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Straps & Harnesses

Increase comfort to allow you to get more work done

These harnesses distribute the load from your hands to your shoulders. They also help reduce operator fatigue and make it easier to use brushcutters and clearing saws for extended periods. Not only do trimmer straps and harnesses help minimize the strain associated with extended use, they can also be required gear depending on the job. (A double shoulder harness is required per ANSI when using a circular saw blade on a brushcutter.)
  1. 6 years ago
    Good strap
    This strap is a million times better than the standard strap. The standard strap digs into your shoulder and hip. This strap distributes the weight to both shoulder and your back. It also has a plate on the back of the clip to prevent it from digging in your side. The only downside is that it's more inconvenient to use this when trimming grass on levees because it has to be adjusted more frequently.
  2. 2 years ago
    Should have purchased a long time ago.
    What a difference maker. Really reduces the stress on your back and increases the time you can work comfortably. Adaptable to multiple applications. Definitely a wise purchase.
  3. 6 years ago
    Tired? Nah, only been at it a few hours...
    This puppy -- once you get it adjusted to your pleasing -- turns a chore into a pleasant walk. And it's very easy to adjust, even when it's attached to your trimmer. It could use a pocket to hold a water bottle, and perhaps a pouch to hold the tools needed to change trimmer heads, but that's a quibble easily handled by the pockets in me kilt. (Normal folks might use a fanny pack or messenger bag.) I have used this for seven hours straight, up and down the foothills in Appalachia, and the only ... read more reason I was tired was due to going up and down "hills" that are over 900 feet high.
  1. 3 months ago
    99.9% Great harness
    Very comfortable and maneuverable. The flap pad slides on its sling strap so you can easily reach out or pull back with the trimmer. That makes it great for hillsides. The only place this harness misses the mark on is the tool clip height adjustment. Stock, it requires removing it and fiddling with the strap and hoping you get it right. I fixed this by attaching a simple buckle from a 1” tie down strap to the breast plate with some zip ties. Now with the push of a button and tug of the strap I ... read more can adjust the hook height on the fly.
  2. 7 months ago
    A Message from the Concept Designer
    With thousands of hours logged in operation of Stihl FS-series Brushcutters, I found the first & second generation Harnesses lacking in durability, particularly where the Brushcutter attaches to the Harness. The Clip was prone to premature failure. Comfort suffered because no pivot provision was provided for at the backstrap. This resulted in a condition where one shoulder bore the brunt of weight of the Brushcutter resulting in operator fatigue. I took it upon my own to contact StihlUSA Product ... read more Development and presented them with a concept design of what a truly great harness should be. My concept was then submitted to the product engineering folks who developed the end product you are available to purchase in 2019 for the first time. This is the culmination of a nearly decade-long process. No single harness will be perfect for every end-user, but this one is intended for the larger FS-series units being used in the most arduous conditions for hours upon end. I am not a Stihl employee or contractor. I am just another consumer, just like you, who wants a quality product that will get the job done. My thanks go out to former-StihlUSA employee Sebastian S., corporate HQ in Waiblingen, Germany, & the product vendor in Sri Lanka. This company listens to it's consumers!!!
  3. 7 months ago
    Best
    I just bought this 3 weeks or so ago. And used for the day and find it to be the most user friendly & comfortable . It take all the weight off your arm and you can cut for hours.
  1. 5 years ago
    This makes the job much easier.
    Can be attached easily and puts some of the weight on your shoulders so you can move the trimmer with more control.
  2. 3 years ago
    7 year review
    This is the strap that came with my FS 85 Pro when I purchased it. Not one issue with the strap, it stays adjusted and the quick clip is like new. When I use the trimmer on my 2.5 acres it tends to be a 2 hour deal. Lots of trimming plus I edge my 300 foot concrete drive with my FS85. The strap is wide enough to support the trimmer for extended periods, eventually I will switch shoulders the strap is on. Also included in the workload is using the mini cultivater when needed, using the brush ... read more cutter blade on the bigger stuff as needed and using the pole pruner attachment for trimming branches. This strap still handles all the work I throw at it. Highly recommended!
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