FS 70 R - $269.95 DSRP


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Distributor Suggested Retail Price DSRP: $269.95

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This professional-grade, straight-shaft grass trimmer is fuel efficient and produces low emissions.

Ideal for home, farm and light professional use, the STIHL FS 70 R trimmer features a straight shaft and a loop handle for enhanced maneuverability. Powered by a low-emission, fuel-efficient engine, this professional grass trimmer also features a semi-automatic choke lever to help prevent flooding. NOTE: Barrier bar and large deflector must be attached when using a grass blade with loop handle tr...Read More
Print Spec Sheets
FS 70 R Specifications
DISPLACEMENT 27.2 cc (1.66 cu. in.)
ENGINE POWER 0.9 kW (1.2 bhp)
WEIGHT* 4.8 kg (10.6 lbs.)
FUEL CAPACITY 340 cc (11.5 oz.)
CUTTING SWATH 16.5"
*Weight without cutting attachment or deflector.
Model Features
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    Reduced-Emission Engine Technology - Caring for Nature
    The STIHL Inc. “Caring for Nature” seal identifies its powered products that are more environmentally conscious, producing zero or low exhaust emissions. STIHL Inc. defines “low exhaust emissions” as being cleaner than EPA and/or CARB exhaust emission standards.

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    Electronic Ignition Module
    The electronic ignition provides reliable starting and because it is fully enclosed, it is protected from moisture and debris for longer service life.
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    Purge Pump Primer
    By pressing the bulb, this small fuel pump delivers fuel to the carburetor, reducing the number of starting pulls needed after an extended break between uses.
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    Loop Handle (R)
    Loop handle grass trimmers and brushcutters are ideal for trimming between bushes and shrubs and other areas where space is limited.
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    Multi-Function Control Handle
    Having easy access to all of the controls on one comfortable handle makes it easy to complete tasks so the operator’s hand never has to leave the handle.
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    Anti-Vibration System
    STIHL has a system for minimizing the vibration levels of handheld outdoor power equipment. The STIHL anti-vibration system helps reduce operator fatigue and provides a more comfortable working experience.
Standard Features
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    Common Features for Trimmers
    View the features common to many STIHL trimmers.

You Will Also Need
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    HP Ultra 2-Cycle Engine Oil
    No matter how you slice it (or trim it or shred it), there’s no better protection for your high performance 2-stroke engine than STIHL HP Ultra. This 2-cycle engine oil has outstanding engine cleaning characteristics, plus “ultra” lubricating qualities that’s superior to other 2-cycle engine oils. This fully synthetic oil is also highly biodegradable, degrading by 80% in 21 days. We’re so confident this oil will protect your engine, we’ll double your STIHL limited warranty* when you use it. It’s that good.

    *Double your warranty when you include 6 bottles of STIHL HP Ultra Oil or 6 cans of STIHL MotoMix® Premixed Fuel with your STIHL product purchase. Double limited warranty protection applies to STIHL gasoline-powered products purchased and registered for personal non-income producing, family and household purposes only. Other restrictions apply. See dealer for details.
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    No-Spill® Fuel Containers
    No-Spill® fuel containers advance convenience and quality in gasoline-can design by reducing emissions of hydrocarbons from evaporation, permeation and spillage. This helps protect the environment as well as saves you on fuel costs due to waste. Each container is molded from fluorinated, high molecular weight material for low permeation. The thumb-button flow control allows filling even smaller-sized tanks reducing the risk of spilling and is designed to stop the flow automatically when the tank becomes full to prevent overflowing. Built on a wide and stable base for less likelihood of upsets and equipped with child-resistant closures, all No-Spill® containers comply with both EPA and CARB requirements. With 1¼-gallon, 2 ½-gallon and 5-gallon sizes available, you’re sure to find one that fits your needs.
For Your Safety
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    Landscaper Series Gloves
    For landscapers who work extensively with their hands, the Landscaper Series Gloves from STIHL are made from strong-yet-supple deerhide leather. They provide fantastic wear properties and an excellent sense of touch and feel. The naturally soft leather provides all-day working comfort.

    Materials: Deerhide leather
    Available sizes: S, M, L, XL
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    STIHL® Basic Hearing Protector - NRR 23
    When it has the STIHL name, it’s made to work as hard as you do. Our Hearing Protectors feature a padded stainless steel spring wire headband. They help maintain constant pressure, staying firmly in place while you work. They’re also easy to adjust, so you can set the ideal fit with minimal effort.

