BC 490

STRING TRIMMERS
BC 490 is rated 4.1 out of 5 by 74.
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$229.00
BC 490
STRING TRIMMERS
BC 490 is rated 4.1 out of 5 by 74.
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$229.00

  • 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
  • High capacity, easy load bump feed
  • TrimmerPlus® attachment capable for more versatility and less storage space
  • Brushcutter attachment included


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Product Reviews

Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Trimmer The trimmer is a no mix style trimmer. It does not require to mixing of fuel which is a great feature. So far, it has run fine and trims great. The key is to make sure to use non ethanol gas as that is always the big problem for most small engine problems. The trimmer starts fairly quickly and runs great.
Date published: 2019-04-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One powerful little machine! I normally use an electric powered string cutter on my yard, but compared to my electric trimmer, this 4 cycle trimmer blows it out of the water. I've retired the electric one and will only use the BC490 from now on. It feels like a "professional" grade trimmer to me. Living here in Florida, it's a battle with the grass and weeds almost all year long, and I need something more powerful and reliable. The trimmer was easy for me to put together and fueling it was a breeze. It starts so quickly, I was amazed. I just can't keep saying enough good things about this string trimmer - and my yard looks amazing!
Date published: 2019-04-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Extremly Versatile I received this from UPS about a week ago. The grass was shin deep I ( I have attached pictures of areas I have used it in) and accompanied by tangled weeds and briars. In the thickest of the thicket, we did not see a drop off in performance, the performance was excellent.This is a serious, pro-duty trimmer, not a toy or an experiment in engineering outdoor power equipment. For all of the heaviest of applications, this is plenty of machine and would certainly be more than enough trimmer for all homeowner purposes and light commercial use. The main unit snaps in and out of trimmer and steel blade very easy. It is a bit on the heavy side but I would highly recommend this unit to anyone.
Date published: 2019-04-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic! The Cub Cadet BC490 is fantastic! I was amazed at how quick the assembling was and how easy the instructions were to understand. I especially like not having to mix gas and oil. That was a major plus, along with it starting up smoothly and with such ease. With it being a 4 stroke, it had incredible power to trim and manicure my yard. I was able to trim around my flowerbeds in no time getting in those tight places that are normally hard to reach. With the neck strap for support, I can guide it steady and also take some of the weight off of it. The brush cutter attachment was so easy to change out. Within minutes I was cutting down small trees and shrubs with little effort. My yard looks amazing thanks to the cub cadet BC490. I definitely recommend it to everyone who wants there yard to look professionally done without having to hire professionals!
Date published: 2019-04-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Features and Performance! This is the best trimmer that I have ever owned. It is made with great quality and durability. It has great stability. This makes it easier to handle and easier to use. I feel like some trimmers have too much vibration that impedes progress. I was very surprised by how well the brush cutter attachment works and what it will cut. I love how fast, easy, and simple it is to change the attachments. I like the string cutter on the shield. It helps keep the string from being too long. That was a nice feature on a four stroke that I wasn't expecting. I would definitely recommend this to anyone.
Date published: 2019-04-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sturdy cutter I have only been able to use the BC490 brushcutter once,we have gotten too much rain.It was easy to add and remove the cutting attachments,add the fuel and it's light weight.Even on wet grass and weeds it cut clean and easy,no choking or cutting off because what was bending cut was too thick and wet.I also noticed that the noise level is very low,I could barely hear it with my safety gear on.Well made reliable product.
Date published: 2019-04-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Powerful and durable. I have been using battery powered trimmers for the past few years, so this trimmer is a beast compared to those. I take care of the lawns at several houses (not commercially, just family members who are unable to do it themselves) so I have had the opportunity to use it several times now and I'm pretty impressed. Assembly was straightforward, it took maybe 10 or 15 minutes to get it up and running. It starts right up on the first pull of the cord. I appreciate that I won't have to mix oil and gas as that is something that I have never done before - I can just buy it premixed for this trimmer. It is a bit heavier than what I am used to but the shoulder strap makes it a little easier to hold and carry. Bumping it for more string works flawlessly. I tried the brushcutter attachment out on some bamboo that is growing wild in the backyard. It was easy to swap out and cut the bamboo down with ease. There was no bogging down or reduction of power when cutting the bamboo. I have looked at the available TrimmerPlus attachments and already have a few in my shopping cart. It's well made and performed very well. We're looking forward to making our yard look fantastic this year with this trimmer.
