fc 90 or 110

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by smz89, Apr 22, 2011.

  1. smz89

    smz89 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 72

    I need to decide on an edger asap and cant decide on the fc90 or fc110. The local dealer here has one fc90 in stock for $350 and would have to order a 110 for $460 and said I would have to pay the shipping. What would you guys do. Any suggestions apprecaited.

  2. All_Toro_4ME

    All_Toro_4ME LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,578

    I've never known a dealer to charge the customer for shipping when placing an order. Where in the heck do you live? They usually just include it with their regular shipment of other equipment/supplies so its all inclusive. Honestly it depends on the heavy overgrowth you'd be facing or lack thereof for which edger is best for your needs. If you foresee a lot of heavy overgrowth on the curbs for edging, then the extra power in the 110 will be appreciated. If its just general weekly/bi weekly maintenance, the 90 will be more then enough to get the job done.
  3. StihlMechanic

    StihlMechanic LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,133

    Very odd. If you have another dealer, go see them.

    But help answer your question, I have a 90 and love it.
  4. smz89

    smz89 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 72

    I thought it was odd they said I would pay shipping also being they are a dealer. What I have right now doesn't have a lot of overgrowth but then you never know what the future holds.
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  5. cashishift

    cashishift LawnSite Member
    Messages: 57

    You paying cash?

    Oddly enough, if you can pay cash.. i've gotten some nice discounts from saying that.
  6. Alan0354

    Alan0354 LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,450

    FC90 is quite strong already, do you need just a little bigger for $100 more?
  7. freshprince94

    freshprince94 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,449

    The FC 90 is a curved shaft edger, the 110 is a straight shaft with a slightly bigger engine. Having owned both a straight shaft and curved shaft Stihl edger, I can say without a doubt buy the FC 90. The straight shaft Stihls don't turn the blade nearly as fast, and as a result, you have a significantly worse edge with grass left hanging over. The FC90 cuts a perfect edge every time and has plenty of power. I use mine on foreclosures and overgrown edges all the time. I hated my straight shaft stihl with a passion.
  8. PLS-Tx

    PLS-Tx LawnSite Silver Member
    from Texas
    Messages: 2,383

    110, find a new dealer.
  9. grincon

    grincon LawnSite Member
    Messages: 246

    I would tell the dealer to shove the shipping up his *** and go find another dealer that has one in stock.
  10. knox gsl

    knox gsl LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,259

    At my dealer I get it assembled ready to run, 5% off MSRP and a pack of 2stroke oil with a Stihl purchase. They also have a great service dept often same day turn around.

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