Stihl KM 130 R

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by cgaengineer, Jul 22, 2007.

  1. cgaengineer

    cgaengineer LawnSite Fanatic
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    Is anyone familiar with this power head...it appears its the same power head as the professional weed wacker and edger. I have the homeowner power head and really like its quick change attachments but want to upgrade the power head to a more powerful unit. My reasoning behind this is that I will have a backup power head in the event of an engine failure.

    I currently have the following attachments:

    Weed Eater
    Edger (Curved shaft...need to upgrade to straight shaft)
    Tiller (Works great in small beds and around flowers)

    I am looking to purchasing the pole saw and hedge trimmer.
     
  2. Just Mow

    Just Mow LawnSite Senior Member
    from Texas
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    It is a commercial powerhead with almost 2hp.
     
  3. Boonman

    Boonman LawnSite Member
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    I have a KM 85R, and I love that unit. Heck, I love all my Stihl Equipment. :cool2:
     
  4. cgaengineer

    cgaengineer LawnSite Fanatic
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    It is a 2 stroke right?
     
  5. cgaengineer

    cgaengineer LawnSite Fanatic
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    I have the 55R so that my reason for upgrading (Lack of power)
     
  6. Rhett

    Rhett LawnSite Bronze Member
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    It is the 4 mix. I have KM 85s and KM 110. For dependability and ease of service perfer the 85s.
     
  7. cgaengineer

    cgaengineer LawnSite Fanatic
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    How do you know if the Stilhs are 4 mix or 2 strokes? Is the 85 a 2 stroke? All I see on their website is "Caring for nature" which tells me they must be 4 stroke.
     
  8. Just Mow

    Just Mow LawnSite Senior Member
    from Texas
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    All of the commercial kombi powerheads are 4-Mix.
    It is a hybrid engine that offers you more power and a lot more torque than 2-stroke.
    You still use 50:1 mix in the unit.
     
  9. cgaengineer

    cgaengineer LawnSite Fanatic
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    That being said would you advise to purchase a 4 cycle Stihl or a 2 cycle from another maker?
     
  10. hossmp

    hossmp LawnSite Member
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    The KM-100 is a commercial unit. I dont know for sure if your other tools will fit the commercial units or not you could ask the dealer. Most people tend to go with the KM110 I believe the number is. Its lighter and has hte power to run the attachments. For example my extended reach pole saws are powered by the 110 string trimmer engine. I believe that would be the one unit that grinds up the most power and I have no complaints. I had a 130 string trimmer and returned it I wasnt pleased with the way it ran. The 110's are the unit that I prefer from stihl. Most good full service Stihl dealers will even let you handle and in some cases run the machines, maybe not trim but at least get a feel for them. I would suggest trying them out. Its what I do on rainy days..we are rained out in central n.j. today.
     

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