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True 4-cycle trimmers and blowers?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Tanaka, Jun 10, 2009.

  1. Tanaka

    Tanaka Inactive
    Messages: 1,084

    Any professionals using 4-cycle (not 4-mix or C4) trimmers or blowers? If so, what brands / models do you use?

  2. Turf Dawg

    Turf Dawg LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,719

    Not wanting to start a debate, but why do you not consider the 4mix a true 4 banger? Just because something uses mixed fuel does not mean it is not a 4 stroke. Really the type of fuel has nothing to do with that.
  3. Tanaka

    Tanaka Inactive
    Messages: 1,084

    We break down the 4-cycle category into a mini 4-cycle (Honda - separate oil res.) or hybrid 4-cycle (4-mix, C4).

  4. vateam

    vateam LawnSite Member
    Messages: 92

    Honda stick edger here... true 4-cycle... picked it up 2 years ago... homeowner used it twice and didn't like.. wanted a walk behind.. paid $225
  5. kaferhaus

    kaferhaus LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,444

    We use a few Honda brush cutters. Torque monsters and they've been very reliable. But use a ton of Stihl 4-mixes. Draw back to the oil sump 4stks is you can't operate them upside down.... not long anyway.
  6. quiet

    quiet LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 720

    We use Honda trimmers and edger. Excellent products.

    We don't use them upside down. I tried edging that way but the blade guard got in the way, and it just looked dumb with the wheel pointing up.

    I wish Honda made a blower.
  7. gotshakes?

    gotshakes? LawnSite Member
    from daytona
    Messages: 25

    makita makes 4 stroke blowers. Have't used the bp but the handheld is good. very torquey.
  8. zman2307

    zman2307 LawnSite Senior Member
    from OR
    Messages: 328

    Also available in Robin and Dolmar orange.

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