anyone on here run the stihl 4 mix 4 stroke trimmers???

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by milo, Apr 30, 2006.

  1. milo

    milo LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,308

    i am buying a new trimmer tomorrow and i am either getting the fs 80 2 stroke that i know has a ton of power and the best trimmer i used to date but my dealer is telling me to go with the 4 mix cause he says even more power and runs smoother..
    so anyone run these like the fs 90 or fs 100rx or 110? please post and compair to the fs80r. thanks:dancing:
  2. MNBOY

    MNBOY LawnSite Member
    Messages: 56

    I have the KM 110R with the trimmer and edger attatchment. The trimmer has more power than I'll ever need. The edger works good but sometimes I wish it had more power. It takes about 5 seconds to change from the trimmer to edger. I like it a lot and think it was a good purchase thus far.
  3. When my Stihl FS 85 got ripped off I bought the 110 4 mix.

    After a while I was almost glad the FS 85 got stolen. The 110 is that much better. I have the hedge pruner and the chainsaw attachment for it too.
    It has enough low end torque it can operate at lower rpm's. Much quieter.
    I've had the 110 a couple of seasons, work it every day.

    You need to watch the junior models. Some aren't rated to handle the attachments.

  4. LLandscaping

    LLandscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,016

    We have a FS110 (four stroke) and several FS85's. I like the FS85 better they are lighter and dont seem to burn as much fuel as the 110. The FS110 is a good trimmer but I guess I am just use to using the FS85's. The FS80 is the same trimmer as the FS85 but has a flex shaft instead of a solid.
  5. milo

    milo LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,308

    Ok Sounds Like I Cannot Go Wrong Then. I Think I Am Getting The Fs100rx Over The Fs80. I Am Not Sure Of The Price Of The Fs100rx Anyone Know?
  6. 6'7 330

    6'7 330 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,821

    We still have quite a few two cycle stihl's.The 100 and 110,have Low down grunt power, easier starts. Id go with the 4-mix.

    If your needs require only a trimmer, and no attachments , go with the 100.The 100 in-addition is lighter then the 110.
  7. mr mow

    mr mow LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 393

    yeah i just bought a 110rx this year(this is my first year on my own). when i worked for some one else we used green machince. love those but i like 110 rx even better except the handle i want to get a diffrent style, anyways in my area i paid $329 they knocked of $20 cause i bought some nice used mowers which i also talked them down on as well. that my .00056 cents.
  8. phototropic1

    phototropic1 LawnSite Member
    from MS
    Messages: 118

    Yeah, the 4-Mix is great. I own both the FS 130 and FS 130 R. I previously owned a Stihl 2 cycle. Don't remember the model #. It was the commercial end model. The 4-mix is a lot more powerful, quieter, and seems to vibrate less, which is nice on the hands. Love em.
  9. lawnboyblake

    lawnboyblake LawnSite Member
    Messages: 89

    Same here,
    Love the 4-mix. I have a 100RX and a 110RX. They are both great. You can definately tell a difference in weight between the two. It's a tossup on which one I use most of the time.....:waving:
  10. dwc

    dwc LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 643

    I have a FS110 with the hedge trimmer and edger attatchment. It is really nice and LOTS of power. I have a FS85 also and I use it a lot when I dont need much power, but the 110 is a good machine. I just got a BR600 blower thats a 4 mix also and it is MEAN. It is pretty quiet too.

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