{TOP 5} Best 4 Stroke Weed Eaters Worth For The Money

Best Stroke Weed Eaters Worth Reviews 2019

Did your old weed-wacker crap out on you again? Did Santa forget to get you a new one last Christmas? Were you perhaps looking to get a super powerful 4-stroke weed-eater? That’s a-okay, ladies and gentlemen. We’ve got you covered!

How does one go about picking the best 4 stroke weed eater? What do you need to look for? Fear not, our loyal readers. After many hours of research, we’ve compiled our own list of top 4-stroke weed-eater options. You’re guaranteed to be perfectly satisfied with these amazing options, as we only select the most powerful trimmers in the market!

Consider the Basics

First things first, we need to familiarize ourselves with a couple of weed-eating basics. There are a few types of weed eaters to select from on the market. They are electric, battery, and gas. Most 4-stroke weed eaters work off of gasoline. However, some work a bit differently. Let’s go over the types real quick:

Gas

The most powerful weed-eaters you can possibly buy are the one operating off of gasoline. These beasts can power through just about any kind of greenery your yard possesses. Whether it be grass, weeds, shrubs, or even possibly Bermuda patches, these gas weed-wackers got your back. And thankfully they can maintain that level of efficient work for long periods of time, giving them plenty of time to tackle even the toughest, largest yards.

 Of course, it should be worth noting that gas engines can stop up sometimes. As such, they arguably need more care and attention than other types of weed-eaters.

Electric

Electric weed eaters are powered by electrical outlets rather than batteries or fuel. As one would come to expect, most of the models are corded while others are cordless, but require a charging booth in a similar fashion that battery-operated weed-eaters might do. Which one is better? That depends on who you ask.

Some argue that cordless weed-eaters are much stronger and have a longer lifespan than corded models do. Unfortunately, cordless weed-wackers are more expensive than their alternative. Corded weed-eaters, on the other hand, are restricted to only being able to cut a certain range due to their need to be plugged into a power source. But they are easily affordable to those on a budget.

Battery

Very similar to the cordless electric models, battery-operated trimmers can be used all around your lot so long as you keep up the the battery life. Without a cord holding you back from cutting your entire yard, you’re free to roam as far as the eye can see! Unfortunately, these models are much more expensive than both the electrical and gas powered trimmers on this list. While getting gas for your gas powered weed-eater can be tedious at times, gasoline is much cheaper than batteries.

Common Features-Characteristics

To Look For On Your 4 Stroke

Common characteristics that need an extra eye for 4-stroke weed eaters (as well as 2-stroke) include:

Lightweight: Look, if you’re gonna lug a weed-wacker around your yard all morning, you might want to go with the lightest option you can find! Sure, you can use shoulder straps to ease the weight off you a little, but wouldn’t it still be ideal to carry something that isn’t going to throw your back out?

Safety guards: At the bottom of the weed-wacker rests a special shield. What this special shield does is it protects you from getting thwacked in the face by flying debris. I don’t know about you, but I consider that a godsend!

Silent engines: Depending on the size of the engine as well as the type of weed-eater, you’ll either be bringing home a machine that’s as quiet as a mouse...or as loud as an angry dragon. While you preferably want to go with the former, you should still invest in a pair of earmuffs just in case.

Trimming standards: The lines used in your weed-eater are just as important as its blades, possibly more so! Weed-wackers containing dual nylon lines make just about any trimmer powerful enough to take down greenlife of any kind, whether it be bushes, shrubs, or weeds. Lines that are .08 inches or thicker can through tough vegetation, but that doesn’t mean that they make the weed-eater invincible or anything. Even the deadliest of grass cutting machines can succumb to the woes of unattended maintenance!

Durability: I don’t think this characteristic needs too much of an explanation, ladies and gentlemen. After all, nobody wants to buy a weed-wacker that’s made out of PAPER or anything! Depending on how heavy you’re willing carry for your yard-tending job, you’ll find that some of the lightest models of weed-eater (both 2-stroke and 4-stroke) are made out of a special form of plastic. Meanwhile, the heavier models might be made of some tougher materials.