Date published: 2019-04-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Weeds Be Gone! Weeds don't stand a chance now that I have this bad boy. I'm not a very large person so I wanted a weed wacker that was simple to use and not heavy. This fits the bill. I have a vacant lot next to my house so I use this to knock down the weeds that grow next to my fence. I even 'mowed' a strip beyond the fence with very little effort. So glad I added this to my gardening/yard work arsenal!
Date published: 2019-04-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent lawn trimmer I have owned several trimmers in my years of needing to maintain my lawn. Some work better than others though. This is one is definitely better than the ones I have owned. The autofeed function is simple and works flawlessly....an issue I have had with other units. The brushcutter attachment is handy and I use it for the thicker grass and small bushes at the edge of my property. I am very pleased with this product.
Date published: 2019-04-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My View of Club Cadet 4 Cycle Trimmer Cub Cadet 4 Cycle Trimmer was surprisingly easy to use. I was worried that it would be too bulky and hard to maneuver but that was not the case. It is lighter than other trimmers and super easy to use as a lady. I like how quick it works too. It took no time for me to trim my yard and tidy up the area around my rose bushes. This trimmer makes my work look like professional quality. The only thing that could make it better if it came in some cute girly colors like pink or purple but it is a great product and built to last.
Date published: 2019-04-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Product I currently have a rechargable weed eater which did pretty ok for what I needed it to do. Then I received this weed eater and I am impressed on how well it cuts and it is easy to use. The only bad thing I would have to say is that it is a little heavy to hold. But other than that it works great. Very powerful. And it cuts very well
Date published: 2019-04-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from So Far So Good Really like that this seems to put off much less exhaust than trimmers we have owned in the past. I will say this, this one is a bit heavier weight wise so take that into consideration with the size of the work you have to do so you can plan accordingly. It cuts very well! The brush cutter attachment is AWESOME on getting those higher weeds cut! Definitely one of those tools that makes yard care so much easier and so much faster!
Date published: 2019-04-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Practical and fast This trimmer was been great. We've used it at home a couple times now and it has been great for our backyard and garden. I look forward to continue using it. Some of our weeds were high and it did a great job clearing them.
Date published: 2019-04-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cub with a Roar I received my Cub Cadet and was quit excited. It is powerful and comes with string trimmer head and hard blade attachment for those heave brush jobs. It also came with Gas and a small oil bottle and fully loaded with string. The change out from string to hard blade attachment is as easy as pushing a button and sliding new attachment on. It also came with a strap to put over your shoulder to make it more comfortable to use. I love it.
Date published: 2019-04-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Powerful trimmer with brushcutter included I've used a lot of trimmers and this one has convinced me that 4 cycle is the way to go. Although heavy- you will need the included shoulder strap- it has lots of power and requires no premixing of fuel. It also doesn't generate obnoxious blue smoke fumes like most 2 cycle engines do. It cuts a 17" swath which isn't that much smaller than the standard 21" most mowers cut. The string trimmer head can be swiveled 90 degrees for edging with a simple click and twist. And the same click and twist removes the head and allows for attaching the included brush cutter head. While this attachment works well the included blade is not the best and I had much better results with aftermarket chain saw type round blades which are readily available. The engine starts easily and runs about an hour per tank of synthetic fuel. The tank is clear so you can easily see how much is left. My only complaint is the strap is kind of flimsy and the slip adjuster kept releasing on it. As this machine is heavy an aftermarket strap might be a good idea. All in all I really like this both for its power and its fuel convenience.
Date published: 2019-04-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very nice string trimmer/brush cutter The BC 490 String Trimmer with brush cutter attachment is very nice. Easy to put together, no mixing of the gas and oil (thanks to the 4 cycle motor), and started easily. It trimmed around the house very well. We cut some brush that had been getting out of hand quite nicely. Its a long reach for the trigger for small hands, resulting in 4 stars instead of 5.
Date published: 2019-04-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great quality product This is a great weed eater/bushwhacker. It’s made very sturdy and with quality parts. The set up and using the product is very easy. It works well and definitely gets the job done. When I think of quality this brand and product come to mind.
Date published: 2019-04-03
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Cub Cadet BC490 The Cub Cadet BC490 is very simple to put together right out of the box. I love the length and the sheer power of this weed eater, but it is a bit heavy. Even with the shoulder strap, 17+ pounds gets heavy after using it for a while. I also noticed that it takes it a while to warm up before being able to use it at a tilted angle. I love that it takes regular gasoline and oil, instead of 2-cycle premixed fuel, and I love the power, but it is just a bit too heavy for me for big jobs.
