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25 cc 2-Cycle Full Crank Curved Shaft Gas String Trimmer
  • Ryobi
  • Model RY252CS
  • Internet #205565843
  • Store SO SKU #1001058924

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

$9900 /each
Discontinued Model:

Model # RY28020

Internet #100011692

Ryobi 2-Cycle 26 cc Curved Shaft Gas Trimmer

Discontinued Ryobi

2-Cycle 26 cc Curved Shaft Gas Trimmer

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Product Overview

This gas trimmer features a low emission 2 cycle engine that is light on weight and big on power. Ryobi gas trimmers are attachment capable, so you can quickly convert this trimmer to seven other tools with attachments that are sold separately. Two string heads come standard, a $20 value, which gives you the option to choose between a bump feed or fixed line string head. This trimmer is backed by a best-in-class three year consumer warranty.

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  • Low emission 2 cycle engine
  • Attachment capable for versatility
  • $20 Value: Two string heads included
  • Best-in-class three year warranty

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Assembled Depth (in.)
11 in
Assembled Height (in.)
38.75 in
Assembled Width (in.)
11 in
Line style size
Maximum cutting path diameter (in.)
Recommended line diameter (in.)
Shaft Length (in.)


Assembly Required
Attachment capable
CA (CARB) Compliant
CARB Compliant
Engine Cycles
2 Cycle
Engine Displacement (cc)
Engine Type
Power Stroke 2-Cycle
Fuel Tank Capacity (oz.)
Fuel Type
Gas & Oil Mix
Head Type
Line Advance System
Metal blade conversion kit
Multiple heads included
No-tool line replacement
Number of Trim Lines
Power Type
Product Weight (lb.)
Replaceable Head
Shaft shape
Shaft type
Shoulder harness/strap
Start Type
Trimmer Line Type
Trimmer Type
Consumer Gas String

