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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. 2 years 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!
  2. 2 years ago
    great power
    I have a little weed eater brand at home for light trimming. I used the 240 of my neighbors on a pretty big job the other day. I was very impressed by the performance of the machine. The power is unbelievable and it is very easy to start and use.
  3. 2 years ago
    Great trimmer
    this trimmer is a very nice trimmer. Very well built , great quality and very comfortable to operate. Lots of power. Worth every penny. But it's not the Stihl fs 250 R. The 250 was a true power house. This 240 is close but not the 250. The 240 is lacking the top end of what the 250 R had. Stihl replaced the 250 R with this 240 R. Overall all its meant to last and is very powerful and you can't go wrong buying this 240 R. Btw it is made in Germany . Great German quality .
  1. 2 months ago
    Unleash the Beast!!!
    Really nice upgrades without price increase. Stihl super powerful and torquey. This one has a rev limiter on it to protect it but disappears when under load. Lot easier to work with or may I say simpler. Turn choke on - pull to start -hit throttle choke pops off automatically . Just push the button to stop. I use my fs90r for just about anything green stemmed, grass, weeds but when it gets tough I move up to the eliminators below: My FS130r was just to powerful it ate up orange .095 and ... read more burgundy line .105 in the 25 - 2 autocut so I strictly use it with Stihl's 3 blade brush knfe (mean combination) briars, inch trees, thick weeds.and vines. i bought the FS 131r to use with the new larger autocut 36-2 and the thicker .130 line. Well I have to say, this is a mean combination heavy weed and small woody weeds. Very little breakage and handle the power a lot better. The new Autocut 36-2 is made like the 25-2 but heavy duty and bigger. The buttons to release the top to get to the spool is a little easier to get to. I had to give the Fs131r a 5 for dependablity based on the performance of the fs130r. I will review this one again in the fall 2017 if there are any problems of dependability but right now she is a beast..
  2. 1 week ago
    Boss trimmer!
    This thing is the Mack daddy!!! I love it. Only complaint is that stihl trimmers load dumb af
  3. 4 days ago
    A Beast
    An exceptional upgrade from my FS130R. Powerful with much torque to get the job done efficiently and quickly, especially in grass, tough grass, weeds, and brush. A bit lighter than the 130R and a slightly largeer fuel tank as well. Starts quickly with little to no effort. Cannot ask for better trimmer than this one and I have owned a few like Echo (my second choice), Toro, Troy-Built and such...etc.
  1. 7 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. 8 months 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. 4 years ago
    excellent machine, very easy to use.
    I have used my FS70R to clear one acre of lava that has not been touched in 2 1/2 years. Very thick grass and weeds. The .135 thick line is the only way to go. I think I have a quick fix cut head. Pre Cut the line 17 in and manually feed thru the head, Very quick and easy. When the line gets short, pull the old line out and replace it. I paid $350.00 for my FS70R which is a little high, But being on the Big Island which is the norm. I highly recommend a good shoulder harness, this will save your back.
  1. 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.
  2. 6 months ago
    Quality Machine
    Bought the FS 310 a few months ago to clear the brush and weed overgrowth on my 2.5 acre property, which the previous owners had allowed to accumulate over the years. Have to say I'm very impressed with what this machine can do, particularly when using the Stihl Brush Blade. The key to using the Brush Blade on thick woody material is maintaining sharp cutting edges. One note regarding the recommended Valve Clearance Inspection interval... in my opinion 100 hours of operation is too long ... read more before having the VCI done. I now have about 15 hours running time on my FS 310, and while the engine has been starting and running without issue, I decided to check the valve clearances today... I found that they were at 0.007" & 0.008", whereas the spec calls for them to be set at 0.004". After making the valve clearance adjustment, I also checked the spark plug gap and found that it was a bit wide, so I reset the gap to the spec of 0.02". After re-installing the shroud, I fired it up and immediately noticed how much smoother the engine was, along with improved throttle response. Very happy with this FS 310, and would recommend it to anyone looking for a serious trimming - brush cutting machine.
  3. 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.
  1. 5 days ago
    Very lightweight with power.
    I really love this product. I am very familiar with Stihl products, as I have worked with some early model weed trimmers and also own a FS 55 R. This product had me question the first few moments. But that was because of the break-in period. Now that it is starting to work itself in the power I am getting, I cannot ask for anything better. The lightweight trait has truly made this a worthwhile purchase, I weed about two hours straight on my lawns and this model helps with fighting fatigue.
  2. 2 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.
  3. 3 years ago
    The features on this machine make using it easy.
    The FS 94 R has the variable throttle control which allows for operating it at lower rpm's around sensitive areas in your yard. It's ability to be operated at any angle is nice for edging and cutting at many angles. The exhaust routing is great, never feel the heat from it while operating no matter what angle I'm using it, which was always an issue with other products I've owned. Starting is a breeze, choke is automatically released once warmed up, when you give it a little throttle to start ... read more operating. The ability to utilize heavier line increases the versatility of the machine.
  1. 5 months ago
    Stout, reliable
    Get the harness set up before you begin to use the trimmer. It is not difficult but the harness may not stay in the best position during use. Could be locked down better once set. I am using the saw tooth blade mostly. Cuts as described. Removed the shroud for briars and vines. Whole lot easier. I wish it had a rotating head to get limbs that are about head high or a little higher. Weed eater works terrific. Don't blink. Using this to cut trails on a 40 acre plot that has never been cleared.
  2. 3 years ago
    Fs 240
    I have used the tool primarily for clearing brush and it's ability to do this is far beyond what I expected. It has plenty of power and will easily cut through just about anything without difficulty. The unit starts easily and runs smoothly. I will say it is heavy and the need to use the support vestt is a must
  3. 11 months ago
    Lots of power, runs great!
    Starts on 3rd pull after 12 months! Getting 3 times more work done than my old craftsman. Comfort/power/easy start, one pull starts after warmed up.Wanted a Stihl since I 1st heard of them. Wish I would have gotten on sooner! If you have heavy growth (spring in nw washington) then I need this much power. Please use non ethanol fuel for storage with gas additive, you won't regret this.
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