View Full Version : Which Trimmer?

12-28-2004, 09:07 PM
My wife got me a new trimmer for Christmas (Stihl FS110RX) I've read a couple of posts where folks have had some problems with this trimmer. Should I consider trading for FS80 or FS85? We don't have a Redmax dealer in my area so I'm gonna stick to Stihl brand. Any thought/suggestions about which model I should consider? I may want to add pole saw at some point. Thanks for all input. gh :)

12-28-2004, 09:17 PM
Keep the 110. A few problems early on by a few people. Most of us have had good results with ours. I have 4 85's and 1 110. The 110 is a power beast. Not one problem with it all year.

But if you were to trade...do not get the 80.

Travis Followell
12-28-2004, 09:31 PM
No, do not trade the 110. They are great trimmers. We bought one back in the summer and it has got a beating the last half of the mowing season and it has held up great. The new 4 mix engines are the most powerful engines available IMO and you'll be very happy with it. We will probibly buy another one next year to replace a 85. BTW Stihl doesn't make the FS 85 anymore. There line-up now goes from a FS-80 to an FS-110.

12-29-2004, 01:49 PM
Keep the 4-mix! I have 3 of them-2 trimmers and an edger- and not a hiccup from a
any of them yet. Love "em!!!


12-29-2004, 08:14 PM
I've got two FS85's, best trimmers out there!! Plan to upgrade to the 110 this spring. Tip- always use stihl 2 cycle oil and mix with 93 octane.

12-29-2004, 10:53 PM
I know a guy that runs 93 octane in his trimmers do they run good? Will it tear it up.

12-30-2004, 12:33 AM
no 93 octane will not tear it up.

12-30-2004, 12:41 AM
I got a Stihl FS110 for christmas too. I'm keeping it.

12-30-2004, 12:46 AM
what is the price of each??

12-30-2004, 09:53 AM
I have an FS 110, and love it. No problems at all. I paid 310.00 for mine.

Travis Followell
12-30-2004, 08:12 PM
We paid $350 for ours with the bike handles.

12-31-2004, 12:56 AM
Ditto on Stihl 4 mix. They are the best on the market