Posted May 17, 2012 - 08:04 PM
Dad has a two stroke trimmer he bought a while back as well but I gave up last year trying to get it running. The Troy-bilt did alright but it is one of the bent shafts and it lacked power most of the time. I decided it was time to get another trimmer. I wanted something that had a shoulder strap and I was also going to get one with the bike handle bars. Where I work at is a Stihl dealer so I went over to the show room.
My plans were to get an FS 130 with the bike handle bars. I picked the display up and it just wasn't comfortable so I picked up the FS 90R which has the loop handle and it was a little lighter and I liked the loop handle a little better. The more I thought about it, it isn't like I do commercial lawn care and am out there trimming 8 hours a day.
I also read up that the FS 90 and FS 90R are usually the ones that the commercial lawn care crews will have on the truck for trimming. So the FS 90R came home with me. Hopefully this will be the last trimmer I will need for a long time. I also picked up another 6 pack of synthetic oil for the trimmer and my Stihl 362 chainsaw. I did fire up the trimmer when I got home. A guy needs to play with a new toy right?
The Stihl trimmer seemed to do very good. I am curious to see how it does once it is broken in. It is definitely more powerful then the Troy-Bilt I had. I guess time will tell. The shoulder strap does make it very nice and hopefully my arms won't give me any fits. I have carpal tunnel in both hands so I could only ever use the trimmer or any engine powered tool for maybe a half hour max before I would have to put it down and walk away. At least not the strap will take most of the weight which should help I hope.
Posted May 17, 2012 - 08:11 PM
Posted May 17, 2012 - 08:12 PM
Starbrite Ez to Store
I does make a big difference, with this ethanol fuel.
Looking forward to some pics of the new toy.
Posted May 17, 2012 - 08:18 PM
I will try and get a couple pics tomorrow. I already got it dirty so it won't be as purty LOL.
Posted May 17, 2012 - 08:20 PM
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Posted May 17, 2012 - 09:00 PM
- grand and HDWildBill have said thanks
Posted May 17, 2012 - 09:07 PM
I add the Seafoam to the empty cans before I go to fill them! That ensure that they are well mixed and stabilized from the time they leave the pump!
That is a good idea/ habit to get into.
Posted May 17, 2012 - 09:28 PM
But 2 years ago at work we switched to amsoil saber 2 stroke oil and have never been happier. We have reduced our repair costs considerably. It is 100:1 but it works great in all modern Stihl products.
Posted May 18, 2012 - 05:43 AM
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Posted May 18, 2012 - 07:57 AM
They are everything they claim to be!! When my throw away Homelite gives up Stihl is the one I'll be getting.
As for the ethanol, I live in a town of 16,000 population and there is only one station that sells anything other than 10% ethanol.
Little choice in my case.
Edited by JD DANNELS, May 18, 2012 - 07:58 AM.
Posted May 18, 2012 - 08:01 AM