One of the best
The FS 90 I have been using for the past 5 years has been incredible! It has never failed to start within that time! I have used it in a semi professional manner to brush cut many acres of grass & woody weeds, plenty of power, reasonable weight, bull horn handles & harness make swinging it a bit more manageable. I’m rather disappointed to find this model is NLA, I was looking to buy another. I guess I’ll keep my current one, which after many years of use is still functioning great.
Purchased in January 2010.
problems with starting
I should have completed this review a long time ago, in relation to my starting problems I found that the throttle was way too loose so that when you put the trigger in the start position the carby was still at idle, I tightened the throttle cable up to the right position and it starts as per book
To the person complaining about my negative comments I say if you don't report the truth about any given product then this forum is useless
thank you Tratty
A good machine, you can just get out there and do the job like you're supposed to, it just keeps on going and never falters
Well laid out easy to operate machine, good fuel economy
I am 52, in all my experience with different forms of motors I have never struck anything as difficult to start as this machine from cold, I would walk away from it twice totally exhausted before finally getting it to start somehow, I eventually worked out if I went through the recommended starting procedure but held the throttle on full at the carby it would start first pull, I'm happy now :), I didn't like the bump feed on the trimmer head so I went to an auto feed, much better.
I am a mowing contractor and I'm not a big fan of stihl equipment but this machine is very good. I demo-ed one for a weekend and was pleasantly surprised. very quiet and easy to start. A lot of effort and common sense went into it's design. I like the position of the fuel filler cap and primer bulb. I think the only draw back of this machine is that some people would assume that because it is a 4 stroke you don't need to pre mix oil with petrol and that would destroy the engine. But as long as people are aware that you need to mix oil like a 2 ...stroke then I think it is a winner. Honda 4 strokes are good but oil change intervals is a grey area, I haven't yet seen a trimmer with an hour meter so you know when to do it, this is not a problem with this machine. Lightweight, easy to start. Good fuel economy. Quiet. Well thought out design fuel filler, primer bulb etc. Comfortable harness. Vibration at idle.
I'm a contractor and the whipper snipper is my most used piece of machinery by far. The Stihl FS90 is a replacement for my two year old Husqvarna 125R which was due for retirement. First impressions of the Stihl; A rugged, well built machine. The tap-feed head works well. The "4-mix" 4-stroke engine is a new one to me. It's a four-stroke which doesn't have a sump, but uses the 2-stroke fuel-oil mix for the engine lubrication. The 4-stroke has a lot more torque and less noise than my old 2-stroke so i don't have to rev it as much.
Questions & Answers
What is the difference between the FS90R & FS91R models?
Is the fs 90 r a 2 cycle... Whats the fuel type
The fs 90 is a four stroke engine, but by some jiggery pokery it is designed without a sump, you must use 2 stroke fuel, 50 to 1 if you are using Stihl oil, if you use it without 2 stroke oil it will die in short order.
what is the Z on a FS90 RZ ? brushcutter
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