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WJW Lawn
11-18-2006, 10:04 PM
Ive been doing this for a couple years now...and more and more I find myself becomming a Stihl Junky. The Br600 comes out...I had to buy it! I own a Stihl Chainsaw...a Stihl Hedge Trimmer....Edger....want to get a Stihl Trimmer, own a Stihl POCKET KNIFE for crying out loud!!! A STIHL CAMO HAT!! And I saw a dang Stihl liscense plate on Ebay and I'll probably get that!! Then of course you have the Stihl shorts lol GEEEEZ!! Anybody else a Stihl junky like me?? :dizzy:

The Rookie
11-18-2006, 10:07 PM
stihl is the first chainsaw i ever used. They have been around a long time and something about them is addictive

metro36
11-18-2006, 10:08 PM
I am an echo junky. More echo equipment to come for me soon.

twj721
11-18-2006, 10:10 PM
I have 3 Stihl trimmers, 1 Stihl blower (back pack),Stihl hats and use Stihl mix oil and Stihl trimmer line does that count and let me not forget the sack full of Stihl safety glasses he gave me just to get them out of his hair .

jsf343
11-18-2006, 11:08 PM
Ive been doing this for a couple years now...and more and more I find myself becomming a Stihl Junky. The Br600 comes out...I had to buy it! I own a Stihl Chainsaw...a Stihl Hedge Trimmer....Edger....want to get a Stihl Trimmer, own a Stihl POCKET KNIFE for crying out loud!!! A STIHL CAMO HAT!! And I saw a dang Stihl liscense plate on Ebay and I'll probably get that!! Then of course you have the Stihl shorts lol GEEEEZ!! Anybody else a Stihl junky like me?? :dizzy:

Son you need to talk to someone about this. Someone professional. I am worried about you. get help.:laugh:

jsf343
11-18-2006, 11:10 PM
Ok, my name is Jeff, I too am a stihl junky. (just not quite that bad) really though, they do make good products.

Josh.S
11-18-2006, 11:29 PM
I have 3 Stihl trimmers, 1 Stihl blower (back pack),Stihl hats and use Stihl mix oil and Stihl trimmer line does that count and let me not forget the sack full of Stihl safety glasses he gave me just to get them out of his hair .

Stihls trimmer line is the worth ever... it splits and is absolute junk... bought gator line and it lasts 3x longer with no splitting... but besides that I am a fan of stihl equipment also... except for the trimmer line and the new 4mix trimmers..

dcondon
11-18-2006, 11:35 PM
I will never buy a Stihl product again.:hammerhead: :hammerhead:

The mayor
11-18-2006, 11:44 PM
My stihl stuff never starts and sits in the back of the garage...so I too think stihl is junky. Thought I was the only one.

Just Mow
11-18-2006, 11:46 PM
I will never buy a Stihl product again.:hammerhead: :hammerhead:
I'm sure they won't miss you.:waving:

Just Mow
11-18-2006, 11:49 PM
Ive been doing this for a couple years now...and more and more I find myself becomming a Stihl Junky. The Br600 comes out...I had to buy it! I own a Stihl Chainsaw...a Stihl Hedge Trimmer....Edger....want to get a Stihl Trimmer, own a Stihl POCKET KNIFE for crying out loud!!! A STIHL CAMO HAT!! And I saw a dang Stihl liscense plate on Ebay and I'll probably get that!! Then of course you have the Stihl shorts lol GEEEEZ!! Anybody else a Stihl junky like me?? :dizzy:

I'm with you, I have their trimmers both two cycle and 4-mix. Same with their blowers. Also have pole saws, hedge trimmer, edgers, hand tools, don't have the shorts though. So I guess that would qualify me as a junkie.:dizzy:

Tadams
11-19-2006, 12:44 AM
Love all my Stihl stuff! If Stihl makes it and I need it, I'm buying Stihl.

Hey Major, do wanna get rid of any of your Stihl stuff thats taking up space?

Richard Martin
11-19-2006, 06:37 AM
Although I do own a lot of Stihl equipment but I don't consider myself a Stihl junkie. Let's see, I have a Stihl trimmer, edger, handheld blower, hedge trimmer and a BR600. But I also just bought (in January) a Shindaiwa T-231 and I own a Husky 36 chainsaw. I think it has more to do with I really like dealing with one particular dealer and all he sells is Stihl. He makes me some good deals on equipment and he has given me a lot of stuff over the years.

