Stihl FC 85 purchase

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by greasy_gun, Nov 1, 2003.

  1. greasy_gun

    greasy_gun LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 334

    any you guys n gals help me to find a good online site to purchase a stihl fc 85 stik edger please?

    the stihl dealer does not carry these, and told me he wont order either.........why?->cause they are not used much and his only brand he keeps in stock (weedeater) is a much better unit for the money.

    thanks for any leads

    btw=called russos in chicago, and they cant ship to my area due to distributor rights
  2. Mowingman

    Mowingman LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Texas
    Messages: 4,714

    Save your money and buy some other brand. I have that FC 85, and it is not worth a darn in my opinion. It leaves grass uncut all along whatever edge you are working along. My guys will not even load it on the trailer. It has set in the shop most of the last two years. I am going to buy a trimmer head, and convert it to a trimmer.
    I would suggest you look at a RedMax or a Shindawi instead.:(
  3. GLS

    GLS LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,185

    I disagree with Mowingman, I love my fc85. How exactly does it not cut the grass, or a better question may be, how would a redmax or shindaiwa cut it but not the stihl? I think they all use the same blade:)

    Sorry, I don't really have an answer to your question greasy_gun. You couldn't find any other dealers nearby that carried/could order one? I know there are hundreds of dealers in my area. One of the dealers had one in stock, but the others had no problem ordering one. I don't know what the dealer would be out by ordering one?
  4. olderthandirt

    olderthandirt LawnSite Platinum Member
    from here
    Messages: 4,899

    Suggestion contact stihl rep or co. and report dealer for not ordering you one. Bet you get one real fast Mac

    Also let them know he's pushing weed eater brand over there's
  5. MacLawnCo

    MacLawnCo LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,847

    Jeff, stihls as trimmers suck too. I cant wait to get my Mauriama back running.
  6. lawnman_scott

    lawnman_scott LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,547

    i cant tell you how to get one, but when you do, you will see that they are better than weedeater by a longshot. I would go to and tell the story, you can email them from the website, that should help you get it. ps, dont get shin(fisher price)diawa.
  7. J.Gordon

    J.Gordon LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 674

    Got the same kind of Bs from a new Exmark dealer said he was not going to order any for stock. So I e-mailed Exmark and told them about the dealer, then bought a Hustler. (Never got a reply from Exmark)
    I would let the dealer know he lost a good customer Stihl should can that guy
  8. ScotLawn

    ScotLawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 309

    Stihl products can not be sold via web as new. Dealer will loose his license to sell stihl if this is done. Stihl corp wants dealers to sell only to be able to service what is sold locally.

    On the fc85. it is an awsome edger. Any blade edger will leave grass if it's thick. only a weedeater will get it all. I run both the fc85 edging and the fs85 weedeater too. Love them both but there is a place and time for both to be used.

  9. I love mine great piece of equipment for me.And a 8 point blade on makes it plum awesome
  10. 65hoss

    65hoss LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,360

    I've been running the FC85 for several years. No problems and the edger is very powerful.

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