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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. 5 months ago
    Great trimmer
    Sure, it's not as powerful as some of the other Stihl offerings, but it is very reliable and very easy to use. Great weight and balance compared to others in its class, and very good ergonomics. Only thing I would change is to make the guard a few inches wider, as I am a lefty and get some shrapnel on occasion if I'm not careful. Then again, almost every trimmer I've owned has presented similar problems.
  2. 4 months ago
    mega power in a smaller light weight machine
    just got it friday and now currently on its 6th tank of gas from the 4th tank onwards it was cuttin hay sized stuff i couldnt be happier with it and highly reccoment it to anybody interested in buyin one of their own some advice to new buyers of this machine set your throttle down to about half and run it like that for the first 3 tanks then on the 4th tank turn it all the way up and leave it there and hold on as it puts out some serious power this thing makes the 70 look like a joke which i ... read more also have although it's a pretty good machine for what it is it pales in comparison to the 94 again highly reccomended :D P.S. to any stihl employee readin this stihl needs to bring the 94 with the handlebars from canada/australia here to the states id be one of many that would buy one
  3. 2 years ago
    Easiest starting trimmer ive ever owned
    The sales rep went over how to prime and start this trimmer in great detail. Also covered how to replace string in the head. I only use the stihl string, which works great for me with over a acre and a large pond in the back yard. Owned for over a year now, and this thing eats grass and weeds like butter, and i have no problems at all with the auto string head. Great product, as can be expected from STIHL, and as the saying goes, you get what you pay for and im so glad there is still a few great ... read more products still made in the good ole USA.
  1. 6 days ago
    This product has great power.
    This is the first Stihl product I have purchased. I have purchased others in the past and spent some money on the products. I got tired of it breaking down while I'm trying to do yard work at the house. A friend told me to look at Stihl so I did. I am just a home owner but like getting what you pay for. I have house, covered patio, front porch, sidewalk, shop, garden, well house, horse pen fence, a lot of trees and a 15' drainage ditch. It is a little heavier than my other one. It would take me ... read more about 3 to 31/2 hours with the other brand that I spent money on. Now I get it done in 2 to 21/2 hours. This 240 was not cheap but WOW! The power it has is remarkable. Since this purchase I have purchased a Stihl back pack sprayer and a 600 backpack blower. AWESOME PRODUCTS!
  2. 1 year ago
    Great Powerful Trimmer!
    Ive used the 90 series and 110 for my lawn company for years but got the 240 cause it wasnt too much more and the 90 wasnt keeping up with how fast i wanted to walk while edging. The 240 gives me a deep edge at half throttle while i sprint backwards! I didnt realize how much difference and how much faster i can get a yard done with a more powerful trimmer till now. Im really amazed by this trimmer!
  3. 6 months 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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  1. 3 years ago
    Plenty of power to spare!
    I have always cut large hillsides with FS70's and FS90's. Boy you can cut so much faster with the extra power of the FS130!! Tall, thick, weeds can't slow the head down with this trimmer. It's also the best value of Stihl's professional line of trimmers based on marginal power/cost. The new 4-mix engines also have an entirely different power band than the old 2-strokes. I personally favor the output and torque of the newer engines.
  2. 1 year ago
    Pretty good
    I can't lie and say it's great bc it's not just unbelievably better than my 110 I had stolen, but it is good. I will say it fires up on the first pull 9 outta 10 times which is great. The power just doesn't seem to be the jump I was expecting from the move up from my 110. I haven't tried any of my attachments on it yet but hoping it's better with the increased torque.
  3. 1 year ago
    Powerful
    I'm a semi pro. We run a small law care business but have ran stihl for years. I use to buy the residential models and finally decided to co bigger. I first bought the FS100RX loved the power to weight on that machine. The latest addition was a FS130R omg the power of this machine was mind blowing over the FS100RX was substantial more. My employees say the will pack the extra weight for the power and do so when they don't really need it.
  1. 2 weeks ago
    Outstanding Machine
    If you are looking for a handle bar trimmer, I highly recommend the FS 130. After cutting down live tumble weeds, heavy tall grass and tall weeds up to 2 inches in diameter for five hours at our ranch in WY, I could not have been more pleased. Well worth the price. A tremendous time saver. I agree that you need to use this for large areas and is not for typical home use. Use it as intended and you will be VERY happy. I am a Stihl covert now
  2. 2 months ago
    Powerfull machine
    I cut 50 acress in organic plantation witch means that the grass is extremely big and tall. I cut bamboos 2 and 3 meters tall. Reeds with wild blackberries between them.. i do this almost every one or two years. Is really hard work. I have try with many machines bt stihl fs 130 make it easy destroying everything and anything in my path.. i m totally satisfied with this machine. Is lightweight and strong. Easy to use.. sorry for my bad english.
  3. 3 months ago
    Moved up to an FS 130
    I used an FS 90 on our farm for almost 20 years. Other than normal maintenance, it worked superbly. One of our relatives, while working for me, put unmixed fuel in it and seized up the engine. As it was dependable for so long, I went to purchase another. The dealer gave me such a great deal on the next model up, I purchased it. Same great dependability with more power. I'm sold on this tool and use it at least weekly to keep out acreage in good shape for us and the horses!
  1. 3 years ago
    Great Weed eater
    I have always bought several other weed eaters over the past 30 years. Sure wish I would have bought this Stihl years ago. It has plenty of power and does a GREAT job. This is the first bicycle type handle bars and oh my so much easier. Only tried it because I had 7 days to trade it in for a different style if I didn't like it. Sure glad I asked lots of questions and listened to the sales rep. I did upgrade the harness which has a lot more padding and lower back support. Had no problems with the ... read more string that came with the weed eater and it fed great. Just don't let the string get too short. Sure worth the money.
  2. 5 months ago
    this thing is a monster
    I've had mine over 10 years now, I can use it like a scythe in ditches too wet to mow, or I can put the blade on it and take down saplings 1" in diameter. (close to the ground mind you)! Pay the extra the harness, especially when cutting saplings...
  3. 3 years ago
    My wife purchased this for Fathers Day
    My wife purchased the FS100 two years ago for a Fathers Day present. This is a very good machine. Cuts heavy high grass easily. Last year l left the tank full, I use non ethanol gas, over the winter. It started with two pulls. I did purchase the harness. I can cut all day with no back pain. My wife purchased it from our local dealer who knew exactly what I needed. She could have paid a few bucks less but having a local guy to fix it is worth it.
  1. 11 months ago
    I love STIHL equipment
    I just bought a FS110R i love this thing it has a noticeable improvement in power over the FS 90R. Stihl is by far a superior brand of outdoor power equipment over echo, shindaiwa, red max, etc. I would recommend Stihl to anyone these machines are lighter than competitors models and they are extremely well built machines. If you walk into a outdoor power equipment dealer and you dont see the Stihl brand you need to turn around and walk out. I own a variety of Stihl equipment and other than ... read more normal maintenance i have never had a problem out of my equipment.
  2. 2 months ago
    Excellent product.
    Just bought my first Stihl trimmer (FS 110R) today. What a beast. After killing 2 other trimmers in 5 years I opted to spend a little (okay a lot) more on a quality trimmer and do not regret this decision. Not only does this baby rip through 5' high weeds it also feathers down nicely to trim around the flower gardens. This is another prime example of getting what you pay for. If you can afford it, I highly recommend this trimmer. Starts after a half pull and has plenty of torque at both high and ... read more low speed. Noise level is acceptable and Stihl's take on a 4 stroke running on mixed gas is a pleasant surprise.
  3. 1 month 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
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