RY34440-RB Ryobi 30cc 4-Cycle Gas String Trimmer (Refurbished) | RY34440
RY34440-RB Ryobi 30cc 4-Cycle Gas String Trimmer (Refurbished) | RY34440
RY34440-RB Ryobi 30cc 4-Cycle Gas String Trimmer (Refurbished) | RY34440
RY34440-RB Ryobi 30cc 4-Cycle Gas String Trimmer (Refurbished) | RY34440
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Ryobi 30cc 4-Cycle Gas String Trimmer (Refurbished) | RY34440

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(51 Reviews)
SKU:RY34440-RB
Brand:Ryobi
Condition:Refurbished
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Factory renewed to original condition, this Ryobi RY34440 four-cycle Gas Lawn Trimmer is great for keeping your lawn beautifully manicured this season. This four-cycle string-trimmer features quieter operation and greater fuel efficiency.

Plus, this Ryobi RY34440 was refurbished by the manufacturer to the original working condition, but may show signs of use and is guaranteed to meet the performance of a brand new unit!” Purchasing a trimmer with a 4 cycle engine means that you no longer have to figure out the perfect mixture of gas and oil! The gas and oil each have their own chamber, so just add gas to the gasoline chamber and oil to the oil chamber, and this Ryobi RY34440 trimmer is ready to go!

  • Overmold Comfort Grip Handle
  • Features the StartEasy flip-and-go system
  • Spool Retainer

Refurbished Items

This is a used item that has been professionally restored to working order by a manufacturer or manufacturer-approved vendor. This means the product will show signs of use, such as scratches and scuffs, but has been inspected and repaired to meet manufacturer specifications and is in the original working condition. This item may or may not be in the original packaging.

Refurbished RYOBI RY34440 4-Cycle Gas Weed Trimmer:

  • Keep your lawn beautiful
  • Power tool offers power & reliability
  • Powerful 30cc 4-cycle low emission engine
  • No mixing of gas and oil
  • Overmold Comfort Grip Handle
  • 17" cutting swath
  • Expand-it Attachment System converts to Pruner, Edger, Blower, Tiller, Straight Shaft Trimmer, and Brush Cutter (attachments sold separately)
  • Anti-vibration handle for operator comfort
  • Features the StartEasy flip-and-go system
  • Box content:
  • 30cc 18" Straight Shaft Trimmer - ZRRY34440
  • Ergonomic Front Handle
  • Straight Shaft Grass Deflector
  • Aftermarket/Generic String Head Assembly
  • Spool Retainer
  • Hanger Cap
  • Please Note: No actual sponge filter is included!
  • Operator's Manual
  • Condition: Factory Refurbished
  • Not Included: Reel Easy String Head
  • Warranty: 90 Days VM Innovations warranty
 
Written by  from NJ on Jul 17, 2011
For the money....can't beat it

I bought this trimmer a few days ago after seeing it in home depot. home depot = $200. vminnovations = $75 with coupon code. Yes its referbuished but that doesnt matter to me. i received it yesterday, opened it up, and assembled it in no time at all. It was is great condition for being referbuished too. I filled it up with ryobi 4 stroke oil that I bought from home depot and then some gas. I primed it a few times and it started right up. I didn't even have to choke it. I have read a lot of reviews on this product and majority are negative. Number one complaint is that it leaks oil. well remember it is a 4 stroke. It has a crankcase. If it is stored upright it will leak. Lay it flat!!! It has unbelievable power. I have an edger attachment for it also and it works great with it. The edger works a lot better with the 4 stroke. My 2 stroke ryobi would get bogged down when edging sometimes.

Would I recommed this to a friend or family member? Yes
 
Pros
  • Simple to Set Up
  • Looks Good
  • Quality Construction
  • no need to mix oil and gas
  • wider range of torque over 2 stroke
Written by  from at the beach S.W. Washington state on Feb 17, 2012
GOOD BUY - GOOD FOLLOWUP

I bought one of these and it would not start after Winter storage.  AFTER I wrote to Vimonations about it I discovered that I had hung it up wrong way and oil had got into the cylinder.  Cleaned out oil in cylinder last year and STILL a great little machine.

