The Cub Cadet BC490 (17″) 25cc 4-Cycle Straight Shaft Gas with Separate String Trimmer and Brush Cutter Attachments makes cutting heavy weeds for entry-level gardeners a breeze thanks to the 4-cycle gas engine has more power than a 2-cycle trimmer without high RPM’s, and is quiet and runs cleanly. You’ll use less fuel, plus it does not require you to mix gas and oil!
The extended-length straight shaft will help you trim under bushes with ease. The trimmer attachment features a 17” cutting swath with a bump head line release which makes advancing the trimmer line easy. You’ll want to use a standard .095″ line.
The brushcutter attachment will make cutting heavy greenery simple, thanks to the 8-inch, 4-tooth steel blade. You can also add other attachments if you’d like, such as a blower or an edger.
If you want to clean up the edges of your driveway or garden, you may also consider buying the Poulan Pro PP1000E Curved Edger Attachment. Or, if you’re looking for something more powerful, you may want to choose the mid-grade Honda HHT35SUKAT (17″) 35cc 4-Cycle Straight Shaft String Trimmer/Brushcutter, which features a bicycle-type handle!
Cub Cadet® 25cc PRO 4-Cycle Engine
- More power at lower RPM’s than a 2-cycle trimmer
- Full-crank crankshaft design
- Runs cleaner and produces less noise
- Uses less fuel and does not require oil/gas mixing
Extended-Length Straight Shaft
- Allows for easy trimming under shrubs & low bushes
Trimmer Attachment Has 17″ Cutting Swath
- Bump head line release, quickly & easily advances trimmer line
- Uses standard .095″ diameter line
Brushcutter Attachment Has 8-Inch, 4-Tooth Steel Blade With 1″ Arbor Hole
- Makes cutting that heavy vegetation an easy task
- Two piece shaft is designed to accept optional attachments
- Turn your trimmer into a blower, edger, cultivator & more
- See “Accessories” tab above for attachment options
Adjustable & Padded D-Handle
- Provides added control & easy right or left-handed use
|Trimmer Head Type||Bump Feed|
|Line Diameter||0.095 Inches|
|Max Cutting Diameter||17 Inches|
|Tool-Less Line Replacement||Yes|
|Number of Cutting Edges||2 Strings|
|Swivel Cutting Head||No|
|Engine Brand||Cub Cadet|
|Starting System||Recoil Start|
|Fuel Tank Size||0.11 Gallons|
|Engine Cylinders||1 Cylinder|
|Consumer Warranty||3 Years|
|Additional Model Numbers||41AD490C912, BC 490|