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Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by MXHalofan, Jun 11, 2012.
What's the difference between the Stihl FS80 and FS80R trimmer? Need to know ASAP. Thanks guys
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.
Engines the same right? That's what really matters to me.
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.
Same engine. same handles,same shaft,same trimmer head,same handles,same spark plugs,same handles.....
Sorry Goldpro you are wrong, snyder;s is right. see this link, this should awnser the op questions as well
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