Would I recommed this to a friend or family member? Yes
 
Pros
  • Simple to Set Up
  • Looks Good
  • Sturdy
  • Quality Construction
Written by  from Pensacola Florida on Apr 21, 2012
Best trimmer ever!!!
I took a chance on buying this trimmer because of the amazing prices and other poeples rave reviews with this seller. I'am so glad I take chances. This is by far and away the BEST trimmer I ever bought. It has more power than a formula one racer, just add gas no mixing, cuts pretty much everything down in its path easy as putting a hot knife through butter. The company shipped free and it was snappy too. The trimmer looked brand new and started instantly after putting gas and oil in. I now have a new online retailer to buy all my stuff from. I love this place. BTW, all you have to do is make sure you store it in a horizontal position so it doesn't leak the oil out of the crankcase through the carb. Otherwise, it would be like hanging your lawnmower on the wall vertically and expecting it not to leak oil through the carb. Aint gonna happen and this is where all the bad reviews come from. Mostly mis-informed jackarses not following simple instructions. What are you waiting for? Buy It!!!!!
Would I recommed this to a friend or family member? Yes
 
Pros
  • Safe
  • Simple to Set Up
  • Looks Good
  • Sturdy
  • Quality Construction
Written by  from California on Sep 23, 2010
Satisfied customer

Bought refurbishes, works great - just store it level (horizontal) so the oil doesn't leak and then it will run fine.

Would I recommed this to a friend or family member? Yes
 
Pros
  • Simple to Set Up
Written by  from VA on Jun 13, 2012
So Far So Good

I was nervous after reading all the reviews.  Some loved it and others did not.  After looking at prices, I felt this was worth taking a chance on.  Ordered and shipped with no issues.  Everything was there with exception of the oil and funnel that comes with it when you buy it new.  Was not an issue.  Used my own funnel and oil.  Put fresh gas and took it outside to fire it up.  Primed, put it on start and pulled on the cord a few times.  It wouldn't fire up.  So I depressed the throttle and then placed the choke back on start (hitting the throttle hits choke on run setting).  Pulled the cord and she fired right up.  Hit the throttle after 10 seconds and she ran like a champ.  I took it out and did the whole yard.  Ran fine and had no issues.  I have only used 2 cycle trimmers before this.  The 4 cycle is powerful and has a nice deep sound.  This is heavier than a 2 cycle so if you going to use it for an extended peroid of time, be aware of that.  This is also a straight shaft trimmer vs curved.  I am used to a curve shaft going clockwise.  It's not a big deal, but there was a small learning curve to using this and not getting hit with all the clippings.  I waited to use it additional times before writting this review.  It continues to fire right up and run with no issues.

Would I recommed this to a friend or family member? Yes
 
Pros
  • Simple to Set Up
  • Sturdy
Cons
  • Heavy
Written by on Oct 1, 2010
Trimmer review

Read the other reviews, leaks oil all over the place, no local company will repair it.  $90.00 in the toilet.  BEWARE

Would I recommed this to a friend or family member? No
 
Cons
  • Poor Quality
Written by  from Connecticut on Aug 19, 2011
Excellent everything!

Great product, easy transaction, quick order processing and fast delivery. Vendor super-recommended!

Would I recommed this to a friend or family member? Yes
 
Pros
  • Simple to Set Up
  • Looks Good
  • Sturdy
  • Quality Construction
Written by  from Michigan on May 9, 2012
Product Purchase-Ryobi34440

The first Ryobi that I purchased from VMI had to be returned. VMI did a exceptional job in helping me return and resend another unit. Unfortunately the second unit leaks gas from the fuel tank which I reparied. Ryobi is the worst company to deal with, never returned any of the responses I emailed them looking for assistance. Their refurbisment quality is absolutely horrible and the instructions are even worse. I will never buy anyproduct from them,,,ever.

Would I recommed this to a friend or family member? No
 
Cons
  • Bad Design
Written by  from Utah on May 15, 2012
Very disappointed, the crazy think leaks oil every were and can not turn sideways for straight edging.

