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Ryobi Commercial Grade....Mabe

Fareway Lawncare

LawnSite Silver Member
Won a Ryobi 1079r Commercial 4 stroke 26cc trimmer in a raffle. Engine starts first pull (used it only a week now) & runs Very smooth and Very Powerful. Nice trimmer...Very Surprised. Not much heavier than my Kaw KBL26's either. Sweet Trimmer....so far. Is there a Honda 4 stroke in there?



LawnSite Silver Member
from what i've learned "limited usage" from a ryobi... carbs need worked on all the time and they are very sluggish after having the carbs worked on. but since it was free, have fun.....


LawnSite Member
binghamton NY
I have three 780r ryobi trimmer / brush cutter and they all have one entire season under there belt and not a problem except for broken triggers from riding around in the truck.. ryobi is Awesome for warranty work and they ship parts fast.


LawnSite Bronze Member
Salem, Ohio
That 4-stroke on your Ryobi is a Redmax engine. Redmax and Ryobi had a joint effort in the production of that 4-stroke. Check out the BCX2600S Redmax at www.redmax.com and you will find the same engine on that trimmer. I demoed one of those Ryobi commercials at the Louisville Expo a few years back and thought it ran smoother and had more power than a Honda 4-stroke I demoed earlier in the day.


LawnSite Bronze Member
I had a ryobi two+ years i service about 30 lawns and it has run fine, im not saying that they compare to some of the other major brands but they do a pretty good job.For free cant beat that


LawnSite Senior Member
Congratulations on being the raffle winner, Fareway. The best things in life are free. (although I'm sure you had to buy at least 1 ticket)