FS 70 R - $269.95 DSRP

Distributor Suggested Retail Price DSRP:   $269.95


Reserve Now for In-store Pick Up

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.)
*Weight without cutting attachment or deflector.
Model Features
  • Zoom
    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.
  • Zoom
    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.

    See it in action!
  • Zoom
    Support strap (4130 007 1020)
    Support strap provides additional support while working.
  • Zoom
    Adjustable Front Handle
    Adjusts for comfort.
  • Zoom
    Fully Lined Drive Shaft
    Provides smooth operation and less vibration.
  • Zoom
    High Tech Polymer Housing
    Housings are lightweight, withstand greater impact and are corrosion-resistant.
  • Zoom
    Protected Choke Lever/Knob
    Helps prevent damage.
  • Zoom
    Start/Run/Stop Controls on Handle
  • Zoom
    Throttle Trigger Interlock
    Must be depressed before the trigger can be activated.
  • Zoom
    Air Filter Cover
    Easily removed for fast and easy filter cleaning or replacement.
  • Zoom
    Protected or Enclosed Control Cables
    Eliminate dangling and loose wires.
  • Zoom
    Heavy-Duty Steel-On-Steel Clutch
    Centrifugal clutch is designed to reduce slippage.
  • Zoom
    Protected Spark Plug
    Protected yet easy to change.
  • Zoom
    Protected Spark Arrestor Muffler
    Has large baffles which reduce noise level and contains a screen designed to reduce the emission of sparks.
  • Zoom
    Upright Translucent Fuel Tank
    Allows operator to easily check fuel level before starting work. Upright position makes it easier to refill.
  • Zoom
    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.
  • Zoom
    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).
  • Zoom
    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.
  • Zoom
    Built in the USA
    Indicates products that are built in the United States from domestic and foreign parts and components.

    More Information

  • Zoom
    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.

    More Information

  • Zoom
    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
  • Zoom
    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.
Click to view the STIHL Limited Warranty Time Periods
We Also Suggest
  • HP Ultra 2-Cycle Engine Oil Zoom
    HP Ultra 2-Cycle Engine Oil
    HP Ultra is a fully synthetic 2-cycle engine oil specially suited for high performance chainsaws and power tools. This oil has outstanding engine cleaning characteristics, plus “ultra” superior lubricating qualities in comparison to other 2-cycle engine oils. It is ideal for use in STIHL 4-MIX® engines. This oil is biodegradable, degrading by 80% in 21 days.

    •2.6 oz. bottle makes 1 gallon mix

    •5.2 oz. bottle makes 2 gallon mix

    •6.4 oz. bottle makes 2 1/2 gallon mix

    •12.8 oz. bottle makes 5 gallon mix

    STIHL recommends a mix of 50:1 high-quality 89 octane or higher unleaded gasoline to STIHL engine oil. This same mix ratio should be used during break-in.

  • No-Spill® Fuel Containers Zoom
    No-Spill® Fuel Containers
    The latest advance in gasoline can technology is here with No-Spill® fuel containers. Featuring a special treated body for low permeation, thumb-button flow controls for easier pouring, and a wide and stable base design to reduce upsets, No-Spill® fuel containers help ensure that the gasoline goes into your tank, not on the ground or into the air. Fill even smaller-sized tanks without spilling – flow stops automatically when the tank becomes full. With 1¼-gallon, 2 ½-gallon and 5-gallon sizes available, you’re sure to find one that fits your needs. Ask your local STIHL Dealer about No-Spill® fuel containers. Don’t settle for anything less.

    Meets California Air Resources Board Phase II requirements for sale or use in California. No-Spill® gasoline cans are tested and certified to ASTM F-852-99 standard specification for portable gasoline containers for consumer use and our diesel and kerosene cans are tested and certified to ASTM F-976-02 standard specification for portable kerosene and diesel containers for consumer use.

For Your Safety
  • Landscaper Series Gloves Zoom
    Landscaper Series Gloves
    Exclusive deerhide leather provides fantastic wear properties and excellent sense of touch and feel. Naturally soft leather provides all-day working comfort. Sizes available S, M, L, XL.
  • STIHL® Basic Hearing Protector - NRR 23 Zoom
    STIHL® Basic Hearing Protector - NRR 23
    Padded stainless steel spring wire headband maintains constant pressure. Easy to adjust. Noise Reduction Rating (NRR): 23. Meets ANSI S3.19-1974 standard.

    Available color: Grey

STIHL Dealer Days are Happening Now!

Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 56reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by This product is great for a start up lawncare business I bought this one over the FS 110 because of a buddies recommendation and I'm glad I did. Has enough power and always starts on the 2 or 3rd pull. May 12, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by quatlity I like this trimmer. The first time I started it I could tell it was worth the money. Clearly different than trimmer I had.I have 2 minor dislikes. 1. the pull cord is too close to the housing. I rake my fingers across housing when pulling the cord. 2. the tank is too small. I have a big yard and the tank holds a few ounces of gas. It doesn't take long to empty it.I bought a Stihl because I wanted power and reliability. It is very easy to start, i just pull till I feel back pressure then a tug and it starts. I have wasted a lot of time and energy trying to keep other less costly trimmers alive. I expect this trimmer to last and be trouble free.I rated it good to excellent due to the fact that I got a very good first impression but I haven't had the trimmer very long. May 11, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Good, light weight Starts pretty easy but it takes more that one pull. Usually about 3 pulls will get it started. Light weight. May 11, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by Needs a grease port in the trimmer head! I like my FS70R alot, good power, easy starting, performs very well. The only complaint I have is there is no way to grease the gears in the trimmer head. This is the only model Stihl trimmer without a grease port in the head. Time will tell if it holds up. May 8, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great Trimmer I bought this trimmer about 2 months ago and have used it 8-10 times. I'm not commercial but do take care of 2 yards and have quiet a bit of trimming. Previously, I've own a couple of Weedeater brand and a Black and Decker battery powered. The B&D wasn't up to the task at all.The FS70 is by far the best trimmer I've owned. It has plenty of power, starts easy, and isn't overly heavy. I also noticed a great deal less vibration. Grass trimming is not my favorite lawn chore but it's a good deal more pleasant with a nice trimmer and so far the FS70 has been that. Well satisfied with my purchase. May 7, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great and powerful trimmer I love the fs70. I run a small Lawncare company and I use it every day . fs70r is resonably priced and is just as good as the fs90 and the fs70 is easier to maintain and I would recommend this product to anyone who wants a good commercial trimmer no job to big or small April 28, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great Trimmer! Absolutely a boss This trimmer is amazing. It is light, easy to use, and the straight shaft is so nice. I am glad I decided to spend the extra money and get this one as opposed to the FS 56. I have used this on my 1 acre property, my neighbor's 1.5 acre property, and some extra lawns I do for cash. It has by far exceeded my expectations. The only con is that when it is not run at full throttle oil shoots out of the exhaust port. I contacted Stihl, and as usual, they got right back to me and explained how to correct it. Absolutely amazing Stihl, nice job! I wish I could put a brush blade on it, but because it has the flexible shaft, I can't. Oh well, it works great with just the trimmer head, and I have gotten through vines 1/8" thick with just the string head. Overall, I would highly recommend this trimmer for the average home owner, or for the small lawn company. March 16, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Reliable Powerful, reliable and easy to operate. Starts quick after sitting for a month. January 16, 2015
2 3next>>