So the trimmer arrives FedEx this is a plus. I get the unit open and add oil. Starts right up and has a low low purr. Run for about 5-10 minutes and it starts to sputter. Turn the unit off and there is oil coming from somewhere under the bright green cover. I checked the oil level it was fine. Taken the green cover off to see were the oil is coming from, I have no clue. Washed it dowm and tried it again. I got the same results. Its refurbished what do you expect. I will be returning for a refund or a exchange.

Would I recommed this to a friend or family member? No
 
Pros
  • Simple to Set Up
Cons
  • Bad Design
Written by  from topton nc on May 9, 2012
should have looked at home depot reviews 1st - very bad reviews and i got a lemon too

goes together very easy and started right up .has good power  but after 10 minutes of use it died and will only run at idle .

these units have a very serious problem with carburetor .

save yourself alot of aggravation and buy a better brand weed eater . 

i have learned my lesson  

Would I recommed this to a friend or family member? No
 
Pros
  • Safe
  • Simple to Set Up
  • has good power
Cons
  • Difficult to Use
  • Bad Design
  • after 10 minutes it will run at idle only
Written by  from Michigan on Sep 9, 2011
Good trimmer for cheap

I was looking for a new trimmer, my old Ryobi trimmer died.  Being the tightwad that I am I started looking for something else cheap.  My old Ryobi was a refurb also and it was a cheap price.  I found this sight by looking at their items on eBay.  I figured that for the money I would give it a try.  After filling the crankcase with oil and putting gas in the tank, the trimmer started right up.  It has plenty of power and is much quieter than my old one.  There are some smudges and scuffs on the plastic, you can tell it is not new, but for the price who cares?  It was delivered promptly by FeEx also.  

 

Would I recommed this to a friend or family member? Yes
 
Pros
  • Quality Construction
Written by  from Columbia on May 1, 2012
Nice trimmer

This trimmer was delivered about 4-5 days after I ordered it.  My wife was happy about that, because our yard needed trimming very bad.  When the box was delivered, it was fairly beat up and partially opened.  However, once I opened it, I found all parts and the trimmer in as close to perfect condition as a reconditioned trimmer could be.  Very hard to tell from a new one, especially after I used it once.  I put oil in it, then gas in it and it cranked right up, first try.  This trimmer is a little on the heavy side, and isn't the most well balanced machine, but for the price, it's a fantastic deal.

 

One thing.  I've had curved shaft trimmers for years and this is my first straight shaft.  The cutting head spins the opposite direction on a straight shaft, so if you're used to trimming in to the left to avoid crap hitting your legs, you'll have to learn how to cut to the right.  Sounds really simple, but it's difficult to get used to after 20 years of using a curved shaft.  haha

Would I recommed this to a friend or family member? Yes
 
Pros
  • Simple to Set Up
Written by  from Fort Wayne. IN on Dec 5, 2011
Nice trimmer, started 2nd pull

Started second pull, ran great, lots of power... spent too much time determing ho wmuch oil to put in the crankcase. There should be a card included that tell you "add xxx onces of xxxx oil to crakcase before starting"

Would I recommed this to a friend or family member? Yes
 
Pros
  • Safe
  • Simple to Set Up
  • Looks Good
  • Sturdy
  • Quality Construction
Cons
  • Should be info regarding how much oild to add with the trimmer
Written by  from Missouri on Sep 24, 2010
Ryobi Trimmer

It is a very good trimmer for the money.

Would I recommed this to a friend or family member? Yes
 
Pros
  • Simple to Set Up
  • Sturdy
  • Quality Construction
Written by  from nc on May 16, 2012
good deal

worked right off .directions could be better ,

Would I recommed this to a friend or family member? Yes
 
Pros
  • Simple to Set Up
  • Looks Good
Written by  from Maine on Jul 5, 2012
Excellent if used correctly