WJW, my dealer gave me a Stihl metal sign a couple of years ago. It's about 1 foot by 2 foot and it's in real good shape.

noseha
11-19-2006, 07:44 AM
Boys, you have some stuff. I have 1 chainsaw,helmet,chaps,case,wedges 1.hedge trimer 1. ext reach trimmer 1. hand held blower 2. edges 3. back packs 7. trimmers. I use timber sports gloves, protective glasses, hearing protection and all my mowers have lawnmower bags. I buy shirts don't wear their hats. I deal with 8 stihl dealers. All my stihl stuff runs and for you boys who don't like their stihl stuff I WILL TAKE IT just pm me and I will give you me address I'll pay for shipping

The mayor
11-19-2006, 09:36 AM
Love all my Stihl stuff! If Stihl makes it and I need it, I'm buying Stihl.

Hey Major, do wanna get rid of any of your Stihl stuff thats taking up space?
Yes I do I still have a fs80r that is on it's second spool string. $150.00 + shipping. Let me find the hedge trimmer on the model #. pm me

sawman65
11-19-2006, 11:12 AM
any body got the looping shears,ax,boots? i do the only equipment i dont have is a chain saw i have a sachs.but when that wears out i will have a stihl.and i am just a farmer,and also sell and work on stihl for a living

Grn Mtn
11-19-2006, 11:22 AM
Lets see, I have had or have (have had to replace stolen stuff twice!)...

1 FS 80 Trimmer
2 BG 85 Blowers, 1 Leaf collection system for it.
2 Farm Boss Pro series Chain Saws, 1 case -best damn chain saw ever
1 HS 80 Hedge Trimmer
2 Kombi 110, string trimmer head, articulating hedge shear head, rototiller, lawn edger
Protective helmet with ear muffs and face shield
"4-Mix" Ball Cap


I have had my share of carb problems and I know other companies products might be lighter or more powerful but overall, you just gotta love the STIHL:usflag:
I always buy the top model, no point to getting the lower ones knowing what paces I am going to put them through.

David Haggerty
11-19-2006, 11:22 AM
My stihl stuff never starts and sits in the back of the garage...so I too think stihl is junky. Thought I was the only one.


The secret to getting Stihl stuff to start is to use synthetic 2-cycle oil. It eleminates the fouling and gumming up.

I have Stihl mostly because that's what my dealer chooses to sell me. Just put it on a synthetic diet and it'll start.

Grn Mtn
11-19-2006, 11:34 AM
... the only equipment i dont have is a chain saw ...

Oh man, thats the best thing they make. In fact its so good, my model chain saw has been around since '91 without any changes! And they will not make them low emissions, they take emission credits from the 4-mix line of equipment in order to leave the saws alone.

Listen, if you can only afford one saw, to be used for both trimming and felling, get the MS260 Pro. This is what I use, its light enough to carry up in the tree, but powerful enough to cut the tree down. Unfortunately it costs $550 but worth every penny.

Team-Green L&L
11-19-2006, 12:03 PM
If anyone can tell me anything about the FS106 trimmer it would be greatly appreciated. I posted pics on a thread entitled Stihl FS106.

sawman65
11-19-2006, 04:24 PM
not to kill any junkie's fix,but that 106 trimmer is around 15 years old and heavy. still a great trimmer very heavy duty a good brush cutter by all rights.parts can still be orderd and well worth fixing.i belive the 108 took its place in the early 90's then came the 120. pm me and i will pull the spec's from my dealer website

Lawnworks
11-19-2006, 04:31 PM
I love stihl equipment except for the br600. I have 10 4-mix trimmers, 1 stick edger, 1 chainsaw, 3 extended reach 4-mix hedge trimmers, and 3 junk br600s.

Lazer_Z
11-19-2006, 04:34 PM
I'm not sure I'm junkie or not. My list is very small but I may have something that is worth extra points. My Stihl list is as follows: Saws-3, 025,MS260PRO & HT101. Edger- FC110. Blower-BR600. The newest thing I got off of Stihl's site and it's a chainsaw ring tone for your cell phone. Clothing wise I have 1 hat and 2 shirts. The shirts have the Sthil name and also my dealer's name.

Rob

S man
11-19-2006, 08:09 PM
The secret to getting Stihl stuff to start is to use synthetic 2-cycle oil. It eleminates the fouling and gumming up.

