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Stihl Fs80 vs Fs 90

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by tfosterjr, Mar 28, 2006.

  1. tfosterjr

    tfosterjr LawnSite Member
    Messages: 19

    have to replace my old trimmer tomorrow. These are the only 2 models that I am interested in. Can someone please provide insight into which is best, and why? BTW already did the search function and found plenty of info on the FS80, but only 2 threads on FS90.
  2. tfosterjr

    tfosterjr LawnSite Member
    Messages: 19

    I really need some opinions on this. any experiences good or bad. Don't won't to make a $300.00 mistake.
  3. Daner

    Daner LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,307

    If it was me i would go for the Fs-100...You will like the extra power and less noise
  4. tfosterjr

    tfosterjr LawnSite Member
    Messages: 19

    Daner-thanx for the reply. Dealer says that the FS90R is the replacement for the FS85R. I used one of those a few years ago and really liked it. Is the FS100R worth the xtra$$
  5. Daner

    Daner LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,307

    The 4 Mix system is the way to go these days...yaaa its more green stamps...but you get what yaa pay for...Let the cash out and you will be a happy trimmer guy...Ithink the 4 stroke small engines are the way to go for blowers and trimmers
  6. gunner27

    gunner27 LawnSite Member
    from ohio
    Messages: 243

    The fs100rx has a cable drive shaft, the fs 90 has a solid drive shaft. If you never plan on using any gearbox attachments, then the 100rx would be a good choice.
  7. woodmedic

    woodmedic LawnSite Member
    from Texas
    Messages: 21

    The 100 RX actually has a hollow solid drive shaft. The 90 will be a solid drive shaft. I say will be because they have not been released to all the dealers yet.....They are brand new. The FS100RX is a great trimmer!!!

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