Which Stihl Trimmer?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by jmurphy, May 1, 2006.

  1. jmurphy

    jmurphy LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 273

    I am in need of a new trimmer and I was wondering which Stihl I should get. I got quotes on 3 trimmers, the FS100RX: $315.00, FS90: $325.00,FS130: $425. I am leaning towards the FS100RX but any opinions on which of the three I should get are appreciated.
    Thanks, John Murphy
  2. medic2580

    medic2580 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 1

    We have the Sthil FS90 as well as the FS130. I purchased the 130 a few months before the 90. Thinking for the cost probably the better choice. Regret my decision now. The power of the 130 is quiet a bit more then the 90. Throttle response is also faster. Spend the extra $ and get the 130.:)
  3. jmurphy

    jmurphy LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 273

    Anyone Else?
  4. 6'7 330

    6'7 330 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,821

    We still have many older two cycle stihl's, 100's 110's 130's etc. If your needs do not include heavy brush trimming, and attachments,and you only need a general purpose trimmer, the 100 is perfectly adequate.In addition the 100 is a lighter trimmer.
  5. Dashunde

    Dashunde LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 638

    I've had a lowly FS55 for years, its never failed once and I've rarely found times where I wish it had more power.

    My new FS80 should be here this week ($275) and I am certain it will serve very well as my new primary trimmer. Anything more is just... more; weight and money.

    If you really want a bigger model, go with the FS110 4-mix - its a nice unit.
  6. grandview (2006)

    grandview (2006) LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,465

    I like the fs55 also only had one problem the screen was plugged took it off works great.

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