View Full Version : Stihl Product Question

03-04-2008, 10:05 PM
Ok. I was looking through my 2008 Sthil Catalog because I need to purchase a new trimmer and blower. I will be using it for 10-20 yards a week for no more than an hour a day. Heres my question.

What is the difference between say the KM 55 R kombi motor and the KM 90 R kombi motor. The 55 is a "HomeScaper" unlike the 90. Is there a big difference? Same with say the BG 55 and the BG 65 D?

Thanks in advance.

03-04-2008, 10:08 PM
there is always a difference between homeowner model& commercial

03-05-2008, 08:43 AM
what im asking is, is the homescaper built to commercial standards with just a smaller motor and components or is it built cheaper. i would like to know if the homescaper units will hold up for the 1hr a day ill be using it everyday of the week?

03-05-2008, 09:22 AM
Go with the km90r,the 55 is built much cheaper and has a plastic handle that vibrates alot.The 90 runs smoother and although has a bigger engine burns less fuel.

03-05-2008, 11:15 AM
The 55 would be a good backup (If you already had one like me), but if you have the money, skip even the 90 and get the 130...boat loads of power and runs like a champ.

Oh, if you have to edge a new edge the KM55 has no power.

03-05-2008, 11:18 AM

I agree the 90 or 130 are both great units! We been using the 90 but i'm going to buy a 130 this year :D

03-05-2008, 11:19 AM
Also please keep in mind the Brock is a good kid, and money is tight for him!