 stroke stuff was working. never know might have to get one tomorrow or something.
I personally use the Honda trimmer, and love it. Starts on one pull and is really smooth. Plus runs on gas, no mix. Lighter than Honda's of the past and retails less than any of the other brands that are four stroke. Happy with mine.
how much of a weight difference is it compared to the 2-stroke?
I bought a honda last summer and it ended up sitting all summer and starting out to sit all this summer, it is heavy!! Compared to my echos, it is heavy. It is smooth running, quieter and starts easy, but, my opinion, not enough rpm's.
I'm with Mowing Freak on this one, mine is too heavy so it doesn't get used too much.
within 2 pounds of various models. Within 1/2 pound of various 4 stroke models.
I recently purchased the new 25cc 4 stroke Honda, it's really nice. Last years model is different from this years model. It was heavier but has since been changed this year. They also did some minor changing of the engine case so it doesn't get hung up on brush, so say's the manual. Go demo one at the dealer, I think you'll be pleasantly surprised. By the way, it weighs approximately 11.6 pounds. That weight is on par with 2 stroke motors.
My echos (srm260) weigh 10lbs, my honda 18lbs!! Big difference when holding it for more than 10-15 mins.