    Meets ANSI S3.19-1974 standard. Noise Reduction Rating (NRR) of 23 dB(A).
    Available color: Grey

Important Information
WARNING! Improper use of any trimmer/brushcutter can cause serious or fatal injury. Read, understand and follow all safety instructions in your instruction manual. To reduce the risk of injury from blade contact, circular saw blades may be used on FS brushcutters that have a limitstop, a bicycle handle and double shoulder harness and not on FS brushcutters with a "J" handle or loop handle. Other rigid blades may be used on FS brushcutters having a bicycle handle, a "J" handle or a loop handle equipped with a barrier bar. To reduce the risk of eye injury always wear proper eye protection. Always use the appropriate deflector for the type of cutting attachment, as explained in your instruction manual.
Note: STIHL recommends use of fuel with no more than 10% Ethanol content. Using fuel with greater than 10% Ethanol content may cause damage to your equipment and may void your STIHL warranty. Learn More…
WARNING! Improper use of any power tool may cause serious or fatal injury. Read, understand and follow carefully the operating and safety instructions in your instruction manual before using such products.

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Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 23 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by The most reliable and most liked trimmer in my case Hi there, I am a stihl owner who has 4 different model of spacific equipment. I personally own A slightly different model than the upgraded version of the FS 70 R, as in mine is the FS 70 RC-E. Along with my other stihl equipment I have owned Stihl equipment, and not only have never ever had a problem, but I adore them compaired to my older and retired fleet of stihl equipment. And belive it or not I'm a Teen. And within that I also own my lawn mowing service, every family relitive of my family own their own set of stihl equipment, and the same rule applies that Not oone has failed, and even though my familes first set of equipment have been retired because of long and reliable service, and being that they were worn out because every one of them were at least 15 years old, and yet one of them even lasted 20 years, without a stihl service center even encountering a sight with them, yet we still to this day have never had a problem. And just to say that is the minimum I could say about each piece of equipment that my whole family owns. I really hate to stop saying anything that Is and has been fantastic about stihl alone, Yet companies like echo, shindiowa, and huskavarna don't even stand a chance to how stihl has always made their products and even has to this day. I to this day stand by stihl in every way that is possible, Because I truely love, standby the products, but most importaintly their solid reputation that others can't stand a chance!!!!! February 27, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Powerful I was going to get the next size up but sales rep said no need. He was right. Ran first two tanks through it at half throttle and not two impressed next two at full throttle. Then on the fifth tank it got a deeper tone and smoothed out and wow. It became a monster, very powerful. Cuts three ft tall Johnson grass without even bogging down. Factory string goes quick use square green stuff. November 16, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Very happy with the performance Just purchased the 70 R never owned a trimmer before found it very easy to figure out how to get started. The line that came on the spool didnt last very long but I changed out to a heaverier line and it has been great. I have a small farm and get weeds and heavy grass along fence line this trimmer works great for this application. October 7, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Overall Great trimmer! I have used a lot of the Stihl line ranging from the older FS80R up to the FS250R. This is overall the best trimmer I have used. Lightweight. I like the way my arm can rest on the engine shroud so its easier to control and maneuver. It has plenty of power for just about anything. I prefer this over the 4mix models due to the RPM range. The 4mix there is no low idle, It is either middle or high idle running and never liked it. This is your standard 2 cycle that does not have that issue. Overall, I'm very happy I bought this trimmer. September 19, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Best trimmer I've ever had. As have many folks, I've bought a multitude of gas-powered trimmers over the years. This one is by far the best. It is light weight, easy to start, and with the head that uses pre-cut string, gets almost daily use somewhere on my five-acre property. September 13, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by awesome Always has the power! Does just what I need weather I'm doing a little trimming,or taking on a large job! Easy start. The choke is so simple. I love that its so easy to handle. And you gotta love the attention of people seeing you with a top quality, top name brand! If you are looking for dependability look no further you found it! September 11, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Great Homeowner Grade Machine If you are a homeowner and you need a good reliable machine thats light weight, easy to start and will last a long time, this is the one. STIHL put it in the Professional category and in my opinion it doesnt belong there. I have used one of these commercially for the past year and half. I like the new 2 stroke design. The 4 mix tends to be too heavy and it's annoying to have to adjust your valves a couple times per season. The engine has good power and starts easy. The kill switch is a spring rocker switch so it always returns to the on position. No pulling on the recoil and forgetting to turn it on. These are only cons if you are using this machine commercially, otherwise I'm sure for a homeowner this would probably be the last trimmer you'd ever buy. The cons: Recoil string is way too thin and wears out, trigger assembly is too flimsy to be put in or on a trailer/in a truck, fuel tank is too small - have run out of gas in the middle of a lawn to have to return to the truck to re fuel, has a flex shaft which wobbles when you hit the throttle suddenly or get into thick stuff. Also limits you to no attachments. Its too short. Im a short guy and I feel like its too short so somethings wrong. Gear box is not serviceable. September 7, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Best Stihl Trimmer yet I have always used stihl trimmers and this is by far the best model that I have ever used. Thank you to stihl for keeping what works in your products and only making real improvements. September 1, 2013
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