Stihl Trimmer to Kombi

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by 1998tahoe, Oct 10, 2011.

  1. 1998tahoe

    1998tahoe LawnSite Member
    Messages: 233

    I have a FS 85 trimmer that want to change over to a Kombi type unit. What would be involved to change out the shaft to the Kombi style "half" shaft?? Instead of buying a new kombi i could use this unit for all my purposes and still have 2 FS90 trimmers used for trimming.
  2. GlynnC

    GlynnC LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 913

    I change shafts around on motor units all the time. It should just be a matter of getting the short shaft (both outside shaft and inside drive shaft) that comes with the Kombi unit and then a simple change out. Stihl parts are not cheap and must be ordered from a Stihl dealer. My guess is that this could cost half as much as a new unit.

    Another option would be to buy a new Kombi motor unit, switch the shafts --trimmer shaft to new motor unit, short shaft to old motor unit, then you have a "new"trimmer and an "older" Kombi unit.

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