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Professional Trimmers

What makes a trimmer professional grade? Here’s a hint, it isn’t a law degree. STIHL trimmers for professionals feature power, fuel-efficiency and lasting durability – and they’re specially designed for heavy-duty tasks – from controlled trimming jobs to extended mowing applications. They’re also versatile, accepting a wide range of cutting heads and attachments for all of your trimming needs. In short, our professional trimmers don’t mess around. To help you identify model features, look for these corresponding symbols: C = Comfort feature, E = Easy2Start™, R = loop handle, and X = lightweight version.

STIHL professional grass trimmers also boast an exceptional power-to-weight ratio, putting every last ounce of their well-balanced construction to work. When you’re out in the field all day, the last thing you want to carry around is dead weight. STIHL trimmers include innovative features like STIHL AutoCut® cutting heads and IntelliCarb™ compensating carburetors – each designed to streamline performance, as well as your workflow. Our professional trimmers and brushcutters are also built for comfort, featuring anti-vibration technology and various harnesses for comfortable operation and reduced operator fatigue. They’re the complete package for any landscaper.

Trimmers Frequently Asked Questions
Compare Model Displacement Engine Power Weight* Fuel Capacity
FS 70 R 27.2 cc (1.66 cu. in.) 0.9 kW (1.2 bhp) 4.8 kg (10.6 lbs.) 340 cc (11.5 oz.)
FS 90 28.4 cc (1.73 cu. in.) 0.95 kW (1.27 bhp) 5.5 kg (12.1 lbs.) 530 cc (18.0 oz.)
FS 90 R 28.4 cc (1.73 cu. in.) 0.95 kW (1.27 bhp) 5.3 kg (11.7 lbs.) 530 cc (18 oz.)
FS 94 R 24.1 cc (1.47 cu. in.) 0.9 kW (1.2 bhp) 4.6 kg (10.1 lbs.) 540 cc (18.3 oz.)
FS 100 RX 31.4 cc (1.9 cu. in.) 1.05 kW (1.4 bhp) 4.9 kg (10.8 lbs.) 530 cc (18.0 oz.)
FS 110 31.4 cc (1.9 cu. in.) 1.05 kW (1.4 bhp) 5.8 kg (12.8 lbs.) 530 cc (18.0 oz.)
FS 110 R 31.4 cc (1.9 cu. in.) 1.05 kW (1.4 bhp) 5.5 kg (12.1 lbs.) 530 cc (18.0 oz.)
FS 130 36.3 cc (2.2 cu. in.) 1.4 kW (1.9 bhp) 5.9 kg (13.0 lbs.) 530 cc (18 oz.)
FS 130 R 36.3 cc (2.2 cu. in.) 1.4 kW (1.9 bhp) 5.6 kg (12.3 lbs.) 530 cc (18.0 oz.)
FS 240 37.7 cc (2.3 cu. in.) 1.7 kW (2.3 bhp) 7.0 kg (15.4 lbs.) 750 cc (25.4 oz.)
FS 240 R 37.7 cc (2.3 cu. in.) 1.7 kW (2.3 bhp) 6.6 kg (14.6 lbs) 750 cc (25.4 oz)
FS 310 36.3 cc (2.2 cu. in.) 1.4 kW (1.9 bhp) 7.2 kg (15.9 lbs.) 710 cc (24.0 oz.)
FSA 85 -- -- 4.5 kg (9.9 lbs.) --
Average rating for Professional Trimmer Reviews
(4.6 / 5)
644 Reviews
  1. 1 year ago
    Most powerful homeowner model
    Finally decided to spend a few extra bucks and have a model for my personal use that I hoped would be close to what a commercial contractor would use. This is it!!! Yes about 50% more than the off brands the big box store may have but this thing starts when you say start. Runs when you say run, even after sitting through the winter, and is much more comfortable I use than the bent shaft models. You won't regret it
  2. 3 months ago
    Couldn't ask for a better machine
    I recently purchased the 70 for home use. I use a weed eater on about 3 acres all together. I was not looking forward to the break in period as you are not supposed to run it at high RPMs. I was amazed how much power it had at 1/3 throttle. Way more than any others in the past. I ran the 3 tanks thru and the next day ran it hard for about 5 hours. Thick heavy grass, rocky terrain, muddy, dry, even saplings. Never did it stall or bog down. And easy effortless starting. It's a great bargain and ... read more fantastic machine. So far total run time 9 hours. 7 tanks and still have some of the first spool of line left. You won't regret buying this machine. Very low vibration too!!
