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FS 111 R

This fuel-efficient, powerful trimmer handles tough jobs and meets emissions requirements.

FS 111 R
FS 111 R is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 17.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Trimmer This is a great trimmer with power to spare for cutting through tough conditions. Well balanced and easy to handle, although with power comes some additional weight. Starts easily. I wanted a trimmer to handle light and heavier conditions on our 5 acre lot, and this trimmer fits the bill well.
Date published: 2018-03-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from perfect performance Starts every time. Cuts bamboo and English Ivy stems. Just what the doctor ordered.
Date published: 2018-02-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from this product is light to work and powerful It is a wonderful machine,,,,It is the best I ever had,,,, powerful ,easy to start,,usualy I spend four hours cutting my yard but now with my brand new FS 111 R I only need two hours,,,, I am very happy
Date published: 2018-01-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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!
Date published: 2018-01-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from 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 well. All in all I would recommend this trimmer but maybe try one out first if possible.
Date published: 2017-11-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Plenty of power, easy to use. I had an FS 74 for about 18 years and it finally stopped working. After putting money in it for the last couple of years for ethanol related issues it was time to buy a new one. After looking at a competitor and other Stihls, I finally decided on the FS 111R. It's a little heavier than my old one but runs good so far, have run about 2 1/2 tanks of gas. I have found with Stihl weed trimmers the heavier the grass the better it cuts using just the standard round line. I have yet to run it wide open. One, with the power it has I haven't needed to, and yes I read the book unless under load do so after 3 tanks so everything gets seated in the carb. Follow the starting instructions to a tee and no problem starting. With first tank I cut a fairly steep bank with pretty dense weeds and grass, still not wide open and pretty easy to use on the bank. The only complaint I have is with my FS 74 when you would pick it by the handle it was perfectly balanced in your hand, this is engine heavy, no big deal. I have found thru many years of experience ( a lot of error ) buying this type of equipment , buy the commercial grade you can afford, it's cheaper in the long run and have had great luck doing this with Stihl equipment. One other word to the wise, it's a little expensive but buy the ethanol free premix, it saves carbs and fuel lines. One thing I like with Stihl, one socket wrench, one star torx driver.
Date published: 2017-11-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love My FS111R!!! Wow a real beast of a trimmer.. My biggest worry was all the things I had heard about the 4-mix engines not being able to run very low rpm for delicate clearing.. Although a 2cycle may have a little bit better low rpm control, this has been a non-issue for me. I am able to slow down and get right up to flowers with no problems. After my first initial start up, she's started on the first pull for me. The low rpm torque is amazing.. even in weed dense areas, I have yet to even come close to bogging this thing down. This will be a wonderful peice of equipment that I'll have for YEARS to come. Wouldn't trade it for anything!
Date published: 2017-10-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product great features I've had mine for a while now several tanks of gas have been through it. I wouldn't take twice what I paid for this machine it does more than I ever expected. It can be hard on line but stihl has a new line out that seems to do extremely better than the original plane orange line I had been using. You have to be careful not to get to close to underpinnings on houses and have to pay close attention to what you are doing if your not it's like a skill saw going thru it I found out that the hard way. But once you get use to the power and cutting width you can't beat it.
Date published: 2017-10-05
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