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Cub Cadet BC 490 Straight Shaft Gas String Trimmer/Brushcutter, 41AD490C912

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The Cub Cadet BC 490 Straight Shaft Gas String Trimmer/Brushcutter can be converted to a brushcutter using the 4-tip blade that connects to the powerhead without tools.

  • Premium full-crank 25cc 4-cycle engine
  • Dual-bearing, full-support crankshaft delivers smooth, reliable power
  • 17 in. cutting swath
  • Uses .095 in. line
  • 3 year limited warranty
  • CARB Compliant

Specification Description
CountryofOrigin: Imported
Warranty: 3-Year Limited
Product Height: 39.25 in.
Power Type: Gas
Material: Metal
Type: String Trimmer
Recommended Use: Residential
Product Weight: 17 lb.
Part Number: 41AD490C912
Brand: Cub Cadet
Product Length: 11.75 in.
Product Width: 10.75 in.
Special Feature(s): 3-Year Limited
Cutting Swath: 17 in.
Line Feed: Bump
Manufacturer Part Number 41AD490C912
Cub Cadet BC 490 Straight Shaft Gas String Trimmer/Brushcutter, 41AD490C912 is rated 4.2 out of 5 by 379.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Weed eater Amazing power and easy to use . They longer handle makes it so less back strain also ...Love it
Date published: 2019-08-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome trimmer Awesome trimmer easy setup/swap to use blade plenty of power easy start
Date published: 2019-08-20
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Nice little trimmer Bought thes 1year and 4 months ago to replace my old echo trimmer worked well only thing was you have to go get gas every time you use it don’t like gas that’s over a month old got the Protection plus plan Went to use it last Friday the motor didn’t want to turn over up but after a couple of pulls it started and it was blowing oil out the muffler and smoking not a good Sign for a 4 stroke engine After three days with on the phone with protection plus plan that finely gave me the number to a place close to have it fixed glad I didn’t get rid of my old trimmer not at all Impressed with this trimmer are the time it takes to file a clam if you have to file one
Date published: 2019-08-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great brushcutter! The trimmer starts easily. The brushcutter attachment is great have used it to clear about a 1/4 of an acre of overgrown wild raspberry bushes and wild grape vines. The trimmer attachment works well but is a bit difficult to open the string housing to reload. Have to pry on the tabs with a flat screwdriver to get it open. Overall very pleased with the unit.
Date published: 2019-08-19
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What kind of oil can I use?

Asked by: Tom80
Hello Tom80. The oil used in the Cub Cadet BC 490 Straight Shaft Gas String Trimmer/Brushcutter is SAE 30. Thank you for your question.
Answered by: CubCadet
Date published: 2018-08-14

What cub cadet trimmers have a tap & go line advance, along with brush blade?

Asked by: Anonymous
Hello Otis Driftwood, please contact our customer service at 1-800-965-4282, to better answer your questions.
Answered by: CubCadet
Date published: 2019-06-24

Does this trimmer have two shafts with it or just heads?

Asked by: littleruthie
Hello littleruthie. The Cub Cadet BC 490 Straight Shaft Gas String Trimmer/Brushcutter comes with the string trimmer and brushcutter attachments and these attachments are switched out just above the lower housing shaft. Both attachments come with their own lower housing shaft. Thank you for your question.
Answered by: CubCadet
Date published: 2018-05-19

how do you load string>

Asked by: AWarren
Hello AWarren. The instructions for loading new string is listed in the BC490 owners manual. If you need a replacement manual, please contact Cub Cadet via Live Chat or by phone. Thank you for your question.
Answered by: CubCadet
Date published: 2019-07-31

Is the line strong enough to cut blackberries, or does that require the saw blade?

Asked by: BillGuy
Hey BillGuy, This model comes with a brush cutter attachment. The brush cutter features a steal blade that will easily cut through blackberry bushes.
Answered by: CubCadet
Date published: 2019-07-02

who makes the engine? Also is it made in the US

Asked by: customer2020
The engine on this machine is designed at our plant in Arizona then they are built in Mexico. Thanks for the question.
Answered by: CubCadet
Date published: 2019-04-04

having a hard time threading the string there is no way to hold it

Asked by: todd k
Hello todd k. Unfortunately, this is not a question we can diagnose online. We suggest you take the unit to your local Authorized Service Center for assistance. You can also find our telephone contact information located directly on Cub Cadet's website. Thank you for your question.
Answered by: CubCadet
Date published: 2017-05-25

Where can i find a head assemble replacement?

Asked by: Luiz
This can be purchased directly though Cub Cadet. Please visit their website at https://support.cubcadet.com/s/ or you can reach them by phone at 1-877-428-2349.
Answered by: JasmineH
Date published: 2019-03-16
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