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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 4.7 out of 5 by 24reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Best Stihl Trimmer Last summer I probably put 1000 hours or so on one of these. This thing can do it all **NOTE : (USE GOOD GAS!! 89Octane OR WHATEVER THE MANUAL SAYS TO USE, IT'S A HIGH PERFORMANCE ENGINE AND NEEDS IT. IT WILL EXTEND THE LIFE GREATLY)**Dependable/Reliable/Durable: Used it all summer, with minimal maintenance. Few broken spark plugs, pull cords, changed air filter, throttle adjustment. Nothing Major. Very well built.Powerful/Versatile: We took the guards off all our 250s and ran them with more string. Little or no power lost. Great for heavy cutting or just to use around the house.Very Ergonomic: For a short person at least ( me 5'3) taller people have to bend some, but you can just slide the loop handle back towards the engine and that will help. Decent weight, balance, and just overall design.Again, best Stihl trimmer ever made but because of E.P.A. regulations the 2-Stroke engine is slowly being phased out. So, grab one of these while/if you can! March 20, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by Does not run well I bought this 3 years ago and don't use it very much. It was ok for the first two years. Last year I spent more time trying to get it to run than I did using it. January 15, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by awsome weedeater Bought my stihl 250 fs and gave it a serious workout. The stihl preformed better than advertised. It is one awesome weed eater and well worth the extra money. October 2, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Trimmer used as a mower I've had my FS 250r for 10 years and use it on my one acre.In that time replaced plug,air filter and primer bulb that's it.Very powerful does not bog down even after 10 yrs.My riding mower broke,so I used my 250r to trim the whole one acre.I was very tired but somehow I finished,I said I wouldn't do that again but I did.The 250r enabled me to mow my one acre until my mower gets fixed,thank you Stihl for a great product. October 1, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Powerful but awkward I find for an average height person around 5'8-6ft, the stock handle is short and squaty so the user one must raise the handle up the shaft of the trimmer to prevent being hunched over to reach the low-profile handle. However the handle is wide as it is tall so that when you raise it up, it hits your thigh or knee (depending on your height) when walking once again making it awkward to use.To overcome this I found an old taller handle from an old trimmer that made using this heavy beast an egronomic dream.As far as mechanics go, have had the chance to try several at our company over the years. Clutch bearings usually fail within a year during working in wet weather. Primer ball cracks from UV exposure but easy to replace. The main issue seems to be the engine becomes very chattery after a year creating bad vibrations and harmonics which the stock handles don't absorb very well.Overall very powerful. Recommended if you find another handle and can give it a yearly overhaul or full replacement to keep running without annoyances. September 9, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Best Product for the Ranch! I knew I needed a quality product that could hold up year after year just as my Stihl saws do and this product has done well. The shop recommended we use an upgraded head unit for the line and also for a blade attachment. One thing I made sure to use on all my Stihl products is the Pre-Mix from Stihl. After about four months of no use during the winter time I was able to start the 250R with one pull. Love the 250R and would highly recommend it to anyone one that has one acre or 100 acres of land to clear. Also, I would recommend to learn to use the straps over the shoulders versus just holding the 250R constant. August 13, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by this thing is a beast I trim miles if bike trails. I can cover twice the ground as the guys using smaller models. Twice the horsepower, twice the work. Just that simple. Using 105 stihl line. Wear face protection, it will hurt you. July 28, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by This product works and handles easyily Only stihl can make a product this supierior,and have great performance and handle so easy. July 23, 2014