1. Missed the live Ask the Expert event?
    Catch up on the conversation with Ken Hutcheson, President of U.S. Lawns in the Franchising forum plus sign up to receive a FREE eBook on how to grow your landscape business.

    Dismiss Notice

Stihl FS85 Discontinued

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Jimmyed, Jun 17, 2004.

  1. Jimmyed

    Jimmyed LawnSite Member
    from IN
    Messages: 82

    Anyone looking to buy anything with the FS85 powerhead go buy it now. Once they are gone stihl isn't making anymore. Parts will still be around for a good long time though. Emissions BS is the main cause.

    Just got the newsletter from our supply house today.
     
  2. dvmcmrhp52

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

    The fs 80,hs75,hs 80,hs 85,fs75,km85 ALL have the same engine.
    I have heard the emmissions thing but that doesn't quite settle with me considering half their landscaping tools use the same engine.
     
  3. Jimmyed

    Jimmyed LawnSite Member
    from IN
    Messages: 82

    that powerhead 4137 has been around a long time. they are going to persue the 4180 powerhead now.
     
  4. MacLawnCo

    MacLawnCo LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,847

    is the 4180 the one powering the FS110?
     
  5. competitiveimageland

    competitiveimageland LawnSite Member
    Messages: 192

    ya im pissed i bought an 85 with a few attchment not to long ago then i when i asked my supplier for a price on another he said he doesnt want to sell them anymore for the reason that they arent goin to be available , so im out luck for anymore attachments
     
  6. The C Man

    The C Man LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 527

    If you're talking about the gearbox attachments, the 85 and 110 series use the same ones so there shouldn't be a problem.

    http://www.stihlusa.com/accessories/interchangeable.html

    http://www.stihlusa.com/accessories/inter_comparison.html
     
  7. dvmcmrhp52

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

     
  8. Garden Panzer

    Garden Panzer Banned
    from Seattle
    Messages: 313

    :(
    The FS85 is THE best weedeater out there lb for lb......
    It's a sad day!
    That sais I'll keep mine around forever with new parts!
    :cool:
     
  9. Potchkins

    Potchkins LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 570

    the power head and maby the throttle cable are the only differences
    Everything else will interchange
    you can even swap compleate power heads
    ie.take off a 110 replace with an 85 or vice versa
     
  10. MTR

    MTR LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Florida
    Messages: 1,280

    DITTO THAT
    FS 85 rocks!!!
     

Share This Page