FS 70 R - $269.95 DSRP


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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
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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"
POWER SOURCE Gas
*Weight without cutting attachment or deflector.
Model Features
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    Shoulder Strap / Carrying System
    Using a shoulder strap or carrying system helps distribute the weight of the equipment for increased operator comfort and improved maneuverability.
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    Simplified Starting Procedure
    To get started, simply pump the fuel primer, set the choke and pull the starter cord. The built-in stop switch allows the user to turn off the engine with a simple press of the button. When the engine is off, the throttle lock automatically returns to the “start” setting. Your power tool will be ready to be started when you’re ready to get back to work.

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    Support strap (4130 007 1020)
    Support strap provides additional support while working.
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    Adjustable Front Handle
    Adjusts for comfort.
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    Fully Lined Drive Shaft
    Provides smooth operation and less vibration.
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    High Tech Polymer Housing
    Housings are lightweight, withstand greater impact and are corrosion-resistant.
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    Protected Choke Lever/Knob
    Helps prevent damage.
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    Start/Run/Stop Controls on Handle
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    Throttle Trigger Interlock
    Must be depressed before the trigger can be activated.
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    Air Filter Cover
    Easily removed for fast and easy filter cleaning or replacement.
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    Protected or Enclosed Control Cables
    Eliminate dangling and loose wires.
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    Heavy-Duty Steel-On-Steel Clutch
    Centrifugal clutch is designed to reduce slippage.
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    Protected Spark Plug
    Protected yet easy to change.
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    Protected Spark Arrestor Muffler
    Has large baffles which reduce noise level and contains a screen designed to reduce the emission of sparks.
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    Upright Translucent Fuel Tank
    Allows operator to easily check fuel level before starting work. Upright position makes it easier to refill.
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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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    Cutting Heads & Blades Selection Chart
    Need help selecting a cutting head or blade for your STIHL trimmer or brushcutter?

    Click here to view the Cutting Heads & Blades Selection Chart (PDF Format).
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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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    Built in the USA
    Indicates products that are built in the United States from domestic and foreign parts and components.

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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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    Loop Handle (R)
    Loop handle grass trimmers and brushcutters are ideal for trimming between bushes and shrubs and other areas where space is limited.
Standard Features
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    Common Features for Trimmers
    View the features common to many STIHL trimmers.

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.

STIHL products sold through U.S. STIHL Dealers are for distribution in the United States only.
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Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 96reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great trimmer!! The FS70R is a great trimmer for the price. Not much more money than the 'homeowner' versions but a lot more power & dependability. There are other reviews out there that say this trimmer is too short but I am 6'5" & it is very comfortable for me to use. My son is 6'4" & he enjoys using this trimmer also; he actually prefers to trim instead of mow now!! May 24, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great trimmer! Very happy with this trimmer it has tackled everything I have thrown at it. Easy to start and not to heavy when doing all day work. Overall very pleased and think you will be to. May 22, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Powerful but light I am a local professional and i needed a trimmer that would stand up to high grass and long hot summer days and it is the best in its class May 17, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Awesome weed eater I bought mine when I was 18 and am now 23, still runs strong to this day I only have to adjust the carb at the start of each season. I used it commercial for three years now I just use it for my house and my neighbors. Gas cap broke and I took it to a stihl dealer and put a new one on for free. I will buy another when whenever this one craps the bed... If it ever does, great machine May 16, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Starts right up and has plenty of power to cut small saplings Started clearing some more of my property last summer causing me to finally buy a Farmboss. Great chainsaw. Now I need to keep it cut. Lots of stumps and rocks still so a mower is out of question. Purchased a FS 70R and it has no problem knocking down the brush and saplings that are trying to take over again. Awesome piece of equipment. May 14, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great weedeater I have run this weedeated on my jobs for 4 years now and never had problems. I recently forgot to lock my weedeaters in my rack and it bounced down the interstate. It busted the head and that was it. I placed a new head on it and it still runs fine. That is why I am sold on stihl. May 14, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Awesome I purchased this trimmer about a week ago and it is fanominal the dealer I got it from was gays true value in Tunkhannock pa great customer service May 10, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Strong and Reliable!!! I bought my first Stihl trimmer almost 2 years ago and I don't regret it one bit. I purshased one of the cheaper model trimmers Fs 70r and its a lot better than anything that can be bought at lowes or home depot. It's easy start and never fails to get the job done. I just wish that I would have bought a Stihl trimmer before I blowed my money all those years on other brands. May 10, 2016
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