Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by shubble72, Aug 30, 2006.

  1. shubble72

    shubble72 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 19

    i have decided on a stihl 100rx. I just need to know what i need to add a blade to it, i know they dont recommend it but im not good at following rules,,,hehehe Plus i just want it for some tough weeds.
  2. ThirdDay

    ThirdDay LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 442

    Good luck with that. You will potentially void your warranty and have issues with the cheap, hollow drive shaft and gear box.

    They made the unit lighter by taking out some of the heavier, better quality parts mainly in the drive shaft and gear box.
  3. noseha

    noseha LawnSite Senior Member
    from MI
    Messages: 554

    just buy a fs85 and fs200r or 250r the 85 you can put on a saw blade for thick stuff and 200-250 for big tall areas! i use a 110rx for a lawn trimmer you need more then one trimmer!
  4. True Cut Lawn Maintenance

    True Cut Lawn Maintenance LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 418

    how are you going to buy a FS85 when they arentbeing produced anymore??
  5. Lawnworks

    Lawnworks LawnSite Fanatic
    from usa
    Messages: 5,407

    Why use a blade? I have always found a chainsaw does the work twice as fast... my guys fight over the 100 vs 110. Never had a problem with them.
  6. SimonCX

    SimonCX LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 731

    If you want to put a blade on it you need the 110r the rx model doesn't allow for blades, I have the 110r and it is very strong trimmer even in heavy brush with a blade the only thing is it is a little heavy for just mowing, I love the 85r that stihl stopped making it is light and had enough power. You should look at the 90r it's bascially the same trimmer as the 110r but costs less.
  7. kmann

    kmann LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 298

    Try the fs 130. Tons of power and there are about three different blades it takes. I can cut thru small trees with it.
  8. noseha

    noseha LawnSite Senior Member
    from MI
    Messages: 554

    You Should Be Able To Get Fs-85r If You Look At The Right Places !for Some Real Good Prices!
  9. shubble72

    shubble72 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 19

    I dont care about the warranty, I just want to add a blade for minor brush and thick grass for a little bit then the rest it will be used just for lawns
  10. noseha

    noseha LawnSite Senior Member
    from MI
    Messages: 554

    If You Feel That Way You Can Buy A Shaft If You Break Or Srcew Yours Up For $15-20

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