New Stihl FS 94 R - WITH PICTURE TAKEN BY ME!!

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Porcupine Lawn and Snow, Oct 6, 2013.

  1. jbell36

    jbell36 LawnSite Bronze Member
    from KANSAS
    Posts: 1,258

    i completely missed the fact that this was going to be a 2 mix again...i don't like the newer 4's, way too much torque, we have had a huge problem with breaking windows since switching exclusively to stihl 100's...i would much rather prefer a 2 mix over the 4...i would like to stick with stihl since i like our dealership, hopefully stihl will get it figured out soon before we switch to another brand

    we used to have the old shindaiwas, the 231's i believe (they were blue). best trimmer i've ever used
     
  2. Porcupine Lawn and Snow

    Porcupine Lawn and Snow LawnSite Senior Member
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    It will be a 2-mix. The 94 will be for sale in spring 2014 so that should be the end of your troubles :)
     
  3. retrodog

    retrodog LawnSite Silver Member
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    I have them on my shelf for sale $349! Also getting a demo this next week. I hear all this talk about the shafts, found out after becoming a dealer they give a lifetime warranty on all shafts even flex cable... I was ticked off after hearing that my dealer never told me....
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  4. Jimslawncareservice

    Jimslawncareservice LawnSite Platinum Member
    from mn
    Posts: 4,128

    i had my hands on this trimmer yesterday at northern green expo. seems lighter than my echo 265. i dont know much about stihls cc's to compare them power wise. i will probably pick one up this spring to replace my echo 230. the throttle lock it what has me interested
     
  5. Ridin' Green

    Ridin' Green LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Michigan
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    Jim, all the specs are listed on Stihl's site for the new 94. That throttle lock looks interesting to me too.

    24.1 cc
    1.2 HP.
    10.1 lbs.

    http://www.stihlusa.com/products/trimmers-and-brushcutters/professional-trimmers/
     
  6. Jimslawncareservice

    Jimslawncareservice LawnSite Platinum Member
    from mn
    Posts: 4,128

    ok. last i knew it wasnt there. i get tired if looking for info when new stuff is coming out. well anyway the throttle lock like it will work great as long as the inside components are well built and designed. it seemed lighter than 10 lbs. it also seemed better balanced than other stihls. i also had my hands on an echo that i have at the show. was pretty simular.
     
  7. bradsmowing

    bradsmowing LawnSite Member
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    ya i cant wait for this trimmer to hit the shelf in fl .I still have an fs80 that is still running there great trimmers i hope this trimming fs94 is do the same
     
  8. Diesel Dude

    Diesel Dude LawnSite Member
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    Glad to see its a 2 cycle. Although I have had very good luck with the 4 mix STIHLs.
     
  9. lawnboy dan

    lawnboy dan LawnSite Gold Member
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    guess the 4 mix must not be the end all engine sthil thinks it is. otherwise why go back to 2 stroke and use redmax engines
     
  10. dboyd351

    dboyd351 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Don't I remember Stihl saying they had to go to the 4 cycle engine because in a few years none of the 2 strokes would be able to pass EPA requirements? And by going to the 4 strokes now they would be far ahead of the competitors.
    Now it's a few years later and they are going back to 2 strokes. Wonder what the propaganda line is this time.
     

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