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New 4 mix trimmer

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by SERRICO, Feb 4, 2005.


    SERRICO LawnSite Member
    from TX
    Posts: 94

    Salesman at the local dealer talked me into buying a new trimmer (Stihl 4mix 100rx new model '05).
    I like it because it is lighter and more cc then my current 85rx.
    I started the engine and nosy level is less then 2 cycle engine. Most of all, price was good for more cc. $$277 +tax. :D
    Does anyone have good or bad experiences with 4mix?
  2. mownredneck

    mownredneck LawnSite Member
    Posts: 245

    $277? Have they gone down on the price this year?

    SERRICO LawnSite Member
    from TX
    Posts: 94

    No, my local dealer had open house sale.
    Regular price was I think $310
  4. Travis Followell

    Travis Followell LawnSite Silver Member
    from KY
    Posts: 2,207

    We gave $350 for ours with the bike handles. We have had great luck with our 4 mix. They are very good trimmers and they have a lot of power.
  5. mownredneck

    mownredneck LawnSite Member
    Posts: 245

    I worked with a guy that has nothin but 4 mixes, I loved them. They sound like a 4 wheeler. Im going to try to get one this year. Has anyone heard about stihl making a 4 mix back pack blower?
  6. Jeff@SGLC.ca

    Jeff@SGLC.ca LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 576

    Stihl introduced a line of 4 mix back pack blowers this year as well. I looked at them at our Landscape Show up here. I believe they are supposed to be more powerful then the 420. At $700 canadian a pop I don't know though.
  7. RedWingsDet

    RedWingsDet LawnSite Gold Member
    from Detroit
    Posts: 3,556

    DAMN thats such a good price. My 4mix 110 was $379 last spring!
  8. Stinger

    Stinger LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 252

    We have used a Stihl HT101 pole saw with the new 4 mix engine for about one year now. Very quiet engine, no complaints so far.
  9. Jeff@SGLC.ca

    Jeff@SGLC.ca LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 576

    At the landscape show they rep tried to talk me into them as well. I'll take a look at them again in the spring as I will be in need of a couple more trimmers.
  10. khutch

    khutch LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 495

    Good trimmer w/great amount of torque.
    I'm sold on them.
    STHIL rep told me be careful about your gas/oil ratios. While the manual states 50 to 1, he feels for performance and engine life, 70 to 1 is ideal.
    I can't remember his reason why, but it made sense at the time....

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