Lawn Care Business Forum Lawn Care Business Book Lawn Care Business Blog Lawn Care Software
Home Forum Contract & Flyer Templates Blog Software Videos Podcast Calculators / Estimators Store Mower Review Design It Yourself Lawn Business School

Go Back   GopherHaul Landscaping & Lawn Care Business Marketing Forum > Lawn Care, Landscaping, and Property Management Forums > Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs.

Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. Questions on your truck, trailer, commercial lawn mowers, lawn mower, mower parts, lawn tractors, engines, edgers, trimmers, pole saws, aerators, hydro seeders, snow plows, chain saws, stump grinders??

Stihl FS 100 RX


Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs.

Questions on your truck, trailer, commercial lawn mowers, lawn mower, mower parts, lawn tractors, engines, edgers, trimmers, pole saws, aerators, hydro seeders, snow plows, chain saws, stump grinders??
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 03-13-2012, 08:01 PM
Paineless Creations's Avatar
Paineless Creations Paineless Creations is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: West Richland, WA
Posts: 205
Rep Power: 7
Paineless Creations is on a distinguished road
Default Stihl FS 100 RX

Has anybody had one of these and how do they like it. Light as a feather.

http://www.stihlusa.com/trimmers/FS100RX.html
Reply With Quote

Stop guess-timating. Learn how to estimate and make money! $$$
Mow Time Estimator Lawn Care Price Estimator Mulch and Topsoil Calculator Snow Plow Estimate Calculator


  #2  
Old 03-13-2012, 08:36 PM
Hedgemaster Hedgemaster is offline
new member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Posts: 2,772
Rep Power: 0
Hedgemaster is on a distinguished road
Default

Lawn care business tipsLawn Care Business Book
I have the next model "down" from that - the FS 90 R.

28.4 cc on the 90 vs 31.4 cc on the 100

11.7 lb on the 90 vs 10.8 lb on the 100


I went with the 90 because, as the literature says, "Its solid, straight driveshaft works with a variety of cutting attachments—giving you more flexibility in trimming applications".

I've been happy with it (this will be season #3) and the ability to add different attachments saved me several hundreds of dollars my first season.

I will say this though - if buying solely for the attachment capability - go with the Kombi System or the Echo PAS unit. While the FS90R will take several attachments, you can NOT get an extension for the pole pruner which makes that attachment an expensive version of a chainsaw and a stepladder.

I use the articulating hedge trimmer attachment - a LOT. I haven't found a need for any of the others yet. (Although the edger would be nice to have)
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 03-13-2012, 09:21 PM
brian'slawncare brian'slawncare is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Cincinnati Ohio
Posts: 387
Rep Power: 6
brian'slawncare is on a distinguished road
Default

I have heard many good things about the FS-90 and the kombi system. Have not heard much about FS-100
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 03-13-2012, 10:31 PM
justin_time justin_time is offline
Justin
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: French River, ON, Canada
Age: 30
Posts: 1,801
Rep Power: 0
justin_time is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Hedgemaster View Post
I will say this though - if buying solely for the attachment capability - go with the Kombi System or the Echo PAS unit. While the FS90R will take several attachments, you can NOT get an extension for the pole pruner which makes that attachment an expensive version of a chainsaw and a stepladder.
Not sure what you are talking about but I was able to purchase an extension for my pole pruner



Here's the link http://stihlusa.com/multitask/access...ml#HTextension
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 03-13-2012, 10:37 PM
picframer's Avatar
picframer picframer is offline
Andy
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Posts: 2,885
Rep Power: 11
picframer will become famous soon enough
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by justin_time View Post
Not sure what you are talking about but I was able to purchase an extension for my pole pruner



Here's the link http://stihlusa.com/multitask/access...ml#HTextension
I have the extension also, we use two of the Combi systems mainly for pruning and I have three of the larger FS units but not the model you reference. I have only had a small issue with any of the Stihl gear and it was fixed right away, their equipment has treated me far beyond what I expect, especially the chain saws.
__________________
Andy
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 03-13-2012, 11:17 PM
Hedgemaster Hedgemaster is offline
new member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Posts: 2,772
Rep Power: 0
Hedgemaster is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by justin_time View Post
Not sure what you are talking about but I was able to purchase an extension for my pole pruner



Here's the link http://stihlusa.com/multitask/access...ml#HTextension

Yeah. You obviously have the Kombi System.
You can NOT add an extension to the pole pruner attachment for the FS90R.

