Stihl Edger head for FS90R

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Pistol, Mar 23, 2009.

  1. Pistol

    Pistol LawnSite Member
    Messages: 190

    Has anyone used a Stihl Edger attachment (FC Edger) on their FS90R Trimmer? At one dealer it's $179 and they said that it was an easy changeout.

    Thanks, Pistol
  2. lawns Etc

    lawns Etc LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,277

    Very easy change about 30 seconds but $179 is steep check Ebay or the for sale section here I believe someone had one for sale.
  3. genesis215

    genesis215 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 795

    Yes, it's very simple to do, and a great way to save money over getting a dedicated edger. Just loosen the two small bolts that hold the trimmer gearbox on, slip it off, slip the edger attachment on, tighten the bolts, and you're done.
  4. BLA449

    BLA449 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 1

    It is easy to change out but i would spend the extra money and buy a dedicated edger if you are mowing very many yards a day. The time you spend changing it back and forth adds up at the end of the day from my experience.
  5. 81Bronk36

    81Bronk36 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 178

    thats way to expensive just for the head. The Kombi straight edger is 179.00 so the head has got to be way less then that.
  6. justgreen

    justgreen LawnSite Member
    Messages: 42

    I would disagree with the above comment.

    The stihl machine is far superior. Secondly, to take off the trimmer head and put on the edger is literally 20-30 seconds. I can probably do it quicker.

    I have one, and I use it to straighten up edges, however, when I use it to create a new edge along the sidewalks when the grass is really overgrow it bogs down a bit. Could use a bit extra power, but still in 90% of the cases, it works great.

  7. tlc23

    tlc23 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 129

    What should the edger attachment sell for? What about the other attachments hedge trimmer and pole pruner? For some reason the prices are not on the website.
  8. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,497

    This sort of what I did. I either purchased the powersweep unit and the stickedger attachment, or vice-vrsa (I purchased them together). I did compare though,..because one combination was cheaper than the other...I just don't remember exactly which.

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