Kombi system from Stihl

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by calsconstruction, Mar 1, 2010.

  1. calsconstruction

    calsconstruction LawnSite Member
    Messages: 14

    Has anyone used the kombi system. cant you chage out your head on a normal stihl it just takes longer right.
  2. slicknick

    slicknick LawnSite Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 194

    ive been doing research on stihls and ive found that the kombi system doesnt save you money unless you buy like 5 of the attachments and plan on using them all regularly. I can get a FS90R trimmer and change the head out for an edger or hedgetrimmer for half the price of a kombi
  3. DLCS

    DLCS LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,386

    We buy the Kombi attachment kits for out Fs90's. if you buy the kombi attachment you get the full warranty on that attachment. If you buy just the head, you don't get the warranty.
  4. calsconstruction

    calsconstruction LawnSite Member
    Messages: 14

    does anyone use the blower attachment they said it was as good as a backpack blower just wondering.

    STIHL GUY LawnSite Fanatic
    from CT
    Messages: 5,226

    seems like it would be a pain having your blower on the end of your trimmer
  6. Alan0354

    Alan0354 LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,450

    I read people love it!!! But you better have the KM130 to maximize the tool.

    I am not a multi tool guy.......even I am using my multi tool most:dizzy::dizzy:

    The thing I afraid most is getting dirt into the joint right in the middle of the job when you are busy rushing, trying to change out the attachment and the cap drop in the dirt and all. And it is not cheap. If you have a lot of attachments, you better get a second head just in case the main one fail......Dr. Murthy work overtime!!!!

    For home owner, it is a dream, for pro LCO like you guys, I really don't know.

    I don't change attachment often, you guys ever run into times that the attachment just don't go in the harder you try!!!! It was funny one time when the sales person did the demostration and he just can't get it in infront of me. He finally excuse himself and went into the room, 10 seconds later, he came out with the attachment in!!!! Funny how it always workout like that!!!
    Last edited: Mar 1, 2010
  7. mowerbrad

    mowerbrad LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,268

    I've got a km110 and its a great unit. In the long run, if you run multiple attachments, it will pay off. It takes about 3 attachments to make it a better deal than buying all separate machines. I've got the trimmer, edger and hedge trimmer attachments for mine. It isn't my primary tool, more of a secondary or lighter use unit. But it works great, and switching out attachments take only a few seconds. I still plan on getting another one or two attachments for it over time.
  8. mds2000

    mds2000 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 73

    I have been using the kombi set up for about 4 years now i love it i have a 130 a 110 and a 90 and have about 8 attachments and 2 extensions.
    Have had no problems exept losing a valve ( use synthetic not regular mix carbon deposits on valves are bad )
    i would recomend a 110 for the first and would eventually recomend a back up motor eventualy. thing are expensive to buy but buy as you reqired or finances are avaliable start with the trimmer and edger and go from there you wont be dissapointed but
    replace the nut on the cupling with a lock nut so dosent vibarate lose and i think the blower is a waste of time stick with a hand held or back pack.
  9. shanehasty

    shanehasty LawnSite Member
    Messages: 11

    One of the main Stihl suppliers here ran a deal last year for the 110 kombi system with the trimmer head attachment included for $369.00

    Personally, I couldn't afford NOT to pick up one for that, and I've added the hedgetrimmer and pruner attachments since then. Not a bad pickup for under $700 total.
  10. bock

    bock LawnSite Member
    Messages: 96

    I have the Biggest baddest kombi they make ( I cant remember the part number) in the stihl line and it has been junk. It is a pain to start and the head is a pita to load line. Tons of power but I just dont think it compares to the good old redmax! I tested out the blower attachment and its really cool. Just inst as reliable as I would like. I remember the throttle cable wore and snapped half way though the season last year.

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