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Professional Trimmers

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. 4 months ago
    Great weed eater
    Well I bought this weed eater and literally 15min later run in the deep woods to trim around my fence and this thing slayed all grasses. I'm impressed by the power of the product but the line that come with it is I would call it cheap, but I run stuff hard so that's me. My friend told me to get the neon green line it is a lot better. If price is an issue don't worry this thing will save you more money than buying cheap weed eaters that aren't sthil.
  2. 3 months ago
    Excellent Product
    I have always wanted a stihl weedeater. I finally got one for Father's Day from my beautiful wife and three awesome girls. I have mowed and weedeated many yards. I hated weedeating the yard before. Now this Stihl weed trimmer has made it fun again. It feels like the first time my Dad let me use the weed trimmer except this time it had so much power and was easy to start .....it was fun again!! Thank you Stihl for creating such a great product.
  3. 3 months ago
    Great weedater
    Starts easily, plenty of power even for using with a blade, very well made and designed -like you would expect from a Stihl. There is no gap between the trimmer head and the spindle for grass to get caught. It is easy to change between string head and a blade. I have struggled with a Homelite "pro" for years and I am thankful it finally died. I actually enjoy using this tool, as much as anyone can enjoy using a weedeater.
  1. 4 months ago
    can handle anything you throw at it
    I have several stihl trimmers and just got this one I have a fs85,fs250 now the new fs240 this machine outperforms the 250 nicely.Just broke it in by running four hours straight other than to refuel by trimming 5 acres of field I can't get my mower to.the grass and weeds were about 18 inches tall and you could not bog it down just wades through everything.love it
  2. 3 months ago
    Beast Mode!
    Need a weedeater, brush cutter, light brush hog? Look no further. Add a chipper tooth blade and this will run through saplings like grass and 3-4 inch trees with ease. Makes brush clearing a breeze. No stooping with chainsaw or hedge trimmers. If it can't be cut with this running .095 X line or blade, move to something in the MS line.
  3. 3 months ago
    Unstoppable and reliable
    In 2 years I had 4 different trimmers from 4 different manufacturers. None were very reliable and didn't stand up to rugged use. Finally I paid the price to buy a STIHL professional FS 240 trimmer. This is the best trimmer I ever owned. It starts easily and every time and has the power to cut through the toughest grass and weeds. I have a very large property and have yet to find any grass or very thick weeds that will bog down this trimmer. It has been used for 6 to 8 hours straight and I have ... read more not found anything (short of small trees and hidden rocks) that will stop this trimmer. I've had this for a year and wish I bought this years ago!
  1. 4 months ago
    Absolute beast
    Normally don't write reviews on stuff, but bought this beast today and couldn't be more thrilled. Absolute power house is the only way to describe it. I left dependability at 4 due to not having it for very long and not knowing how it will act in the coming months. Very impressed that it started on the first pull as soon as I put gas in it.
  2. 4 months ago
    Farm owner, this machine gets a weekly workout
    I have used this machine for trimming around my home and will be using it to clear brush on our farm. So far it has been pretty easy to use. The harness is comfortable enough and distributes the weight of the machine well. I am female and do not have a lot of upper body strength. After the dealer adjusted the engine for me it pretty much starts on a single pull. The only complaint I have is that the choke symbol and run symbol on the machine look almost alike. I had to really inspect the two ... read more symbols to discern one from the other. I ended up marking them myself with different colors of nail polish until I could remember which was which.
  3. 4 months ago
    Gets the job done, back saver
    I just got this one, I have a 130 as well. The 130 is used for a short pole saw and hedge trimmer, the 131 is used as a trimmer. I got this one as it has handles and a harness and that is a real back saver. I can use it for hours with out any back pain. It has enough power to get the job done without being too heavy. I use the string trimmer, the grass blade and the brush blade with it.
  1. 4 weeks ago
    Unreal Power!
    First, the negatives, the shaft could be about 6" longer and the throttle is a bit touchy which takes some getting used to. I think that will get better with more time on the machine as i've only handled four yards with it thus far since new. The good-great. This thing has unbelievable power and goes through anything quick, fast and in a hurry. It does burn some gas but I suspect that's what you'll get with any trimmer of this power and torque. I needed a trimmer that could do it all and it ... read more is a bit overkill for light trimming but i'm happy to live with that for what it can do to thicker brush just with the factory string loaded on the factory 25-2 cutting head. Bought some .105" to replace the factory line with and probably will do even better with thicker stuff!
  2. 3 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.
  3. 2 months ago
    Don't let the nit picky reviews bother you!
    I am in the business for decades. I have gone through to many trimmers to keep track of. It is not a two stroke so it has different charactistics. If it throws rocks in your hands that's your falt. Mine starts with out priming or choking it and idles really smooth probably my favorite trimmer ever
  1. 4 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.
  2. 4 months ago
    Excellent trimmer
    Just got this unit a few days ago. I maintain a park a lot of trimming. I have a FS 250 with handlebars excellent trimmer lots of power thats kind of heavy for just trimming. so I purchased the 111r. excellent trimmer does not have the power of the 250 but it is a lot smaller engine so that is to be expected.The four stroke definitely seems easier to start than the two-stroke and gets much better fuel economy. so far this trimmer has been awesome I highly recommend it .
  3. 2 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. 3 months ago
    Awesome Power
    This is an amazing machine!!! It has all the power one needs to get the job done. Buy the saw blade kit and save some time with honeysuckle bushes and saplings! This product doesn't disappoint!
  2. 3 months ago
    Outstanding product for the money.
    This is by far the best trimmer out there for the money. I have put this trimmer through things that other "comparable brands"have failed at. If you are looking for quality trimmer and don't want to spend a thousand dollars, look no further.
  3. 2 months ago
    Product has amazing power
    I purchased the Stihl FS111 at the end of last summer for my house and my small lawn care business. The trimmer cost me nearly $500 after the oil i purchased with it to extend the warranty and i also purchased the 8 tooth grass blade for it too. The high price tag was a burden at first but as soon as i started to run it, it was well worth it. 1 hour jobs became 20 minute jobs. The trimmer starts within 3 pulls everytime of use, either cold, hot or anywhere between. Great unit and a good value ... read more for anyone. The only bad thing about the unit is its heavy weight. But its expected of something this heavy duty. I would definitely recommend it
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