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BC 490

STRING TRIMMERS
$229.00
BC 490 is rated 4.2 out of 5 by 73.
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BC 490
STRING TRIMMERS
$229.00
BC 490 is rated 4.2 out of 5 by 73.
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  • 25cc professional straight shaft string trimmer with 2.5x longer engine life
  • Durable full crank 4-cycle engine features a dual-bearing, full support crankshaft to deliver smooth, reliable power
  • Features a pro-rewind, high capacity bump head to consistenly feed line
  • TrimmerPlus® attachment capable for more versatility and less storage space
  • Brushcutter attachment included


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Product Reviews

Rated 1 out of 5 by from WORST PRODUCT EVER PURCHASED purchased the cub cadet bc490 wanted a nice reliable weed trimmer with the saw attachment from tractor supply I did everything they told me to do purchased fuel stablerizer proper oil which was included I haven't even went thru a spool of cable and the motor makes noise when starting up blows oil out exhaust I haven't used this item 10 times and all I do is cut around house and driveway air filter keep falling off purchased two of them and they keep falling off bad design I guess I bought a lemon extremely disappointed with cub cadet have two older riders been running for 10 & 25 years no problems at all. bob
Date published: 2017-08-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Heavy duty! This is a heavy duty product! The Bush trimmer attachment works amazing and cuts through most any type of Bush or brush! The only down fall to this item is it gets very heavy on the hands after using it a few minutes even when wearing the shoulder strap. I have been using this for several months and have not had one problem out of it yet! It's a warrior beast!
Date published: 2019-04-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Handy for the residential home First of all, I’m a total novice when it comes to weed eater machines so putting this together and understanding it were a little over my head. But, even though I’m not experienced, it was easy to put together with the directions. I did it in about 20 minutes so it will probably move much faster for others! Unfortunately, it is a bit heavy and gets a bit tiring after holding it a bit. There is a shoulder strap that does help take off some of the weight, but it is still a large unit and a bit heavy. There is a handle on the shaft that is adjustable so that helps to make it more comfortable and easier to hold onto. I didn’t have trouble getting it started with the pull mechanism so starting it was simple enough. It has 2 attachments but I’ve only used the one with the string. I’m still learning the art of trimming, but that is not a fault of the machine. The string stays in the spool well and there is a protective guard to keep me from trimming myself! I have run it for up to 20 minutes at a time without need to replace fuel or have any hiccups in performance. Pros are that the machine is powerful, can handle small jobs and is equipped to handle heavier ones, is cordless and easy to set up. The biggest downside is the weight and bulk of it so prepare the muscles!
Date published: 2019-05-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quality-Design-Results This product has been a game changer!! It works wonderfully, we are doing more yard work than ever before, in 1/2 the time! The results we’ve experienced have been phenomenal and our neighbors have even commented on how amazing our yard looks! This was an easy set up, the no mixing oil and gas feature is a huge plus, and it is so easy to use! It doesn’t feel bulky or heavy and it cuts with ease! Even the thickest brush was no match for this! We have been able to clean up and maintain a fabulous looking lawn easily thanks to this product! We are looking into replacing all of our lawn care devices with cubcadet! The brand, quality and results are unlike any we’ve ever had and we will never go back!
Date published: 2018-05-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from My yard looks amazing I don't have much experience with trimmers, so bear with me if the terms I use aren't proper. The only one previous I've used is an ancient one that gave me so much grief I gave up on it. That being said, let's get down to my experience with the Cub cadet. First things first, I very thoroughly read all the included information. Directions are my friend. Assembly was easy. Took me about 15 minutes, with no prior experience. Once I got it running I noticed the trimmer feels solid, well built and sturdy in your hands. It's comfortable. It does get a little heavy over time, but that's to be expected at 16lbs. Performance wise, I'm blown away. This trimmer handles things I couldnt even fathom with my old one with ease. I was able to get right up along the fence line, around gardening blocks, and tree trunks. The bush trimmer attachment is another really cool feature. I have a ton of bushes and hedges around my property that we're in desperate need of some manicuring. The bush trimmer did a great job at handling them without getting clogged up or quitting on me. One downfall I experienced was the clip that comes on the strap that you use to secure the trimmer to you while in use. It doesn't stay on securely, but that's definitely not a deal breaker for me, especially since it handles everything else around my property like a beast. Another thing worth mentioning is that you should definitely consider wearing ear protection when using the Cub cadet, it is loud! Overall, I give it a solid 4.5 out of 5 stars. It's super powerful, easy to use, even for a beginner, a multitasker, and a necessity for a yard that looks well tended and maintained. I'd recommend it without hesitation.
Date published: 2018-05-21
Rated 1 out of 5 by from DO NOT BUY!!! DO NOT BUY!!! DO NOT BUY!!! When I first started this up oil began spewing out of the carburetor. So I took the air filter cover off to see what was going on. When you press the throttle trigger oil was spraying out of the little crankcase breather. The oil had soaked the filter causing a reduction in power and was dripping all over the gas tank. After reading up on this issue, I found that it is very common and I wish I knew before hand because I would have never bough this. Terrible ergonomic design. I like to hold the trimmer with my right arm resting on the motor. It allows for a better cutting angle, control, and reduced fatigue. You cannot rest an arm on the motor because it's obviously too hot. This unit is very heavy. After about 10 minutes of use my right arm was on fire from holding it up. No power when the throttle trigger is fully engaged with the choke wide open. How could you let this trimmer leave the factory knowing that it sprays oil out of the crank breather? It is clear to me that this trimmer was designed by people who have never used one in their life. If this trimmer was old and beat up I could understand having these problems, but these issues occurred within the first 30 seconds of use. 100% JUNK I hope this helps you in the future to fix these issues. This was my first Cub Cadet purchase and I will never purchase another Cub Cadet product again. I have never been so unsatisfied with a product to take time out of my day to write a review like this.
Date published: 2018-05-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Love it This string trimmer (BC490) is great. I love the easy start, Just let it warm up like any 4-stroke and off you go. It will bog down unless it warms up. Just add regular fuel, no mixing is a plus!. I bought the edger attachment and it worked great as well. Love this trimmer!
Date published: 2015-05-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from WOW! Wow! I am super impressed with this weed trimmer. To start off with this trimmer came with everything needed such as the oil, gas, string, & a nice extra head to take care of the tough stuff in your yard. It didn’t take long to put it together and I did it without reading the directions just to see how easy it was. As for the 2nd head changing them out is very easy and doesn’t require any tools on hand to switch them. Now for performance. Getting it started was very easy. It cuts your weeds so good and easy. As for the 2nd heavy duty attachment it took down stuff that I thought I would end up having to get a little saw or something to cut down. I was super impressed. The 1st time using it after about 2 weeks of rain we got I used it nonstop for a little over an hour and it ran and did so good. I’ve used it numerous times since then and it’s still working great! Overall being someone who’s always working in my yard and want my yard looking nice I must say this is a trimmer to get the job done. It is a little on the heavy side, but it’s expected and I’m fine with that especially since it comes with a strap to take the load off your arms while using it. I have told everyone about this trimmer and highly recommend it. * The picture if right out of the box as you can see. Nice!
Date published: 2018-06-08
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