Which Trimmer?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by hagerg, Dec 28, 2004.

  1. hagerg

    hagerg LawnSite Member
    Messages: 5

    My wife got me a new trimmer for Christmas (Stihl FS110RX) I've read a couple of posts where folks have had some problems with this trimmer. Should I consider trading for FS80 or FS85? We don't have a Redmax dealer in my area so I'm gonna stick to Stihl brand. Any thought/suggestions about which model I should consider? I may want to add pole saw at some point. Thanks for all input. gh :)
  2. 65hoss

    65hoss LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,360

    Keep the 110. A few problems early on by a few people. Most of us have had good results with ours. I have 4 85's and 1 110. The 110 is a power beast. Not one problem with it all year.

    But if you were to trade...do not get the 80.
  3. Travis Followell

    Travis Followell LawnSite Silver Member
    from KY
    Messages: 2,206

    No, do not trade the 110. They are great trimmers. We bought one back in the summer and it has got a beating the last half of the mowing season and it has held up great. The new 4 mix engines are the most powerful engines available IMO and you'll be very happy with it. We will probibly buy another one next year to replace a 85. BTW Stihl doesn't make the FS 85 anymore. There line-up now goes from a FS-80 to an FS-110.
  4. protouchlawn

    protouchlawn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 142

    Keep the 4-mix! I have 3 of them-2 trimmers and an edger- and not a hiccup from a
    any of them yet. Love "em!!!

  5. GrassMaster84

    GrassMaster84 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 141

    I've got two FS85's, best trimmers out there!! Plan to upgrade to the 110 this spring. Tip- always use stihl 2 cycle oil and mix with 93 octane.
  6. mownredneck

    mownredneck LawnSite Member
    Messages: 245

    I know a guy that runs 93 octane in his trimmers do they run good? Will it tear it up.

    TURF DOCTOR LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,138

    no 93 octane will not tear it up.
  8. ALarsh

    ALarsh LawnSite Silver Member
    from Midwest
    Messages: 2,412

    I got a Stihl FS110 for christmas too. I'm keeping it.
  9. splatz100

    splatz100 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 647

    what is the price of each??
  10. Hacksquat

    Hacksquat LawnSite Member
    Messages: 100

    I have an FS 110, and love it. No problems at all. I paid 310.00 for mine.

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