Model # RY253SS

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Store SKU #1001059129

Ryobi 2-Cycle 25cc Gas Full Crank Straight Shaft String Trimmer
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Ryobi

2-Cycle 25cc Gas Full Crank Straight Shaft String Trimmer

  • Durable full crankshaft engine for increased reliability and life
  • Easily handles outdoor trimming needs for a manicured look
  • Works with Expand-It attachments, turns trimmer into many tools
$12900 /each
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Product Overview

  • Durable full crankshaft engine for increased reliability and life
  • Easily handles outdoor trimming needs for a manicured look
  • Works with Expand-It attachments, turns trimmer into many tools
This Ryobi 2-Cycle Gas Straight Shaft String Trimmer features a full crank engine that creates 2X longer life. Accepting Ryobi Expand-It Universal brand fit attachments, this string trimmer offers versatile operating function, allowing you to save time, space and money. Simply attach an edger, blower or even a tiller to the power head and quickly move from project to project. Ryobi makes string head reloads easier with the Reel-Easy String Head; thread your string, twist the head and resume trimming. You will experience easier starting with the Zip Start carburetor and included Ethanol Shield 2-Cycle Oil. Backed by a 3-year warranty, trust the Ryobi 2-Cycle Gas Straight Shaft String Trimmer for your outdoor trimming needs.
  • Full crank engine for 2X longer life
  • Attachment capable: accepts universal brand fit attachments
  • Zip start carburetor for easier starting
  • Reel-easy bump-feed string head for faster reloads
  • Dual 0.095 in. line
  • Straight shaft for extended reach around and under obstacles
  • Ethanol shield 2-cycle oil included
  • Ryobi String Trimmer feature:

    Ryobi Straight Shaft Gas String Trimmer

Product Overview

  • Durable full crankshaft engine for increased reliability and life
  • Easily handles outdoor trimming needs for a manicured look
  • Works with Expand-It attachments, turns trimmer into many tools
Model #: RY253SS
Sku #: 1001059129
Internet #: 205565911

This Ryobi 2-Cycle Gas Straight Shaft String Trimmer features a full crank engine that creates 2X longer life. Accepting Ryobi Expand-It Universal brand fit attachments, this string trimmer offers versatile operating function, allowing you to save time, space and money. Simply attach an edger, blower or even a tiller to the power head and quickly move from project to project. Ryobi makes string head reloads easier with the Reel-Easy String Head; thread your string, twist the head and resume trimming. You will experience easier starting with the Zip Start carburetor and included Ethanol Shield 2-Cycle Oil. Backed by a 3-year warranty, trust the Ryobi 2-Cycle Gas Straight Shaft String Trimmer for your outdoor trimming needs.

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  • Full crank engine for 2X longer life
  • Attachment capable: accepts universal brand fit attachments
  • Zip start carburetor for easier starting
  • Reel-easy bump-feed string head for faster reloads
  • Dual 0.095 in. line
  • Straight shaft for extended reach around and under obstacles
  • Ethanol shield 2-cycle oil included
  • Ryobi String Trimmer feature:

    Ryobi Straight Shaft Gas String Trimmer

Info & Guides

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Specifications

Dimensions

Assembled Depth (in.)
11 in
Assembled Height (in.)
60 in
Assembled Width (in.)
10 in
Line style size
.095
Maximum cutting path diameter (in.)
17
Recommended line diameter (in.)
.095
Shaft Length (in.)
53

Details

Antivibration
No
Assembly Required
Yes
Attachment capable
Yes
CA (CARB) Compliant
CARB Compliant
Clutch
Centifrugal
Commercial
No
Engine Cycles
2 Cycle
Engine Displacement (cc)
25
Engine Type
2-Cycle
Fuel Tank Capacity (oz.)
12
Fuel Type
Gas & Oil Mix
Head Type
Wind without Assembly
Line Advance System
Bump
Metal blade conversion kit
No
Multiple heads included
No
No-tool line replacement
Yes
Number of Trim Lines
2
Power Type
Gas
Product Weight (lb.)
12.2lb
Reconditioned
No
Replaceable Head
Yes
Returnable
30-Day
Shaft shape
Straight
Shaft type
Straight
Shoulder harness/strap
No
Start Type
Manual
Trimmer Line Type
String
Trimmer Type
Consumer Gas String

