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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
Compare Model Displacement Engine Power Weight* Fuel Capacity
FS 70 R 27.2 cc (1.66 cu. in.) 0.9 kW (1.2 bhp) 4.8 kg (10.6 lbs.) 340 cc (11.5 oz.)
FS 90 28.4 cc (1.73 cu. in.) 0.95 kW (1.27 bhp) 5.5 kg (12.1 lbs.) 530 cc (18.0 oz.)
FS 90 R 28.4 cc (1.73 cu. in.) 0.95 kW (1.27 bhp) 5.3 kg (11.7 lbs.) 530 cc (18 oz.)
FS 94 R 24.1 cc (1.47 cu. in.) 0.9 kW (1.2 bhp) 4.6 kg (10.1 lbs.) 540 cc (18.3 oz.)
FS 100 RX 31.4 cc (1.9 cu. in.) 1.05 kW (1.4 bhp) 4.9 kg (10.8 lbs.) 530 cc (18.0 oz.)
FS 110 31.4 cc (1.9 cu. in.) 1.05 kW (1.4 bhp) 5.8 kg (12.8 lbs.) 530 cc (18.0 oz.)
FS 110 R 31.4 cc (1.9 cu. in.) 1.05 kW (1.4 bhp) 5.5 kg (12.1 lbs.) 530 cc (18.0 oz.)
FS 130 36.3 cc (2.2 cu. in.) 1.4 kW (1.9 bhp) 5.9 kg (13.0 lbs.) 530 cc (18 oz.)
FS 130 R 36.3 cc (2.2 cu. in.) 1.4 kW (1.9 bhp) 5.6 kg (12.3 lbs.) 530 cc (18.0 oz.)
FS 240 37.7 cc (2.3 cu. in.) 1.7 kW (2.3 bhp) 7.0 kg (15.4 lbs.) 750 cc (25.4 oz.)
FS 240 R 37.7 cc (2.3 cu. in.) 1.7 kW (2.3 bhp) 6.6 kg (14.6 lbs) 750 cc (25.4 oz)
FS 310 36.3 cc (2.2 cu. in.) 1.4 kW (1.9 bhp) 7.2 kg (15.9 lbs.) 710 cc (24.0 oz.)
  1. 2 years ago
    Trouble free loads of power
    After using a fs35 for 15 years and not a single problem or fail to start. I finally decided to upgrade to a man size trimmer. Pricey but after the first use made me wonder what took so long. Actually had told myself for years that if old one failed to start I would buy a new one. After 15 years decided not to try to even pull the rope because I new it would start. Just drove to the dealer and rewarded myself with a new fs110. Old model had curved shaft and killed my back. I'm 6'3". New model ... read more with straight shaft much more comfortable even though heavier.
  2. 2 weeks ago
    Best Trimmer
    I have had the FS110R for 2 years. to say it's a BEAST is an understatement, and to be able to put a blade on it too. i love this machine. i recently purchased a e2620T kept it for a day returned it. did not like it. and purchased another fs110R. the 110r is lighter than the 2620T, and lots more power. Other people have used my fs110r and all say it is the strongest trimmers they have ever used.. STIHL FOR LIFE. Also have a stihl Chainsaw.. MS251 (Wood Boss) CUT LIKE BUTTER
  3. 3 years ago
    Pleasantly surprised
    I purchased this unit after another brand failed to meet my needs. I had to pay a little more. It has met my needs. I am 54 yo female. I now need something with some power and light enough for me to carry. It has torn through everything on my 6 1/2 acres I have thrown at it. I can't speak for durability yet, I have only owned for a few months. I can start it with no problem and tote it all day. Happy woman in TN.One down side. It is a little off balanced. I'm working that out.
  1. 2 months ago
    Great power to work
    I bought the stihl fs90r last year. I needed something with some power, and man did i get it. The thing has great power and can run all day long. Its very reasonable on gas as well. I use this trimmer on my property of 20 acres and it tackles everything i throw at it. It works great not only trimming but also using a grass cutting saw and an fsc edger. All in all great machine and good value. Ill gladly buy more stihl in future.
  2. 3 months ago
    This weed eater has the power
    It has the power because it is a four cycle but yet it runs a 50:1 mix I did not realize this until I talked to a dealer. I did have some trouble starting it after I ran it for a little but that was fixed when the stihl company helped me and I found out you have to pull it 10-20 times repeatedly if you flooded it and give it full throttle when you pull the starter. It worked it fired right up and I love how much power it has. Best weed eater I have had.
  3. 1 month ago
    Professional quality runs good unless hot
    I've had this for a year - was compleatly blown away by the ease of starting, low vibration, quality of build.... until recently. Was about 90'F, had worked through a tank of gas (about an hour) and when I refilled it, it would not start! Primed it several times and it would try to start... but then stall. Tried about a dozen times and no luck. Went to my local dealer, and of course it started right up (cool off time?) Said it had to do with my cold gas causing vapor lock... sure- you ... read more betcha... Next time I'm supposed to prime it about 50 times then try. Since then, it has been working fine again with no issues. FYI - go with the 105 line for heavy work - lasts a long time and is serious stuff!
  1. 3 months ago
    Built to last.
    I've had my fs240r for a year now and use it often. It starts on the second pull of the cord every time just like the day I bought it. I've never had a problem with it and maintenance is easy and takes only a few minutes. I will never look at a different brand. Ive had the same experience with all my Stihl equipment.
  2. 1 year ago
    Excellent Product
    I've used this product several times since my purchase. I feel as though it is one of my best purchases to date. I will be a returning customer to the STIHL product line up.
