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Professional Trimmers

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 -- -- w/ Battery (AP 100): 3.6 kg (7.9 lbs.)
w/ Battery (AP 300): 4.5 kg (9.9 lbs.)
FSA 90 R -- -- w/o Battery: 3.4 kg (7.5 lbs.)
w/ Battery (AP 300): 5.1 kg (11.3 lbs.)
  1. 10 months ago
    Pretty good
    I can't lie and say it's great bc it's not just unbelievably better than my 110 I had stolen, but it is good. I will say it fires up on the first pull 9 outta 10 times which is great. The power just doesn't seem to be the jump I was expecting from the move up from my 110. I haven't tried any of my attachments on it yet but hoping it's better with the increased torque.
  2. 1 month ago
    I bought this machine because the cheap "Orange" one I bought at Lowe's was shooting oil out of the exhaust. This is the third one! When starting this machine for the first time which was the first pull I knew by the feel and sound this was going to be a new experience. I cut what normally takes an hour and a half to twenty five minutes.. This thing is a beast!! If you want to save time and have a great product go spend the money now!!!! I will buy only Stihl from now on!!
  3. 2 years ago
    This trimmer/brush cutter is truly amazing
    I purchased my Stihl FS130R because of very good reviews from other users and the price compared to other brands. I needed something I could put a steel blade on to knock out blackberry bushes and wild rose bushes. I have used both a 12" T2 blade with curved tips and 10" Stihl T3 blade and they both work great. I have blasted through the blackberries and rose bushes in nothing flat with some of the stalks up to 1 inch in diameter. The FS130R is definitely one awesome machine that makes brush cutting fun.
  1. 2 years ago
    I purchased this trimmer a few weeks ago and I am very pleased with it. It is extremely powerful and it has cut the amount of time I spend working in the yard considerably. I really like how easy it is to clear fence rows of briars and vines using the brush knife which also cut the grass as well. Like the Stihl products I have purchased previously, it exceeds my expectations.
  2. 1 month ago
    Great power that starts easily with good gas efficiency.
    I debated hard on choosing between the FS 240 or 130. Can't comment on the 130, but very glad I purchased the FS 240. It has the power I need and has worked flawlessly. I spent many hours clearing new trails on my hunting land this spring, which was my primary criteria in selecting the FS 240, and it worked great. With sharp blades it will saw through saplings I assumed I would use my chainsaw on. You definitely want to use the harness to carry the weight, but with the harness I could do several ... read more hours of work nonstop. In addition to the power of the 240 it starts flawlessly and has surprising gas efficiency. Overall, just a fantastic tool. My only question is the harness. While it works OK, it does not have the same feel of quality and durability of the 240.
  3. 1 year ago
    Amazing power!!
    I bought one a few weeks ago for the 20 acres we have? Was a lil worried if it was going to be a lil heavy?? After about 35 hrs on it I can tell you...I could hardly tell I wore it for hours at a time. Being a 40-45yr old female 5' 9" lil over 150lbs with back & elbow issues....the handlebar grips are very comfortable and make it easy to swing! The harness once adjusted right makes holding it for hours easy! Removing it off the clip is as easy as pie to remove when finished. The price was a lil ... read more steep then what I wanted to pay but as an investment to have for years to come I feel very happy with my purchase. Plenty of power to cut weeds thigh high too!
  1. 2 years ago
    Awesome Product
    I have owned two of these things, one with currently at least 1000 hours and the other barely used. They are both running strong and start within two pulls every time. I have been In the business for 6 years and nothing I have used has been able to get even close to being as reliable as these tools. Perfect for the homeowner or the Professional. I would buy no other trimmer.
  2. 3 years ago
    a true workhorse
    this is hands down the best trimmer ever made , i was totally amazed with the power , i cut 3ft high weeds and grass down like it was nothing and i was only using trimmer line , im a landscaper and most of my business is trimming for hours at a time , this is the best trimmer ive ever owned and i have used other brands but nothing compares to this one and it uses only half of the fuel the other trimmers did ,
  3. 3 years ago
    Great Weed eater
    I have always bought several other weed eaters over the past 30 years. Sure wish I would have bought this Stihl years ago. It has plenty of power and does a GREAT job. This is the first bicycle type handle bars and oh my so much easier. Only tried it because I had 7 days to trade it in for a different style if I didn't like it. Sure glad I asked lots of questions and listened to the sales rep. I did upgrade the harness which has a lot more padding and lower back support. Had no problems with the ... read more string that came with the weed eater and it fed great. Just don't let the string get too short. Sure worth the money.
  1. 5 months ago
    The best dedicated trimmer.
