stihl fs 110r

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by yardmanlee, Aug 14, 2005.

  1. yardmanlee

    yardmanlee LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 898

    just wondering what you guys think of this trimmer had one for about a month
    and not completely satisfied w/ it. its like pull starting a cummins diesel and
    feels about 10 lbs heavier than the fs85 especially after using it awhile
    just thought i'd get some comments from you guys

    thanks, Lee
  2. mcwlandscaping

    mcwlandscaping LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,163

    I wish they didn't stop making the FS 85 R. I love mine but will probably get the fs 110 R.
  3. john_incircuit

    john_incircuit LawnSite Senior Member
    from NC
    Messages: 310

    We have a couple of Stihl 110 trimmers. Our ones are pretty easy to start, takes less force compared to an 85.

    About the weight... my wife (110 pounds) can handle them all day long...

  4. John Gamba

    John Gamba LawnSite Fanatic
    from ct
    Messages: 10,812

    They weigh 10.4 Pounds. They start and run on the first pull.

  5. sawman65

    sawman65 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 754

    they still make the fs80 same as the 85 just the drive shaft is a flex.i have sold many of the 110/130's and have some unhappy customers but not many.
    they have little more maintance valve adjustment is the most important.but the trade off is torque and lots of it.if your is not starting on the 3rd pull then
    the valves need to be should have got a gasket and a lash tool with your trimmer when you got it.if you did not find a new dealer.when you buy a stihl you are buying service if you dealer is not willing to go over maintance issues with you then you dont need him.
  6. khutch

    khutch LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 497

    What is the procedure for the valve adjustment?
    Got 3 of the 4 mixes and would rather not pay the dealer if I can do it myself w/o mucking it up.
  7. John Gamba

    John Gamba LawnSite Fanatic
    from ct
    Messages: 10,812

    I hear its easy, but i dont know yet.

  8. Lake Claire Lawn Ranger

    Lake Claire Lawn Ranger LawnSite Member
    Messages: 242

  9. burns60

    burns60 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 291

    Forget the Stihl110 trimmer. Where did you get that woman?
  10. Howie's Lawn Care

    Howie's Lawn Care LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 512

    My dealer always explains operations and functions on new equipment. He also puts his sticker on it, but it looks cool so I don't mind.

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