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New Stihl FS 94R Review with photo's

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by jojoleafsfan, Jan 24, 2014.

  1. jojoleafsfan

    jojoleafsfan LawnSite Member
    Posts: 75

    So i just bought the new Stihl FS 94R Yesterday, today I got to use it. The price of the machine was $429 Canadian plus tax.
    So this morning I fill it up with mid grade gas and Stihl Premium two stoke oil at a 50:1 ratio. The way the gas tank looks small I didn't think it would hold much gas but I was wrong.
    The job at hand was a over grown 3 tiered hillside.
    The machine started right away after pumping the bulb and having the choke on.
    The job took just under a hour to complete, as you can see in the photo their was still a quarter tank of gas left. I was running the machine at 3/4 speed.
    My primary trimmer the last few years as been a Husqvarna 327RJ. I have nothing bad to say about that machine I just wanted to switch to the 94R because of the thing I have heard and read plus all of my other tools are Stihl.
    The 94R has good power, not as much as the 100 or 110 but similar to the 90.
    I do like the stop button no more on or off switch. The throttle set wheel is another good idea. I had the TSW set to 3/4 which means i could not go over that rpm.
    I Can confirm that it take all of the other Stihl attachments, as i trimmed a few bushes just to see if it worked.
    From what I did today i can give it a good recommendation. Feel free to hit me up if you would like some questions answered.

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  2. Mow Mony

    Mow Mony LawnSite Member
    from VA
    Posts: 229

    thanks for the review. do you feel like its a worthwhile upgrade from the fs90?
     
  3. GMLC

    GMLC LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Subscribed!!!
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  4. Diesel Dude

    Diesel Dude LawnSite Member
    Posts: 177

    I'd be interested on this as well.
     
  5. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 14,700

    It's Stihl's new 2 stroke engine. I'm interested inn how heavy it feels compared to the 4 Mix machines he has. My dealer keeps trying to get me to buy the FS90 but it's 3 pounds heavier than the Kawi 27 I'm using now. He tells me it feels lighter than the Kawi. The FS90 I held didn't feel lighter.
     
  6. Ridin' Green

    Ridin' Green LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Michigan
    Posts: 12,851

    Thanks for the review/pics, but I have to ask- you don't have snow right now and you're in BC?!?
     
  7. jojoleafsfan

    jojoleafsfan LawnSite Member
    Posts: 75

    Hey Mow Mony and Richard Martin, I'm not sure if its a upgrade from the 90 but it is just as powerful and it is a few pounds lighter. I'm hoping I can get good use out of it and not have the troubles some people have had including myself with the 4 strokes.
    Riding Green I live on Vancouver Island in BC, we do not get a lot of snow. So far this winter we had 2 snow falls and the snow was gone by days end. Today was 58 degrees and I mowed a lawn.

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  8. twomancrew

    twomancrew LawnSite Senior Member
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  9. Ridin' Green

    Ridin' Green LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Michigan
    Posts: 12,851

    Man, I'm so jealous. That's a beautiful place (not to mention I like hunting and there's some monster black bears on VI).:)
     
  10. Valk

    Valk LawnSite Silver Member
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