New Stihl FS 70 RC-E?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by beaver29, Jan 20, 2010.

  1. beaver29

    beaver29 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Anyone try or see this new Stihl FS 70 RC-E trimmer?
     
  2. genesis215

    genesis215 LawnSite Senior Member
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    I saw this trimmer too, and wondered about it. Looks pretty good. Lightweight at 10.6lbs, 1.2 hp, 27.2cc. I think it is stratified charge because the other new Stihl 27.2cc engines like on the BG 86 are. It looks to be the commercial grade version of the FS 56 RC-E, with a slight difference in HP, and engine clutch cover design. It is flex cable drive.

    Anybody got one of these yet? The $279.99 price tag makes it very appealing, if it's a good trimmer.
     
  3. Alan0354

    Alan0354 LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Is it the same HomeScaper engine with only one compression ring?
     
  4. genesis215

    genesis215 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Nope, it is a 2-ring professional series low-emission stratified 2-stroke engine, just like the BG 86 handheld blower, which has the same engine. Glad to see Stihl has a commercial-grade 2-stroke trimmer on the market now, with a low price tag. I think it will be available in California, as it is 2010 EPA-compliant. It has a full 2-year commercial warranty.
     
  5. genesis215

    genesis215 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Anybody used one yet?
     
  6. Alan0354

    Alan0354 LawnSite Platinum Member
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    You sure both the BG86 and FS70 are two ring engines? I was told it become single ring and strato charged engine because of CARB crap.

    I notice my new Stihl catalog took out the part bragging about two rings give better heat conduction and all.

    I still have not notice FS70 in the dealer yet, damn that Kalif. crap.

    I was told by the dealer we are not going to have the Shindaiwa EB802 ever!!!! Crap!!!! It's been two years already. Like we never get the EB630. Only available is the EB8520 that NOBODY buy according to the dealer!!!!
     
    Last edited: May 17, 2010
  7. greensolutions1

    greensolutions1 LawnSite Member
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    i also heard from my dealer its a fancy homeowner version with single compression ring
     
  8. rb30533

    rb30533 LawnSite Member
    from se
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    i was told by stihl tech support that its has two pistion rings.
     
  9. STIHL GUY

    STIHL GUY LawnSite Fanatic
    from CT
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    i just checked out the website. looks like a nice little trimmer
     
  10. genesis215

    genesis215 LawnSite Senior Member
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