STIHL Edger, Which One?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by DSLND, Jun 20, 2006.

  1. DSLND

    DSLND LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Well i think my million year old edger i got off of ebay has just about bit the dust. Since they stopped making the STIHL FC85 i am stuck with the decision on either getting a commercial curved shaft or getting the 110 which my dealer priced at $429.00 which is alot but i would maybe spend it on an edger due to it is used at every job. Should i go FC 100, 110 or find a used 85? Thanks -Mitch-
     
  2. TriplePLandscaping

    TriplePLandscaping LawnSite Member
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    i originally bought an fc75 for 329 w/ tax, took it home tried it out and didnt like it at all, i think the curve shaft takes alot of power out of the engine b/c it took a while to get spooled up, and i had to walk SLOWLY to keep it from bogging. took it back went all out and bought the fc110 straight shaft, no regrets even for 469 out the door price. this thing has balls! great torque, ive used it to bed edge, cut a small trench to lay wire and eveything else, this things eats whatever you throw at it.
     
  3. DSLND

    DSLND LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,205

    I going to test one out, i dont really have a problem with my curved shaft, but know a straight would be 10000000x times better. Thanks -Mitch-
     
  4. Lazer_Z

    Lazer_Z LawnSite Silver Member
    from NJ
    Posts: 2,579

    Mitch, I'll second TripleP in saying the FC110 is a true beast. You will have no need for a WB edger if you buy the 110.

    Rob
     
  5. 6'7 330

    6'7 330 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I concur with your analysis,The low down grunt of the 4-Mix, will power through two inch overgrowth on sidewalks not edged in years.The FC110 is the one to get.
     
  6. Rhett

    Rhett LawnSite Bronze Member
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    For an edger can not beat the 110. Do not want one for a weede whacker but I am getting ole and delicate in my old age. WEIGHT
     
  7. DSLND

    DSLND LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,205

    Well yesterday my old edger finally went out and the engine woundnt stay in place so i got me a new one! This Thing is AWESOME!!!!! I love it

    Thanks For All The Advice -Mitch-

    STIHL FC110 Edger.JPG
     
  8. DSLND

    DSLND LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,205

    Heres a Pic of my old edger.

    STIHL FC 44 Edger.JPG
     
  9. S man

    S man LawnSite Gold Member
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  10. sawman65

    sawman65 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 751

    you sitll had a old fc44? that thing was a pos i had to work on those things all the time,you have a real one now congrats!
     

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