Fantastic Reliable Robust Brushcutter has never let me down
I love this STIHL Brushcutter it is extremely robust and extremely reliable has never let me down I am currently paying my STIHL BG 86 Blower that I put on layby last Tuesday and once I have finished paying off my STIHL Blower I am going to put a STIHL FS 91R straight shaft Loop Handle Brushcutter with STIHL 4 MIX Engine or a STIHL FS 94R-CE Loop Handle straight shaft Brushcutter to upgrade my STIHL FS 38 Curved Shaft whipper snipper which is too small and short of a person of my height I use my FS 85 Brushcutter in my creek and it is extreme...ly powerful it is a bugger that they don't make these STIHL FS 85 Brushcutters anymore but Mark from Camden Mowers told me that they stopped making these FS 85 Brushcutters because they don't comply with the new emission laws but these FS85 brushcutters are replaced by the FS94 Brushcutters and these are awesome machines I read reviews on these FS94 Brushcutters and they have a 5 star rating I would for sure put a STIHL FS 94 R-CE Straight Shaft brushcutter on layby once I have finished paying my STIHL Blower off Thanks Juan
The best no doubt
The best there is ! faultless performance over many years. Used regularly sometimes all day. Very comfortable with a harness. Can’t fault this gem of a brushcutter. Easy starting. Strong motor I can’t recommend this tool highly enough for anyone looking for a serious brushcutter at a reasonable price. Buy one
2 hours of use...clutch and throttle problems 1st day of use
I purchased my Stihl yesterday...after reading the generally positive reviews on this site. I got two hours of use out of it before the throttle stopped working and the engine would stall. Returned the product to dealer...they diagnosed a faulty clutch.
My product had a sticker on the side saying made in Brazil...perhaps the Brazilians should stick to making pina coladas and mojitos.
Love my new FS 85
Great powerful whipper snipper! Lightweight Easy to start and super strong. Cuts through everything on our bush block. I love the bull arms when using for hours! Long shaft is s bit awkward but the harness that came with it makes it easy to use. I'm only 5"7 and I love it! Hope it lasts forever.
Love this machine very good would recommend this product to any one it gose though the toughest weeds in its path runs good when i got it home i did the whole yard in 1tank of petrol changing the cord is a bit tricky you can put a brush cutting blade on it
After only 2 years of light domestic work - the clip broke off the hook on the harness of my Genuine
The Stihl FS85 is no better machine than any of the many other brands that are all less than half the price of stihl and their parts are much less expensive and much more easily available than Stihl are. Many tricks and traps to be careful of when dealing with STIHL. Stihl is not any easier to maintain than any of the other cheaper and often much better value machines. Simple parts are not available for STIHL but they have traps to catch you in like a broken hook & clip - Stihl's answer - pay another $127 for a complete new harness (I can have the clip & hook locally custom made for $22) I would never buy any STIHL product ever again. They got me once - that's once to much.
15 Years of no problem performance that even my wife enjoys using
One of four Stihl products I own. The others are two handheld leaf blowers and a backpack blower. Never a problem to start. Other than the string head and spark plug, everything is original. Takes great care of our 3 acre parcel with about 100 trees and many rocks. Replaced the head with an aftermarket unit that uses pre-cut lengths of .130 line. I prefer that to the OEM bump head. Also replaced the spark plug with an E-3. Always use Stihl 2-cycle oil. Wish I had purchased a Stihl chain in the 70's instead of a Homelite.
Best Trimmer on the market
Mine is at least twenty years old. While I'm not a commercial landscaper I have a large yard with over an acre that has wooded borders. So I'm weedwacking Poison Ivy, Virginia Creeper etc..., using it as an edger along the driveway and the expansion joints. The only complaint I have is getting line tough enough to support my misuse of the machine. I've replaced the plug every year and cleaned the filter but nothing else. The primer bulb just sprung a leak yesterday so I'll have to replace that now! and best machine I've ever had. The best has been my 034 Stihl Chain Saw that just turned 30 years old!
Incredible, the engine drop down from the tube because of hot of the engine. Was totally insane. Poor quality. Don't buy this one. My Stihl said made in Brazil. Horrible!
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