Register free!
Search
 
     

The Green Industry's Resource Center


Click for Weather
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 09-13-2013, 12:53 PM
944own's Avatar
944own 944own is offline
LawnSite Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Chattanooga TN
Posts: 1,154
Stihl fs100 rx

Just a question for anyone that has this trimmer. I am wondering does this trimmer have the wobble to it by not having a solid shaft and having the flex cable shaft. I made the mistake a couple years ago buying a couple husqvarna 223's with the cable shaft. They were fine for a little while but after a while they started wobbling so I sold them. I like redmax and run a couple 2350's and a 2650 for bigger stuff but the 2650 has just about bit the dust so I need another trimmer with some power. I like the 2350 but for some biweekly accounts it is just not strong enough. thanks by the way The reason for the fs100rx and not the 110 or 130 is the weight I have had the 110 and 130 and sold them because they are so heavy.
__________________
Chevy W4500
Exmark
Redmax
Stihl
9mm
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 09-13-2013, 12:59 PM
nashlawn01's Avatar
nashlawn01 nashlawn01 is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Southwest VA
Posts: 403
Stihl fs100 rx

I had a few fs100's and after a season or two at most they started vibrating so bad your hands would go numb. Started using fs90's. same trimmer but solid shaft. Haven't had a problem since
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 09-13-2013, 01:05 PM
944own's Avatar
944own 944own is offline
LawnSite Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Chattanooga TN
Posts: 1,154
Quote:
Originally Posted by nashlawn01 View Post
I had a few fs100's and after a season or two at most they started vibrating so bad your hands would go numb. Started using fs90's. same trimmer but solid shaft. Haven't had a problem since
Thanks man I will x that off the list. I can't stand that. Can u run the 90 with no guard. The 110 and 130 I had didn't like to run with a bunch of string out but the redmax does fine.
Posted via Mobile Device
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 09-13-2013, 01:14 PM
smallstripesnc smallstripesnc is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Charlotte, NC
Posts: 674
I have a FS100RX and no bad vibrations so far. Has about half a season on it so far and I run about 1 1/2 inch to 2 inches of extra line out past the factory guard and it does fine. The only issue I had was a bad coil but it was replaced under warranty and I haven't had any issues since.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 09-13-2013, 01:25 PM
greenstar lawn's Avatar
greenstar lawn greenstar lawn is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Michigan
Posts: 648
I just bought a fs 100 after using Redmax for last 8 yrs. It wobbles so much especially at half throttle and its only 3 days old. Other then that I like it
Posted via Mobile Device
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 09-13-2013, 01:33 PM
nashlawn01's Avatar
nashlawn01 nashlawn01 is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Southwest VA
Posts: 403
Stihl fs100 rx

I make my guys keep the guards on because we mow 5 cat dealerships
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 09-13-2013, 01:39 PM
944own's Avatar
944own 944own is offline
LawnSite Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Chattanooga TN
Posts: 1,154
I have also been thinking about the husqvarna 323l. I didnt like the 223 I had but it was mainly because of the wobble from the cable shaft. The 323l has a solid shaft and says on the website 9 pounds. That seems hard to beat with 1.2hp. The redmax trimmers are great but when you get past the lightweight 2350 the others are heavy.
__________________
Chevy W4500
Exmark
Redmax
Stihl
9mm
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 09-13-2013, 01:42 PM
944own's Avatar
944own 944own is offline
LawnSite Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Chattanooga TN
Posts: 1,154
Quote:
Originally Posted by greenstar lawn View Post
I just bought a fs 100 after using Redmax for last 8 yrs. It wobbles so much especially at half throttle and its only 3 days old. Other then that I like it
Posted via Mobile Device
Sorry to hear that man. I saw stihl is coming out with a 2 cycle fs94 sometime. Maybe they will have them at the expo next month. You could probably get the solid shaft for that trimmer then it would be a fs110 or just see if they will let you switch it out since it is only 3 days old. The ace hardware here sells still and they have let me exchange a piece of equipment after a couple days use. good luck
__________________
Chevy W4500
Exmark
Redmax
Stihl
9mm
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 09-13-2013, 01:45 PM
MBDiagMan MBDiagMan is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: NE Texas
Posts: 617
I too have the FS90 and am amazed by it. I guess the fact that it's a four cycle seems to give it less speed, but more torque. It might be my imagination.

The machine is indeed smooth and powerful though.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 09-14-2013, 01:03 AM
Ridin' Green Ridin' Green is offline
LawnSite Fanatic
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Michigan
Posts: 8,303
Quote:
Originally Posted by 944own View Post
I have also been thinking about the husqvarna 323l. I didnt like the 223 I had but it was mainly because of the wobble from the cable shaft. The 323l has a solid shaft and says on the website 9 pounds. That seems hard to beat with 1.2hp. The redmax trimmers are great but when you get past the lightweight 2350 the others are heavy.
I love my 223. The only wobble or vibration I get is at very low RPM's. I've used it full time for the past two sesons now with no regrets and no issues. I won it in a drawing or else I'd have bought the 323 or better still- the 326. It has a better design to the engine head as far as directing exhaust heat away from your elbow than the 323.

Either of those two are my top pick for trimmers always. Lots of power for so light a weight, and their prices are fair too.

I also own an FS90R and an FS250R, so I'm not being biased.

I am puzzled that you thought the 110 and 130 were so heavy though. There's not really that much weight difference between the 90, 110, and 130. about 1.3 lbs or so IIRC.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump





Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ©1998 - 2012, LawnSite.comô - Moose River Media
All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:38 AM.

Page generated in 0.08374 seconds with 9 queries