This unit arrived in what I would call typical refurbished condition, some scuffs and very minor wear. It appears they shipped it with a new handle and guard in a seperate bag as they look untouched. The oil is not included, I used 10W30 small engine oil I poured in using a small funnel little by little until the dipstick read full. (Laying machine flat, and not screwing in the dipstick per the manual) I filled its tank and primed it 10 times, using full choke after 3 pulls it tried to start. I set it to half choke and pulled it 2 more times (NOT touching the throttle) and it started and I let it idle on its own for about 30 secs and then opened the choke all the way. First thing that impressed me was the power, it has more torque than a typical 2-stroke at lower RPMS and as such I didnt need to rev it out to cut the typical tall grass around my house. I found the vibration to not be excessive and the noise to be typical of any string trimmer I've used. I did try to run the machine in a near vertical position and it soon sputtered and puffed out some smoke and stalled. This appears to be the weakness of this unit, and probably why the manual states to store it horizontally and not hung on a wall. 2 pulls later and it started up fine.  As long as the machine is not run or stored in a vertical position it should run well as I have no problems yet!

Would I recommed this to a friend or family member? Yes
 
Pros
  • Easy to Use
  • Simple to Set Up
  • Looks Good
  • Sturdy
Written by  from Aurora, CO on Jun 6, 2012
Ryobi 4-Cycle Gas String Trimmer
Nice not to mix oil with gas.  Be sure and read the directions thoroughly before using;definitely a must.  For example, there is a gas stabilizer additive that is to be added to each tank of gas.  Cold starts in less than 10 pulls, 1 pull start afterwards.  I am very happ with this product knwing the shafts can be changed to roto tiller, hedge trimmer, bushwacker and chain saw that each accessory can be purchased for under $100.00.  Very nice.
Would I recommed this to a friend or family member? Yes
 
Pros
  • Safe
  • Simple to Set Up
  • Looks Good
  • Sturdy
  • Quality Construction
Written by on May 16, 2012
$cycle trimmer

good string trimmer/ Easy to crank and trim

Would I recommed this to a friend or family member? Yes
 
Pros
  • Safe
  • Simple to Set Up
  • Looks Good
  • Sturdy
  • Quality Construction
Written by  from Fremont, CA on Oct 3, 2011
Good buy

The order shipped very fast. As seen in the review, after adjusting the idle speed, I can start it without problem. I use it for lawn edge trimming. I still need a little more practice since it is different than the wireless trimmer I used before. I'm satisfied with this purchase.

Would I recommed this to a friend or family member? Yes
 
Pros
  • Simple to Set Up
  • Looks Good
  • Quality Construction
Written by  from tn on Oct 31, 2012
trimmer

Great trimmer, unfortunately I received one missing the airfilter, and would not run after warm-up. The customer support has been very helpful and is continuing to resolve the matter.

Would I recommed this to a friend or family member? Yes
 
Pros
  • Easy to Use
  • Safe
  • Simple to Set Up
  • Sturdy
  • Quality Construction
Written by  from Buckhorn, CA on Oct 31, 2012
Great trimmer good price!

Fast shipping. A little heavy, but thats OK since it well made. Have to keep it on full choke a little longer than my old Ryobi as it takes more time to get up to temp. Very satisified.

Would I recommed this to a friend or family member? Yes
 
Pros
  • Easy to Use
  • Simple to Set Up
  • Sturdy
  • Quality Construction
Written by  from Atlanta on Nov 1, 2012
Good buy

Looks and works great. Huge difference in power compared to my old 2 cycle trimmer. The package arrived in 3 days. Was missing oil, but a trip to Home Depot and $2 later everything was in order.

Would I recommed this to a friend or family member? Yes
 
Pros
  • Easy to Use
  • Simple to Set Up
  • Looks Good
Written by  from fl. on Sep 2, 2012
review

great product. great price. delivery faster than a speeding bullet. It does every thing it is supposed to do well

Would I recommed this to a friend or family member? Yes
 
Pros
  • Easy to Use
  • Safe
  • Simple to Set Up
  • Looks Good
  • Sturdy
Written by  from sc on Aug 29, 2012
It runs good
Bought cause of price. Figured it would atleast come with the oil so 1st is a trip to the auto store other than that it only has one trimmer head that you have to cut and feed thru the head instead of an auto feeder but it does run good...
Would I recommed this to a friend or family member? Yes
 
Pros
  • Easy to Use
  • Looks Good
Cons
  • dont include oil
  • dont include accesories that come with a new one like other brands
Written by  from Guayanilla, Puerto Rico on Oct 5, 2012
as of now...very good

i have used it for the first time and it worked ok. i used it to cut grass in my home yard. let me see how it works two or three times more...expect it to work ok

 

Would I recommed this to a friend or family member? Yes
 
Pros
  • Looks Good
  • as of now...it worked good
Cons
  • nothing negative
Written by  from s.e.Michigan on Sep 10, 2012
Smokie

Been 2 weeks since i wrote my original review. Need to amend it. Unit is smoking and burning oil. Keeps the mesquitos away, though.

