Stihl HS81 Trimmer

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by mosmgras, Jan 18, 2007.

  1. mosmgras

    mosmgras LawnSite Senior Member
    from NC
    Posts: 270

    Anyone know the difference between the HS81T and the HS81R models? Stihl's website says the 'R' is for 'heavy pruning.' Is it just a heavier blade? Does it cut different? Also, website says the 'T' has more blade speed. What's this all about? Would it cut better than the 'R'? Thanks.
  2. RAlmaroad

    RAlmaroad LawnSite Silver Member
    from SC
    Posts: 2,195

    More than likely one has larger U's for getting larger wood than the other. Best to look at them side by side. Stihl makes good stuff-not as good as older metal models but very good engines.

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