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Hi and welcome to FixYa, I am Kelly
I have been working on these for 40 + years now and will pass on what the pros and cons are of 2 stroke vs 4 stroke. I own a 2 cycle Kawasaki Brush Cutter with the TD40 / 40cc engine and love it!
Here are other things to consider.
-Handle rotates without tipping the motor.
-Manual but fixed location throttle control (non-trigger type)
-Spark plug on top of the engine vs on the bottom. Bottom plug engines end up someday leaking fuel onto the spark plug wire and causing a fire that come with a hefty parts and labor repair bill.
-Straight shaft drive with angle drive power head. (no exceptions) Also make sure you can grease the angle drive.
-Fuel tank location really does not matter but... a top tank is exposed to heat all the time and will have a shorter life span.
Lastly.... I will tell you that when you make the purchase to also buy an extra fuel cap. (complete with rubber) You will be so glad you did when someone over tightens the fuel cap and cracks the top of the cap causing a fuel leak while in use. (tank cap is vented you can not use a regular feul cap)
For me the 2 stroke is my brush cutter of choice when using blades or nylon cutting head. You need to think about what your needs are and what your fuel costs will be. The 4 stroke will be cheaper to operate in the long run.
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Posted on Feb 27, 2011
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