Would I recommed this to a friend or family member? No
 
Pros
  • Easy to Use
Cons
  • Too Expensive
Written by  from Canal Winchester, Ohio on Apr 26, 2013
Good Value - Nice Trimmer

Purchased the Ryobi RY34440 on April 24 and received first thing this mornig April 26.  I live in the Greater Columbus Ohio area.  I was pleased how fast my order was processed, shipped and received.

Trimmer was easy to put together and mine looked like new.  The curved grass shaft deflector was brand new and in a sealed bag you opened.  The REAL EASY STRING HEAD was in brand new retail packaging.

The only problem I had with assembly was the winged screw to secure the front handle broke.  The directions tell you hand tighten only, which is what I did, but it broke.  I have pictures to show what I mean, but I see no pictures can be included.  Anyway, for 97 cents I got a replacement at the local hardware store.

The only other discrepancy I found was the manual says to use 10W-30 oil, but a sticker on the motor near the oil fill point says to use 20W-50.  I went with the sticker on the engine.  The paperwork in the shipping box suggests the oil was included, but it was not so I purchased 20W-50.  I have a picture of the sticker and the manual, but once again, no pictures allowed.

The trimline head was easy to attach and fill with 25 fts of .95 mil trim line (included).

I used for about 25 minutes and then put away.

FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS PRINTED EVERYWHERE.... STORE HORIZONTALLY.

Happy for the service I received from VMINNOVATIONS.  Time will tell if I am completely satisfied with the actual product, but I was tired of mixing oil/gas and wanted a 4-stroke to replace a broken trimmer.

 
Pros
  • Easy to Use
  • Looks Good
Written by  from Upstate NY on Jun 17, 2014
Great price and great trimmer

This is the best trimmer I've ever owned. Great for the ditch in front of my house. I would highly recommend this trimmer.

Would I recommed this to a friend or family member? Yes
 
Pros
  • Easy to Use
  • Safe
  • Simple to Set Up
  • Looks Good
  • Sturdy
  • Quality Construction
Written by  from NC on Sep 29, 2013
No problems whatsoever

People are leaving neg. reviews for this trimmer and I don't know why. Worked great for me! It tackled the 6 ft. grass in our ditch by the road with no problem. No leaks, no problems.

Would I recommed this to a friend or family member? Yes
 
Pros
  • Easy to Use
  • Safe
  • Simple to Set Up
  • Looks Good
  • Sturdy
Written by  from california on Oct 7, 2013
leaked oil....twice!!!

Customer service with vminnovations is great but I ordered two of these guys and they both leaked oil near the choke and poured down all over gas reservoir. I don't know if I just got two bad apples. I did get the second one to run for about 10 min and while it ran it worked very well. Its too bad because this seemed like a good trimmer.

 

Would I recommed this to a friend or family member? No
 
Cons
  • Poor Quality
  • Bad Design
Written by  from Long Island on Oct 19, 2013
Wonderful trimmer for so little

I'm glad I found a company that sells these trimmers cheap and who'll stand by their product if anything goes wrong. They replaced my trimmer because it was having trouble starting.  Very nice about it too.

I've had 3 of these trimmers , the first one died because it had no oil, stupid me. That lasted for 2 long years doing very brutal work clearing acres and acres of land. Thank God for gas trimmers, I don't know how they managed in the old days.

I love these Ryobi trimmers, very inexpensive compared to the stores and they are for the most part reliable. I always have a second one for backup because gas trimmers are very tempermental. I used mid grade gas and added stabil fuel treatment to my recent trimmer and it worked great the first time. No complaints.

I wish this company sold lawnmowers at these low prices, but lawnmowers are much more reliable then these gas trimmers and people don't return them as often.

