What is the best Stihl weedeater/trimmer?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Linder'sLawnCare, Apr 6, 2009.

  1. Linder'sLawnCare

    Linder'sLawnCare LawnSite Senior Member
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    Jw which is best with performance and value. I have heard of pros using 80r and loving them. My dealer tried to talk me into a 90r with its hard to understand 4-stroke with mixed gas;) Please let me know and don't say just search it.:hammerhead: If I wanted to do that I would!
     
  2. ALC-GregH

    ALC-GregH LawnSite Fanatic
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    So your to lazy and would rather have someone else do it for you? You answered your own question. Go for the 80r, maybe you'll love it too! :)
     
  3. ALC-GregH

    ALC-GregH LawnSite Fanatic
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    for the record, there isn't one that is best, it's only personal preference.
     
  4. Linder'sLawnCare

    Linder'sLawnCare LawnSite Senior Member
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    Are you just saying that or do you use the 80r?
     
  5. ALC-GregH

    ALC-GregH LawnSite Fanatic
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    I use Echo but if the majority says they "love" the 80r then you can't go wrong. Right?
     
  6. ALC-GregH

    ALC-GregH LawnSite Fanatic
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    I'd stay away from the 4 mix trimmers. Even though I have a BR600, I think the trimmers take much more of a beating and a proven 2 stroke engine will be hard to beat.
     
  7. nosparkplugs

    nosparkplugs LawnSite Gold Member
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    I use Stihl FS250R's, their 40cc engine's weight 13.1 ounces, their not for the novice or one whom wants a "light" weedeater so I hAVE HEARD OR BEEN TOLD:rolleyes: for us their not heavy, before the FS250R's I have tried Shindy, Redmax weedeaters, and blew them ALL UP!!!!. Even tried the Stihl 4mix FS130R did not last long for us. I am giving the Stihl 4Mix another chance, but it's ONLY with one unit a new Stihl FC100 Edger.

    Really their is no perfect "size" handheld, it's what you need, want to spend, and have the balls & experience to run wide open throttle to get the job done quick.

    Stihl handhelds Shindy blowers here ALWAYS
     
  8. michaelee2

    michaelee2 LawnSite Member
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    I have a 90R and really like it. Motor is strong and I have been using it since 07 and runs like new.
     
  9. Linder'sLawnCare

    Linder'sLawnCare LawnSite Senior Member
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    Michaelee What is the upkeep on your 90R? The guy that posted above you apparently had bad taste with the four mix.
     
  10. michaelee2

    michaelee2 LawnSite Member
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    I have done nothing to mine but put gas in it and trim. I run 93 octane and synthetic amsoil or stihl synthetic. Spray some sea foam in it every once in awhile. If I was going to buy another trimmer today it would more than likely be a 90R or 130R. I would like to try out a 250R though.
     

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