Baseball Forearms--Stihl HS 80!!

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by grasssin, Apr 2, 2004.

  1. grasssin

    grasssin LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 361

    Reinforcing the fact I am an idiot:

    I bought the Stihl HS 80 three weeks ago instead of the Huskie equivilant. In that time i have seen the Robin hedge trimmers, Huskie and Redmax.

    Boy those are alot lighter and easier to manuever, at the rate I am going my left forearm is going to surpass the strength of my right, which has taken "years to build up" from training sessions. :D

    Just remeber, before you buy research and test, at least look at other units. I would have never bought this hog if I had looked at the other choices...........
  2. mtdman

    mtdman LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,143

    Ditto that. I hate using those things because of the weight.

  3. 65hoss

    65hoss LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,360

    If you say so. To each his own I guess.
  4. stevo22

    stevo22 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 344

    pretty much as hoss said...whatever you say dude...
  5. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,699

    That is info we could have lived without.
  6. DennisF

    DennisF LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Florida
    Messages: 1,381

    There is a reason the Stihl is heavier. It's built with heavier (read stronger) components and will last longer and out-perform the others. If you do light weight work... buy light weight tools. Otherwise buy the good stuff.
  7. locutus

    locutus LawnSite Bronze Member
    from NC
    Messages: 1,266

    A few years back, I rented the FS 80's. You are correct. If you had to use them on anything approaching a regular basis, you would have pop-eye forearms.
  8. walk behind

    walk behind LawnSite Member
    Messages: 35

    I've been running a Stihl FS 120 for two years now, I wouldn't say I hve pop-up arms, I only run it about 3-4 hours per week on my property though.....
  9. mtdman

    mtdman LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,143

    I didn't say it wasn't a good machine. When I can get the thing started, it cuts through just about anything. But the damned thing is heavy and it sucks to use it. Especially for just light trimming of bushes, etc.
  10. BW4486

    BW4486 LawnSite Member
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