4 Stroke Vs 2 Stroke: 

Which is Better?

Pro and cons 2 cycle gá trimmers 4 cycle gas trummers

Before we get down to the nitty gritty of amazing 4-stroke weed eaters, we need to first discuss the fundamental differences between 2-cycle weed-eaters and 4-cycle weed eaters. While there’s the obvious fact of each model going through a different number of strokes, there’s also a few other differences that we need to go through before we list our recommended weed-eating options. So without further ado, here’s a detailed comparison between 2-cycle engines and 4-cycles.

2 Cycle Engines

2-cycle weed-eaters take two movements to finish a power cycle, going up and down in the process. The engine generates power when air is combusted and compressed into fumes. These weed-eaters operate with the last part of the combustion stroke and the very start of the compression stroke. All in all, these trimmers are pretty standard, lack a lot of the flair that you typically see with 4-cycle trimmers, and are just simpler to use.

4 Cycle Engines

As you probably guessed already, 4-cycle engines take four movements to complete a cycle. Despite the other model being a little simpler to use, these weed-eaters are much lighter, quieter, and easier to maneuver around yards. The fuel source, gasoline or diesel, for 4-stroke weed-eaters accounts for their many perks, as they save you from needing an extra canister of oil to top off your motor.

Another lovely thing about 4-cycle weed-eaters is the lack of priming needed for gas, resulting in quick-draw fast start-up. As for maintenance, these weed-wackers emit fewer emissions. Not only is this good for your health, but it’s also good for the environment. Which hey, if you can save the world AND cut your yard at the same time, might as well do it, right?

TOP 5 Comparison Chart & Details

Product

​Our Rating

Cutting

 Width

Engine

Cycles

Weight

Warranty

#1 Editor Choice

17”

35cc

4

13 lbs

2 Years Consumer
, 1 Year Commercial

#2

17”

25cc

4

14 lbs

2 Years Consumer,
1 Year Commercial, Lifetime Driveshaft Warranty

#3

17”

25cc

4

11.3 lbs

2 Years

#4

17”

29cc

4

18 lbs

2 Years

#5

17”

29cc

4

15 lbs

2 Years

    Honda HHT35SLTAT (17") 35cc 4-Cycle Straight Shaft String Trimmer

 Honda HHT35SLTAT Honda Trimmers

First up is one of Honda’s 4-stroke champions, the HHT35SLTAT. This beast of a weed eater comes in and fights weeds, grass, and shrubs tooth-and-nail with its powerful but quiet 35cc engine. Thanks to this weed-wacker’s lightweight, maneuverability is smooth and easy. The HHT35SLTAT also comes with warranty for both residential and commercial use, residential lasting about two years and commercial lasting one year.

The straight shaft on this model enables you reach around just about every seemingly unreachable crevice your yard has to offer. Are there weeds growing wildly under your porch? How about under your house? This 4-stroke weed eater’s got your back!

Pros: Personal/Commercial warranty, Engine is quiet, Lightweight, Handle is padded

Cons: Lack of attachments, Can be expensive

PROS

 - Personal/Commercial warranty

 - Engine is quiet

 - Lightweight

 - Handle is padded

CONS

 - Lack of attachments

 - Can be expensive

  2    Honda HHT25SLTAT (17") 25cc 4-Cycle Straight Shaft String Trimmer

 Honda HHT25SLTAT Honda Trimmers/Brush Cutters

Coming in at number two is the Honda HHT25SLTAT. While very similar to the number one entry on this list, this weed-eater is a bit heavier than the Honda HHT35SLTAT (this model weighs 14 lbs. as opposed to the previous model’s lighter 13 lbs.). With this being said, this weed-wacker is still easy to maneuver around. It isn’t considered heavyweight by any means...not unless you’ve got spaghetti arms or something!

