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Curved To Straight?

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by JVIC, May 2, 2007.

  1. JVIC

    JVIC LawnSite Member
    Posts: 3

    My dad gave me his fs-75 stihl trimmer and i was wondering if I can just find a straight shaft Stihl with a junk engine and use this low hour engine on. If it is possible does anyone have any that I can buy?
  2. Birdhunter1

    Birdhunter1 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 312

    Check in at old lawn mower repair shops, especially ones that look like they got alot of junk laying around. Before you do that find out what fits, I believe the FS75 shaft and tube is the same as on the 74 or 76, maybe some of the 80's series too.
  3. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 21,653

    I'm sure you can, I've been crossing parts between Stihls and Echos and it works :laugh:

    Yup, the mufflers on a Stihl fs-85 and an Echo srm-260s are interchangeable.

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