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Stihl FS80

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by WoodBrothersLC, Jun 10, 2004.

  1. WoodBrothersLC

    WoodBrothersLC LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 418

    With all the rain today we decided to go out and make our next purchase, our FS80. With a lot of catch up to do tomorrow, hopefully it will help out.
     
  2. No Lawncares

    No Lawncares LawnSite Member
    Messages: 78

    Lol, with all the rain here me and my partner went out and bought a new push mower.
     
  3. MikeLT1Z28

    MikeLT1Z28 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,732

    get the 85 at least, i've got the 80 which has the cable vs the solid shaft.
     
  4. WoodBrothersLC

    WoodBrothersLC LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 418

    For what we use our trimmers for that is all i need
     
  5. MikeLT1Z28

    MikeLT1Z28 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,732

    ok, it will run the attachments though they don't recommend it. also you get a little more "recoil" from obstacles thru the shaft with the cable drive. mines run fine for 3 full time seasons.
     
  6. dvmcmrhp52

    dvmcmrhp52 LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Pa.
    Messages: 4,205

    The 85 is a better trimmer because of the solid shaft,the 80 with its cable drive does not have the torque at the head the same as an 85.
    We have both and although I won't buy another 80 before an 85 the fs 80 will still serve you well.
     

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