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Going to get the Stihl FS 90 R on Thursday.
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Going to get the Stihl FS 90 R on Thursday.
That's what I got, I have mine since 2007 and still runs
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I use the FS 90R's.... Mine arent 4 cycle.... uses regular 2cycle mix.

I dont think they have two models with the same model numbers with different engines.....
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I use the FS 90R's.... Mine arent 4 cycle.... uses regular 2cycle mix.

I dont think they have two models with the same model numbers with different engines.....
Yeah, that's what I mentioned in an earlier post... it's the 4Mix engine, and I hope it isn't something I regret. I don't know how well that design is working out.
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Yeah, that's what I mentioned in an earlier post... it's the 4Mix engine, and I hope it isn't something I regret. I don't know how well that design is working out.
We have at least 9 units with 4Mix, never an issue and most of them are used and probably abused every day, they always start by the second pull and one of the best designs I have seen. Even speaking with the service guys at Deere whom I am close friends with, it is rare they see a 4Mix in and they are by far the largest Stihl dealer around.
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We have at least 9 units with 4Mix, never an issue and most of them are used and probably abused every day, they always start by the second pull and one of the best designs I have seen. Even speaking with the service guys at Deere whom I am close friends with, it is rare they see a 4Mix in and they are by far the largest Stihl dealer around.
Thanks. I generally don't accept one man's opinion as "fact" (especially on teh interwebs), but this forum doesn't seem to have as many contributing posters as some unrelated forums I'm active in, and from the little bit of time I've spent here, it seems yours are opinions that are worthy of consideration.

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Here it is. Woo-hoo! My first piece of commercial grade equipment.









They threw in a 6 pack of oil, a spool of line, and installed the barrier bar for me. I was given a new one out of the box rather than one that was out on the floor, it was filled with fuel, started up, and I was shown how the head is disassembled as well as how to put more trimmer line on the spool. That's the difference between buying from a dealer and buying at a big box store, I guess.



I used it for a few minutes today, but tomorrow, I have some 2-3' tall "grass" that I need to have a conversation with.
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Looks great.

One thing about these Stihl engines on cold starting, push the primer twice, turn the choke on, turn the start switch to on, hold the throttle wide open while giving it a pull, ours start 90% of the time on the first pull, turn the choke off and off you go.

The six pack of oil gets you an additional year of warranty with Stihl, make sure the dealer registered it for you.
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Looks great.

One thing about these Stihl engines on cold starting, push the primer twice, turn the choke on, turn the start switch to on, hold the throttle wide open while giving it a pull, ours start 90% of the time on the first pull, turn the choke off and off you go.

The six pack of oil gets you an additional year of warranty with Stihl, make sure the dealer registered it for you.
I tried that today - it worked. Thanks!

I asked about the "oil thing" when I stopped in to buy a new gas can - he had never heard of that. I swear I herd him mumbling something about Canadians under his breath though.




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I tried that today - it worked. Thanks!

I asked about the "oil thing" when I stopped in to buy a new gas can - he had never heard of that. I swear I herd him mumbling something about Canadians under his breath though.
Excellent, now for that heavy stuff the largest line this unit will run is the Red Stihl, no idea the size as we have about 8 strings depending on the machine and what they are doing. I used the red in a FS130 last night to clean the driveway, then daughter came by on one of the tractors, showing off.....

As for the oil/warranty, It could be a promo here in Canada, no idea.
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