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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
  1. 5 months ago
    “You need to get a Stihl and it will be the last trimmer you will ever buy”
    My Neighbor recommended a Stihl trimmer when he heard me complaining about my old Trimmer “You need to get a Stihl and it will be the last trimmer you will ever buy”. After using the Stihl FS 70-R twice I realized how much time I have been wasting on maintenance, and it was a big waste of time and money. The starting system of this machine is the best I have ever used when compared to any other type or brand of lawn equipment.
  2. 2 years ago
    Great Trimmer
    I bought this trimmer about 2 months ago and have used it 8-10 times. I'm not commercial but do take care of 2 yards and have quiet a bit of trimming. Previously, I've own a couple of Weedeater brand and a Black and Decker battery powered. The B&D wasn't up to the task at all. The FS70 is by far the best trimmer I've owned. It has plenty of power, starts easy, and isn't overly heavy. I also noticed a great deal less vibration. Grass trimming is not my favorite lawn chore but it's a good deal ... read more more pleasant with a nice trimmer and so far the FS70 has been that. Well satisfied with my purchase.
  3. 2 years ago
    Best trimmer I have ever used
    Bought this trimmer last month use it on all my jobs I always have a back up trimmer with never gets used since the Stihl is so reliable. the other day I was a a job with tall grass with was a tangled mess but despite that it went right through the grass and weeds ran the tank completely empty though which under light use never happens to me. Have used it to cut through light brush just using regular timer line. I use the ugly line trimmer lined I find it works the best. Me and my crew do and ... read more always will trust Stihl.
  1. 2 years ago
    Amazing power!!
    I bought one a few weeks ago for the 20 acres we have? Was a lil worried if it was going to be a lil heavy?? After about 35 hrs on it I can tell you...I could hardly tell I wore it for hours at a time. Being a 40-45yr old female 5' 9" lil over 150lbs with back & elbow issues....the handlebar grips are very comfortable and make it easy to swing! The harness once adjusted right makes holding it for hours easy! Removing it off the clip is as easy as pie to remove when finished. The price was a lil ... read more steep then what I wanted to pay but as an investment to have for years to come I feel very happy with my purchase. Plenty of power to cut weeds thigh high too!
  2. 6 months ago
    Buy this trimmer!!
    This thing is a beast! I immediately put it to work in a 5 acre pasture and it has run flawlessly from day one! Always starts first pull, has plenty of power to cut through the thickest brush, and is easy on the back and arms. The Stihl harness that's includes really does eliminate most of the operator fatigue once you get it set up with a proper balance! I would recommend this trimmer to anyone who only wants to buy a trimmer one time in their life!
  3. 2 years ago
    No More FS 250?
    The good news is it's been replaced with the FS240. I just bought one and had my doubts, After running it I couldn't be happier with it. More power, well balanced and it sounds awesome. Never have to go past 1/2 throttle. My last Sthil was a FS250 and it did 5 years of hard labor! It's still running, but I think I'll be using the 240 from now on....
  1. 7 months 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. 4 years ago
    Nice and dependable
    Used this "domestically" and it's like a lawn mower; That bar gives you such control it's like you set a mulching lawnmower to it's "high" cut depth. Very good for ditches. Then a friend had a heart attack and needed help maintaining his 40 acres... Three-foot-high grass on the paths? They look manicured now. Small shrubs and thickets? It's like those wild roses and invading blackberries weren't even there. (Though they did eat some line on occasion.) The price is well worth it. And I'd ... read more recommend the double harness, it makes large jobs just so much less tiring.
  3. 4 years ago
    STIHL Trimmer
    I've been using STHL for the last 6 years and will never buy any other trimmer. It stands up to daily use and has very little maintenance. It always starts on the first two pulls. Even tho the price is a lot more than other models, It is worth the investment. Any home owner could use this product around the house for years, instead of buying a new cheaper model every year or so. And there are plenty of service stores to help with questions and repairs. I Use ACE Hardware for all my needs.
  1. 4 years ago
    Excellent Machine
    I wanted a higher power trimmer for both string trimming and cutting small trees. The FS 310 was more money than I wanted to spend but after the dealer showed the the features such as vibration dampening & full harness I decided to buy it and I have never regretted it! My home is 20 acres and I can spend hours trimming and clearing with the FS 310. The vibration damping is great along with the power of this machine. I am amazed at the size of tree I can cut down. This is my fifth Stihl product ... read more and I happy with each one. The quality is excellent.
  2. 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!
  3. 4 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.
  1. 2 years ago
    Excellent Trimmer!
    This trimmer is probably overkill for my 2 acre rural property, but I can swing it as fast as possible through thick, knee-height grass without bogging the engine down. It has plenty of power to take down saplings if needed. This thing starts easily, usually one or two pulls. It runs well and vibrations are minimal. I can run a couple tanks of fuel non-stop without numb hands or discomfort. The harness is worth its weight in gold. For a marginal price increase over the 110, it was totally worth it.
  2. 4 years ago
    Excellent trimmer, plenty of power
    This is by far the best trimmer I have ever used and I've used a lot of brands. Has plenty of power even for the thickest grass and brush. Definitely spend the little bit extra and get the fs130 over the others. I only paid an extra $30 for the fs130 over the fs110 and I'm glad, not that the fs110 is bad but it makes sense to pay the 30 bucks extra for the bigger engine and more power. Also glad I got the one with the bike handles it really saves my back.
  3. 4 years ago
    Brush cutting machine
    I purchased this to primarily cut down over grown brush and small trees. This things chews up anything you put in front of it. I use the chisel blade and can cut through a 2" tree in seconds. The blade even works well in heavy thick grass. I sharpen it between tanks of gas and it just keeps cutting. This machine has so much power I am almost afraid of breaking something when I get to swinging it.
  1. 4 years ago
    Great versatile tool for clearing brush and large property use
    Cleared brush and small trees around the house about 12,000+ square feet in one day using the circular blade with chainsaw teeth. Used about 3-4 tanks of fuel for the FS110, the same amount of tanks used by my 13 horse chipper that chips 3" diameter branches at 3 feet per second. My brother was cutting and stacking brush faster than I could chip. Very impressive that the trimmer could cut faster than the chipper could chip, would never thought that possible. Chipped the brush from 21 maple ... read more trees in less than 5 hours with the chipper one month earlier.
  2. 4 years ago
    a true workhorse
    this is hands down the best trimmer ever made , i was totally amazed with the power , i cut 3ft high weeds and grass down like it was nothing and i was only using trimmer line , im a landscaper and most of my business is trimming for hours at a time , this is the best trimmer ive ever owned and i have used other brands but nothing compares to this one and it uses only half of the fuel the other trimmers did ,
  3. 4 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.
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