Stihl FS90/FS70?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by djflats, Jun 17, 2010.

  1. djflats

    djflats LawnSite Senior Member
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    I've been using a Stihl FS90 at work. Has anyone tried the FS70? Just curious how the 2 compare. Thanks.
     
  2. genesis215

    genesis215 LawnSite Senior Member
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    I would also wonder about the FS 70, as I've used an FS 90 before as well. Anybody used one?
     
  3. genesis215

    genesis215 LawnSite Senior Member
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    I just found a youtube video of an FS 70RC. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1fcXRspYN4E Looks like an easy starting trimmer with practically no warmup for being a stratified 2-stroke. I got to hold one at the dealer, and it has a very comfortable throttle grip, the trigger is VERY smooth and not too sensitive, and it is very light. The price tag of $279 is unbeatable, plus a 2-year commercial warranty. For all the 2-stroke guys that wanted Stihl to build a commercial-grade 2-cycle trimmer again it looks like you've got your wish. No valves to adjust ever. It's a commercial-grade engine with 2 rings and a forged rod.
     
  4. Alan0354

    Alan0354 LawnSite Platinum Member
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    You sure it's a two ring engine? Someone here said the new 2 cycle Stihl are single ring. I notice they remove the claim bragging about the two ring give better heat dicipation and all on their new catalog.
     
  5. 60s_fan

    60s_fan LawnSite Member
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    I dont think stihl has any single ring units.

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  6. Alan0354

    Alan0354 LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Thanks
    Where do you get this diagram. Do you have the HS45 and HS81 diagram including the gear box that you can post? I have been looking for the diagram of these two hedge trimmers.
     
  7. 60s_fan

    60s_fan LawnSite Member
    from na
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    I have a good relationship with a stihl dealer.

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  8. 60s_fan

    60s_fan LawnSite Member
    from na
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    Gearbox pics

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  9. Alan0354

    Alan0354 LawnSite Platinum Member
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    I really appreciated all the diagrams. I have been searching all over for these.

    Do you have the BG86 blower? I promise this is the last one I want!!!

    Thanks

    Alan
     
  10. 60s_fan

    60s_fan LawnSite Member
    from na
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    Here you go friend. I'm off to dinner and karaoke!

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