Will this lack Power compared to.....

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by TierOneLawnCare, Aug 24, 2006.

  1. TierOneLawnCare

    TierOneLawnCare LawnSite Member
    Messages: 61

    I currently own a HD, Ryobi SS30 32CC Trimmer and I am looking at the Redmax TR2300-S but its only rated at 21CC....Will the Redmax lack power over my Ryobi? I know the quality is better (I only do lawn care 1 day per week) but will the power be there in this Redmax Model?
  2. Tanaka

    Tanaka Inactive
    Messages: 1,084

    Compare h.p.'s, not cc's. And also compare "throw-away" brands vs. commercial units.

  3. JTF40

    JTF40 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 875

    Outstanding points, Mark - as always!!!!!:usflag:
  4. TierOneLawnCare

    TierOneLawnCare LawnSite Member
    Messages: 61

    Ryobi is rated at 1.0HP and Redmax at .95.......errr, I guess I better go with a bigger trimmer
  5. Jason Rose

    Jason Rose LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,858

    Yeah, what Mark said!

    I guess the "CC" rating of a small engine is just that, how much volume there is in the cylinder. Bigger number = more power? Well many think so, and it sells a TON of cheapo trimmers and blowers...

    A 21 cc echo will outpreform a 32 cc mtd, ryobi, bolens, ect. in every catagory. I'm not pushing echo here, just using it as an example since echo is popular.

    1 hp and .95 hp... you need to compare SIDE BY SIDE, then you will see the difference in torque, power, and responsiveness.
  6. Jpocket

    Jpocket LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,282

    Even the lowest CC commercial machine willl be a giant step above a homeowner machine.
  7. pugs

    pugs LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,025

    21cc Redmax is only .95HP? Is that right? I am no familiar with Redmax.

    I know the 21cc Tanaka is 1.1 HP :)
  8. Tanaka

    Tanaka Inactive
    Messages: 1,084

    Good catch - I should have said compare commercial trimmers h.p.'s (I can never win when I try to interject on LS - u guys are tough!:hammerhead:

    For example, the Tanaka TBC-225 is a 21 cc, 1.1 h.p. commerical grade trimmer for the homeowner. It's "cost-down" areas are no anti-vibe at the engine/shaft and a 4" tap head instead of a 5". However, it has the same high quality engine components as the TBC-230.

  9. Brendan Smith

    Brendan Smith LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,195

    ryobi is garbage. i went through 4 in one season my first year. get the red max and you won't have to worry about anything for a long time to come.
  10. timmac

    timmac LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 480

    i agree. the ryobi is garbage if used commercially. it is only good for a homeowner. i went thru 1 this year in only 1 month. go with the commercial trimmer or you'll be sorry.

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