What Size Rope Should My Lawn Mower, Snow Blower or Other Equipment Use? Main Image

When you're selecting the size of rope for your small engine, chainsaw, trimmer, push mower or riding mower, keep these in mind:

  • #3 (3/32" Diameter) and #3-1/2 (7/64" Diameter) rope is used on most trimmers and small 2-cycle engines
  • #4 (1/8" Diameter) and #4-1/2 (9/64" Diameter) rope is used on most chain saws and larger 2-cycle engines
  • #4-1/2 (9/64" Diameter), #5 (5/32" Diameter) and #5-1/2 (11/64" Diameter) rope is used on most 4-cycle push mower small engines
  • #6 (3/16" Diameter) and #7 (7/32" Diameter) rope is used on most larger 4-cycle engines

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