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Stihl FS85 Question

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by allboy, Jun 17, 2008.

  1. allboy

    allboy LawnSite Member
    from Tacoma
    Posts: 3

    Just wondering what style, and brand everone here is using on there Stihl FS85's. Mine needs to be replaced. Any feedback would be great.
  2. S man

    S man LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,562

    What are you talking about??
  3. Sammy

    Sammy LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,734

    I use Mobile 89 octane when I have to replace the gas.
  4. allboy

    allboy LawnSite Member
    from Tacoma
    Posts: 3

    Opps. Trimmer head. I have the type that holds pre cut pieces. I like this type very much. Cant tell what brand I had, but I dont think it is a Shihl. Who makes a good quality of this type of trimmer head?
  5. Just Mow

    Just Mow LawnSite Senior Member
    from Texas
    Posts: 367

    Stihl it is called a fix-cut 25-2 head.
  6. Roger

    Roger LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,923

    I had an FS85 for many years, equipped with the AutoCut 25-2 trimmer head.

    I recently replaced the FS85 with an FS90, and it has the same trimmer head. AutoCut 25-2 is a bump head, with a split spool. There are no pre-cut strings, only string wound around the spool before mounting inside the head. String is released by a bump knob in the middle. Obviously, it works well because it has been around for years and years, and is the same head Stihl uses with their new series of trimmers.

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