    We exclusively use the FS100RX for edging/trimming due to its lightweight and maneuverability. Going back to an FS90 or 110 just felt bulky. We have 8 100Rx's and will keep buying as long as they are made.
  2. 4 months ago
    Lightweight with plenty of power
    I have bought three of these trimmers and seem to get 2 years of commercial use out of them before any adjustments are needed.
  3. 2 months ago
    Light weight,heavy power
    I have this and an Fs90r. This one is lighter and more powerful ripping through tall grass and heavy undergrowth. A little pricey but that's stihl, you get what you pay for.
  1. 1 year ago
    I am a caretaker at a property in Vermont that consists of 75 acres of mostly woods. There was a mishmash of equipment in the barn when I started 5 years ago. One such piece was an older 90 that ran perfectly. Unfortunately after almost 30 years the gear box failed and a replacement was no longer available. Naturally I replaced it with a new FS90. I have not been disappointed. I only use it with the blade and walk about the woods destroying as much of the thorny stuff as I can to ease access for ... read more logging and also to assist the wildlife population which is in abundance. This thing has not missed a beat in the 4 years that I have been running it.
  2. 10 months ago
    was deciding between a 90,110, and 130 got the 90 not dissapointed
    I was torn between the 3 models and got the 90 because it was the cheapest and right after got to run a 130 and could not tell hardly any difference in power, nor enough to justify the 130 for what I need anyway. But I have several large banks and lots of driveway and ditch line I keep mowed down and this thing is a beast. Never failed to start and more power than most people need
  3. 3 years ago
    Nice and dependable
    Used this "domestically" and it's like a lawn mower; That bar gives you such control it's like you set a mulching lawnmower to it's "high" cut depth. Very good for ditches. Then a friend had a heart attack and needed help maintaining his 40 acres... Three-foot-high grass on the paths? They look manicured now. Small shrubs and thickets? It's like those wild roses and invading blackberries weren't even there. (Though they did eat some line on occasion.) The price is well worth it. And I'd ... read more recommend the double harness, it makes large jobs just so much less tiring.
  1. 2 years ago
    Good power for woody material up to 3.5"
    Due to the fire danger of fuel build up, I bought a FS310 to clear the sagebrush from under the pine trees on 20 acres. For clearing brush, this machine beats a chainsaw due to three things; no more bending over, no more throwing chain, and only 22 teeth to sharpen! I was torn between the FS310 and the FS250. My dealer talked me into the FS310. This is my first 4 mix machine. I am very happy he steared me this direction. The machine has plenty of power and fuel efficiency. For clearing woody ... read more stems it is nice to have the big chassis and vibration system. It'll take out 3.5" stems in one hit. If I move to the other side of the stem, I can hit it again and take out 5-6" boles. At 4480' mine had a slight low end bog. At the 40 hour valve adjustment, the dealer adjusted the carb to take care of that. Now, it's broken in and just plain screams!
  2. 3 years ago
    Wonderful time saver
    Before purchasing, I was very skeptical about this product. After watching some videos of it in operation, I was certain that they had gone before and "pre-trimmed" the trees to make the trimmer cut faster for the video. I have other STIHL products and knew the quality would be good so I went for it. To say that we were impressed would be an understatement! This thing is a hoss and will save us a tremendous amount of time. We do not use it as a trimmer, but rather solely as a brushcutter for ... read more clearing fence lines and paths through the woods. It really does cut small trees quickly. Anything up to 1/2" it doesn't even blink, amazing. I've cut up to a 3" and you will have to cut on 2 sides but it sure beats running a chain saw bending over for several hundred yards of clearing fence! Another thing that I was worried about was backlash or kickback and warping the saw blade. We have used it for about 30 hours and this have not warped it yet and the kickback doesn't exist unless you cut on the side that is rotating towards you. I would recommend buying a 2nd blade so you can quickly change and keep working. Sharpen the used blade when it's dark out or you get back to the house. The machine is very well balanced and the backpack style (w/ shoulder straps) harness is a MUST. Zero fatigue after 4+ hours of continual use and none of that normal sense of relief to get the darn thing off like I have when I use my homelite weedeater. At first I wanted to go back and purchase a 2nd one but with all the time we are saving I don't think we could keep it busy.
  3. 3 years ago
    Stihl FS 310
    Purchased to cut brush on 20 acres. This product does the trick. I have cut 3 1/2 " trees with this cutter. Has alot of power. I am cutting brush, small saplings, briars,thick vines of 40 yrs on family farm. My father has stihl FS 90 v. The only negative thing is the bicycle handles. I think they are too wide. I guess that I should do a Youtube video on the cutter. I did alot of research before buying this stihl product. the sales rep at local stihl dealer recommended the fs- 250. I did not want ... read more to go to small of a cutter.
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