I have Stihl mostly because that's what my dealer chooses to sell me. Just put it on a synthetic diet and it'll start.

I'm going to start using that kind of oil.

Stihl seems to be a controversial subject. You gotta love em or hate em. I like stihl. A little more than redmax now.

lawncare4u
11-19-2006, 09:04 PM
:laugh: :laugh: I drink Stihl bar oil for breakfast!!:laugh: :laugh:

LawnMower
11-19-2006, 11:01 PM
I buy all Stihl accept for my one Red Max 8000 back pack blower. Iv always had great luck with Stihl. There high quality commercial grade equipment. Its to bad a lot of guys don't like the BR600 because I'm seriously considering buying one. Iv had nothing but trouble with my Red Max 8000.

tacoma200
11-19-2006, 11:07 PM
Been using stihl products for about 10 years. Just had my first repair, broken pull cord on a trimmer. That's it!

Envy Lawn Service
11-20-2006, 12:20 AM
Yeah, I guess you could say I am a Stihl junkie too.

Generally when you compare any of their units with what is supposed to be in the same class from another brand... Stihl is usually heavier. But their stuff is built tuff and will take the beating of commercial use.

The key to getting good engine performance from any two-stroke engine is using good clean fuel at 89 octane or above and high quality mix oil. From newm do that with the fuel, remove the spark arrestor screens and follow the starting proceedure in the manual and you will have no problem at all with starting or performance. I never have any issues unless something needs replacement or repair.

I've been satisfied with their products... I'm just at a point now where I am carefully laying back and waiting to see how things go with all the changes Stihl has been making in recent times.

MowerMoney
11-20-2006, 12:22 AM
All Stihl products here:
2 -line trimmers
1 -edger
1 -hand held blower
1 -BP blower
1- hedge trimmer
1 -chain saw
1 -ear phones

Most all start on 1 - 3 pulls. I use Stihl 2 cycle oil and 93 octane fuel.

S man
11-20-2006, 01:10 AM
I buy all Stihl accept for my one Red Max 8000 back pack blower. Iv always had great luck with Stihl. There high quality commercial grade equipment. Its to bad a lot of guys don't like the BR600 because I'm seriously considering buying one. Iv had nothing but trouble with my Red Max 8000.

I hear the 8001 has resolved those problems with the 8000.

Prestige-Lawncare
11-20-2006, 11:23 AM
I've been a Stihl fan since way back in my early "Homeowner - rookie" days!

:weightlifter:

Total.Lawn.Care
11-20-2006, 11:35 AM
Stihl Jinkie Here:

FS90R Trimmer
FC100 Edger
KM90R Line Trimmer/Hedge Trimmer
BR600 Back Pack Blower
015L Chainsaw

And want more everyday......

Prestige-Lawncare
11-20-2006, 12:44 PM
Stihl Jinkie Here:

FS90R Trimmer
FC100 Edger
KM90R Line Trimmer/Hedge Trimmer
BR600 Back Pack Blower
015L Chainsaw

And want more everyday......

What's a Stihl "Jinkie"? :hammerhead:

Potchkins
11-27-2006, 06:39 AM
Ive been doing this for a couple years now...and more and more I find myself becomming a Stihl Junky. The Br600 comes out...I had to buy it! I own a Stihl Chainsaw...a Stihl Hedge Trimmer....Edger....want to get a Stihl Trimmer, own a Stihl POCKET KNIFE for crying out loud!!! A STIHL CAMO HAT!! And I saw a dang Stihl liscense plate on Ebay and I'll probably get that!! Then of course you have the Stihl shorts lol GEEEEZ!! Anybody else a Stihl junky like me?? :dizzy:

i'de say so, going by my signurture there's about 20 of them

Total.Lawn.Care
11-27-2006, 09:57 AM
What's a Stihl "Jinkie"? :hammerhead:

A Junkie high on Stihl Products who cannot spell..........

I am probably going to get more Stihl stuff today.

Mike's All Season Service
11-27-2006, 10:15 AM
I am a STIHL Junkie too!!! I have alot of stihl products just read my signature, But i am not a big fan of the 4-mix trimmers, they just take to long to spool up for me. But besides that it is the Best equiptment you will invest in. Im not saying its the fastest or the lightest or the cheapest, but it will last alot longer than any other equiptment. IMO

LLandscaping
11-27-2006, 02:42 PM
All we use is Stihl two-cycle we have: 5 BR 420, 2 FS 85, 2 FS 80, FS 110, 4 Stihl chain saws, 3 HS 80's, HL 75, Fc 75, HL 101. I have a few t-shirts and hats, we have had great luck with Stihl equipment.

