FS 80 or FS80R, what's the R stand for?

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by MXHalofan, Jun 11, 2012.

  1. MXHalofan

    MXHalofan LawnSite Member
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    What's the difference between the Stihl FS80 and FS80R trimmer? Need to know ASAP. Thanks guys
     
  2. knox gsl

    knox gsl LawnSite Platinum Member
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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.
     
  3. MXHalofan

    MXHalofan LawnSite Member
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    Thanks alot!
     
  4. THEGOLDPRO

    THEGOLDPRO LawnSite Fanatic
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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.
     
  5. MXHalofan

    MXHalofan LawnSite Member
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    Engines the same right? That's what really matters to me.
     
  6. Snyder's Lawn Inc

    Snyder's Lawn Inc LawnSite Platinum Member
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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
     
  7. THEGOLDPRO

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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.
     
  8. THEGOLDPRO

    THEGOLDPRO LawnSite Fanatic
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    Same engine. same handles,same shaft,same trimmer head,same handles,same spark plugs,same handles.....
     
  9. Gilmore.Landscaping

    Gilmore.Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
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    Last edited: Jun 12, 2012
  10. Snyder's Lawn Inc

    Snyder's Lawn Inc LawnSite Platinum Member
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    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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