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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. 4 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.
  2. 10 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.
  3. 3 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.
  1. 2 years 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.
  2. 10 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!!
  3. 2 years ago
    I've been using a different brand line trimmer (Orange in color) around my pond for years and thought I had the best until I used the FS-131. I can honestly say that my line trimmer time has been cut in half. This thing is a BEAST!!! Absolutely No easing into the thick grass or weeds around the pond or outskirts just, hit them and keep going. My previous line trimmer needed a blade to take care of the tough stuff, NOT THIS ONE with .105 line!! It is a litter heaver than my last line trimmer But, ... read more a small price to pay for quality and power.
  1. 1 year 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.
  2. 3 years ago
    Very good product.
    This trimmer is the best you purchase for your money. It is professional grade, so if you buy it for your personal yard use it is the last one you will ever have to buy. It zips right on through tall grass and weeds with ease. I bought it because I got tired of the home depot grade and i wanted something that will last for long time and I have no doubt that it will. It starts up with no problems and once it warms up its ready to get the job done. I am very pleased with this investment and the ... read more price wasn't to high. I recommend this particular weed trimmer if you need something for your home use and you want it to last,
  3. 12 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.
  1. 5 years ago
    The FS240 has the power and quality that everyone looks for in a commercial grade tool.
    The STIHL FS240 is a commercial grade Line trimmer/Brush-cutter. The impression I got when I first used the FS240 was this machine is an animal. I've owned commercial grade trimmers for more then 25 years and found this trimmer to have the quality and endurance many brands strive for. The FS240 has plenty of power and fuel efficiency. The FS240 has enough power to use many different blades and line sizes with no or little bogging. I would suggest using the .105 or .130 line or larger. I found ... read more using the .095 line did not have the stamina to holdup to the 37.7cc engine. The trimmer does require some TLC. I used the trimmer in a high dust area and found the air cleaner did fill-up fast but was easily remedied with a quick blowout.The components of the trimmer are logical and easy to maintain or replace. The easy start choke is one that requires little thought. The accelerator is feather touch reactive and helps to maintain fuel efficiency. If you are looking for a trimmer that is great for home or commercial use the FS240 is a great choice.
  2. 3 years 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 it
  3. 3 years 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. 3 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. 2 years 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
    Best trimmer I have owned
    This trimmer is the easiest to start of the several I have owned over the years. This is the first Stihl trimmer I have owned, but I already own a chain saw and mini tiller made by Stihl. All of the products have been first class. For the first time, I have tried their pre mixed gas, oil, fuel stabilizer product to fuel it, and the difference in performance is phenomenal. The other great advantage is there is no strong burning oil smell usually associated with 2 stroke engines. The last one I ... read more bought was a 4 stroke made by a different company, and that was a huge mistake. It was hard to start, had little torque compared to this one, and it blew a head gasket early in the second year. I have learned my lesson, and will be sticking to Stihl products from here on out.
  1. 3 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
    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. 2 years ago
    Optimisim Fulfilled
    Bought this to replace an older trimmer and because I wanted to use a chisel saw blade. The trimmer runs great, is powerful, easy to use, and handles well. I needed to adjust the strap mounting location (was not well balanced in the factory delivered location). The chisel saw is an awesome tool. Makes clearing small trees effortless. Stihl is everywhere, so service and parts are everywhere too if needed. I now own 2 Stihl chainsaws and a trimmer. Best tools I own.
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