BC 490

STRING TRIMMERS
$229.00
BC 490 is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 67.
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BC 490

STRING TRIMMERS
$229.00
BC 490 is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 67.
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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 Junk I bought this trimmer last year for my own personal lawn maintenance and I have been repairing it since. Hard to start, extremely long warmup period, poor ergonomic design, constant restringing of head, and just stopped working. It will be a treasure for someone at the recycle center. Unless it’s an old veteran and I would not do that to him.
Date published: 2019-09-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I like the power! I got a tiller attachment to cultivate small garden.
Date published: 2019-06-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Features I am really impressed with this well built machine. The four cycle engine runs for about an hour on a tank of gas at full throttle and starts easily. As this is a four cycle, you don't have to run this at full speed, even when using the brush trimmer. The shaft is strong and solid and does not heat up. Being able to take the attachment off the trimmer makes it easier to store and transport. I have put in at least five hours using the brush trimmer attachment. It is really well designed and solid. Does not jam with debris and has maintained its sharp edges. Be aware: this unit weighs something like 16 pounds, so your arms and back get a good work out. I really like having a four cycle engine and expect this unit to last a long time. My only quibble is the shoulder harness -- it's pretty bad. The clip is always popping off and does not distribute the weight over your body. I would recommend purchasing a real shoulder harness for comfort. So far, I'm very happy with this purchase. A great value for a string trimmer that includes the brush trimmer head. Last thought: this unit is loud. Definitely wear ear protection.
Date published: 2019-06-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great overall We've used this several times now and overall, it's great. The only small issue I've found is that the handle on the left side is placed awkwardly. You can't adjust it up or down, but like I said, that's not a big issue. Otherwise, it starts easy, which is a big deal to me because of past experience with previous brands. The line feeds well, and it runs smoothly. The weight is just right making it easy to move around the yard without any extra strain. It makes yard work less tedious and I sincerely appreciate that. I can see us getting a lot of use out of it for years to come.
Date published: 2019-05-09
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 Awesome This is my first trimmer and it was a fantastic choice. Easy to start. Easy to use. And it does the job like a champion. I am very impressed with it and I recommend it to everyone I come across that is interested in advice.
Date published: 2019-04-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Awesome!!! The Cub Cadet BC490 4 cycle trimmer/brushcutter is quick and easy to set up. I especially liked the fact it came with trufuel so I could use it immediately after assembly. This thing is powerful and made short work out of an overgrown side yard. The other plus for me was how lite it was. I didn’t feel the need to use the shoulder strap while using for long periods of time. All in all a great unit and I am very happy with it.
Date published: 2019-04-26
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
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