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Stihl FS 90 R

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by PPS Inc., Jun 5, 2010.

  1. PPS  Inc.

    PPS Inc. LawnSite Member
    Messages: 5

    Trying to figure out what trimmer line is best for my line trimmer. Stihl has a round line, an x-line and a square line for pros. What should I be using?
  2. dougdm

    dougdm LawnSite Member
    Messages: 143

    I mow a few cemetaries, and use what ever i find on sale. I know that is not the best thing to do, but when my daughter burns up the string on head stones, I'm not buying the good stuff. I have found the multi sided strings do last longer when you keep it out of the sun. I have tried the stihl round .095 string and it did well, but I do believe the square or hex or what ever sided ones hold up a bit better. Personaly find one you like and roll with it. Try 4 small rolls of different brands/types and see what you like better. It's your life/business make it a good one
  3. denisfogo

    denisfogo LawnSite Member
    Messages: 9

    I've wondered if the non-round line is more likely to hang up in the trimmer head?
  4. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,699

    Try a bunch of different lines until you find one that you like best. There's about 100 different lines in 10 different sizes out there.
  5. Robert Pruitt

    Robert Pruitt LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 552

    have tried about all of the different ones thru the years. always come back to the .095 round. sometimes the wax they put on it gets bound up from making 25 rounds around the spool, lately have starting only using 20 and no problem.
  6. nvc0117

    nvc0117 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 44

    I use .95 round stihl line in my fs100rx
  7. Think Green

    Think Green LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,746

    All the brands are personally preferred by each. The standard line is the .95 round and is preferred as a more silent running and clean cutting material.
    I have used all of the brands and for residential lawns, our preferred use is the .95 round line as it knocks the turf down quickly for weekly maintained lawns. The square line is used for our taller overgrown weedy material and will grab obstacles quicker and throw the head around. The twist line and the square line is quite a bit more noisy to run and will grab. As for the twist, it splits into two pieces after a few hits on the concrete.
    It is all about choice and the properties you are servicing.

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