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Stihl FS85 Discontinued

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Jimmyed, Jun 17, 2004.

  1. Jimmyed

    Jimmyed LawnSite Member
    from IN
    Posts: 82

    Anyone looking to buy anything with the FS85 powerhead go buy it now. Once they are gone stihl isn't making anymore. Parts will still be around for a good long time though. Emissions BS is the main cause.

    Just got the newsletter from our supply house today.
  2. dvmcmrhp52

    dvmcmrhp52 LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Pa.
    Posts: 4,205

    The fs 80,hs75,hs 80,hs 85,fs75,km85 ALL have the same engine.
    I have heard the emmissions thing but that doesn't quite settle with me considering half their landscaping tools use the same engine.
  3. Jimmyed

    Jimmyed LawnSite Member
    from IN
    Posts: 82

    that powerhead 4137 has been around a long time. they are going to persue the 4180 powerhead now.
  4. MacLawnCo

    MacLawnCo LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,847

    is the 4180 the one powering the FS110?
  5. competitiveimageland

    competitiveimageland LawnSite Member
    Posts: 192

    ya im pissed i bought an 85 with a few attchment not to long ago then i when i asked my supplier for a price on another he said he doesnt want to sell them anymore for the reason that they arent goin to be available , so im out luck for anymore attachments
  6. The C Man

    The C Man LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ohio
    Posts: 527

    If you're talking about the gearbox attachments, the 85 and 110 series use the same ones so there shouldn't be a problem.


  7. dvmcmrhp52

    dvmcmrhp52 LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Pa.
    Posts: 4,205

  8. Garden Panzer

    Garden Panzer Banned
    from Seattle
    Posts: 313

    The FS85 is THE best weedeater out there lb for lb......
    It's a sad day!
    That sais I'll keep mine around forever with new parts!
  9. Potchkins

    Potchkins LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 570

    the power head and maby the throttle cable are the only differences
    Everything else will interchange
    you can even swap compleate power heads
    ie.take off a 110 replace with an 85 or vice versa
  10. MTR

    MTR LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Florida
    Posts: 1,280

    FS 85 rocks!!!

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