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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
    Plenty of power
    Was tired of putting up with trimmers that lacked power, so I sprung for the low end pro model after using several Stihl pro saws. Was not let down. Plenty of power! Starts easy. Good handling. The only complaint is that when I overload the machine in thick brush, one of the two cords brake, and I have to shut it off to manually straighten out the string...but this is probably my fault, cutting brush, not grass! Even with this abuse, I'm still on my first spool of string. This unit is well above ... read more the needs of your average homeowner.
  2. 1 year ago
    Great Trimmer
    I have only had 2 trimmers in the last 15 years. Both were Echo's and the first one was 6-8 years old when i got it. So i know you pay for quality. This is my first Stihl trimmer, but i already owned a Stihl chain saw and backpack blower so i was willing to give the trimmer a try. Myself and my wife are very satisfied and actually impressed with the performance so far. We have about a 5 acre yard and then we mow some commercially so we use them a lot. I am anxious to see how this one holds up to ... read more what i'm used to on the Echo's. So far, so good. I am happy about what i bought.
  3. 6 months ago
    Simply-Put ! This is Stihl the "BEST" trimmer I have ever owned...
    Works better than any other trimmer I have ever owned. The engine has a very-high rate of speed and, is very easy to start once you learn how the choke system is set-up to function. The "Dealer" was Truthful about the quality of this trimmer. The care and maintenance of this trimmer is simple if one takes the (time) to read and follow the care instructions /manual. Trimmer line is easier - maintained if running at full speed when being tapped for line extension. At a lower speed the line will ... read more not release properly and can become a problem for the Trimmer to function properly. Most people do not seem to realize this fact and, blame it on the trimmer its-self. all lines will eventually break, some sooner than others depending on the type of Terrain being used on but! there are ways to help extend the life of any trimmers line.
  1. 2 years 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.
  2. 3 years ago
    The best
    I bought this to use in the woods cutting small trees to widen trail and it cut so well I used it to make larger plots and shooting lanes. Works great in the yard doing my edge work also. One pull and it starts. This is my first Stihl and it has made me a believer. I am going to replace all my other "orange" equipement with Stihl's. A little expensive but well worth the cost of having quality equipment in your hands
  3. 1 year ago
    Beyond expectations
    Having used the same Trimmer/brush cutter for twenty five years (and it still runs), I was hesitant to buy a new one. My wife bought this for our Anniversary. I am amazed at how easy it starts, how quiet it is, and that it is a four cycle engine that uses two stroke gas/oil mix. What a feat of engineering. This unit came with the cup,washer and nut to hold my brush blade which has only four chainsaw cutters. I was again amazed at the power it has to cut through limbs and small trees at very low ... read more throttle. For the Stihl Autocut mowing head, I replaced the round profile line with cross profile line as that is what I've always used, and mowed through some tall field grass. Again amazed at how efficient it operated at very little throttle and it's abundant power. This is a very welcome addition to my 15 year old O36 Stihl Chainsaw and will most likely last the remainder of my days.
  1. 2 years 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. 3 years ago
    You feel the quality every time you pick it up.
    Feels secure, starts like a champ, powerful enough to do more than I need. I'm so glad I took the dealers recommendation. I know it's the last trimmer I'll ever need.
  3. 2 years ago
    This thing is awesome!
    Great tool. It is like having a lawn mower on the end of the shaft. The .095 line has troubles with woody stems 1/4" or larger. For normal weeds and grass, you will be impressed.
  1. 2 years ago
    Thoothpick Maker
    This is a review for the FS311 which is the made in America version of the FS310 all you have to do is ask your dealer for the FS311 to get the one made in America which is what I did. The trimmer is everything and more I had to order mine which took a week but boy was it worth the wait. The trimmer starts with ease and has power to turn a 300mm brush cutter blade, it comes with a three point shoulder harness that really saves the back it is balanced great with little to know vibration, coming ... read more from a standard weed eater let me tell you you will need eye and a separate face protector as this thing throws stuff at nearly light speed and will do some damage to those tender areas of your body, long paints, boots, eye and face protection are a must because if its exposed it better be tough. Keep people, animals more than 100' away at all times. This machine is great and gets the job done.