Would I recommed this to a friend or family member? Yes
 
Pros
  • Easy to Use
  • Safe
  • Simple to Set Up
  • Looks Good
  • Sturdy
  • Quality Construction
Written by  from Mid Mi on May 6, 2013
Nice trimmer

Easy to start cold. Not so much hot, after about 45 minutes, won't start starts losing power. Starts and runs OK after it's cooled off...maybe a tuning issue...?

The unit has a plastic oil sump with a gasket and about 4 or so screws. I tightened these up after initial use and the begging of each season to avoid the oils leaks. It takes about 15-20 minutes with the oil change. I also check the rocker arm cover, one screw if I recall.

I found a small glass measuring cup that is marked in 10 ml and .5 oz increments, at Meijer in the kitchen department, which makes oil changes dead on, since this machine uses so little. just measure out of a quart bottle.

The unit has plenty of torque, low on vibration and by far my favorite whippper so far. I just need to figure out my hot run problem.

 

 

 

 

 

Would I recommed this to a friend or family member? Yes
 
Written by  from Iowa on Jun 1, 2015
Works with TrimmerPlus attachemnts

I purchased this to replace an older 4 cycle model (Ryobi 990r). Due to my location I received the trimmer the next day! Bonus points for quick shipping. I chose the Ryobi because I have a blower and tiller attachments that were compatable with my older model. While the link system is slightly different on this model I found out it will run TrimmerPlus attachemnts. Bonus! Now rather than scrap $150 worth of attachments I'm back in business. After filling it with gas it started up right away. Good power and lightweight. A nice replacement to my older heavier unit.

Would I recommed this to a friend or family member? Yes
 
Pros
  • Easy to Use
  • Safe
  • Simple to Set Up
  • Looks Good
  • Sturdy
  • Quality Construction
Written by  from Medford,Oregon on Jul 15, 2014
A great deal....

I bought this right here just a few weeks ago.Easy as pie to put together and to get it up and running.I did not use the actual string attachment.While waiting for delivery I bought a 'weed warrior' attachment to go after the heavy stuff.That even went on easy.I gassed it up,topped off the oil and did the whole yard.Worked perfectly.This,in my opinion is a heck of a deal.Now.....where do you keep the cultivator attachments,cause that's next.

Would I recommed this to a friend or family member? Yes
 
Pros
  • Easy to Use
  • Safe
  • Simple to Set Up
  • Looks Good
  • Sturdy
  • Quality Construction
Written by  from Lees summit, Mo on May 18, 2013
Low grade quality
Only lasted one season. Drive shaft over heated rendering the unit useless. Fancy colors, pretty design but a pig is still a pig.
Would I recommed this to a friend or family member? No
 
Pros
  • Easy to Use
Cons
  • Poor Quality
Written by  from topton nc on May 18, 2012
should of looked at home depots reviews 1st . i recieved a lemon to

ran for 10 minutes good , but when it warms up it quits and will not run over a idle .

the ratings here look good , go to home depots reviews and the trurth gets told .

the company will fix it but the only royobi deller is 2 hours away from me .

so i would not recommended this weed eater to anybody .

Would I recommed this to a friend or family member? No
 
Cons
  • Difficult to Use
  • Poor Quality
  • ran for 10 minutes , i should of read home depot reviews first .
Written by  from Spicewood, Tx on May 9, 2012
Great tool
Works great.  occasionally hard to start and keep running when cold.  Works fine after warming up.
Would I recommed this to a friend or family member? Yes
 
Pros
  • Safe
  • Simple to Set Up
  • Looks Good
  • Sturdy
  • Quality Construction
  • versitile
Cons
  • hard to start
Written by  from Metairie, LA on Jun 10, 2012
Gas Trimmer

Like everyone knows you have to lay it flat or it leaks , but all trimmers leak a little oil. I like it so much i bought anothrer one for my other property. It went together in minutes a little oil and gas primmed 6xs cranked right up and has awesome power more than my old 2 stroke. I would recommend this to anyone

Would I recommed this to a friend or family member? Yes
 
Pros
  • Safe
  • Simple to Set Up
  • Looks Good
  • Sturdy
  • Quality Construction
  • Right out of box it worked
Cons
  • None
Written by  from Oregon on Jun 6, 2012
This is my second Ryobi.