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
3-Year Limited Warranty

Specifications

Dimensions

Assembled Depth (in.)
11 in
Assembled Height (in.)
60 in
Assembled Width (in.)
10 in
Line style size
.095
Maximum cutting path diameter (in.)
17
Recommended line diameter (in.)
.095
Shaft Length (in.)
53

Details

Antivibration
No
Assembly Required
Yes
Attachment capable
Yes
CA (CARB) Compliant
CARB Compliant
Clutch
Centifrugal
Commercial
No
Engine Cycles
2 Cycle
Engine Displacement (cc)
25
Engine Type
2-Cycle
Fuel Tank Capacity (oz.)
12
Fuel Type
Gas & Oil Mix
Head Type
Wind without Assembly
Line Advance System
Bump
Metal blade conversion kit
No
Multiple heads included
No
No-tool line replacement
Yes
Number of Trim Lines
2
Power Type
Gas
Product Weight (lb.)
12.2lb
Reconditioned
No
Replaceable Head
Yes
Returnable
30-Day
Shaft shape
Straight
Shaft type
Straight
Shoulder harness/strap
No
Start Type
Manual
Trimmer Line Type
String
Trimmer Type
Consumer Gas String

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
3-Year Limited Warranty

Questions & Answers

Does this model work with a shrub pruner attachment? I didn't see that specifically mentioned in...

Does this model work with a shrub pruner attachment? I didn't see that specifically mentioned in the description. If not, which model should I consider if my goal is the shape shrubs?
Asked by: JC
Yes you can. They have several attachment products for this trimmer at Home Depot. Check the advertisement on Home Depot outdoor tools page. They have all the different attachments shown. Good luck Railroy19
Answered by: Railroy19
Date published: 2017-09-27

Does this unit come already prestrung

Does this unit come already prestrung
Asked by: pickle
Thank you for asking, Pickle. This string trimmer is equipped with a spool that is already pre-strung and this string trimmer is ready for use right after the simple assembly. I hope this helps and we appreciate your interest in Ryobi! -Keri
Answered by: RYOBIOutdoors
Date published: 2017-08-20

I understand that the oil/gas mix is 50:1. How does that translate to how much oil to 1 gallon of gas. Thank you.

Asked by: Muffin
Thank you for asking, Muffin. This product is powered by a 2-cycle engine and requires pre-mixing gasoline and 2-cycle lubricant. Pre-mix unleaded gasoline and 2-cycle engine lubricant in a clean container approved for gasoline. DO NOT mix quantities larger than usable in a 30-day period. This engine is certified to operate on unleaded gasoline intended for automotive use. NOTE: We recommend you use Ethanol Shield 2-cycle lubricant or an equivalent high-quality synthetic 2-cycle lubricant in this product. Mix at 2.6 oz. per gallon (US). Do not use automotive lubricant or 2-cycle outboard lubricant. Thank you for taking an interest in the Ryobi line! I hope this helps! –Keri
Answered by: RYOBIOutdoors
Date published: 2017-07-06

Can I use 100% gas in this trimmer?

Asked by: Bgoins444
Thank you for asking, Bgoins444. This product is powered by a 2-cycle engine and requires pre-mixing gasoline and 2-cycle lubricant. Pre-mix unleaded gasoline and 2-cycle engine lubricant in a clean container approved for gasoline. DO NOT mix quantities larger than usable in a 30-day period. This engine is certified to operate on unleaded gasoline intended for automotive use. NOTE: We recommend you use Ethanol Shield 2-cycle lubricant or an equivalent high-quality synthetic 2-cycle lubricant in this product. Mix at 2.6 oz. per gallon (US). Do not use automotive lubricant or 2-cycle outboard lubricant. Thank you for taking an interest in the Ryobi line! I hope this helps! –Keri
Answered by: RYOBIOutdoors
Date published: 2017-08-20
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Customer Reviews

