Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Tharrell, Jul 31, 2006.

  1. Tharrell

    Tharrell LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,967

    I don't know why so many people are in love with Stihl products.
    I got an FS85r that was brand new from a customer who owed me some money. I think I'd rather have the money now.
    First, it was way too loud. I can't believe how loud this thing is.
    I decided to put a brush blade on it because I only need one occasionally.
    Well, 5:30 this morning the occasion came.
    I got to my first account at 5:30 to try and beat the heat a little.
    Here is the result, a nasty little burn on my arm.
    This thing kinda sucks all over huh?
    I won't be buying any Stihl products at retail for sure.
    Gimme my Robin please, thank you.

  2. deereman

    deereman LawnSite Senior Member
    from USA
    Messages: 518

    O- cry baby **** pants.........................LOL Just kidding!
  3. Dashunde

    Dashunde LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 638

    What did you toast yourself on? What part?
    My FS80's upper cover will get damn-hot sometimes, but only under continued high rpm's - which I rarely do.
  4. Primecut

    Primecut LawnSite Member
    Messages: 61

    you really went through all of the trouble to take that picture and post it?

    fwiw, my stihl backpack blower is the most reliable piece of equipment that I have ever owned.
  5. Tharrell

    Tharrell LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,967

    I don't know man, I wasn't running it at high rpm because I really can't stand the noise. I was just brushing a bank, you know? Back and forth sweeping motion from all different angles. I did right of way clearing last winter so I do know how to do it.
    I've used a lot of different trimmers but this is my first and last Stihl.
  6. TheLawnBarber

    TheLawnBarber LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 539

    The muffler is right there on the 85. It gets really hot. Kind of a poor position to put the muffler. Problems solved on the 4-mix's.
  7. grass_cuttin_fool

    grass_cuttin_fool LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,526

    I like my stihl equipment...........But Im with ya Tharrell on thoose robin trimmers, they are 1 tuff trimmer for the size and weight, I hope they continue to make the 2050 for a few more years, If I can find out when they are going to phase them out Im going to buy a few and put back

  8. WJW Lawn

    WJW Lawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,330

    Dump the Stihl and get a RedMax
  9. MMLawn

    MMLawn LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,569

    I'll give you 50 bucks for it then...... :)
  10. lawnboy dan

    lawnboy dan LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,716

    i never could stand the sthil trimmers either -too heavy-too noisey and takes way too long to re string. i have 2 robins too and love them . only sthil i still use is blowers

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