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Model # RY28025

Internet # 202042172

Store SKU # 997255

2-Cycle 26 cc Curved Shaft Gas Trimmer

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Model # RY28025

Internet # 202042172

Store SKU # 997255

The Ryobi 17 in. 26 cc Gas Trimmer is ideal for any lawn and garden enthusiast and features a powerful, low-emission 2-cycle engine that runs on a gas and oil mixture. This trimmer comes with both a fixed line string head and a bump feed string head. Other features include manual start, a 9 oz. fuel tank and a 60 in. curved shaft for an extended reach. It is also compatible with the 8 attachments in the Ryobi Expand-it Attachment System.

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  • Wide 17 in. cutting swath for fast results
  • Powerful 26 cc 2-cycle, low-emissions engine helps provide cutting strength
  • Runs on a gas and oil mixture
  • 60 in. curved shaft for an extended and comfortable reach
  • Compatible with all 8 Ryobi expand-it attachments for versatile use

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Assembled Depth (in.) 
14 in 
Assembled Height (in.) 
60 in 
Assembled Width (in.) 
9 in 
Line style size 
Maximum cutting path diameter (in.) 
Recommended line diameter (in.) 
Shaft length (in.) 
Assembly Required 
Attachment capable 
CA (CARB) Compliant 
Not CARB Compliant 
Engine Cycles 
2 Cycle 
Engine Displacement (cc) 
Engine Type 
2 Cycle 
Fuel Type 
Gas & Oil Mix 
Fuel tank capacity (oz.) 
Head Type 
Wind without Assembly 
Line Advance System 
Metal blade conversion kit 
Multiple heads included 
No-tool line replacement 
Number of Trim Lines 
Product Weight (lb.) 
10.3 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 


Rated 2.3 out of 5 by 133 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Very nice trimmer I've had this trimmer for 2 summers, and I am very happy with it. It is lightweight and with the other available attachments (which I have picked up several of over the past 2 years) it is very versatile. I use this tool to maintain over an acre of lawn and garden and it easily meets my needs. The starting instructions on the side of the engine must be followed exactly, but they are very similar to the starting instructions for my previous 2-stroke trimmer. The 50:1 fuel:oil mixture is different from many other 2-stroke engines for home use (my old trimmer and my chainsaw use 40:1) so be sure you use the correct mixture. May 26, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Starting I've read that a lot of people have had a hard time starting this trimmer. The starting instructions are very clear on the side of the casing and must be followed to a T. If you do that the trimmer is very easy to start. Pump the prime 10 times and make sure you see some gas in the ball. Turn the choke to full and, hold the throttle down and pull 4-6 times, the trimmer will almost start. Turn the choke to the middle, hold the throttle and pull until the trimmer starts, it should only take a few pulls. Let it run for 10 seconds then switch to the run position and away you go. Make sure yo mix the gas properly as well. June 13, 2011
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by worst trimmer ever Bought this trimmer last summer, and at first thought it was great, loads of power and great on gas. but about half way through the summer started having problems starting. needless to say, at the beginning of his past summer put in a new spark plug to try to remedy the problem. Did not make a difference. Needless to say by the end of the summer it would not start at all. That was me, the neighbor out in his laneway, pulling and pulling (and swearing) to no avail. Will not start. Was so discusted I gave up on trimming the lawn at the end of the season ( and trust me , I have the best lawn in the neighborhood partly in thanks to my new toro personal pace mower..ll LOve it!!) February 21, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Ryobi CS 26 Trimmer The 2 previous reviewers stated that they had/have difficulty starting their machines. I have had my machine for a few days now and have used it 4 or 5 times as I worked my way around the yard. I found this machine very easy to start, even the first time. Never more than 5 pulls and if it is warm just 1 or 2. Perhaps they have too much oil in the fuel mix. The Ryobi is very quiet, light and well balanced. My previous machine was a Homelite and this machine is better overall. It was a more expensive machine than the Homelight (about $55.00) but I think well worth the extra dollars. May 3, 2010
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great Machine I bought the Ryobi 2 weeks ago and have used it 4 times over that periord. I had no problems starting it. I was very careful on the oil/fuel ratio and that is probably what has caused other people problems. If you follow the instuctions, it starts as advertised. For such a small, light machine, it has loads of power. I had no problems cutting down the 3 foot high string grass in our alley way. I was having so much fun, I even cut down some of the neighours! Very fuel efficient. Still on the first tank of gas. The tiller attachment works well. It does take a bit of muscle to use this on hard ground and I was a bit sore the next day. All in all, this product has met my expectations and I would purchase another. June 22, 2011
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Hint for first use Like a couple of other reviewers, I had a hard time starting the unit the first time despite closely following the directions. My fix was to remove the snap-on over that the choke switch protrudes through. No tools are required to do this, there's a tab on the top to push down and the cover comes off cleanly. That cover is over top of the carburetor air intake. I suspect that when new, the unit is still so tight that it may require more air to start than having the cover in place allows. After removing the cover, I got "engine attempts to start" on Full Choke after two pulls, and engine started after two more pulls in Half Choke. Machine ran flawlessly after that. Obviously, you'll want to replace the cover after the machine has had time to run cleanly for a little while, since its job is to keep debris out of the air intake. Hope this helps someone out! May 24, 2011
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Money & Time waster I purchased this product at the beginning of March /2010. I had a hard time right off the bat keeping it running...then trying to restart it. Suffice it to say it hard more will power... not to start, than I had to get it running again! I do not recommend any one purchase this product and if you do, make sure you return it back within one mo. for a refund or will be out of luck! March 20, 2010
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by worked for 1 month, never started again Ryobi CS26 grass trimmer was purchased last May (2011). It worked for maybe 1 month, and never started again. Tried numerous times last summer, and numerous time again this spring. Though, the company states there is a waranty, it is not being honoured. Ryobi leaves bad taste! May 24, 2012
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