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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. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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!
  1. 9 months ago
    Good product
    I bought this for my lawn business and it seems to be pretty good. It starts right away after doing all the start up procedure. The only reason I rate 4 stars is because I bought this to last a lot of hours and I have no proof of this yet so I will change review after some time has passed also the product guide was not clear on how to restring it but once I figured it out it was a piece of cake. Overall good experience so far.
  2. 9 months ago
    Awesome job with blade at cutting small scrub brush.
    Had a FS 66 for over 40years and decided time to replace it. Have a FS40 for around the house that works great for grass trimming but needed a straight shaft to do heavy brush cutting. Had to take several breaks while using it. It worked harder than I wanted to. Would buy this product again, maybe in another 40years? Still have a very dependable 028Boss chainsaw I've had for over 40years also, and still us it.
  3. 9 months ago
    Still 91 trimmer
    Great tool very powerful and starts up first pull.
  1. 9 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.
  2. 10 months ago
    Great trimmer/cutter!
    We are clearing out pesky Buckthorn on our land. I already had a previous trimmer from Stihl, but I wanted to add the bush knife attachment with an approved model. This one did the trick and it takes down the Buckthorn very effortlessly. My girlfriend, who is very tiny, spent hours using this thing on the weeds and Buckthorn with no complaints.
  3. 9 months ago
    Getter done
    I waited for this trimmer to hit my dealer. Actually ordered it. My 1st time with a handlebar Weedwhacker. Got line feeder ,brush knife and brush saw.All performed excellent with great gas time. I recommend face guard helmet with brush knife especially. I have owned a few Stihl products for over 30 years and they all still work.
  1. 1 week ago
    After 12 years
    We are a radio control club and we purchased one in '03. It was stolen last fall ('17) and we now must replace it with something. We aren't even going to look at anything but this as it was always raved about by every user. With a blade it will take out acres of blackberries, with line it barely needs power to cleanly trim deep grass. Balances great with the strap and bicycle handles. Some of us have bad backs and this is much more tolerable than lighter but not as well balanced machines.
  2. 4 months ago
    Beast mode weed eater
    I bought the FS 311 to replace my FS 250 which had to be 15+ years old. The FS 311 has roughly equivalent power but weighs less and is easier to start. It will handle anything that gets in it's way...usually at half throttle. It will take down mature sage brush but the string won't last long doing that. Braided steel may be my next option.
  3. 3 months ago
    Works good
    Bought brushcutter from dealer and they helped me changing head to blade, product works great, cuts thru small shrubs good
  1. 3 months ago
    Well made
    It has the usual Stihl quality and is made very well that is why I buy Stihl products. Now,, this trimer is easy to start and has power but it is heavy and not balanced, grip it by the shaft and it rolls 90degs. Using it all day will wear you out. I would like to see a really nice padded shoulder strap and some type of resting bracket incorporated under the motor, also the throttle trigger is two wide and is uncomfortable. I installed the blade and used it to cut brush 1" and down and it worked ... read more well. All in all I would recommend this trimmer but maybe try one out first if possible.
  2. 1 month ago
    Fantastic!
    This is the best trimmer I've ever owned. Lots of power, starts right up, great distance between engine and gearbox, not too heavy, just great. I also have an FS90R and it is also fantastic. I like a little more power of the 111R and I run a brush blade on it. It will cut through about anything. The best thing about Stihl products are, the gearbox is designed so that grass or weeds won't wrap around the spool and bog it down. This trimmer cuts it and spits it!
  3. 7 months ago
    Easy to operate.
    A little heavy but it is worth it. This trimmer is a beast in power so the weight saves me time over a smaller unit. Like some features over my 6 year old 90 FSR which was very good with no problems.
  1. 3 years ago
    Great buy!
    Most of my trimming is around the house and I know that I didn't need to get a pro version Stihl. But,, for the price difference between a regular home unit and this pro unit,, I couldn't pass it up. I also will need it and have already used it once at the hunt camp. Lots of tall weeds all over,, and this trimmer just ate it up. Love the easy start and it starts after two pulls. So far its been great! I was also impressed how well and easy it fed line out.
  2. 2 years ago
    Finesse
    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.
  3. 8 months ago
    2 Mix Quality
    I've carried this trimmer all over our 45 acre farm. With nearly three pounds less weight than the FS91, this trimmer causes a lot less fatigue at the end of a long day. The 2 mix engine works very well. The FS94 is one of very few Stihl 2 cycle trimmers. The 2 mix seems to have a stronger mid range than older 2 cycle designs, and it works very well at part throttle. Fuel consumption is reasonable. For those who need more power one of the bigger 4 mix trimmers may be better, but for clearing ... read more brush all day the FS94 is a great choice.
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