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Old 10-06-2012, 02:59 PM
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stihl fs 90r

well, ive been using my 2cycle troy built trimmer for almost 5 years now with very little problems. i always clean the carb at the end of the season, and run a 50:1 mix with 87 octane. It always starts on the 3rd or 4th pull, but now im starting to feel a little sore in my back and neck because im not standing straight up while trimming due to the shorter shaft and 14lbs of weight that it weighs. I went down to the dealer thismorning and lifted a fs 90r off the shelf and was very impressed with the weight (11lbs i think) and balance of it. The shaft is almost 11" longer than the troy built allowing me to stand straight up. Its a very nice unit! dealer wants $399 for it. So i asked him about any end of season pricing and he said they sell for $379 in the spring but would let it go for that price now. Im very tempted to go back and get it but whats the point right now with winter approaching. I hate to lay the TB to rest, but i think for the $400 it might just help with some of the pain i've been experiencing from the TB. Does anybody recommend this trimmer by stihl or a different model?
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Old 10-06-2012, 03:03 PM
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Isnt he 90 a homeowners model???


Im suprised you got 5 years out of a troybuilt
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Old 10-06-2012, 03:10 PM
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No, its for light commercial use. im pretty sure of it anyways. That TB is awesome and i cant kill it, i just wish it wasnt so heavy and short.
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Old 10-06-2012, 03:11 PM
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FS 90 R sells for $319.00 here
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Old 10-06-2012, 03:15 PM
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i wish thats what it cost up here.
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Old 10-06-2012, 03:17 PM
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Road trip down here to the States.
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Old 10-06-2012, 03:19 PM
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haha, i would probably spend the difference in gas anyways. i would only take a road trip if i was going to spend a few k and save a bunch at the same time!
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Old 10-06-2012, 03:20 PM
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FS 90 R sells for $319.00 here
I think hes in Canada and the price is in Canadian dollars
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Old 10-06-2012, 06:12 PM
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I just bought a new Echo SRM 225. It is lighter than the Stihl, and it is a real 2 stroke, with no valves to ever have to adjust. Great trimmer....Oh, and it is only $219 USD.
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Old 10-06-2012, 07:52 PM
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The FS90 is a full commercial unit, no and's, if's, or butt's about that.
I was going to say that you're getting screwed by your dealer, but then I saw that you were a canuck. Makes a large difference on the price tag.
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