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FS 250 R

Our most powerful loop-handle trimmer – great for right-of-way and other heavy-duty uses.

FS 250 R
Rated 4.9 out of 5 by 16 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Easy This thing is 12 years or better. And I use it it weekly . The only problem I have ever had is the ethanol in the fuel. A few primer bulbs.A fuel line .And I think a couple of plugs. Its a hoss and it works. June 30, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by This weedeater is awesome This machine is unbelievable. I'm 27 and I started out using stihl trimmers when I was 10 Had to use the small 46 55 and 81 I think When I started working had my own money about 7 years ago I bought a fs250r. UNBELIEVABLE thats all I can say. This machine has massive amounts of power the 105 diameter string can't hardly stand the big thick tough stuff the strong motor it breaks a lot. This machine will cut anything without any problem. I were the stihl clear protective shield and hard hat. With massive power comes massive rocks and sticks thrown at you I LIKE MY FS250R SO WELL I BOUGHT A SECOND ONE 5-10-14 my first one still runs like new my dealer told me he thought the 250 was going to be discontinued so I PANICKED I bought another the power torque the solid steel shaft is UNMATCHED May 12, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Powerful!!! Well Built!!! I have had mine for 4 years and it gets about 30+ straight hours of use per week during the cutting season. I also have several old FS 85's. As for basic string trimming goes, the FS 250 is a little overkill. This thing has a ton of power, which is very convenient for using power robbing attachments such as the pole saw head, brush cutters, edgers, cultivator, and the new bed redefiner. I have noticed complaints about the bed redefiner when using it in wet or moist soil, particularly clay. I have used it with FS 250 in mostly tough gray Virginia clay both wet and rock hard dry. The FS 250 has never allowed me to experience these clogging problems when using the bed redefiner. The FS 85's struggle a little bit, but not that bad. So if you need a well built powerhouse this is definitely the best bang for your buck. On a rare occasion the FS 250 is hard to start. Usually its just one pull on choke then quickly turn the choke off, and that's it. For some reason this is never an issue with the older style motors like the FS 85. That is my only real complaint about it. April 25, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Powerful This is a beast of a machine. It's a chain saw on a stick. I already have the fs90r trimmer and it's fantastic. But I wanted a brush cutter to cut the embankment along my property. I know I could have swapped back and forth. Between the grass blade and trimmer head. So I started shopping for a brush cutter. I handled several different ones and they felt cheap. The one that felt good in my hands had no power. I told my wife let's go back to my stihl dealer and look. Should have done that in the first place. I told them what I wanted. He recommended the fs250 r and gassed it up for me. Man this baby sounds like a chain saw. It has more power than you will Ever need. I have never ran it wide open you don't have to. I have cut sapplings up to 2 inches. If you use premium fuel and synthetic stihl oil. This trimmer will start within three or five pulls. I push the primer button four times choke it. When it pops on the second pull take it off choke. And it will start every time. If not let your dealer have a look at it. If you are cutting heavy brush get a face shield. This trimmer will sling rocks sticks Like a category 5 tornado. If taken care of this trimmer will possibly be the last one you will Ever buy. Run premium fuel stihl synthetic oil and stay on top of maintenance. November 4, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Excellent except for poor starting Haven't counted but, while following instructions in manual, number of pulls to start must average 20 or more. November 4, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Power, Power, Power I Have Only Had This Trimmer For One Season, With NO Problems Or Complaints. Very Impressive Power. Easily Chews Threw Blackberries, Vines, And Ivy. The Only Down Side Is The Trimmer Line Cant Take The Abuse The PowerHead Will Dish Out. I Also Use It With The HT Pole Saw Head With A 12" Bar, You Wont Have A Power Problem. September 20, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by A real work horse that will last for many years. Bought my FS250R in '04 and it hasn't missed a beat. For the first time since buying it 9 years ago I had to do a full tune up (filter, plug, carb adjustment) and install a priming bulb. It still runs and operates like new. The trimmer just can be beat. If this thing does ever die another one will replace it. September 14, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by buy this weed eater dont think twice I did not know Stihl made anything else besides the 250 please take it from pro there is not another weed eater that is better I promise you August 27, 2013
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