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STIHL introduces the FSA 65 and FSA 85 Lithium-Ion Trimmers
Release Date: 6/13/2011
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FSA 65


VIRGINIA BEACH , VA – The new FSA 65 and FSA 85 grass trimmers, the latest products available for the 36-volt STIHL Lithium-Ion battery technology system, deliver fuel savings, time savings and environmental benefits for gasoline-free trimming applications. Eliminating fuel costs and engine exhaust emissions, the easy-to-use STIHL FSA 65 and FSA 85 grass trimmers offer users another way to reduce their impact on the environment. With this new technology, there is no more fuel mixing, no power cords, and greatly reduced engine maintenance. Plus, high cutting speeds allow the user to complete trimming tasks quickly.

The STIHL FSA 65 and FSA 85 run at full speed until the battery is depleted, with no gradual drop in power as with other battery technologies. Designed for user comfort, the FSA 65 and FSA 85 are lightweight with excellent balance and low vibration. And starting could not be more simple – just pull the trigger.

Both trimmers have a convenient on-board hanging slot that allows for easy storage, as well as a loop handle that adjusts without the use of tools.


Built for homeowners and occasional users, the FSA 65 curved-shaft grass trimmer is eight times quieter than the STIHL gasoline-powered equivalent, making it ideal for noise-sensitive areas.



The FSA 85 professional straight-shaft grass trimmer is ideal for jobs in densely populated and noise-restricted areas; and with zero exhaust emissions, it is an ideal choice for universities, municipalities and professionals looking to reduce their impact on the environment. The FSA 85 is five times quieter than the STIHL gasoline-powered equivalent.

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About STIHL Inc.
STIHL Inc. manufactures the number one selling brand of gasoline-powered handheld outdoor power equipment in America for homeowners and professional landscapers*, as well as the number one selling brand of chainsaws in the world. STIHL products are sold through servicing power equipment retailers from coast to coast – not mass merchants. STIHL products sold through U.S. STIHL dealers are for distribution in the United States only. For more information or for the name of a local STIHL retailer, call toll free 1-800-GO STIHL (1-800-467-8445) or visit the dealer locator on the STIHL website at
*"Number one selling brand" is based on syndicated Irwin Broh Research (commercial landscapers) as well as independent consumer research of 2010 U.S. sales and market share data for the gasoline-powered handheld outdoor power equipment category combined sales to consumers and commercial landscapers.
STIHL is pleased to support the work of the Tree Research and Education Endowment Fund (TREE Fund), International Society of Arboriculture (ISA), the Tree Care Industry Association (TCIA), National FFA, Professional Landcare Network (PLANET), the American Tree Farm System (ATFS), and the National Association of State Park Directors.




FSA 65 Specifications - Occasional Use
WEIGHT w/o Battery 2.7 kg (6.0 lbs.)
w/ AP 100 3.5 kg. (7.7 lbs.)
w/ AP 300 4.3 kg. (9.5 lbs.)
RUN TIME (w/ AP 300) Up to 90 Minutes
RUN TIME (w/ AP 100) Up to 30 Minutes
CUTTING WIDTH 30 cm (12")
Weight without cutting attachment or guard. *Battery and charger sold separately.
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