stihl vs. husqvarna

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Z's Lawncare, Apr 6, 2012.

  1. Z's Lawncare

    Z's Lawncare LawnSite Member
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    Im looking at a husqvarna 326ls and stihl fs100rx which do you think is better and post some pics of them.Any help would be appreciated
  2. mowerman90

    mowerman90 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    If it ain't broke don't fix it. In other words, go for the 2 cycle Husky. Simple design with no valves to adjust or valve train to break down. I've owned Husky's for many years and have found them to be extremely reliable. I love the power to weight ratio. I've owned Echo, Stihl, Shindawia and would choose the Husky over any of those brands.
  3. Snyder's Lawn Inc

    Snyder's Lawn Inc LawnSite Platinum Member
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    I have stihl 110 my dealer stop carring Husq or I still running them the Husq 332 is a horse use to run Husq from mid 90s to 06
  4. ashgrove landscaping

    ashgrove landscaping LawnSite Gold Member
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    Husq hands down. Total workhorse and light. runs on water practically.
  5. SwatDawg15

    SwatDawg15 LawnSite Member
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    Huskys without a doubt.. Best trimmer out there IMO.
  6. ShooterK2

    ShooterK2 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Starting my third season (part time, about 25 accounts) with my FS 100 RX. I started with a FS 130, but retired it to hedge trimmer duty after getting the FS 100 RX. It's just so much lighter, I'm not near as tired at the end of the day with it.

    I've never owned a Husqvarna so I can't make a comparison for you.
  7. Bunton Guy

    Bunton Guy LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I've got two husky 326's both are 2010 models. Love them.....

    When its time for more hand helds I will be back getting more Husqvarnas.
  8. michaelee2

    michaelee2 LawnSite Member
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    I have a 90R stihl and a 326 husky and both are very good weedeaters. I really could not recommend one over the other. The husky is just a little lighter
  9. XYZLawnPros

    XYZLawnPros LawnSite Senior Member
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    I have used both Stihl and Husqvarna. I am an absolutely anal
    S.O.B. when it comes to maintenance on my machines. You
    would be surprised at how the longevity of these machines plays
    out in the long run with just a little care and know how.

    That being said, in my opinion, the Husqy's seem to run better
    and break down alot less than the Stihl's I have used. I treat the
    Husqy's and Stihl's exactly the same when it comes to maintaining
    them. In the end in my experience the Husqvarna machines tend
    to outperform the Stihl's.

    Fact: I just came from my small engine mechanics shop. I was
    dropping off 2 Stihl 031AV's that I was given for free because the
    original owner was sick and tired of always replacing parts on them
    over the last 15 to 20 years.(Note. those model Stihls are impossible
    to get parts for anymore, so I have 2 intact machines and all I asked
    of my mechanic was to see if he could get one in good working order.)
    Alas when I arrived at his shop and just glancing at one of his tables,
    there were roughly 30 Stihl chainsaws and trimmers just waiting to be
    worked on. Some as new as last fall and some a few years old. Not to
    my surprise there was a single Husqy chainsaw sitting there. And again
    I always ask the mechanic why so many Stihl's? His reply was that he
    doesn't make any money off the Husqvarna machines, but constantly
    fixing broken Stihl's was like a gold mine.

    Just my opinion. Take it for what it's worth. Seeing the truth with my
    own eyes always makes my choice for buying equipment that much
  10. brc1989

    brc1989 LawnSite Member
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    Where I work, we have the Stihl FS90R's and Husqvarna 326LS's I would say go with the Husquvarna it's a lot lighter and still has good power to it, just a little less than the Stihls. Plus the bump head is easier to restring than the Stihls slightly.

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