The Kombi attachments are completely different attachments - they are not interchangeable between the Kombi powerhead and the FS90R.
That's why I suggested a Kombi System if you're really interested in getting the most useful attachments.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 03-13-2012, 11:42 PM
Paineless Creations's Avatar
Paineless Creations Paineless Creations is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: West Richland, WA
Posts: 205
Rep Power: 7
Paineless Creations is on a distinguished road
Default

OK I guess I should say. I have a Kombi KM 130 R with almost all the attachments. but when I am doing lawns I am switching every stop to a edger and and string trimmer. gets old already had 1 broken cupling from switching out so much (cheap fix just annoying). so I want to have the Kombi with the edger set up all day. then just grab the other trimmer when I string trim. Also when the string trimmer is set up and your doing big job that thing is soooo Heavy..

The question I have about fs 90 is it under powered?
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 03-14-2012, 12:54 AM
Hedgemaster Hedgemaster is offline
new member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Posts: 2,772
Rep Power: 0
Hedgemaster is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Paineless Creations View Post
OK I guess I should say. I have a Kombi KM 130 R with almost all the attachments. but when I am doing lawns I am switching every stop to a edger and and string trimmer. gets old already had 1 broken cupling from switching out so much (cheap fix just annoying). so I want to have the Kombi with the edger set up all day. then just grab the other trimmer when I string trim. Also when the string trimmer is set up and your doing big job that thing is soooo Heavy..

The question I have about fs 90 is it under powered?

Hahahahahahaha!!!


Gimme a minute to find some pics...



ETA: Here, check out the crap I cut down with mine. Not even using a brush blade...
http://www.gopherforum.com/showthrea...Trimmer&page=2

I guess if you needed to cut jungle brush on a daily basis, it may be underpowered, but for trimming "normal" stuff it's got plenty of power.

If you just want a dedicated trimmer though, maybe the 100 is a better choice though because it's lighter.
Like I said, the FS90R does NOT use the same attachments as the Kombi system.

Last edited by Hedgemaster; 03-14-2012 at 01:07 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 03-14-2012, 02:28 AM
Johnny_boy02 Johnny_boy02 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 141
Rep Power: 5
Johnny_boy02 is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Paineless Creations View Post
OK I guess I should say. I have a Kombi KM 130 R with almost all the attachments. but when I am doing lawns I am switching every stop to a edger and and string trimmer. gets old already had 1 broken cupling from switching out so much (cheap fix just annoying). so I want to have the Kombi with the edger set up all day. then just grab the other trimmer when I string trim. Also when the string trimmer is set up and your doing big job that thing is soooo Heavy..

The question I have about fs 90 is it under powered?
I dont like the kombi system for everyday use. I would go nuts switching attachments constantly. If I was only using it around the house that would be different. I would start watching Craigslist for a dedicated edger.

I have the 110 and in heavy grass it is underpowered. For every day basic trimming it is perfect. It will cut overgrown weeds/ grass but it takes much longer than if I use the 250.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 03-14-2012, 08:11 AM
wandfsmall wandfsmall is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 925
Rep Power: 6
wandfsmall is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Paineless Creations View Post
Has anybody had one of these and how do they like it. Light as a feather.

http://www.stihlusa.com/trimmers/FS100RX.html
the only thing about a stihl trimmers is you will have to do some valve adjustments as they are not true 2cycles anymore. I know the litature tells you that they are better then they were but this is just to meet epa requirements. So make sure you get a repair manual for them.
__________________
I am the owner of www.AllOutdoorParts.com an online mower parts distributor. I am also a Briggs Master Service Technician and Expert Certified Mechanic for Kohler. If my posts helps you please like my facebook page at www.facebook.com/alloutdoorparts
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
STIHL Broom? B-2 Lawncare Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 2 09-01-2011 05:32 PM
stihl blower Paineless Creations Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 5 03-14-2011 03:31 AM
Stihl KombiSystem MountainViewGreenskeeper Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 11 08-15-2010 01:52 AM
Opinions on Stihl F3Nelson Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 8 05-31-2010 09:45 PM
STIHL KombiMotors? LGYardService General Talk 11 12-19-2007 12:03 AM

