stihl fs 90r

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing Equipment' started by THIESSENS TLC, Oct 6, 2012.

  1. Ridin' Green

    Ridin' Green LawnSite Fanatic
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    Try one for yourself before buying. You may feel totally different about it than I do, or maybe you'll get a smoother operating one. I will say that mine is a lot better than back when it was new, but it still has a spot just up off idle that once you get to it and hold steady on the trigger, the RPM's shoot way up for no reason. After that point it feathers up and down better and is finally starting to smooth up quite a bit.
     
  2. THIESSENS TLC

    THIESSENS TLC LawnSite Senior Member
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    ya i'll definitly try before i buy. i'll let ya know how it goes....
     
  3. smallstripesnc

    smallstripesnc LawnSite Senior Member
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    If stihl fixed the issue im sure theyd sell even more.
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  4. THIESSENS TLC

    THIESSENS TLC LawnSite Senior Member
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    I went to the dealer today and got the BR600 Magnum! What an awesome machine! I love it. Im going to wait until spring to get the KM 90. I dont see a point in spending more money on a trimmer only to have it sit for the next 6 months. It will go on sale in the spring anyways. Thanks for your help guys! Really appreciate it...:drinkup:
     
  5. THIESSENS TLC

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    Should I be putting in supreme or regular gas into the new blower. The stihl oil bottle says to mix with supreme gas, but i dont like the price of supreme gas! Regular gas is high enough. What kind of gas do you guys put in your blowers, and how do you find they perform. Thanks guys
     
  6. Ridin' Green

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    A lot of guys run 89 octane, but a lot of us run premium (92-94 oct). Some see no reason to use anything other than regular, but if every single manu says to use a minimum of 89, I figure they know more than some guy on a forum who will probably be repalcing his equipment every couple years anyway, and just wants to save a couple bucks. For me, the diifference in price isn't that much of an expense if I only use it in my handhelds.
     
  7. THIESSENS TLC

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    Good point, Thanks Green
     
  8. THIESSENS TLC

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    Well I'm thinking about getting the KM110 after trying out my buddies kombi. Man is that thing ever light compared to my troy-built. Extremely quiet too! Lots of grunt when ya need it. Haven't tried the 90KM yet, but to tell ya the truth....I already like the 110KM! Very well balanced too!
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  9. Grassmechanic

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    Same here with mine, but I pretty much am used to it now. I won't go back to the 2-stroke. My eyes don't water and clothes don't smell like smoke.
     
  10. Ridin' Green

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    For about $50 more you can step up the the 130 and get a LOT more power for only 8 more ounces of weight. To be honest, my 90 runs all my attachments with ease including the power sweeper in heavy dirt and gravel (that is one of the best tools/attachmnets I have ever owned), though every once in a while I would wish I had the 130 to run the pole pruner, so I bought a new FS250R for those times since I got such a great deal on it. I know Stihl says it is supposed to be used with the attachmnets other than the tiller, but i am the only one who runs my equipment, and I can take care of, and make sure that, it doesn't get abused, so I feel safe using the attachments on the 250.
     
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