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Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by Robert Doubrava, Sep 19, 2001.

  1. keifer

    keifer LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 320

    Robert if you will run your two strokes wide open 95% of the time they wont clog up near as much.
  2. Robert Doubrava

    Robert Doubrava LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 342

    uh huh. that carbon really clogs it up!
  3. JoeSig

    JoeSig LawnSite Member
    Messages: 2

    thats what shuts down most two cycle engine is that carbon build up . If people would just run their machines at 75% and up and not 'bump' the thottle they would reduce build up and get a better cut. that's just my exp anywho:p
  4. strickdad

    strickdad LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 544

    robin also makes a 4 stroke weedeater..
  5. vipermanz

    vipermanz LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,773

    run a leaner gas to oil ratio no less than 50:1
  6. 65hoss

    65hoss LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,360

    I think the new PRO mag has a picture of one in it. I would probably consider the honda first, but weight would need to be considered. During the hottest part of summer a heavy trimmer would likely end up in storage.
  7. weve

    weve LawnSite Senior Member
    Male, from Central Illinois
    Messages: 384

    I saw the new Shindaiwa 4-stroke trimmer this week at the Peoria Farm Show. It uses the 2-cycle oil in the gas just like the 2-stroke engines. Stihl is making a similar one which is to be available next summer. They say it weighs only 6 oz. more than their 2-stroke.
  8. vipermanz

    vipermanz LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,773

    Shindaiwa??, i would go after that
  9. bharrison

    bharrison LawnSite Member
    Messages: 19

    For what it's worth, I have owned a Ryobi 1079r 4 stroke for two years now with no problems. I would classify use as "Heavy Homeowner" as I use it to trim, edge, and blow my yard & a few others down the road.
    Engine has never given me trouble starting, and is suprisingly quieter than a 2-stroke.

  10. Robert Doubrava

    Robert Doubrava LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 342

    Was it heavy to you? And I really like the new B&S 4 cycle. I have not bought one yet, though.

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