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stihl fs 90r

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing Equipment' started by THIESSENS TLC, Oct 6, 2012.


    THIESSENS TLC LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 887

    well, ive been using my 2cycle troy built trimmer for almost 5 years now with very little problems. i always clean the carb at the end of the season, and run a 50:1 mix with 87 octane. It always starts on the 3rd or 4th pull, but now im starting to feel a little sore in my back and neck because im not standing straight up while trimming due to the shorter shaft and 14lbs of weight that it weighs. :cry: I went down to the dealer thismorning and lifted a fs 90r off the shelf and was very impressed with the weight (11lbs i think) and balance of it. The shaft is almost 11" longer than the troy built allowing me to stand straight up. Its a very nice unit! dealer wants $399 for it. So i asked him about any end of season pricing and he said they sell for $379 in the spring but would let it go for that price now. Im very tempted to go back and get it but whats the point right now with winter approaching. I hate to lay the TB to rest, but i think for the $400 it might just help with some of the pain i've been experiencing from the TB. Does anybody recommend this trimmer by stihl or a different model?
  2. larryinalabama

    larryinalabama LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 19,459

    Isnt he 90 a homeowners model???

    Im suprised you got 5 years out of a troybuilt

    THIESSENS TLC LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 887

    No, its for light commercial use. im pretty sure of it anyways. That TB is awesome and i cant kill it, i just wish it wasnt so heavy and short.
  4. Nredo

    Nredo LawnSite Member
    Messages: 102

    FS 90 R sells for $319.00 here

    THIESSENS TLC LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 887

    i wish thats what it cost up here.
  6. grandview (2006)

    grandview (2006) LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,465

    Road trip down here to the States.

    THIESSENS TLC LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 887

    haha, i would probably spend the difference in gas anyways. i would only take a road trip if i was going to spend a few k and save a bunch at the same time!
  8. larryinalabama

    larryinalabama LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 19,459

    I think hes in Canada and the price is in Canadian dollars
  9. Brules

    Brules LawnSite Senior Member
    Male, from Oklahoma
    Messages: 958

    I just bought a new Echo SRM 225. It is lighter than the Stihl, and it is a real 2 stroke, with no valves to ever have to adjust. Great trimmer....Oh, and it is only $219 USD.
  10. Ridin' Green

    Ridin' Green LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Michigan
    Messages: 17,606

    The FS90 is a full commercial unit, no and's, if's, or butt's about that.
    I was going to say that you're getting screwed by your dealer, but then I saw that you were a canuck. Makes a large difference on the price tag.

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