search sponsored by:
Advanced Search

The Green Industry's Resource Center

Old 06-11-2013, 01:13 PM
zackvbra zackvbra is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Lake park, ga
Posts: 555
review of the fs 90 r

I just got one this morning.

the pros:
-pretty easy to start
-not that heavy
-motor has a decent amount of power for maintained grass trimming.
-good value at msrp $319. I was in the dealership today and I just couldn't resist.
-runs really good at high rpm
-very fuel efficient. I ran it for almost an hour today and it still has a little gas in it.
-that new exhaust smell is really addicting! lol don't know why.

the cons:
-it accelerates kind of slow.
-it is underpowered for tall grass. it labors the engine, which is not what I expected. I thought it was going to be night and day compared to my fs 70, but its really not all that different, power-wise. I do expect it to produce more power once I run about 10 gas tanks, though.
-you cant really run it at low rpms, which is important because I mow some mobile homes, and im afraid it will tear the skirting to pieces. might have to break out the 70 for those.

In all, I think its a decent trimmer for the money, but I will probably getting a bigger one in the future.
My set up:
-2007 Chevy 2500hd 8.1l 4x4
-7x18 enclosed trailer
-Grasshopper front mount 61", gravely 52"
-36" Gravely Walkbehind, 21" exmark push mower
-Stihl everything
Reply With Quote
Old 06-11-2013, 02:59 PM
Ridin' Green Ridin' Green is offline
LawnSite Fanatic
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Michigan
Posts: 10,595
You just need a few hours on yours. Most of us who have one think they cut great down at low R's. They just don't feather up and down as well as a 2 stroke. If yours seems underpowered at all, it either needs time as already stated, or have it checked. Mine has more power than I would have expected from that size engine by a wide margin. I do have a FS250R for the really bad stuff.
Reply With Quote
Old 06-11-2013, 04:56 PM
Marshmallow's Avatar
Marshmallow Marshmallow is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: IL
Posts: 329
Mine runs great even at slow rpms
Reply With Quote

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

Layout Style:

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ©1998 - 2012, LawnSite.comô - Moose River Media
All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:58 AM.

Page generated in 0.07016 seconds with 10 queries