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

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

  1. THEGOLDPRO

    THEGOLDPRO LawnSite Fanatic
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    welp mine dont so i dont care lol
     
  2. knox gsl

    knox gsl LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Good to see that I was RIGHT, and without being cocky about it.
     
  3. THEGOLDPRO

    THEGOLDPRO LawnSite Fanatic
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    Clearly your not as i still have 3 fs-80s with loop handles.:rolleyes:
     
  4. Green_Will

    Green_Will LawnSite Member
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    Neaner, neaner, neaner, I have 3 fs 80s with looooop handles!
     
  5. jkilov

    jkilov LawnSite Bronze Member
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    "R" stands for Rundumgriff, which means round-wrap-handle or loop handle as we know it.

    "FS" stands for Freischneider, which means brushcutter.

    P.S. My uncle is German so I can still spreak the language though somewhat less fluent.
     
  6. piston slapper

    piston slapper LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Hmmm....he wouldn't have a tattoo in his armpit....SS perhaps...
    Sounds like you have found some inside info on what makes Stihl tick..tick...tick..
    I hear they have ways of making you tock...
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  7. piston slapper

    piston slapper LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Jkilov....didn't mean anything personal....
    This thread stopped being relevant awhile back...
    From what I can gather...it looks as if the Stihl dealers will assemble just about any engine with any shaft...they probably get deals on the slow moving handlebar trimmers and covert them in the back of their shops..
    Nothing like boosting your profits.....
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  8. Green_Will

    Green_Will LawnSite Member
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    Stihl or Shtihl???
     
  9. rlitman

    rlitman LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I knew it was going to be something in German. Thanks for the explanation. Makes perfect sense.
     

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