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Stihl 4-mix line

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by david, Feb 13, 2004.

  1. david

    david LawnSite Member
    Messages: 14

    Considering the Stihl 4-mix line of trimmers, edgers & etc. Any feedback from anyone who has used these. Weight, power fuel efficency?
  2. Grass Master

    Grass Master LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 328

    Decent power, a little heavy....

    The main issue is that you are dealing with a 4 cycle that has 18 to 20 moving parts and you have to do valve adjustments every 100 hours or so....that SUCKS!!

    I don't like the idea of the extra maintenance involved got plenty to do already.

    I'm sticking with quality commercial 2-cycle equipment like Echo, RedMax etc..
  3. 65hoss

    65hoss LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,360

    The 4 mix is just ounces heavier than the FS85.
    Power is awesome.
  4. 1MajorTom

    1MajorTom Former Moderator
    Messages: 6,073

    Grass Master:
    You don't sell Stihl do you? Is this why your opinion of the Stihl is what it is?
    You prefer to promote the brands you sell is this not the case?

    We have the FS110 Trimmers.
    Love them a lot. The weight difference between the FS110 and FS85 is very slight.
  5. Munz

    Munz LawnSite Member
    Messages: 4

    I used my FS110 RX 4-mix all last year with no problems. I plan on purchasing a FS110 to use as a backup trimmer and edger.

    As far as the weight, the diffence is not noticable as it is a well balanced machine.

    It is not lacking in power as it will cut through almost anything.
  6. LawnPerfect

    LawnPerfect LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 318

    :eek: busted:eek:

  7. dkeisala

    dkeisala LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 911

    I use the new Stihl 4-mix trimmer but prefer my FS 85 two stroke. The 4-mix seems a little bulkier BUT it sips fuel so you don't have to stop a re-fuel as often.

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