I live on hilly acreage and find that it is easy to use because of weight and balance.

After years of good service the first one needed replacement.

Would I recommed this to a friend or family member? Yes
 
Pros
  • Simple to Set Up
  • Sturdy
  • Quality Construction
Written by  from al on Apr 13, 2012
Ryobi RY34440 30cc 4-Cycle Gas String Trimmer

I like it

Would I recommed this to a friend or family member? Yes
 
Pros
  • Simple to Set Up
  • Sturdy
  • Quality Construction
Written by  from Lebanon , TN on Apr 13, 2012
Good for the price

It is good product, Two times I have been used, so far so good.

Would I recommed this to a friend or family member? Yes
 
Pros
  • Simple to Set Up
  • Quality Construction
Cons
  • Bad Design
Written by  from 92308 on May 2, 2012
love it!!

great price

Would I recommed this to a friend or family member? Yes
 
Pros
  • Safe
  • Simple to Set Up
  • Looks Good
  • Sturdy
  • Quality Construction
Written by  from New York on Apr 22, 2012
No Problems Here

I would have given this 5 stars, but it's my first trimmer and i'm not familiar with what to look for.  Also, the funnel for adding oil was not provided with the package (probably since it was refurbished). 

After reading all the negative reviews on Amazon, I figured I would give it a shot since it was only $88.  Being that it's refurbished i trusted the quality more since it was fixed and tested.  Setup was easy and there were some small scratches from previous usage, but nothing major.  Starting it as directed by the instrucions worked perfectly and there were no issues with cold and warm starts.  I even let it cool down for 2 hours and started it with no issues. Every time it fired up on the first pull with half choke.

Construction looks solid.  Some people complained about many engine parts being plastic and therefore breaking easily.  I am very familiar with 2 and 4 stroke engines and did not see major issues with the plastic parts.  Yes, they could have been metal, but then the cost of the product would have gone up. It's acceptable the way it is.

Oil leakage -  Did not see any and have been storing it horizontally.  Chances are there will be some very minor leakage/splatter with usage, but that's to be expected.

Noise and vibration -  Again, it's it's my first trimmer I can not compare these 2 aspects with anything.  At idle it's not loud and with full throttle it's not to the level that you will need ear plugs.  The vibrations are fine for home use, but will probably get annoying if you're in the landscaping business and happen to use it straight for an hour.  Then again, that would probably be the case with any trimmer.

Weight and balance -  Seems ok to me!

Over all, love the 4 cycle engine. Would recommend this product and am very happy with my purchase.

Would I recommed this to a friend or family member? Yes
 
Pros
  • Simple to Set Up
  • Looks Good
  • Sturdy
  • Quality Construction
Written by  from Minnesota on Aug 26, 2012
4 cycle trim

price is great no marks on it as a refurbished piece. Starts great usually 2nd full. No smoke unless you tip it. Has plenty of power. Idles great!!!

 

All in All is great!!!!

Would I recommed this to a friend or family member? Yes
 
Pros
  • Easy to Use
  • Safe
  • Simple to Set Up
  • Looks Good
  • Sturdy
  • Quality Construction
  • Starts Easy
  • has power to burn
Written by  from North Florida on Aug 26, 2012
Great Product

The trimmer was in excellent condition and the performance exceeded my expectations. 

Would I recommed this to a friend or family member? Yes
 
Pros
  • Easy to Use
  • Simple to Set Up
  • Sturdy
  • Quality Construction
Written by on Aug 28, 2012
Good deal for the money

Gets a little hot when you run it for a while.  I ended up with a burn on my forearm from touched the top of the housing.  Overall it is a really good deal for the price.  I've used it one day.  It has plenty of power and is ver consistent starting.  I would buy this again if it last a year. 