Total.Lawn.Care
11-27-2006, 03:01 PM
I am probably going to get more Stihl stuff today.

Yep, I did it. Got a BG85 Handheld Blower. On the way to me is a set of HS80 Hedge Trimmers and I am about to purchase a MS250 Chainsaw and another BR600.

Got alot of Stuff, and want more!!!!!!!!!

Just Mow
11-27-2006, 10:20 PM
Yep, I did it. Got a BG85 Handheld Blower. On the way to me is a set of HS80 Hedge Trimmers and I am about to purchase a MS250 Chainsaw and another BR600.

Got alot of Stuff, and want more!!!!!!!!!
If you use the hedge trimmers alot purchase the HS81T-24 instead of the 80.
Lighter, faster blade speed, and zero vibration.:drinkup:

Potchkins
11-28-2006, 01:19 AM
All we use is Stihl two-cycle we have: 5 BR 420, 2 FS 85, 2 FS 80, FS 110, 4 Stihl chain saws, 3 HS 80's, HL 75, Fc 75, HL 101. I have a few t-shirts and hats, we have had great luck with Stihl equipment.

FS 110, HL 101 aint both of those 4 mix?

S man
11-29-2006, 12:26 AM
I am a STIHL Junkie too!!! I have alot of stihl products just read my signature, But i am not a big fan of the 4-mix trimmers, they just take to long to spool up for me. But besides that it is the Best equiptment you will invest in. Im not saying its the fastest or the lightest or the cheapest, but it will last alot longer than any other equiptment. IMO

What are you talking about??? The spool has nothing to do with the engine.:dizzy: The fs55r has the same spool. What kind do you have? Is it the autocut head?



Yep, I did it. Got a BG85 Handheld Blower. On the way to me is a set of HS80 Hedge Trimmers and I am about to purchase a MS250 Chainsaw and another BR600.

Got alot of Stuff, and want more!!!!!!!!!

Easy there total care. Don't get more than you need.:rolleyes:

Mike's All Season Service
12-13-2006, 11:48 PM
No, I mean power up, how fast it gets to its top speed, the 4-mix takes longer.

pclawncare
12-14-2006, 01:51 AM
i know what you mean about getting the head speed up but i have found as long as you keep it spinning even a little it helps alot almost seems like it is something in the clutch mecanism takes a little to fully engage or something i dont know but man you have to love the power. When it comes to thick wet grass cant beat the power

tosainu1
04-14-2011, 03:00 PM
I have the Br600 magnum and ms290 chainsaw and i'm looking to get a ms660 so yes..i'd say i'm a stihl fan...

zopi
04-14-2011, 03:21 PM
If you are not doing all day production cutting the 660is way overkill...I have one, and love it, but it is a ***** to work for very long...
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rlitman
04-14-2011, 04:55 PM
I hear you. My garage is getting as orange as a Home Depot. :)

Richard Martin
04-14-2011, 05:48 PM
My stihl stuff never starts and sits in the back of the garage...so I too think stihl is junky. Thought I was the only one.

Stop feeding it corn and it may run. Stihl is a meat eater. As in dino meat. Try some real gas.

lawnboy dan
04-14-2011, 07:12 PM
this thread should be called sthil junk. i will never buy another sthil product.

bkruk
04-14-2011, 08:16 PM
I have always, and will continue to run stihl equipment. Blowers are great, trimmers have much a ton of power, and their chainsaws are legendary. Another big reason is my local stihl shop is very nice, and I have always had great service no matter what. You just cant beat the 4mix engine!

zopi
04-14-2011, 08:47 PM
Gotta 180c that fell in the weeds behind the sawmill...then I deployed...a year later, I thought, ah crap..just bought a chainsaw,
Dumped the old gas...poured in some new....she started on the third pull....gottaluvit.
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THEGOLDPRO
04-14-2011, 09:36 PM
lets see i got.
- 3 stihl fs 90 string trimmers.
- 4 stihl chain saws.
- 2 stihl hedge trimmers.
- 1 stihl combi unit, with most attachments.
- some random smaller stihl trimmer looking thing with a saw blade on it.
- 1 stihl pole pruner.

