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CG Lawn Care
05-29-2011, 09:44 PM
Is it best to just get the Stihl FS 90 R with the edger gearbox attachment? Currently on a tight buget, so I'm looking for best bang for the buck. Any help would be greatly appreciated (1st year in business so I'm still learning).

bmc1025
05-29-2011, 10:45 PM
If you are meaning the straight edger and not the curved shaft attachment then yes. The edger and the fs 90 will last you a long time.

Mudly
05-29-2011, 11:30 PM
If you are meaning the straight edger and not the curved shaft attachment then yes. The edger and the fs 90 will last you a long time.

keep in mind the fS 90 and 90 r are different. the fS 90r has a flex shaft.

CG Lawn Care
05-29-2011, 11:50 PM
keep in mind the fS 90 and 90 r are different. the fS 90r has a flex shaft.

Which is better? I just liked the handle better on the FS 90 R.

Mudly
05-30-2011, 01:42 PM
Which is better? I just liked the handle better on the FS 90 R.

the flex shaft is less durable than a solid shaft. if you dont need a heavy duty model go with the 90R you can always have the dealer change the handle for you if you want the solid shaft

Mikegyver
05-30-2011, 03:46 PM
All the letters at the end of the number mean is what kind of handle it has...nothing to do with the shaft.
I have gearboxes for the same machine and I really do not like it. You get dirt in the tube when you change boxes.
mike

Mikegyver
05-30-2011, 03:47 PM
FS 90R is the normal handle, FS 90 is the bike handle.
mike

Mudly
05-30-2011, 04:22 PM
FS 90R is the normal handle, FS 90 is the bike handle.
mike
your right i was misinformed the 90r and 90 both have solid shafts