Stihl Question

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by True Cut Lawn Maintenance, Jul 26, 2005.

  1. True Cut Lawn Maintenance

    True Cut Lawn Maintenance LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 418

    Alright i have a FS 55 trimmer. My question is can i attach a power sweep attachment to it if i take off the string trimmer gearbox?
  2. Envy Lawn Service

    Envy Lawn Service LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,087

    The answer is "no you are not supposed to."

    Meaning I'm not sure, maybe it would fit, and maybe you could do it.
    But the FC 55R machine is not made or intended for it at all.
    You run the risk of damaging the rest of the unit.
    But then again it may be fine, considering the KM 55.
    I just don't know enough about the structural differences of the two to say for sure.

    Might be best to pick up a dedicated unit or a KombiSystem unit.
  3. outsourced

    outsourced LawnSite Member
    Messages: 15

    FS 55 is pretty light duty and you risk tearing up the drive shaft. You should be able to upgrade to a solid drive shaft for about $35 on that model. Talk to your dealer.
  4. Shuter

    Shuter LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,171

    I have 1 FS 85 that I switch attachments with. not sure about the 55.

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