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
3 Year

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Customer Reviews

2-Cycle 26 cc Curved Shaft Gas Trimmer is rated 2.4 out of 5 by 132.
Rated 2 out of 5 by from wont buy ryobi trimmer again ran okay for about one season, has power to cut grass and small weeds, not much else as it is easily tangled in anything longer than 4 inches and you have to stop to untangle it. also runs out of gas pretty quickly and never could finish yard in one tank (i live on only one acre of land) wouldn't stay running longer than 30 seconds after first season due to fuel leak. had to get a different trimmer after fuel lines came loose from the tank and started dripping gasoline from where the rubber meets the plastic tank (didn't leave it with gas in tank when storing.) wasn't worth repairing for the price I paid for it. left feeling ripped off
Date published: 2012-06-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very Versatile Ryobi Gas Trimmer I had used a Ryobi gas trimmer several years ago and since then had tried models from several manufacturers. When I was in the market for a new one after moving to a new house, I purchased another Ryobi. It is lightweight, easy to start, and runs great. The Expand-It feature makes it easy to add attachments. I purchased the edger and blower attachment and they work great. I especially like the edger blades that are reversible so you can get more life from a new blade. It is very handy to have one tool that can do three jobs. I highly recommend this product and also recommend that you get additional attachments to get the most value out of the product.
Date published: 2013-05-19
Rated 3 out of 5 by from So far, so good Apparently there are conflifting starting instructions for this trimmer. The owners manual and the starting instruction insert.The owners manual instructs the operator to never squeeze the throttle when you are trying to start and the insert tells you just the opposite. Go with the insert, and starting is very easy. Bought one of these and I followed the owners manual starting instructions and could not get it to start, took it back to HD, the manager of the garden dept. took it outside and it started right up. I asked him what he did and he told me that you have to squeeze the throttle in order to start it.
Date published: 2013-05-18
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Low Quality Hard to Start I really wish I had read the reviews on here before buying this weedeater. It has always ran a bit "off" since I got it and is not easy to start. After it is already warm you have to go through all the steps to get it to restart again. Biggest complaint though is after having it for about a year the pull string just randomly stopped spooling back up and now it is completely usless. I have several attachments for this thing too, to do yard work, so now I cant do any yard work until I get another weed eater. Definetly looking at reviews this time.
Date published: 2012-06-09
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Unreliable I had trouble with this item from day one. It would not start right out of the box. Once it finally did start, it worked fine, but getting it started each week was pain - if it would happen. Definitely would not reccomend.
Date published: 2012-05-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works perfect I was afraid of buying it after reading all the bad reviews but I got it and tried it out and I must say it works flawlessly.I mow and weed eat my half acre and my fathers acre of land and it runs good, and I only use a tank and a quarter of gas. Mine starts easy if you follow the instructions to a tee, pump the primer bulb slowly like it tells you in the manual, If you pump it fast then it has a hard time starting. I only use Trufuel and it gives me two and a half tanks and runs flawlessly on it. All in All if this one fails on me I will buy another. I also have the pole-pruner Attachment and it runs perfect. You cant expect to chunk it in your shed when you're done and it to last forever clean in up and do the maintenance on it and it should last for awhile. A clean tool is a happy tool.
Date published: 2013-05-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent and versatile tool which has given me years of good service IMPORTANT: Wear full coverage eye protection when using any trimmer. Goggles are best. Hearing protection is advised. I have owned this tool for three years. I upgraded to the gas tool after wearing out my similar electric Ryobi after ten + years of hard home use. A friend had me try his gas trimmer (this one) and I fell in love with the additional power over the fine electric tool that served me so well. Today, May 1, 2013, I began the spring season by working on all my gas power tools... getting them ready for the new year. All were "run dry" in the fall and stored indoors with EMPTY gas tanks. I prepped my curved-shaft 26 CC Ryobi. I installed a new spark plug. These do NOT come pre-gapped, so I set the gap to the required .025. Then I bought NEW gas. NEVER store gas over the winter, and use a gas that does NOT have ethanol (ask at your local station. It usually must be posted if they use ethanol). Use low octane regular. These tiny gas motors do NOT benefit from high octane (That is for high performance engines, like V8s.) In these little 2-stroke engines high octane harms performance and can hurt the engine. There are a few exceptions (some chain saws) but the manufacturer will TELL you when to use high octane. With the new plug properly gapped and installed, and fresh gas-oil mix, I carefully followed the instructions on the machine. GUESS WHAT? It started the FIRST TIME, ran perfectly when I switched to run, and I went right to work on my yard. Proper maintenance and use is critical for all gas power tools. Problems like "hard to start," "won't switch to run mode without stalling," etc. are ALL related to poor maintenance or not following instructions. A side note; I have these add-ons: 1). Rototiller. I have worked this poor thing to death and it still runs great after 10 years! 2). Vacuum. Works great! 3). 3.) Blower. Works great! With typical homeowner use, the spark plug should last one season. With an extra large amount of use, expect less and replace it mid season, when you notice problems. And if your cord sticks or breaks, most likely you over yank it and try to yank it clear off the machine. You are trying to turn the motor over, NOT rip out the cord. You should NEVER yank it to the absolutely max on any pull-cord engine. Not ever. Remember: This is a 2-stroke engine, I know for some of you perhaps the first two-stroke engine you have ever owned. Read the starting instructions, printed right on the side of the machine, and follow them EXACTLY. This is a small 2-stroker, NOT your good old reliable four stroke, like on my lawnmower. I also maintain my lawn mower myself, and it ALWAYS starts on the first pull. But that is another story. :)
Date published: 2013-05-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Recommended for the Homeowner Level User Having read the previous reviews that were negative on the SS 26, I purchased this product in March 2012. This was based on my previous use of Ryobi's 18 Volt tool system. This product worked right out of the box - started on the second pull and remained working for the following 4 hours without any problems. I stopped at the 2 hour mark and changed the head to the brush cutter - again, not a problem and not difficult to complete. This product then sat for 2 weeks in the garage. I went out yesterday, gased it up and it started and ran for about 30 minutes - again, without any problems or difficulties. I plan on purchasing additional heads for other projects in the future. The negative reports could be attributed to "user error" or "competitors' remarks" however, for me this product has worked well for what I use it for - homeowner weeding and light brush eradication.
Date published: 2012-04-21
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