Would I recommed this to a friend or family member? Yes
 
Pros
  • Easy to Use
  • Simple to Set Up
Cons
  • Bad Design
Written by  from MN on Aug 27, 2012
worth the price

This trimmer was easy to assemble and it started up without any problems, it is like new (in looks and preformance) it does every thing i expected it to do!

the only draw back if this is one is you have to store it laying flat. (no real problem)

Would I recommed this to a friend or family member? Yes
 
Pros
  • Easy to Use
  • Simple to Set Up
  • Looks Good
  • Quality Construction
Written by  from NY on Jun 29, 2012
Loads of torque
Arrived in short order.  Not much packing material (none) in box.  Definitely looks used.  Some of the warning labels on the shaft were messed up which I thought could have easily been remedied by the refurbisher (one was the name of the trimmer, that's bad advertising imo).  Filled with 10w-30 as directed.  Filled with 89 octane fuel.  Followed the directions for starting and it started on the second pull.  Idled well.  Once I gave it some throttle I noticed how much more torque this has than the 8 year old Ryobi 2 stroke it replaced.  Wow!  It would likely not have any problem with a tiller attachment.  The only ding is that when I used it for about 5 minutes to edge (holding at an odd angle with string swinging vertically) it would not run as smoothly as when it did with the unit in the upright position (as if to use the string horizontally).  It never stopped running though.  Good buy and would recommend.
Would I recommed this to a friend or family member? Yes
 
Pros
  • Easy to Use
  • Simple to Set Up
  • Sturdy
Cons
  • Labels damaged
Written by  from mesa, AZ on Jun 27, 2012
Great piece of equipment

I didn't know what to expect with an unseen refurbished item. When it showed up, it was packaged nicely and looked new. It says it comes with the 4 cycle oil, but it wasn't included. No problem, I just went to Home Depot and bought a bottle. Went home poured the oil in and filled the tank with gas (so much easier than mixing for 2 stroke) and it fired right up and sounds good. I immediatley went to work on the backyard and it works great. It's light weight and not bulky. Make sure that you store it horizantally, do not hang vertically. You can't beat the price. When I went to Home Depot to get the oil, I saw the same machine for about $200.

Would I recommed this to a friend or family member? Yes
 
Pros
  • Easy to Use
  • Simple to Set Up
  • Looks Good
  • Sturdy
  • Quality Construction
Written by  from Florida, South of Tallahassee on Aug 26, 2012
Problems
I'd like this Trimmer for trimmimg my yard but this trimmer just won't stay runniong. This is the second one I'vehad and neither would work after no more that 30 minutes. The first one wouldn't pick up yhe fuel and the replacement wouldn't start after about 30 min. of use. no compression when trying to start. I used the proper oiletcx but just isn't productive. I'd like the 4 CC trimmer because of not mixing the oil and gas. I've had Ryobie trimmers for 10 yrs or so and thic one isn't working for me. I'd purchasae another if I could depend on it.
Would I recommed this to a friend or family member? Yes
 
Pros
  • Looks Good
  • Used once, and now it's broken
Cons
  • Poor Quality
  • Bad Design
  • First one lasted about 10 min. this one was a replacement and it lasted maybe 30 Min.
Written by  from North Alabama on Aug 13, 2012
A good start...

Great trimmer for the price, but I would never pay the 199 most places want for one. Things to note, the engine spins the opposite of what you're used to. So when you stand on the left side of the trimmer, it throws grass and weeds at you instead of away from you. This makes edging/trimming awkward and painful. Stand on the right side of the trimmer when using it to prevent it from happening. The handle also seems a little too thick. It might be because my left hand isn't used to holding a trimmer like this, I don't know. Just something else to note. 

Another thing, it's "different" to start. This is my first four stroke and it seems like they have a lot more compression than the two strokes of the past. Kind of makes starting different, not hard, just different.  It also is not as easy as my two strokes to start after the engine is already warm. 

The final thing to note is the oil. The trimmer itself said use "20w50" and the manual said "10w30" so I said..."5w30" because I had it. Nowhere on the internet can I find how much oil to use, Ryobi should say "add X ounces of oil to the crankcase" no idea why they didn't. Also, this is a four stroke engine. Treat it like one. If you want to edge with the trimmer upside down over your head, get a 2 stroke. 

 

Would I recommed this to a friend or family member? Yes
 
Pros
  • Easy to Use
  • Simple to Set Up