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Professional Trimmers

Durable trimmers designed for professionals

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
  1. 2 years ago
    Powerful machine !!!
    Runs well, starts easily, very powerful! I replaced another brand of trimmer with the Stihl fs-70. I am not a professional landscaper but have a very large lot with lots of obstacles to trim around. I was looking for a more powerful trimmer; this is it! The machine took lots of getting used too and I dug quite a few holes in my yard before I learned how to hang on to this beast. the auto-feed works easily and the machine is light for its size. I probably didn't need such a powerful trimmer, ... read more but now that I have gotten used to it I am very satisfied.
  2. 5 years ago
    Stihl FS 70 R
    I bought this unit to replace an old E*** I had been using for about 20 years. This unit is very heavy duty - I wanted to buy the best and I think this fills the bill. It is a bit heavy, so it takes a little getting used to. I found the line that came with it would break off all the time, so I changed to a different vendor and wind it myself. All in all a great value that should last for many years!
  3. 1 year ago
    Great for the weekend jobs.
    I have had much experience with the FS 90. It is a powerhouse compared to the FS 70. Don't get me wrong, the FS 70 is a work horse and gets the job done for a homeowner, but it tends to bog down. Maybe I just need to give it more time to break in. I have not tried cutting big brush with it but it does great for edging and trimming around obstacles. I think it would do fine with the larger gauge string or one of the cutting attachments, it was just not the FS 90 I was used to using.
  1. 1 year ago
    Great Brushcutter!
    So I purchased this for a new property in foreclosure, lots and lots of brush to clear, and blackberry bushes. The 1's are the new models of the 0's, meaning 91 is the new 90 so on so forth. I was considering the 91, 111, 131. I went with the 91 because wanted to buy a chainsaw too. SO happy with the 91! no shortage of power. All I have done is attach the 4 edge blade on it and it cuts right thru all the brush and bushes.
  2. 10 months ago
    Machine is a BEAST!
    I have the FS 130 with handle bars and i only use a blade on it I wanted a trimmer that could be multi purpose, use string or blades, so i picked this one up. Today, the first time using it, i put the brush knife on it. We had roughly 1500 sq feet of extremely thick brush to cut by a shoreine about 6+ feet tall. It had more than enough power to get the job done. If i were using a blade on this unit all the time I'd have the handle bars though. Im extremely happy and satisfied with this BEAST so far!
  3. 10 months ago
    Only trimmer you will ever buy
    I just purchased a FS91R yesterday and love it. I used to mow commercially and we used to 100rx but I wanted something a little lighter so I purchased th 91R. In one season of commercial mowing I easily put 400 hrs on the 100rx with no issues. My father purchased a Stihl trimmer 25 years ago and he is still using it today. I logged a lot of hours on his trimmer and hopefully will do the same with mine! So I figured if I am going to buy a trimmer it's going to be a stihl!!!
  1. 2 years ago
    Purchase after using a buddies machine.
    I purchased this machine after I used a buddies FS350 for a few days. I love my FS240, the only thing that I have any issue at all with is, the handles on the 240 are about 1 inch shorter in height that the 350. Now, the 240 has more CCs but it doesn't have the antivibration system, so the handles set a tad lower which caused my hands to cramp after so long. I would definitely buy this machine again and again! My only other suggestion would be to purchase to Forestry harness. It's much more ... read more comfortable if you are going to be using this machine for hours a day.
  2. 2 years ago
    Buy this trimmer!!
    This thing is a beast! I immediately put it to work in a 5 acre pasture and it has run flawlessly from day one! Always starts first pull, has plenty of power to cut through the thickest brush, and is easy on the back and arms. The Stihl harness that's includes really does eliminate most of the operator fatigue once you get it set up with a proper balance! I would recommend this trimmer to anyone who only wants to buy a trimmer one time in their life!
  3. 2 weeks ago
    Powerful, easy starting, easy to handle and control after adjusting trimmer and harness.