Im sure i have a few more i cant remember, but either way i dont consider myself a junkie i just have alot of hand tools lol i also own an assortment of shindawa stuff as well, all my back pack blowers are shini, as well as my power brooms.

BINKY1902
04-14-2011, 11:04 PM
The only reason I use Stihl is because that's the only dealer of handhelds in town. I like my old $200 Home Depot echo trimmer better than my $500 Stihl.

CJFDFF
04-14-2011, 11:49 PM
I love Stihl products, lets see where do i start lol, I have a KM 90, KM 110, Brand new KM-130, 3 KM Line Heads, 3 KM straight shaft edgers, 1 KM- BG blower, 1 KM Tiller, 2 KM power broom (removes rocks and stones out of yards with ease and minimal damage to the yard), 1 KM Hedge Trimmer, 1 MM55 tiller with several attachments, BR 600 Magnum Backpack blower, BG 86 Handheld blower, HS45 Hedge Trimmer, MS310 Chain Saw with 20" bar and Chain, MS 192T chain saw, 1 backpack sprayer, Multiple large stihl banners, 6 orange top bar stools with stihl logo, have multiple shirts and i do have a the stihl plate for my truck lol, never buy anything else and wont ever regret buying Stihl

weeze
04-15-2011, 12:07 AM
i want one of them there stihl br600 magnums...mhmm

Lawnut101
04-15-2011, 12:08 AM
I just bought a Stihl Farm Boss chainsaw. I use all different kinds of handheld equipment. The Farm Boss is awesome!

KS_Grasscutter
04-15-2011, 12:15 AM
I like my BR600 and MS310 saw. But I am to the point that I really hate the new style gas caps. Need a new edger and trimmer, think I am gonna go with Shindaiwa this time around.

grincon
04-15-2011, 12:30 AM
I get a free hat every time i buy a new stihl :cool2:

STIHL GUY
04-15-2011, 09:21 AM
i started with a br340 and then upgraded to a br600. i also have a shihl chainsaw and trimmer. they make good products and i am happy with the stuff i have bought from them. i wouldnt consider a different brand

goodgreen
04-28-2011, 01:43 PM
"Stihl crazy after all these years..."

goodnewsmaint
04-28-2011, 11:07 PM
I need to get me some of those shorts! Love all my Stihl equip. Sure do hate them gas caps though.

tosainu1
04-29-2011, 01:57 PM
But the Magnum BR600 i have gets beat by my LCO's Shindies...I do like the Shindy handheld edgers and trimmers as well...I would like to buy an MS260 Pro as well as a 660&880 before they get discontinued...I think the MS260 has already been discontinued actually...

GMLC
04-29-2011, 02:16 PM
I run all Stihl equipment and even like the gas caps!!!!

tosainu1
04-29-2011, 02:47 PM
i don't see what the big deal is with the gas caps? I think people have to find something to complain about since i don't have any issues with the gas cap..

cashishift
04-29-2011, 05:59 PM
Homeowner here:

FS90R Trimmer

BG86 Blower

SG20 Backpack Sprayer

Looking to get a saw.. will probably look at the 362.. it seems to be the best of both worlds. Pricey though!

Oh, and I have zero issues with the gas caps.. I like them better than the screw on ones my dad's Echo stuff has.

georgiagrass
05-02-2011, 03:50 AM
I'm probably a Stihl junkie; we have tons of their stuff. All of our stick equipment and blowers are Stihl. I don't even consider buying anything else.

dieselman29200
05-02-2011, 11:18 PM
The thing about Stihl is not only is it good equipment, but its got great brand appeal as well, I can say that im proud to own such fine products. My dealer is awsome, he's been selling Stihl for over 40 years, and really takes care of the customers. Gotta have a good dealer or even the best equipment will seam like junk.

cpllawncare
05-02-2011, 11:27 PM
The secret to getting Stihl stuff to start is to use synthetic 2-cycle oil. It eleminates the fouling and gumming up.

I have Stihl mostly because that's what my dealer chooses to sell me. Just put it on a synthetic diet and it'll start.

Good to know! I just bought my first stihl blower and am looking at a edger and trimmer. Need a few more accounts first LOL eventually I want to be all stihl! it's mostly all you see around here.