  3. 4 months ago
    cant go wrong with this one
    just got mine today and ran it through it's first tank of gas it went through it fairly quick but not a big deal it has alot more power at half throttle than what my old husvarnas did at full throttle very pleased so far im anxious to see how it's gonna do at full throttle i didnt rate the dependability yet as i just got it today but seems to be built pretty solid more so than the husqvarnas it'll definitely get a good workout at my place and my dads place this thing has given me a good first ... read more impression so would i recommend it ? i absolutely would in a heartbeat ive ran older stihls in the past but never bought any til today and as of today conside me a stihl covert :D
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  1. 1 year ago
    big power in a small package
    I own a lawn maintenance company and bought this trimmer a few months ago. I have used trimmers from many brands but Stihl is the only one that I recommend. I love the power of my Stihl FS250 R, but I don't always need that much power and I just love the comfort and power that the FS94 has. And the 94 was ingenious when they moved the spark plug to the back instead of being so close to my arm...
  2. 1 year ago
    The features on this machine make using it easy.
    The FS 94 R has the variable throttle control which allows for operating it at lower rpm's around sensitive areas in your yard. It's ability to be operated at any angle is nice for edging and cutting at many angles. The exhaust routing is great, never feel the heat from it while operating no matter what angle I'm using it, which was always an issue with other products I've owned. Starting is a breeze, choke is automatically released once warmed up, when you give it a little throttle to start ... read more operating. The ability to utilize heavier line increases the versatility of the machine.
  3. 6 months ago
    Look no further
    I worked golf course maintenance years ago running big stihl trimmers Now just take care of a few lawns and a few hours trimming weekly on my property. After replacing cheap straight shaft weed eaters every couple yr. Decided to spend the money and upgrade to real thing like my chainsaw and never made a better purchase this is the lightest most powerful well balanced trimmer with almost no vibration to hands. I'm so amazed that there is such a perfect trimmer
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  1. 1 year ago
    Trouble free loads of power
    After using a fs35 for 15 years and not a single problem or fail to start. I finally decided to upgrade to a man size trimmer. Pricey but after the first use made me wonder what took so long. Actually had told myself for years that if old one failed to start I would buy a new one. After 15 years decided not to try to even pull the rope because I new it would start. Just drove to the dealer and rewarded myself with a new fs110. Old model had curved shaft and killed my back. I'm 6'3". New model ... read more with straight shaft much more comfortable even though heavier.
  2. 1 year ago
    Great for the demanding homeowner
    Bought a smaller Stihl trimmer and was disappointed. Took it back and exchanged it for this one. It has the power to cut the heavy weeds and the grass around the trees. Starts like a champ. Nice and long so I don't have to bend down as much. I don't like the supplied line but that's easy to change.
  3. 2 years ago
    Pleasantly surprised
    I purchased this unit after another brand failed to meet my needs. I had to pay a little more. It has met my needs. I am 54 yo female. I now need something with some power and light enough for me to carry. It has torn through everything on my 6 1/2 acres I have thrown at it. I can't speak for durability yet, I have only owned for a few months. I can start it with no problem and tote it all day. Happy woman in TN.One down side. It is a little off balanced. I'm working that out.
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  1. 1 week ago
    Purchase after using a buddies machine.
