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onemanband



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PostPosted: Sun Nov 09, 14 5:20 pm    Post subject:  Reply with quote    

mousjoos wrote:

Not a clue...man in shop was adamant (at least according to his make-up...) that this should be done once machine was going to be stored for any length of time...I'm not enough of a mechanic to question his wisdom on this


Well I can say much the same - apart from my man in shop isn't a dandy highwayman.

mousjoos



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PostPosted: Mon Nov 10, 14 5:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

onemanband wrote:
mousjoos wrote:

Not a clue...man in shop was adamant (at least according to his make-up...) that this should be done once machine was going to be stored for any length of time...I'm not enough of a mechanic to question his wisdom on this


Well I can say much the same - apart from my man in shop isn't a dandy highwayman.


this is why it's so specialised

Mutton



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PostPosted: Mon Nov 24, 14 12:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

We have a Stihl brushcutter, have had for a few years - might be that model. Its been very reliable but it has its limits.

For having a go at brambles, youngish gorse, smaller branches on gorse it is great. For bracken and especially reeds less so - gets tangled very fast. You also have to wear all the clobber. We now use scythes as much as we can - with a shorter, thicker brushcutting blade. They are better on bracken and reeds than the brushcutter, also no protecting gear or whitefinger off the vibrations.

wellington womble



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PostPosted: Mon Nov 24, 14 4:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Don't need to worry about reeds! It arrived on Friday, but I haven't had a chance to play with it yet. It didn't come with any fuel, anyway.

The handover consisted of 'there you go, luv'.

wellington womble



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PostPosted: Thu Apr 16, 15 9:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Works great, was to start and isn't too heavy. However, it requires Stihl (tm) Motomix to run on (according to the manual, anyway). What's that when it's at home, and what's it's generic name? I though it ran on petrol, that you bought from a garage. This appears to have been naive!

sean
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 16, 15 9:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

It'll be premixed two stroke fuel.

wellington womble



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PostPosted: Thu Apr 16, 15 9:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Doesn't come out of a petrol pump, then? Bother. Why are things always more complicated than you thought?!

sean
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 16, 15 9:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

You can use petrol from a pump and mix it with the oil yourself. But if you're not going through gallons of it and want the convenience then the premixed stuff may make life simpler.

Falstaff



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PostPosted: Thu Apr 16, 15 10:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

oh Cum on !

It's 2 stroke you say ?

What mix are you wanting ? (Find that in the manual) - IF the manual is "use stihl stuff" - FIND it on a forum !

If you're stuffed use a 30 - 1 mix with 10-40 oil - But I'd really want to use the forums resources first !

wellington womble



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 17, 15 7:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I did. It does. I am.

If you can't be more polite, please refrain from commenting on my thread.

Treacodactyl
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 17, 15 7:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

As has been said, it'll be a pre-mixed fuel. It'll be more expensive but it'll have a longer shelf life and should not contain some of the more harmful elements of pump fuel that can harm the seals of 2-stroke tools.

It should be available anywhere that sells Stihl tools, such as country stores or large garden centres.

I'd run it on the motomix at least a few times, probably until it's out of guarantee.

wellington womble



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 17, 15 8:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Thank you. I shall look less of an eejit in Higgots, now. I didn't know whether it was really necessary or not. Of course the manual says you need the branded stuff!

dpack



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 17, 15 10:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

branded fuels and lubricants are a bit more expensive,depending on how near your supplier is can be less convenient but have been tested for that machine.as mentioned perhaps a good idea during the gnt period or if you only use it a bit.

however both stihl and husky engines will run on a variety of moody fuels it might reduce the time between services and perhaps the life of the engine/tool head etc but if you consider a bloke wearing nowt but a pair of shorts in the middle of a jungle with a vintage saw he probably isnt using premixed "manufacturer"fuel but he will work all day every day and relies on his saw to do that .

it is important to get the 2 stroke mix right for that engine(see manual or online info) and to lubricate/clean various bits with the correct type of oil/methods.

ps be careful and use the ppe every time,even though brush cutters are fairly safe they can chuck rocks and the spray from some plants (see hogweed etc)can be quite nasty .if the thing tangles with brambles etc a few mins sharpening might help a lot.

that said they are very quick at( edit for missing)clearing weeds

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alison
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 17, 15 11:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

On one of our stihl things (not sure which one) we have a mixer bottle for the fuel. you put in unleaded and squirt in the correct measure of oil.

onemanband



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 09, 15 5:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

My FS55 died last week, so I bought an FS94 today, used it for 2 hours and the verdict is a big thumbs up.
I had no complaints about the '55, but the '94 is better......
quieter, lighter, better balanced, easier starting, wider handlebars with better off-set, feels easier and more precise to use.
The variable throttle dial seems a bit unnecessary - I'll probably tape it up on max setting so it doesn't inadvertently get moved. Or I might read the instructions and see what it's for

Re 2-stroke. I use the Stihl 'shots'. Yes, cost per litre they are expensive, but a 1 'shot' does a gallon of fuel - no thinking, no mess, no mistakes.

How you getting on with yours WW ?

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