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Stihl FS 200

Stihl FS 200

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    Damn good Workhorse

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    Date PurchasedJul 1998

    top marks for the old dog

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    Had mine for 18 years and still going strong. It broke down once and cost me less than 20pound to repair. Ive had a few new models and dont match my old f 200 at all. I hope it last another ten years as id struggle buying another old model in good condition

    Vic1977

    Vic1977AU

    • 6 reviews
    • 10 likes

    Overrated

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    Bought this after looking at many other machines on the market and seeing other brands that I had never heard of although many people have told me they were good. I purchased Stihl because I had heard of the name. But the I must say I didn't really like it. After I bought it i found out they are now made in china and are no longer like the units Stihl used to be ten years ago, they are now designed to throw away not repair, mine is in for repair now and I was told it isnt worth fixing. I am throwing mine away and buying an Echo.
    Looks good, light weight and cheap
    Expensive repairs, made in china now designed to throw away when something goes wrong as the parts for repair are worth more then the unit itself

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    Good

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    Ensure that the fuel is fresh and it is an excellent brushcutter which will handle all of the tough jobs.
    very powerful. tough and durable machine.
    i have found that it is very fussy with fuel. fuel needs to be fresh otherwise it wont want to go.

    Humd1nger

    Humd1ngerAU

    • 8 reviews
    • 8 likes

    Tough as nails

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    brians5

    brians5Central Highlands and Goldfields, VIC

    • 17 reviews
    • 19 likes

    Good

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    Good

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    Questions & Answers

    Rishi

    Rishiasked

    Dear Sir
    I understand that FS 200 is no more being manufactured.
    Kindly provide me
    1. the OME part for a head trimmer for the FS 200 and cost
    2. Which colour nylon is best ? orange/white/gree for thich grass 30 cm tall
    Thanks

    No answers
    Robert E.

    Robert E.asked

    how much do they retail for?

    1 answer
    Dano
    Dano

    Year 1998, USA, @ $385

    michael

    michaelasked

    What is the power of the fs 200, I want to compare it to the fs 260 that I am considering buying??

    2 answers
    brians5
    brians5

    I've used an FS 200 for 25 years and it is still strong. I gave it to my son and bought a new one last year for my daughter. It is 36cc with the FS 260, the replacement, the same. Both are beautiful brush cutters and will last a lifetime. I use my 260 on the farm for sedge etc as it is lighter than my 460.
    If I was to buy another I'd get the 460 again. It is superb to use and incredibly comfortable and will handle anything up to 35mm with the blade. I use old manual corded heads that take .3 and .4mm cord for the 20 acreas I can't get to with the slasher or outfront mower due to rocks. At double the cost of the others it is a large investment but one you'll enjoy long after you've forgotten the large outlay.

    Dano
    Dano

    The 200 will take down a 1 1/2 inch soft wood tree with a good saw blade in one pass. Don't know the power rating of the 260 to be certain what it will do. Mind you I don't do a cut like that all the time. I have bent the shaft twice over the years.

    I think you'll be happy so long it's not made in China.

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    Details

    CategoryPetrol Whipper Snippers
    Manufacturer Warranty2 year(s)
    Release dateMar 2007
    ManualDownload manual

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