Stihl trimmers and saws?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by CURBAPPEAL NC, Jan 25, 2006.


    CURBAPPEAL NC LawnSite Member
    Messages: 117

    I just purchased some used equipment Stihl fs 85, fs 55, and 015L chainsaw. What ratio do i used on the fuel. i was thinking 50:1, the guy I bought them from said 32:1, I thought that was a little thick. Anybody have these? Also is the fs55 a home owner unit? I didnt realize stihl made homeowner stuff?
  2. mcwlandscaping

    mcwlandscaping LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,163

    Ive got a fs85r, its 50:1 thats what the homeowner model is and the saw should be that as well.
  3. True Cut Lawn Maintenance

    True Cut Lawn Maintenance LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 418

    yes the 55 is a homeowner unit and yes i own one. 50:1 is the ratio that is sold by stihl and is all that is recomended.

    CURBAPPEAL NC LawnSite Member
    Messages: 117

    The stihl site calls the fs55 a homescaper series. Oh well, it runs like champ and looks almost new. paid $100 for it. ill keep it for backup!
  5. grass_cuttin_fool

    grass_cuttin_fool LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,526

    I have a fs 55 and fs 85, both use 50:1 and the fs55 is a pretty tuff unit to be called homeowner, more like light commercial in my opinion but a good trimmer, Mine has 1 year full service and 2 years as a part time back up trimmer.

  6. macaw

    macaw LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 415

    I got fs85 and the fs55 I have had the fs55 for 5 years and have used it commercially for 3 years never a problem just plugs, gas filter and air filter
    had the fs85 1 year.

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