With an impressive 25cc engine, you’re guaranteed to get heavy jobs completed with ease, sophistication, and silence. Oh, beautiful silence! No longer do you have to worry about waking up your neighbors on a Saturday morning! And you can do all of that while also having the peace of mind of lifetime driveshaft warranty. You heard right, ladies and gentlemen!

PROS

 - Driveshaft warranty (lifetime)

 - Engine is quiet

 - Lightweight

 - Handle is padded

CONS

 - Lack of attachments

 - Can be expensive

  3    Husqvarna 324L 25cc 4-Cycle Straight Shaft String Trimmer

Husqvarna 324L, 17 in. 25cc 4-Cycle Straight Shaft String Trimmer

Third on our list is Husqvarna’s own 324L. A badass weed-eater released by one of the most badass mowing companies around, this baby has the power and sophistication of the Honda HHT25SLTAT. Also donning a 25cc engine, this is another model that you won’t have to worry about annoying your neighbors with. Well, unless you brag to them day and night about your awesome weed-wacker, anyway.

This versatile weed-wacker accepts thirteen different attachments that allow your machine to do just about any job from trimming to edging! Not to mention that the Husqvarna 324L is insanely lightweight, weighing in at only eleven point three pounds!

PROS

 - Strong engine

 - Smooth start-up

 - Superior edging

 - Superior trimmer head

 - Warranty good for two years

CONS

 - Can be expensive

 - Slightly dull starting blades

  4    Troy-Bilt TB525EC (17") 29cc 4-Cycle Curved Shaft String Trimmer

 Troy-Bilt TB525 EC 29cc 4-Cycle 17-Inch Curved Shaft Trimmer

Number four on our list is the Troy-Bilt TB525. Despite its spot on our list, this model is actually the second most powerful in terms of engine power (a whopping 29cc!), perfectly tied with our number five entrant. This weed-wacker possesses an impressive cutting width of seventeen inches, which is big enough drastically shorten the amount of time you spend weed-eating. Thank God for that!

One of this trimmer’s most impressive features is its jumpstart capable engine, which eliminates the role of pull cords entirely. Do you prefer the pull cord? No problem! There’s a nice little spring assist that comes with this model.

There’s also a straight shaft design that helps extend your reach and allows for much better ease in trimming areas that are hard to access. And this model’s speed spool makes for easy loading of new line. And who can forget about the attachment friendly design?

PROS

 - Inexpensive

 - Warranty for two years

 - Strong engine

 - Extended handle reach

 - Smooth string loading

 - Attachment friendly

- Smooth start-up

CONS

 - Heavyweight

  5    Troy-Bilt TB575 EC 29cc 4-Cycle 17-Inch Straight Shaft Trimmer

 Troy-Bilt TB575 EC 29cc 4-Cycle 17-Inch Straight Shaft Trimmer

Last on our list is the Troy-Bilt TB575EC. This trimmer is tied with the previous entrant for second strongest engine out of our weed-eater choices (defeated only by our number one entrant). With a click-in-bump head, cutting jobs are super easy and smooth. And with a two year warranty for this inexpensive weed-wacker, you’ll be a fool to pass up on this deal!

PROS

 - Straight shaft or curved shaft

 - Handle is adjustable

 - Inexpensive

 - Warranty for two years

 - Powerful engine

 - Lightweight

CONS

 - Tricky start-up

In Conclusion

Among our list of top five champions, the clear winners of our 4-stroke weed eaters are the two Honda models, the HHT35SLTAT as well as the HHT25SLTAT. The Honda HHT35SLTAT is second to none due to its lightweight, strong motor, and quiet engine. The HHT25SLTAT, on the other hand, has all of the strength and durability of the Honda HHT35SLTAT with the extra driveshaft warranty. While very similar models, these two Honda weed eaters prove to be the top dogs in the 4-stroke society. However, there are other models that are just as good for your buck, as well.

Are you getting a Honda weed eater this Spring, or are you getting one of the other models?

Which one will you get for the Spring season?

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