    I bought this machine to clear and trim around a hunting camp lake. Willow, locust, and birch saplings with thick olive and blackberry bushes all filled in between with heavy honeysuckle. With the brush blade and the cutting blade this foliage did not stand a chance. The 240 cut through all of it like butter. The weather was 23 deg and after adjusting the carb heater tab to the cold weather position I had absolutely zero starting and running issues. After adjusting the harness and ... read more machine/handlebars for proper fit and balance the 240 is a breeze to maneuver and operate. Not to heavy, plenty of power and easy to use, I’m very happy with the FS240
  1. 6 months ago
    My first gas weed eater!
    I have a small yard and this weed eater might be over kill but I also wanted a weed eater I could put a saw blade on it. I was going back and forth on 2-cycle 4-cycle. So I bit the bullet and got the FS 111 R a 4-cycle. Being new it was hard to start at first but as I was using it I could feel it loosing up. You still need to mix oil in the gas but that's a plus to making it a lighter unit. If you buy the oil it increases the warranty to 4 years. Its been only one day of use but I believe its money well spent.
  2. 9 months ago
    Powerful, Trimmer.
    Bought this trimmer for a small lawn Care service. Might be a bit more power then I need for everyday trimming, but when getting into the large ditch banks it powers right thru everything without any loss of power or bogging down! Owned for about 3 months now have had numerous tanks of gas thru it and starts right up every time without any problems and gets the job down day in and day out.
  3. 7 months ago
    Poor line strength
    I would rate this piece of equipment good for light yard work. The line breaks easy and I wind the line in the wire head as directed and the line frequently breaks and get stuck inside so I have to stop and undue everything to pull the head off and thread the line through the head. Great engine though.
  1. 8 months ago
    FS131-R Awesome Machine
    I have read the reviews about the "2 speeds" idol and Full throttle with no ability to progressively feather the throttle and I was honestly a bit concerned about using it. I bought it on the advice of my dealer and can happily report that the throttle is easily feathered and very progressive. I stepped up from a 2-Cycle to the FS131R and I love it. It's delicate enough to get into sensitive areas and has loads of torque to handle the tough stuff. This machine is a home run! Right power, right ... read more quality, right service, and right price. Couldn't be happier.
  2. 4 months ago
    best trimmer ever
    I bought this Trimmer for difficult high weeds and very thick grass, I also bought serrated trim line for extra damage and nothing I mean nothing stopped this weed trimmer! I am so happy with its performance and hard to believe that am also proud to own it, something I never thought I would feel with a trimmer ! I am sold on this product , way to go Stihl
  3. 6 months ago
    Excellent Trimmer
    I came from a FS55 with the bicycle handlebars. The FS131 R has much more power and sounds smazing with the 4 MIX engine. I find that the loop handle is significantly more maneuverable than the handlebars. I trim alot of fence and a pond and this is perfect for holding at different angles to get all along the banks and along the fence. The engine starts on the first pull without having to choke it. I am very satisfied with this purchase.
  1. 2 years ago
    FS 240 R
    MY FRIEND IS VERY HAPPY WITH HIS FS 240 R, HE FOUND THE LOOP HANDLE WORKS BEST FOR HIM AS HE IS 6'-5'' TALL. HE FOUND HE CAN RUN FOR SEVERAL HOURS AND HAS VERY LITTLE BACK PAIN AFTER USING. HE HAS HAD OTHER TRIMERS BUT SINCE HE BOUGHT THE STIHL HE WILL NEVER OWN ANY OTHER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  2. 2 years ago
    new legendary Fs240r replace old legendary fs250
    This new legendary Fs240r based on fs360 by engine displacement and hp which mean 21% more power than fs130r that based on fs310 and 8% more power than old legendary fs250. This is perfect for any heavy duty such extremely overgrown and thick grasses and side walk or road curved that need to edged., weeds, brushes, any kind of situations like big or huge yard, forest, plain fields, or whatever. this is very reliable, and dependable. Very happy with this new bad boy.
  3. 6 months ago
    Quit whining!
    Yes its heavy. It's an heavy duty trimmer this thing is a beast! If you're whining about the it being heavy use the FS94r. The FS240 is for the big stuff not for going around mamas tulips. It would be the same thing as driving a Corvette throw golf cart trail. If your just doing your home it's not for you to big the FS94r is what you need. The FS94r and FS240r are two stroke they have better throttle control " low rpm working speed" Stihl 100% the way to go just get the right tool for your needs.
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