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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 13 reviewers.
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
Rated 5 out of 5 by 10 hours a day every day only weak spot is recoil rope. it owns every other trimmer June 22, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Excellent brushcutter I use this with a 40-2 head running .130 diameter stihl pro line and it eats thru a lot of things like little trees and rose bushes with ease. If things get to rough I put on the forestry blade and cut thru whatevers in the way. I've always used Stihl products and have yet for them to let me down. June 8, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by grab em now before Stihl discontinues them... the FS 250R is beast, with a blade it destroys brush, small trees (up to about 3 inches), truck tires, the sidiing on your house, fences an anything else that gets in the way in my opinion if the FS250R won't handle it I'll use a bush hog... Quaility Power (my dealer) are an have been amazing I've order parts an machines with one 1 min phone call. for the last 5 years I have dealt exclusively with them. They've missed a beat. May 10, 2013
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