Date published: 2019-04-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Powerful and suprised I was pleasantly surprised on how powerful this unit is. I had a lot of brush in the back yard I needed to clean up and this did the job with ease. I like having one tool to do multiple task and this certainly does that.
Date published: 2018-06-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product This is my first trimmer that I’ve owned. I remember using my moms growing up and it was always a pain to string, this club cadet is light weight, powerful, and easy to restring. I was able to knock out both my front and back yard with ease.
Date published: 2018-05-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great! My dad lives his new BC490! Its light and easy to maneuver, great quality all around!
Date published: 2018-05-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great features The Cub Cadet 4 cycle trimmer is the perfect trimmer for me the homeowner who is looking for a model that is that next step in the journey of becoming a zen master of your lawn. I enjoy using the Cub Cadet 4 cycle trimmer. It has a huge cutting diameter and a professional straight shaft offering surgeon like precision under bushes and hard to reach areas. A MUST HAVE PRODUCT
Date published: 2018-05-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome This is awesome, received my weed wacker about a week ago for testing purposes and this I not just some weed wacker, it’s heavy duty and works great on my shrubs . I would definitely recommend to others that this is a great garden tool to have in the tool shed.
Date published: 2018-05-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This product is powerful and energy efficient! This trimmer is amazing and has all of the features you would hope to have when cutting grass and weeds in hard-to-reach places. The power of this trimmer also helps cut heavier brush throughout the yard with the amazing brushcutter attachment that connects to the powerhead in a snap - no tools required! My favorite feature of this trimmer is that it is lightweight and easy to maneuver. I recommend this Cub Cadet BC490 to anyone looking to purchase a energy efficient trimmer that has the capacity to trim both heavy and light brush in the yard.
Date published: 2018-05-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lots of power but a little heavy Excellent power and feels very substantial in your hands. After using it for 1 hour, I noticed that it started to feel cumbersome. However, the included shoulder strap really helped to alleviate some of the stress caused by its weight. Perhaps the ergonomics could be something to tweak in the future but all in all, it's a good setup. I haven't tried out the bushwacker attachment but it looks to be legit. Good blade quality and easy to switch attachments. I found it easy to start and the idle felt strong.
Date published: 2018-05-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great piece of equipment! This is a great rival with Stihl and Echo! The interchangeable heads are great and the motor isn't rough or hard to start. There are little to no vibrations from the motor, so using it on our large yard didn't cause any fatigue. I would highly recommend this to anyone especially considering the price point!
Date published: 2018-05-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Product I never realized how superior a 4 stroke engine on a weed eater was until I unboxed and began using this product. So easy to start and absolutely powerful. What an amazing product. I can't want to share this with my neighbors!!!
Date published: 2018-05-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome weed eater My husband was so excited to try this out. It started right up! We had been needing one for awhile because we have a good size yard. This is amazing and it took no time for him to line up my flower beds and around my fence. This is a brand that I would highly recommend and I am very pleased with this company.
Date published: 2018-05-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Might and beauty combined Today I received my Cub Cadet BC490 trimmer and brushcutter and all I can say is WOW. From the ease of unpacking to simple assembly the folks at Cub Cadet have thought of everything. They even included a can of TruFuel and a bottle of 4 cycle motor oil in the packaging so I would have everything needed to fire it up. I followed the simple assembly, fueling, and starting instructions (No fuel blending needed) and away I went. There was a little weight to it but the shoulder strap compensates for it while still allowing full rang of motion. I used the string trimmer attachment first some edging. I quickly had a clean line surrounding all of my beds. The throttle is very responsive and the trimmer easily cut through any pesky overgrowth. Sooo much more powerful than my electric trimmer. Plus there’s just something about the sound and feel of a well built combustion engine. Not going back. At the end of the job you the cutting tool comes off and are ready to hang with provided hanging caps (they really did think of everything!)
Date published: 2018-05-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Makes ease of Summer work Yard work is not a particularly enjoyable task for me, but having the right tools definitely helps the process. I have a large wooded area that requires a lot of attention. The BC 490 is definitely up to the task. The power to cut through quickly and use of the attachments made what normally is a 3 hour job half the time. The edger runs smoothly and gives a nice professional look to the yard. I was able to trim hedges and limbs without having to go get another tool. I would definitely recommend this product
Date published: 2018-05-20
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