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Almost all the tool rental places use four strokes


Go to a Home Depot and look at the power tools brands they sell, and them go into the rental department and look at the brands they rent .

NONE of the brands they sell are in the rental section.

Then ponder that for a while .
 
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How long do you need to use it for? How often?

I switched to battery:


Works great, plenty of power, and lasts about 30-45 minutes of heavy use on a charge. Use it to clear the hillsides on my 3 acre lot, brush hog (husqy) for the flat parts.
 

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As posted earlier look at a landscapers trailer, almost all of them use STIHL 4 stroke. All i had for 10 or 12 years now no comparison
 

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I have both a 2 stroke and 4 stroke Stihl weed eater. The 2 stroke is about 20 years old. The 4 stroke is about 10 years old. Both start and run good, but the 4 stroke doesn’t spool up as well at the 2 stroke and seems to have less cutting power as a result, even though it has a larger displacement.
 

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If you go 4 cyl then I have found the Cub Cadet 30cc 330 to be decent and I use it a lot. Does awesome with the STihl 8" brush cutting blade. The machine is on the heavy side, BUT, does well running two extensions, because I hate bending over while cutting. Though I did have to properly tune it.

Otherwise I would recommend 80v Atlas or Greenworks 82v.

If you want to buy a new one every year then get a Ryobi, they seem to last about 12 months before they die one way or another.

if you have money to burn get a Stihl, superior design even down to how their brush cutter wheels attach.
 

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If it's carbureted, no matter the brand, unless you're using it weekly, either drain the fuel every time or switch to the canned ethanol free. This is especially true if it's 2smoke.
 

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I have a 2 stroke stihl bent shaft unit. It’s way better than any 4 stroke I’ve used. It works on any angle I’ve ever had to use it on and it fires up no problem every time. It’s 3 years old now and when I bought mine, I got extra warranty if I bought the small oil containers to throw in a jug of fuel for free. Never had to bring it in mind you lol.


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Stihl 2smoke.

Whatever one you pick, use the trufuel ethanol free stuff. If i have to do a big area, i will use regular pump gas with 2 smoke mix, but i will pour out the tank, refill it with truffle, and run it for a couple minute before storing.

I can let it sit all winter and it will refire with a couple pulls every time.

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I have both a 2 stroke and 4 stroke Stihl weed eater. The 2 stroke is about 20 years old. The 4 stroke is about 10 years old. Both start and run good, but the 4 stroke doesn’t spool up as well at the 2 stroke and seems to have less cutting power as a result, even though it has a larger displacement.
The Stihl 4-mix motors still use mixed gas and I like them over a normal 4-stroke, they don't leak oil, you can run them with the motor tipped any way you want, no oil changes. I've got a handful of things with the 4-mix motors and so far everything has been working great.

I think the rental places run actual 4-strokes so people can't straight gas them and burn them up.
 
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