    I purchased this machine after I used a buddies FS350 for a few days. I love my FS240, the only thing that I have any issue at all with is, the handles on the 240 are about 1 inch shorter in height that the 350. Now, the 240 has more CCs but it doesn't have the antivibration system, so the handles set a tad lower which caused my hands to cramp after so long. I would definitely buy this machine again and again! My only other suggestion would be to purchase to Forestry harness. It's much more ... read more comfortable if you are going to be using this machine for hours a day.
  2. 8 months ago
    No More FS 250?
    The good news is it's been replaced with the FS240. I just bought one and had my doubts, After running it I couldn't be happier with it. More power, well balanced and it sounds awesome. Never have to go past 1/2 throttle. My last Sthil was a FS250 and it did 5 years of hard labor! It's still running, but I think I'll be using the 240 from now on....
  3. 1 year ago
    Fs 240
    I have used the tool primarily for clearing brush and it's ability to do this is far beyond what I expected. It has plenty of power and will easily cut through just about anything without difficulty. The unit starts easily and runs smoothly. I will say it is heavy and the need to use the support vestt is a must
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  1. 9 months ago
    beats a chainsaw for small brush
    Cutting small/moderate size brush was the reason I chose this unit. Coupled with the 8" toothed blade, this outfit cuts easily w/o as much exertion as bending to use a saw. Doesn't wrap up in grass, either. Uses 1/2 the gas for equal cutting as my classic Stihl 011 saw Unit is expensive but I'm hoping it lasts as long as my previous Stihl trimmer--still going after 15-20 years. I'm hesitant to comment on overall dependability and longevity since the unit has less than 20 hours on it so far.
  2. 2 years ago
    excellent product
    I have been through the expensive junk trimmers from the box stores. I have 1 acre that is surrounded by hay fields and barbed wire fence. I got this bad boy for trimming around the fence where the thick Johnson grass is. I was sick of all of the other trimmers bogging down. This one doesn't back down to any challenge. I would highly recommend this trimmer if you are finally ready to step up to a trimmer that will last forever and get the job done. I get my trimming done in half the time, with a ... read more quarter of the back pain.
  3. 12 months ago
    This product is well built and a pleasure to use
    I've had smaller, non-Stihl models in the past but I figured it was time to buy the real deal. I was looking at the 110 model but decided on the 130 because I mainly want to use it as a brush cutter and it came with the bike-handle. With the smaller models, my hands were numb after about 1/2 an hour of trimming. With this Stihl, I was trimming and brush-cutting for 2-3 hours without any numbness - it was great. I've used it several times since then and have had no problems.
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  1. 4 months ago
    Great Trimmer but a pricey FS 100 RX
    The 100 RX is lighter than the 90 I tried and more powerful and only $25 bucks more !! It gets a little hot on the arm if your resting it against the trimmer's motor as you work, but that's a bad habit I have. Very powerful, easy to start. A little pricey but dependability is what counts. Nothing worse than having to fiddle with equipment when your trying to get something done. Use only non-ethanol fuel with your oil mix !!! I run premium with no ethanol fuel with great success.
  2. 2 years ago
    The perfect trimmer for professionals
    I bought the FS100RX a few months ago as I needed something more reliable than the other unit I had and I needed something light weight to be able to trim and edge 50 lawns per week with. This trimmer fits the bill perfectly. It starts on first pull and has plenty of power to get the job done. I highly recommend this trimmer to anyone needing a dedicated trimmer for edging and trimming. If you need something that can handle a blade then look at the other stihl models.
  3. 2 years ago
    It doesn't get any better than this.
    I had my doubts because of my past experiences with other brands of trimmers. My crew would usually destroy a trimmer or two each season. Their favorite words were "defective equipment". I was looking for something with more power and reliability. The salesman recommended the FS 100RX because it had the best power to weight ratio. Once the crew had their hands on it, they wouldn't let it go for the old trimmers. The FS 100RX trims faster due to the unparalleled power it has. It leaves the ... read more operator less fatigued at the end of the day. My production level has increased putting more money in my pocket. I've had these trimmers a over two years and they continue to run strong. You get what you pay for, it's a great product.
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