  3. 1 year ago
    Great trimmer
    this trimmer is a very nice trimmer. Very well built , great quality and very comfortable to operate. Lots of power. Worth every penny. But it's not the Stihl fs 250 R. The 250 was a true power house. This 240 is close but not the 250. The 240 is lacking the top end of what the 250 R had. Stihl replaced the 250 R with this 240 R. Overall all its meant to last and is very powerful and you can't go wrong buying this 240 R. Btw it is made in Germany . Great German quality .
  1. 3 months ago
    I have both the FS 90 R and this FS 94 R. I use the FS 94 R on my city property where I can appreciate the finesse this machine has to offer. It can go balls to the walls or you can dink around being careful not to whip too hard around delicate things. I have never had a problem starting it and it is very light and easy to work with. To summarize I think you want this machine if you want nice professional performance with finesse. Get the FS 90 R if you have a larger farm type property where you ... read more need torque and balls to the walls power.
  2. 1 year ago
    Look no further
    I worked golf course maintenance years ago running big stihl trimmers Now just take care of a few lawns and a few hours trimming weekly on my property. After replacing cheap straight shaft weed eaters every couple yr. Decided to spend the money and upgrade to real thing like my chainsaw and never made a better purchase this is the lightest most powerful well balanced trimmer with almost no vibration to hands. I'm so amazed that there is such a perfect trimmer
  3. 2 years ago
    The features on this machine make using it easy.
    The FS 94 R has the variable throttle control which allows for operating it at lower rpm's around sensitive areas in your yard. It's ability to be operated at any angle is nice for edging and cutting at many angles. The exhaust routing is great, never feel the heat from it while operating no matter what angle I'm using it, which was always an issue with other products I've owned. Starting is a breeze, choke is automatically released once warmed up, when you give it a little throttle to start ... read more operating. The ability to utilize heavier line increases the versatility of the machine.
  1. 4 weeks ago
    Pro power at a reasonable price
    We bought a rural lake lot that has not been touched since the 70's, completely overgrown. My FS90 with brush cutter blade has made quick work of a seemingly insurmountable task, plenty of power to mow down thickets and even 1" saplings and vines. Starts right up every time and with the standard double harness is very comfortable for long periods of use. I wish my poulan chainsaw was that dependable, guess I'll have to get a Stihl chainsaw next.
  2. 2 months ago
    All around great product
    I use this trimmer hours on end, taking down thick grass to large weeds. Not once has it ever failed
  3. 3 years ago
    The FS 90 has all the power i need to maintain my 2 acre home place and clear trails to my Tree stands.
    I first borrowed a FS 90 w/ steel blade to see if it had enough power to clear trails to my treestands. Let me tell ou it does. I decided to buy one to use for maintaining my 2 acre yard and love it. The only issue i have had was running out of gas just shy of completing my yard work. But to me that is no big deal. I would recommend this to anyone wanting a quality machine for most any trimming job or even brush cleanup.
  1. 3 years ago
    Wonderful time saver
    Before purchasing, I was very skeptical about this product. After watching some videos of it in operation, I was certain that they had gone before and "pre-trimmed" the trees to make the trimmer cut faster for the video. I have other STIHL products and knew the quality would be good so I went for it. To say that we were impressed would be an understatement! This thing is a hoss and will save us a tremendous amount of time. We do not use it as a trimmer, but rather solely as a brushcutter for ... read more clearing fence lines and paths through the woods. It really does cut small trees quickly. Anything up to 1/2" it doesn't even blink, amazing. I've cut up to a 3" and you will have to cut on 2 sides but it sure beats running a chain saw bending over for several hundred yards of clearing fence! Another thing that I was worried about was backlash or kickback and warping the saw blade. We have used it for about 30 hours and this have not warped it yet and the kickback doesn't exist unless you cut on the side that is rotating towards you. I would recommend buying a 2nd blade so you can quickly change and keep working. Sharpen the used blade when it's dark out or you get back to the house. The machine is very well balanced and the backpack style (w/ shoulder straps) harness is a MUST. Zero fatigue after 4+ hours of continual use and none of that normal sense of relief to get the darn thing off like I have when I use my homelite weedeater. At first I wanted to go back and purchase a 2nd one but with all the time we are saving I don't think we could keep it busy.
  2. 3 years ago
    Stihl FS 310
    Purchased to cut brush on 20 acres. This product does the trick. I have cut 3 1/2 " trees with this cutter. Has alot of power. I am cutting brush, small saplings, briars,thick vines of 40 yrs on family farm. My father has stihl FS 90 v. The only negative thing is the bicycle handles. I think they are too wide. I guess that I should do a Youtube video on the cutter. I did alot of research before buying this stihl product. the sales rep at local stihl dealer recommended the fs- 250. I did not want ... read more to go to small of a cutter.
  3. 3 years ago
    Good power for woody material up to 3.5"
    Due to the fire danger of fuel build up, I bought a FS310 to clear the sagebrush from under the pine trees on 20 acres. For clearing brush, this machine beats a chainsaw due to three things; no more bending over, no more throwing chain, and only 22 teeth to sharpen! I was torn between the FS310 and the FS250. My dealer talked me into the FS310. This is my first 4 mix machine. I am very happy he steared me this direction. The machine has plenty of power and fuel efficiency. For clearing woody ... read more stems it is nice to have the big chassis and vibration system. It'll take out 3.5" stems in one hit. If I move to the other side of the stem, I can hit it again and take out 5-6" boles. At 4480' mine had a slight low end bog. At the 40 hour valve adjustment, the dealer adjusted the carb to take care of that. Now, it's broken in and just plain screams!
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