2-Cycle 25cc Gas Full Crank Straight Shaft String Trimmer is rated 4.2 out of 5 by 1017.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quality product at a very reasonable price. Assembly was easy, no tools required, the instruction... Quality product at a very reasonable price. Assembly was easy, no tools required, the instructions were brief and clear. I filled it with Truefuel, which is pre-mixed at 50:1, because I didn't trust the fuel I had left in my gas can. Prime it as instructed, full choke, started on the second pull. Half choke for about 30 seconds before cutting out the choke completely. Ran like a Swiss watch. Smooth and quieter than I expected. Pleasantly surprised to discover the throttle thumb safety and that it is equipped with a centrifugal clutch. At idle the head doesn't spin at all, a great safety feature. I love the kill switch location, right ahead of my thumb. Killed it for kicks and it started on the first pull. Did that a couple of times while wandering around the yard. My wife thinks it is a bit heavy but it is well balanced and she can handle it. Bump feed, works smoothly. I have yet to reload the string but it looks to be incredibly easy to do.
Date published: 2017-06-03
Rated 1 out of 5 by from I purchased this trimmer last year. After I used it about 4 times, the trimmer would not even sta... I purchased this trimmer last year. After I used it about 4 times, the trimmer would not even start. I called the customer support to help me. But they basically told me to look at the manual. After I tried everything the manual suggested, including draining the replacing the gas and spark plug, it still would not work. Since I did not have the receipt, I could not get the warranty coverage. Then I just found out last month, I could get a warranty coverage if I give the serial number. So I found out the trimmer is still under warranty. So I took it to the nearest service center which is about 16 miles away. Then I was told by the service center the problem is fuel line related and not covered by warranty.
Date published: 2017-05-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is what I wrote June 9th: "First time start up took forever to start. Will not idle and have... This is what I wrote June 9th: "First time start up took forever to start. Will not idle and have to constantly re-start................would not recommend this Weed-eater. Wasted my money......penny saved a pound foolish"............. Being a carpenter I have many power tools from Ryobi and have been always extremely happy...that is the reason why I bought this trimmer and the low cost. But was hesitant since I have bought from other companies that have diversified going into other products and finding out they should have stuck with what they know... Like Milwaukee making a weed wacker! I do not think so! after talking to Ryobi , we problem solved the Trimmer and discovered there was an air leak in the carburetor. I just happened to get a bad one. They replaced it and the new one works like a charm!! Bought the edger attachment and had plenty of strong power to do a most difficult job! SO YES I RECOMMEND THIS PRODUCT AND ITS ATTACHMENTS.... Cost and reliability is a must have!
Date published: 2017-06-24
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Save your money Have had to purchase 3 motors in 5 years. Use them 10 months of year. They just die. Changing spark plugs, fuel lines don't work. Save your money!
Date published: 2017-05-14
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Lasted 3 uses Horrible product. After trying to figure out a solution online as to why it keeps quitting when you hit the throttle, I gave up because everyone had these terrible same issues yet they all just returned them to get their money back. Spent hours trying to fix it. Waste of time and money.
Date published: 2017-05-27
Rated 3 out of 5 by from This is a powerful, sturdy product. However, it did not meet my expectations. The deflector des... This is a powerful, sturdy product. However, it did not meet my expectations. The deflector design is too small resulting in most of the debris not being blocked as the trimmer head rotates (counterclockwise from the operator’s perspective) driving the clippings on to the operator’s leg(s). If you are going to use this product you really must wear long pants to protect your leg. Additionally, the trimmer must be held at a steep incline (motor end up high) in order to angle it for most trimming around lawn edges (fence lines, house walls, etc.); otherwise it cuts too much into the lawn itself rather than providing a clean edge.
Date published: 2017-07-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is a GREAT bilt weed trimmer very light great balance no hand and arm strain. The bump head ... This is a GREAT bilt weed trimmer very light great balance no hand and arm strain. The bump head is very easy to restring and if removing it is super easy if you lose one side of your string. This is one of the best built HOME use trimmers i've seen in years. I bought this one to replace my old Ryobi that is 10 years old it was in a flood under water for 4 days i drained the tank put fresh gas in it replaced the air filter it still runs like a top just to heavy for this old man.
Date published: 2017-04-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quality product at a very reasonable price. Easy to assembly, no tools required. Instructions were brief and clear. I filled it with 50:1 premixed fuel. Starting instructions were clear and it started right up. It runs like a Swiss watch and quieter than I expected. It is well balanced and easy to handle. I was pleasantly surprised to discover that it has a centrifugal clutch. At idle the head doesn't turn at all, which is a great safety feature. Reloading the string couldn't be any easier. I love it. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2017-06-03
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