  2. 1 year ago
    This is the best weed trimmer I have ever owned.
    This is the first STIHL trimmer I have ever owned. I am amazed at the power that it has. It is the first trimmer that has run out of gas before I had to replace the trimmer line. And that was a long time! The larger gas tank just keeps you going. The harness also helps take the stress out of your arms and back to carry it while you trim.
  3. 2 years ago
    This product has great features to land scapers
    Because it is easy to and any landscaper can use it to the grass and trim
  1. 2 years ago
    Awesome machine
    I bought this trimmer 1 year ago loved it .I picked up a friends trimmer 131r. I used his trimmer 2 time's i trim about 5 acres plus other side jobs aswell. I traded 91r to purchase 131r i was blown away by the power what a difference. I cut waist high weeds heavy brush use circular saw blade on both trimmers cutting trees 3.5 in diameter the weight isn't much different. I run non ethanol stihl mix only. I highly recommend stihl product's.
  2. 7 months ago
    The best
    I shopped many trimmers before buying a stihl. Bought a ryobi took it back the first. This stihl trimmer is very strong and will eat anything you throw at it. Once I fine tuned it wow it is powerful. I put a durocut head on it and 130 line and weeds be gone. Easy to start and balanced perfect. Its commercial grade You might have to find tune it after you run it for a bit like I had to and pull it till it starts it will start after 5 pulls.
  3. 8 months ago
    Great trimmer
    My yard sits on about 1/4 acre. I go longer between mowing than most people would so it’s a little taller grass than normal. Haven’t ever needed a more powerful trimmer. The trimmer head has worked great as well. Haven’t had any need to change it to another head either. The shoulder strap helps a lot. It would be a pain without it as far as weight goes. With the strap, no problems at all. No complaints and no regrets. One year anniversary today.
  1. 6 months ago
    Wish I had bought it sooner
    My last trimmer died finally after 10 years and I have a Stihl chainsaw I love so I figured I would get the trimmer from them. This thing is amazing. I can trim for 3 straight hours and not be fatigued. I have 2.5 acres i maintain and lots to trim around. The anti vibration is awesome. The power is more than enough. I love the strap to help take some of the weight. It starts in 2 pulls the when cold and only a single pull once you have warmed it up. I absolutely love Stihl products. I will keep ... read more buying other tools from them as my older stuff wears out. Thanks!!
  2. 6 months ago
    Everything you could demand of a trimmer/brush cutter
    I use this both on a 1/2 acre lot in the city and a 100+ acre hunting property here in NC. It excels at trimming grass around sidewalks with the string head as much as it does cutting down 3" diameter trees with the chisel tooth blade. As others have stated it's a lot of motor for a string trimmer head and you're often on off the throttle for urban grass trimming jobs. But for rural jobs, thick/tall grass, or spinning a chisel tooth saw blade cutting small trees with authority the extra power is ... read more not only welcome; it's necessary. I use this machine for both very light duty residential work and clearing ATV trails and thick rural brush. It excels at both and several of my friends have bought FS131s of their own after running mine.
  3. 1 year ago
    Power When You Need It
    Broke my old trimmer on some big brush so needed something beefier and dependable. Lots of power, sips the fuel, after it’s been running it starts on first pull. I recommend the full harness to take the weight off but if you have strong arms, the weight is not that much for quick jobs. The line holds up a long time and is really easy to replace too. Lots of head choices for any job. I have tons of hilly brush and this machine tamed it good! Use the Stihl oil for fuel and these engines last and ... read more last. This makes my fourth Stihl yard tool and all are very dependable. That’s why I made sure my next trimmer was a Stihl! Be carefull around delicate things. This trimmer has a lot of power.
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