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New to me Stihl trimmer

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by captbob, Jun 3, 2007.

  1. captbob

    captbob LawnSite Member
    Posts: 86

    I just pick up a large commercial account with 3 retentition ponds when wet all detail work around the ponds I went shopping for a light weight trimmer and my dealer (Royal edger and mower) gave me a FS 100 Rx as a demo to try I never thought 3-4 pounds could make so much of A difference I can one hand this baby and the 4-mix is a lot quieter needless to say I pulled the trigger I only have about 5 tankfulls thru it but I am impressed the drive shaft is hollow aluminum but carries a lifetime warranty the 4 mix winds up a bit slower but I have adjusted to that so far. Any negitives on this one?
    Capt Bob
  2. TheLawnBarber

    TheLawnBarber LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 539

    There is nothing but positives with Stihl. How dare you ask for negatives!!! LOL. The only negatives are the select few products that leave the production line that have a few problems. Every product that is being massed produced will have a unit that is wacked. love my Fs-100. Plenty of power, lightweight and gets the job done fast. Get rid of the loner and get yourself a unit of your own.
  3. Petr51488

    Petr51488 LawnSite Silver Member
    from NJ
    Posts: 2,372

    Their great, no problems with mine except their a pain to start when their hot.
  4. captbob

    captbob LawnSite Member
    Posts: 86

    Tanks, I have not had to shut it off yet
  5. I'd recommend synthetic 2-cycle oil for the Stihl. No fouling of the plug or exhaust screens.
    Mine will start with one pull when hot. Unless I screw up and choke it. Then it takes a lot to start it.

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