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chimmygew
02-23-2006, 11:37 AM
Who has one and what do you like about it? The reason I am asking is my dealer has a demo that he is gonna sell me with a full warranty for $220.00. Is this a good price? I have only exclusively used Echo, but lately have had problems with their trimmers. Any help/comments/suggestions. Thanks

6'7 330
02-23-2006, 11:49 AM
Around here the 100 would go about 300 new.Feedback from the employees is, they like the 100 over the 110 because it's lighter.

jsf343
02-23-2006, 02:13 PM
Bill, what else can you tell about them. Does the 100 have the same power?
I have the fs 85's and really like them except for the clanging. I need to buy some new ones this year, I hear that the fuel efficency is better with the 110
over the 85's. what do think overall??

lawnmaniac883
02-23-2006, 02:42 PM
I am running a 100 currently and it is one kick ass trimmer. Although it doesnt have as much power as the 130, it is more than enough for 99% of what I do. This unit is light making it terrific if you have areas with lots of trimming. I assume this is a 4-mix unit, if so then you will be amazed at how easy they are to start and how quite they run. I think I paid 350ish for mine after tax, etc.

6'7 330
02-23-2006, 02:52 PM
Bill, what else can you tell about them. Does the 100 have the same power?
I have the fs 85's and really like them except for the clanging. I need to buy some new ones this year, I hear that the fuel efficency is better with the 110
over the 85's. what do think overall??

jsf

It has the same engine as the 110, same power.It has a flex shaft, and I'm going under the assumption that is why the 100 is lighter then our 110's.If you like to buy attachments instead of separate units,the 100 will not have the capability to add attachments.For standard trimming the 100 is a very good machine.

mcwlandscaping
02-23-2006, 03:01 PM
This summer im planning on getting a 100RX as a designated trimmer and buying an gearbox edger attachemnt to make my FS85R (awsome trimmer) into my designated edger, then if the 100 ever goes down, i just have to switch the 85 back to the trimmer gearbox.

jsf343
02-23-2006, 03:57 PM
that is encouraging to hear. thanks for you input Bill and others. I think I will head to the dealer today to chat with them and maybe buy. I like the idea of lighter, same or more power and more fuel efficient. I really like stihl
they put out a great product.

chimmygew
02-24-2006, 03:56 PM
Thanks guys. I went to the dealer and told him I would pick it up in a few days.

Quality Cuts PLS
02-26-2006, 12:13 PM
FYI, according to Stihl's tech dept., the 100RX does not have a flex shaft. It is a hollow aluminum shaft in a continuous bushing sleeve. It is the same exact engine as the 110. It also has a more compact and lighter gearcase, redesigned, slimmer guard, and a different handle.

South Florida Lawns
02-26-2006, 12:21 PM
I have the 110 and I like it.

I was origionally looking at the 100 though but got the 110 instead.

It was $35 more and like 2 lbs heavier so I said what the heck.

Have not had a problem with this machine, its about 6 months old too.

$220 now thats a deal around here I would jump on it.

lawnboyblake
02-26-2006, 12:55 PM
I also have a 100RX and love it. Much different to run than my FS 85's. More like a four stroke, lots of low end torque. All stihl equipment is good in my book!!!!!!!!! Good luck

Envy Lawn Service
02-26-2006, 01:37 PM
Yes, I would snatch it for $220.

I love the way that trimmer is balanced.

G.M.Landscaping
03-14-2006, 06:53 PM
This summer im planning on getting a 100RX as a designated trimmer and buying an gearbox edger attachemnt to make my FS85R (awsome trimmer) into my designated edger, then if the 100 ever goes down, i just have to switch the 85 back to the trimmer gearbox.
I just bought the FS 100rx today. My FS85 will now have my hedge trimmer attachment on it full time. This thing sounds like my ATV when running:laugh: .
It feels so much lighter than my old 85. Guess I'll have to wait a couple weeks to find out how it does.

lawnmaniac883
03-14-2006, 07:28 PM
Its one sweet trimmer, you'll like it I guaruntee.

CuttinUP
03-14-2006, 09:00 PM
The FS 100 RX is an awesome trimmer! It has a ton of bottom end torque and dosen't bog down in the thick stuff like most of the 2-stroke stuff does. It has great power to weight ratio. And don't be afraid of the valve adjustment on them your dealer should do the first one for you at around 10 hrs and then it will not need it until about 139 hrs and then should not need it ever again unless there is a problem. So many people try to make this a big deal, it takes about 5 minutes if you have any mechanical ability at all. You will not be disappointed at all.