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calsconstruction
03-01-2010, 07:13 PM
Has anyone used the kombi system. cant you chage out your head on a normal stihl it just takes longer right.

slicknick
03-01-2010, 09:53 PM
ive been doing research on stihls and ive found that the kombi system doesnt save you money unless you buy like 5 of the attachments and plan on using them all regularly. I can get a FS90R trimmer and change the head out for an edger or hedgetrimmer for half the price of a kombi

DLCS
03-01-2010, 10:13 PM
We buy the Kombi attachment kits for out Fs90's. if you buy the kombi attachment you get the full warranty on that attachment. If you buy just the head, you don't get the warranty.

calsconstruction
03-01-2010, 10:29 PM
does anyone use the blower attachment they said it was as good as a backpack blower just wondering.

STIHL GUY
03-01-2010, 10:30 PM
does anyone use the blower attachment they said it was as good as a backpack blower just wondering.

seems like it would be a pain having your blower on the end of your trimmer

Alan0354
03-01-2010, 10:40 PM
seems like it would be a pain having your blower on the end of your trimmer

I read people love it!!! But you better have the KM130 to maximize the tool.

I am not a multi tool guy.......even I am using my multi tool most:dizzy::dizzy:

The thing I afraid most is getting dirt into the joint right in the middle of the job when you are busy rushing, trying to change out the attachment and the cap drop in the dirt and all. And it is not cheap. If you have a lot of attachments, you better get a second head just in case the main one fail......Dr. Murthy work overtime!!!!

For home owner, it is a dream, for pro LCO like you guys, I really don't know.

I don't change attachment often, you guys ever run into times that the attachment just don't go in the harder you try!!!! It was funny one time when the sales person did the demostration and he just can't get it in infront of me. He finally excuse himself and went into the room, 10 seconds later, he came out with the attachment in!!!! Funny how it always workout like that!!!

mowerbrad
03-01-2010, 11:18 PM
I've got a km110 and its a great unit. In the long run, if you run multiple attachments, it will pay off. It takes about 3 attachments to make it a better deal than buying all separate machines. I've got the trimmer, edger and hedge trimmer attachments for mine. It isn't my primary tool, more of a secondary or lighter use unit. But it works great, and switching out attachments take only a few seconds. I still plan on getting another one or two attachments for it over time.

mds2000
03-01-2010, 11:27 PM
I have been using the kombi set up for about 4 years now i love it i have a 130 a 110 and a 90 and have about 8 attachments and 2 extensions.
Have had no problems exept losing a valve ( use synthetic not regular mix carbon deposits on valves are bad )
i would recomend a 110 for the first and would eventually recomend a back up motor eventualy. thing are expensive to buy but buy as you reqired or finances are avaliable start with the trimmer and edger and go from there you wont be dissapointed but
replace the nut on the cupling with a lock nut so dosent vibarate lose and i think the blower is a waste of time stick with a hand held or back pack.

shanehasty
03-02-2010, 01:17 AM
One of the main Stihl suppliers here ran a deal last year for the 110 kombi system with the trimmer head attachment included for $369.00

Personally, I couldn't afford NOT to pick up one for that, and I've added the hedgetrimmer and pruner attachments since then. Not a bad pickup for under $700 total.

bock
03-02-2010, 01:21 AM
I have the Biggest baddest kombi they make ( I cant remember the part number) in the stihl line and it has been junk. It is a pain to start and the head is a pita to load line. Tons of power but I just dont think it compares to the good old redmax! I tested out the blower attachment and its really cool. Just inst as reliable as I would like. I remember the throttle cable wore and snapped half way though the season last year.

1whitetail
03-02-2010, 03:10 AM
I have an fs 85 kombi with the trimmer, hedge trimmer, pole saw, extender, and edger attachments. I have never had any problems with it and would buy one again. As for the blower, I have a stihl handheld. I don't have that blower attachment for the kombi because it looks a little cumbersome and awkward to use.

Buddy Buds
03-02-2010, 08:33 AM
I have the 110 with trimmer, edger, hedge trimmer and brush wacker. It works great. I also have the 90 trimmer.

Brad Ent
03-02-2010, 08:45 AM
We run a 110 w/trimmer and hedge attachements.
It's little heavy, but great back up tool.

meicher806
03-02-2010, 10:44 AM
I have the Biggest baddest kombi they make ( I cant remember the part number) in the stihl line and it has been junk. It is a pain to start and the head is a pita to load line. Tons of power but I just dont think it compares to the good old redmax! I tested out the blower attachment and its really cool. Just inst as reliable as I would like. I remember the throttle cable wore and snapped half way though the season last year.

Redmax, Really?!? I have tried them 2x before and both redmax's were junk, wouldnt run for crap. Ive never had a problem with my stihl's I plan to buy one this year since i need a new trimmer and im tired of using my little wonder edger every other week on some jobs.

White Gardens
03-02-2010, 10:50 AM
I don't have a Kombi, but I swap the heads out at the end of old school, pos fs66 trimmer that I can't seem to kill as hard as I try. As soon as it dies I might go ahead and buy the KOMBI motor as most of my attachments came from e-bay with the KOMBI shafts, so it would be a simple up-grade.

I have a cultivator, trimmer, hedge trimmer, and edger.

The only issue that I run into is that You can mess the heads of the torque screws up pretty easily, so I have a handful extra lying around to replace as needed.

That and I would prefer the shorter shaft for the hedge trimmer for the majority of bushes I do aren't that tall and the long shaft can be cumbersome.

CLARK LAWN
03-02-2010, 11:06 AM
i have the 130 with the trimmer, edger, hedge trimmer, and wire brush wheel. this year im going to get the pole pruner and the extention. if you are just buying one attatchment then probably not worth it but i like it cause i can use it with all these different things. i dont take it out as a everyday tool but its nice to have around for other work. i probably use it 2-3 times a week.

DA Quality Lawn & YS
03-02-2010, 11:46 AM
I have the KM90 with string trimmer and rototiller heads. I like it for the tiller, can mulch up small gardens and beds real nice with it. For trimming though, I think the unit is too heavy. I prefer to use my common ol hardware store Weed Eater for most of my trimming because it is so lightweight.

mds2000
03-02-2010, 01:21 PM
I would prefer the shorter shaft for the hedge trimmer for the majority of bushes I do aren't that tall and the long shaft can be cumbersome.

i had the same thought then found out stihl has a short shaft that you have to buy seperatly and is like 80$ i think it is about 12inches long but is so nice to use but i find i still use the long one quite a bit still :canadaflag:

Rexdale Grass
04-01-2010, 02:17 AM
love the 110 have the hedge trimmer and doing 100ft runs of 8ft tall hedges are fun now