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 68reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Excellent Equipment For the price, the value cant be beat. WIll cut even the roughest grasses. I would recommend the fs70 to anyone. July 20, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Best trimmer ever I use two of these with my yard mowing business and they are awesome machines, very dependable July 17, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by This trimmer starts everytime and runs like a beast. Best bang for my buck. The FS70R has more power than I could have hoped for in an intro model commercial trimmer. It's well balanced and doesn't make my arm hot when I rest it on the engine housing. July 13, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by This weed eater is the best one yet!! We purchased it about a month ago and I don't think I've been more excited about doing our yard. In fact our kids fight over who get to use it first, yes we all love the FR-70 July 12, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Amazing This baby is amazing I have a pretty big yard with lots of trees and fence line and I can get everything knocked out quick and clean to give my yard that beautiful look it's light but a power house I highly recommend July 11, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Perfect size for my yard I really enjoy using a piece of equipment that works as it should. Always starts easy and has plenty of power for my chores. June 16, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by Cannot keep the string feeding - otherwise everything else is fine This is my second Stihl trimmer. My last model (FS 55R) had the same problem as it got older. I cannot keep the string feeding properly. I know to keep the throttle full when releasing more string, but several times during a refill of string it will stop coming out. So I have to stop, open the spool, unstick the string, then re-feed it. This is very frustrating because it adds time to my job which should be unnecessary. Maybe it's my fault but I don't think so. I have talked to the hardware store and they gave me tips on how to avoid this and I follow those tips.Everything else works fine. It starts quickly, has plenty of power, and cuts well. June 4, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by atch the engine. replaced factory guard with anothbought this thing to replace my shindawa 242. the trimmer guard does not allow enough line to mer the factory guard does not allow line to run to match the engine speed. replaced factory guard with another to match rpm and cutting capacity. not able to adapt other trimmer heads. June 4, 2015
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