Stihl FS 100 RX Trimmer

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by chimmygew, Feb 23, 2006.

  1. chimmygew

    chimmygew LawnSite Senior Member
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    Who has one and what do you like about it? The reason I am asking is my dealer has a demo that he is gonna sell me with a full warranty for $220.00. Is this a good price? I have only exclusively used Echo, but lately have had problems with their trimmers. Any help/comments/suggestions. Thanks
  2. 6'7 330

    6'7 330 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Around here the 100 would go about 300 new.Feedback from the employees is, they like the 100 over the 110 because it's lighter.
  3. jsf343

    jsf343 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Bill, what else can you tell about them. Does the 100 have the same power?
    I have the fs 85's and really like them except for the clanging. I need to buy some new ones this year, I hear that the fuel efficency is better with the 110
    over the 85's. what do think overall??
  4. lawnmaniac883

    lawnmaniac883 LawnSite Silver Member
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    I am running a 100 currently and it is one kick ass trimmer. Although it doesnt have as much power as the 130, it is more than enough for 99% of what I do. This unit is light making it terrific if you have areas with lots of trimming. I assume this is a 4-mix unit, if so then you will be amazed at how easy they are to start and how quite they run. I think I paid 350ish for mine after tax, etc.
  5. 6'7 330

    6'7 330 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    It has the same engine as the 110, same power.It has a flex shaft, and I'm going under the assumption that is why the 100 is lighter then our 110's.If you like to buy attachments instead of separate units,the 100 will not have the capability to add attachments.For standard trimming the 100 is a very good machine.
  6. mcwlandscaping

    mcwlandscaping LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,163

    This summer im planning on getting a 100RX as a designated trimmer and buying an gearbox edger attachemnt to make my FS85R (awsome trimmer) into my designated edger, then if the 100 ever goes down, i just have to switch the 85 back to the trimmer gearbox.
  7. jsf343

    jsf343 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    that is encouraging to hear. thanks for you input Bill and others. I think I will head to the dealer today to chat with them and maybe buy. I like the idea of lighter, same or more power and more fuel efficient. I really like stihl
    they put out a great product.
  8. chimmygew

    chimmygew LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 578

    Thanks guys. I went to the dealer and told him I would pick it up in a few days.
  9. Quality Cuts PLS

    Quality Cuts PLS LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 252

    FYI, according to Stihl's tech dept., the 100RX does not have a flex shaft. It is a hollow aluminum shaft in a continuous bushing sleeve. It is the same exact engine as the 110. It also has a more compact and lighter gearcase, redesigned, slimmer guard, and a different handle.
  10. South Florida Lawns

    South Florida Lawns LawnSite Platinum Member
    from usa
    Messages: 4,783

    I have the 110 and I like it.

    I was origionally looking at the 100 though but got the 110 instead.

    It was $35 more and like 2 lbs heavier so I said what the heck.

    Have not had a problem with this machine, its about 6 months old too.

    $220 now thats a deal around here I would jump on it.

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