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Old 06-11-2012, 11:45 PM
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FS 80 or FS80R, what's the R stand for?

What's the difference between the Stihl FS80 and FS80R trimmer? Need to know ASAP. Thanks guys
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Old 06-11-2012, 11:54 PM
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The R is code for the loop handle, without the R it will have the bike handles. This info is for current made equipment not sure about the older ones.
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Old 06-11-2012, 11:56 PM
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Thanks alot!
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Old 06-12-2012, 12:08 AM
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The R is code for the loop handle, without the R it will have the bike handles. This info is for current made equipment not sure about the older ones.
WRONG the handles have nothing to do with the R-designation. The first models were called fs-80 the newer, later models were renamed to fs-80-r there are a few small physical differences but over all they are the same machines, the fs-80-r is a bit heavier as well.

The bike handles were on option and either machine from the factory.
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Old 06-12-2012, 12:11 AM
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Engines the same right? That's what really matters to me.
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Old 06-12-2012, 12:25 AM
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WRONG the handles have nothing to do with the R-designation. The first models were called fs-80 the newer, later models were renamed to fs-80-r there are a few small physical differences but over all they are the same machines, the fs-80-r is a bit heavier as well.

The bike handles were on option and either machine from the factory.
R is loop handle and with out the R are bike handles I run bike handles and never had one with a R on it only seen the R on the loop handle
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Old 06-12-2012, 12:39 AM
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R is loop handle and with out the R are bike handles I run bike handles and never had one with a R on it only seen the R on the loop handle
So just because you never saw one with an "R" on it you assume thats what the "R" stands for???

Like i said the "R" has NOTHING to do with the handles. Its a later year designation, the older versions were simply the fs-80 the newer versions picked up the "R" designation to set it apart form the older versions. Virtually everything is the same between the two machines beside a few small physical differences in the plastics, the "R" is also slightly heaver due to the different plastic housing.
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Old 06-12-2012, 12:40 AM
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Engines the same right? That's what really matters to me.
Same engine. same handles,same shaft,same trimmer head,same handles,same spark plugs,same handles.....
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Sorry Goldpro you are wrong, snyder;s is right. see this link, this should awnser the op questions as well

http://www.stihlusa.com/trimmers/comparison.html
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Old 06-12-2012, 01:00 AM
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So just because you never saw one with an "R" on it you assume thats what the "R" stands for???

Like i said the "R" has NOTHING to do with the handles. Its a later year designation, the older versions were simply the fs-80 the newer versions picked up the "R" designation to set it apart form the older versions. Virtually everything is the same between the two machines beside a few small physical differences in the plastics, the "R" is also slightly heaver due to the different plastic housing.
http://www.stihlusa.com/trimmers/FS130.html
Go to there site and you will learn something Loop handles are R and no R isBike handle
The trimmers has a R and the Brushcutters has no R
Sample FS110R is lighter then a FS110 its heavier The reason its heavier is the bike handles
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