» Recent Threads
  RatingTitle, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views
Lawn Care Book Ranked #1
Steve
Today 12:36 AM
Today 12:36 AM
by Steve
0 25
hello all
romanlandscape
01-29-2016 03:46 PM
Today 12:27 AM
by Steve
5 127
back surgery
Bradcook21
01-28-2016 08:51 PM
Today 12:25 AM
by Steve
10 213
Hi
Sellers Lawn Care
02-02-2016 01:48 PM
Yesterday 08:03 AM
by Sellers Lawn Care
4 106
Collecting payments from...
Niagara Mowing
02-03-2016 05:21 PM
Yesterday 08:00 AM
by Niagara Mowing
7 150
SMS assist? The good,...
jcurr33
01-27-2016 10:24 PM
02-04-2016 11:53 PM
by Steve
5 179
I need some help...
Anise
02-04-2016 01:39 PM
02-04-2016 11:51 PM
by Steve
3 77
Customers dodging the...
Rocky
11-06-2015 06:22 AM
02-04-2016 03:41 AM
by C&DPropertyManagement
7 1,435
Offering a "Trial"...
wybut076
02-01-2016 06:27 PM
02-03-2016 08:26 PM
by Just for Cuts
7 177
Iowa Caucus Predictions?
Steve
02-01-2016 06:31 PM
02-03-2016 12:40 AM
by Steve
1 63
Laying White River Rock
DiamondLawnCare
02-01-2016 08:27 PM
02-03-2016 12:17 AM
by Steve
1 73
Networking for a...
jcurr33
01-30-2016 09:26 PM
02-01-2016 06:27 PM
by Steve
4 145
Customer giving a 1099?
apmAkron
01-27-2016 07:22 PM
01-31-2016 08:55 PM
by Chilehead
6 201
happy to be here
redrobin
01-29-2016 10:45 AM
01-31-2016 08:44 PM
by Steve
1 95
Thought's on an "E-Z...
jcurr33
01-27-2016 10:48 PM
01-31-2016 08:38 PM
by Steve
4 171
Changes
Knaubone
01-30-2016 10:56 PM
01-31-2016 08:31 PM
by Steve
1 83
Thoughts on this Exmark...
googus
01-28-2016 04:24 PM
01-28-2016 08:09 PM
by Chilehead
1 112
1st year in
jcurr33
10-18-2015 05:07 PM
01-28-2016 07:49 PM
by Chilehead
6 4,089
Need opinion on zero...
Mr. Mow
01-24-2016 05:42 PM
01-28-2016 07:41 PM
by Chilehead
10 302
Opinion on liquid vs...
Bradcook21
01-25-2016 02:03 PM
01-28-2016 07:38 PM
by Chilehead
9 255
Finding property size
Gageslawncare
01-25-2016 11:08 AM
01-28-2016 12:05 PM
by Gageslawncare
10 255
Tiger TG 2661 Commercial...
lawnman1959
01-25-2016 08:12 PM
01-27-2016 07:57 PM
by Just for Cuts
5 198
Spouse as a dependent?
Steve
01-26-2016 01:51 AM
01-27-2016 10:44 AM
by Chilehead
3 166
Hello All
C&DPropertyManagement
01-23-2016 12:21 PM
01-26-2016 01:24 AM
by Steve
1 150
Credit Cards - What's in...
Shark1611
06-16-2015 04:04 PM
01-23-2016 03:43 PM
by C&DPropertyManagement
17 7,616
Start My Own Business?
mowandblow1980
01-12-2016 08:43 PM
01-19-2016 07:00 PM
by Steve
12 570
State of the nation 2016.
Steve
01-12-2016 12:05 AM
01-19-2016 06:57 PM
by Steve
6 336
little help? first big...
Brian3137
12-31-2015 12:39 PM
01-19-2016 06:54 PM
by Steve
23 1,013
Hi everybody...
Greg_TopYardServices
01-14-2016 08:10 AM
01-19-2016 02:47 PM
by SC93
12 406
What's your next...
Steve
05-15-2015 12:54 PM
01-17-2016 08:48 PM
by Homeland unlimited
25 7,869
Plow controller problems
scaypa
01-12-2016 05:49 PM
01-16-2016 10:46 AM
by scaypa
4 259
Say Hello !!!
Steve
03-19-2007 12:18 PM
01-15-2016 07:23 PM
by tannerduncan
1,244 427,863
Pricing issue
Mr. Mow
07-07-2015 07:15 AM
01-15-2016 11:20 AM
by djlandscaping06
23 5,354
New College Course
Dr. D
01-14-2016 01:45 PM
01-14-2016 05:35 PM
by Steve
1 182
Yelp
Shark1611
01-13-2016 10:00 AM
01-14-2016 05:32 PM
by Steve
4 241
New to the forum from...
Doug Green
01-12-2016 12:23 PM
01-14-2016 08:34 AM
by Doug Green
2 215
Facebook advertising
Just for Cuts
12-13-2015 08:49 AM
01-13-2016 10:20 PM
by Just for Cuts
12 868
Choosing local business
Doug Green
01-12-2016 12:29 PM
01-13-2016 06:12 PM
by Steve
2 375
4 Seasons Landscaping LLC
Doug Green
01-12-2016 12:56 PM
01-12-2016 12:59 PM
by Doug Green
1 238
2016 business goals
OxfordOS
01-09-2016 04:19 PM
01-12-2016 08:36 AM
by mowandblow1980
15 520
Hi to you NOTHERNERS
stevef1201
11-11-2014 05:56 PM
01-08-2016 09:30 PM
by jeramicox76
10 2,742
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:40 PM.


(C) 2011 Riggs Publications - Terms of use & Privacy Policy

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:40 PM.

(C) 2011 Riggs Publications - Terms of use & Privacy Policy