Two-Stroke vs. Four-Stroke

How 2-Cycle and 4-Cycle Engines Differ

By  | Snow Blower Product Expert

You can usually tell a two-stroke engine by the cloud of stinky smoke that surrounds it when it's first started up.

Two-stroke engines (also called two-cycle engines) require you to mix the oil with the gas in exact amounts, and most people like to eye-ball it.

Four-stroke (four-cycle) engines have a separate compartment for oil, so you don't have to measure things out like a scientist.

New snow throwers only come with four-stroke engines. The only two-stroke engines you'll find are the old ones that have already been around the block a few times.

If you're tired of mixing oil and sniffing fumes, it may be time for an upgrade to a cleaner, easier, 4-stroke model.


Visit Snow Blowers Direct on Facebook
View the Snow Blowers Direct Twitter Profile Page
Follow Snow Blowers Direct on Pinterest
View Snow Blowers Direct YouTube Channel
View Snow Blowers Direct on Blog
View Snow Blowers Direct Tumbler
View Snow Blowers Direct LinkedIn Company Profile