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.)
*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 4.4 out of 5 by 87reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by As advertised Nice exactly as advertised runs smoothly easily started light weight yet heavy duty. April 27, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Fs70r is upgrade version of fs56r. Fs70r is very good for commerical use around ppl house and business area but if you going to cut overgrown gas and weeds or edge the overgrown curve with this unit then it better to get LoNoiz .105-inch-by-700-foot quiet grass twist square trimmer line provides commercials grade. Trust will be be about same as fs90r against overgrown when you use LoNoiz trimmer line in Fs70r. April 25, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great trimmer This trimmer has been easy to start and runs smooth. It feeds line great and hasn't let me down. I just got my Stihl out after a bitter cold winter of hanging in my uninsulated garage and it fired right up first try. It's been running great since. I only take care of four yards, but it's been a heck of a lot better than my last trimmer from a competitor that is orange which gave up the ghost after a year with less lawns. I recommend this trimmer with no doubts. April 16, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Powerful As soon as got it started I could see the smile on my own face, I knew I made the right choice. I had reservations on the purchase but I took the plunge and got the FS 70 R, I have just over 10 acres with a vinyl 3 rail fence spanning about 800 feet, my other trimmer just would not cut the grass around each post without getting tangled/ caught up due to the thickness. This machine without even being broken in (less than full throttle 90-95% of the time) tackled that obstacle with almost superhero like ease. Normally with the other trimmer it would take over 2 hours to trim and edge my property. I was done in less than 20 minutes ON HALF THROTTLE!!! and not to mention my back was not sore afterwards, because of the weight diffrence this machine feels like a feather, very well balanced, and uber easy to handle with little to no kickback. All in all GET IT you will NOT be disapointed! April 13, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by does a good job works well. but the manifold comes loose after 6 months causing it to be put into the shop for repairs. then 5 months later does the same thing. April 11, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by Not great functionality for consumer use around the house Trimmer string grabs too much. Once if grabs it pulls trimmer head down into grass or into other things being trimmed around. This results in grass trimmedtoo low or damage to items being trimmed around. April 8, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by This is a good product I have been well pleased with this product. It is my first Stihl product and I plan on buying more. maybe a chain saw in the near future. April 4, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by What an Amazing product I bought this Trimmer at the beginning of last season for my lawn care business. I used to Trim with a low grade electric trimmer, the Fs-70 was such an upgrade! For the Whole season the trimmer remained extremely reliable so I could depend on it every week to get my jobs done. The Trimmer has Ample power for trimming around obstacles, edging beds and concrete, and even chopping down tall thick grass in a garden. This trimmer is more than equipped for commercial lawn care work, and will remain in my fleet for years to come. There is also a sense of comfort knowing my local John Deere dealership can service it if anything ever goes wrong (which I doubt it will). What an excellent piece of equipment I will always purchase Stihl Products. February 11, 2016
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