When I bought my trimmer, I bought Rino-Tuff Heavy Duty replacement line as I knew I would eventually need it. I got it at Home Depot also and today I had to use it for the first time. It is wonderful. It has line cutter on it also and I just cut it to 19" which is what the original line was. Wish I had known this was so much better than what came with the machine. Easy to replace on the machine as well.
I'm sure that along with the string digging into the dirt, it's oil starvation. After you change the oil the first time I'd recommend using a small engine synthetic oil which will protect the engine better during times that the 15 degree limit is just not possible. I have a Honda mower that did the same thing on some steep grades of my lawn and after I switched to Amsoil Small Engine SAE 10W-30 synthetic oil I never saw the problem again.
Nice try Cub Cadet, they do not mfg small engines. It is an MTD Powermore, mfg in "Asia". Search for "MTD Overhead Valve engine", you will get the picture. Not saying it's a bad mower, CC is just being a little deceptive.
is this a 2 stroke or 4 stroke motor. need to know for Fuel purposes?
It will for sure wipe out the Ivy. As for the saplings, you have to watch for the thickness of them.!/4 inch thick will cut. I would call Technical support at Cub Cadet. They will give you good info.
The engineering on these are very poor. There are sharp edges against the string which cuts the string, therefore one having to keep putting more string than should be necessary. So to answer your question, the answer is "NO". My husband is a retired tool & die make/special machinist engineer and he could see that the machine had to be modified, which he did. Now the machine works like a charm. If you know of a person or can find one that would modify a machine for you, this trimmer mower is worth the money. I purchased this trimmer mower for my husband's birthday and since he's got it working properly now, he loves it! Best wishes. Lenda H.
No. You need to push it.
I do not believe the guard provides much capability for directing the dispersion of cuttings. It is designed to prevent the operator from unintentional contact with the trimmer strings.
This can do both, but you can't adjust the height like you can a mower. Get used to replacing the twine, but this should do very well. I used it to clear and keep mowed about 2 acres with fallen branches, 10ft high grasses, vines, yaupon, small pine saplings. There was also a lot of mud and many ruts to deal with. This thing worked out great.