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Old 04-30-2006, 06:58 PM
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anyone on here run the stihl 4 mix 4 stroke trimmers???

i am buying a new trimmer tomorrow and i am either getting the fs 80 2 stroke that i know has a ton of power and the best trimmer i used to date but my dealer is telling me to go with the 4 mix cause he says even more power and runs smoother..
so anyone run these like the fs 90 or fs 100rx or 110? please post and compair to the fs80r. thanks
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Old 04-30-2006, 08:21 PM
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I have the KM 110R with the trimmer and edger attatchment. The trimmer has more power than I'll ever need. The edger works good but sometimes I wish it had more power. It takes about 5 seconds to change from the trimmer to edger. I like it a lot and think it was a good purchase thus far.
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Old 04-30-2006, 08:37 PM
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When my Stihl FS 85 got ripped off I bought the 110 4 mix.

After a while I was almost glad the FS 85 got stolen. The 110 is that much better. I have the hedge pruner and the chainsaw attachment for it too.
It has enough low end torque it can operate at lower rpm's. Much quieter.
I've had the 110 a couple of seasons, work it every day.

You need to watch the junior models. Some aren't rated to handle the attachments.

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Old 04-30-2006, 08:50 PM
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We still have quite a few two cycle stihl's.The 100 and 110,have Low down grunt power, easier starts. Id go with the 4-mix.

If your needs require only a trimmer, and no attachments , go with the 100.The 100 in-addition is lighter then the 110.
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Old 04-30-2006, 08:40 PM
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We have a FS110 (four stroke) and several FS85's. I like the FS85 better they are lighter and dont seem to burn as much fuel as the 110. The FS110 is a good trimmer but I guess I am just use to using the FS85's. The FS80 is the same trimmer as the FS85 but has a flex shaft instead of a solid.
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Old 04-30-2006, 08:48 PM
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Ok Sounds Like I Cannot Go Wrong Then. I Think I Am Getting The Fs100rx Over The Fs80. I Am Not Sure Of The Price Of The Fs100rx Anyone Know?
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Old 05-02-2006, 11:51 PM
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Ok Sounds Like I Cannot Go Wrong Then. I Think I Am Getting The Fs100rx Over The Fs80. I Am Not Sure Of The Price Of The Fs100rx Anyone Know?
I've used both the FS-85 and the Echo srm-260s before, still have an almost brand-new fs-85 but it has the trimmer attachment on it because I like to have a dedicated pole trimmer

Recently my echo started giving me headaches and I bought the FS-100rx and it is b-b-b-b-bad !!! It's no heavier than the FS-85 but it has TONS of power and sounds like a little harley at idle and low rpm's. Since I'm a little bit red, I really like the vrooom-vrooom sound it makes. At higher rpm's, the motor doesn't sound like it's going to do much but whoa the string winds up with a whirrr that is louder than the motor, and I mean noticeably louder. The string whirrring is actually about the only reason I have to wear hearing protectors, the motor isn't that loud but the string noise is WOW! And when it hits weeds, watch out for flying objects LOL !

Starts great, fuel consumption was a bit high at first until the excitement wore off... I usually use just as much throttle as I really need to do the job, and with the FS-100 I can do most of my stuff barely above idle: I get 4-6 yards per tank, maybe 8 but my lots are larger than they used to be (1/4 acre to an acre nowadays). Still, I'm working to get it to run all day on a tank and I think it can be done.

Price was not much higher than the FS-85, money was no issue at the time but I believe it was 340-360, I don't know for sure but it was NOT 400!!

You will very much so like the FS-100rx, it works great one-handed and left-handed and upside down and swing it between your legs and do acrobatics and all that, too.

Oh, one other thing: I replaced the Stihl's solid handle with my old Echo's D-handle and it's reeeeeally nice now. The echo's shaft diameter is a bit smaller so the D-handle has to be tightened carefully so the bracket isn't lopsided, but it fits.
You can remove the shoulder strap as well.

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Old 05-02-2006, 11:55 PM
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My FS110 is ok. If I could do it all over I would go with RedMax. The Sthil doesn't start that easily (used to by 2 pulls, now its about 5-10) but its great when it is running.
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Old 10-15-2006, 09:26 AM
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I had the 80 and upgraded to the 100. It has alot more power. I think it cost about 325.00
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Old 04-30-2006, 09:36 PM
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yeah i just bought a 110rx this year(this is my first year on my own). when i worked for some one else we used green machince. love those but i like 110 rx even better except the handle i want to get a diffrent style, anyways in my area i paid $329 they knocked of $20 cause i bought some nice used mowers which i also talked them down on as well. that my .00056 cents.
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