FS 70 R

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

Product Description

As a professional, your time is valuable. The STIHL FS 70 R grass trimmer understands that. It features a powerful and fuel-efficient engine, which means longer run times and fewer refuels. The FS 70 R is also powerful (more powerful than the FS 56 RC-E) and makes quick work of your daily landscaping tasks. Need more line? Just tap the cutting head on the ground and watch as its AutoCut® head automatically feeds out new line. The trimmer is also built to last, featuring a durable cable drive shaft, a high-durability, forged connecting rod and a 4-bearing gearbox. And it’s all backed by a rock-solid two-year limited warranty.

Model Features

  • 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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  • Built in the USA
    Indicates products that are built in the United States from domestic and foreign parts and components.

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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).
  • Loop Handle (R)
    Loop handle grass trimmers and brushcutters are ideal for trimming between bushes and shrubs and other areas where space is limited.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Upright Translucent Fuel Tank
    Allows operator to easily check fuel level before starting work. Upright position makes it easier to refill.
  • Protected Spark Arrestor Muffler
    Has large baffles which reduce noise level and contains a screen designed to reduce the emission of sparks.
  • Protected Spark Plug
    Protected yet easy to change.
  • 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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  • Heavy-Duty Steel-On-Steel Clutch
    Centrifugal clutch is designed to reduce slippage.
  • Protected or Enclosed Control Cables
    Eliminate dangling and loose wires.
  • Air Filter Cover
    Easily removed for fast and easy filter cleaning or replacement.
  • Throttle Trigger Interlock
    Must be depressed before the trigger can be activated.
  • Protected Choke Lever/Knob
    Helps prevent damage.
  • High Tech Polymer Housing
    Housings are lightweight, withstand greater impact and are corrosion-resistant.
  • Fully Lined Drive Shaft
    Provides smooth operation and less vibration.
  • Adjustable Front Handle
    Adjusts for comfort.

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.

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.

Reviews

FS 70 R is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 311.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This trimmer has great features. This is the one of the best trimmers I ever used. Great durability, excellent trimming, and easy to maintain. The harness helps with keeping the trimmer balanced. Especially when clearing brush
Date published: 2019-10-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Trimmer good line not so much Finding the line keeps getting broken and won’t feed because it’s broken behind the feed hole. So I have to take the head off and re feed the line to continue trimming
Date published: 2019-09-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from this is a really great product great 100 percent quality and design. easy to use and light, I can do the whole yard and still not feel worked. I have owned 6 of yalls products, chainsaws, tree trimmer, blower and never had a single problem with anyone of them.
Date published: 2019-09-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very happy with it I had weeds on the farm that had got out of control due to the extra rain. Gene, said this one would have enough power to do what i needed to do. He had it converted from a string trimmer to blade in no time. He filled it with gas mixture and made sure it would start, got the warranty filled out and i was on my way. He admitted later that this really wasnt his job in the store but, it didnt stop him from helping me make the right choice and getting me set up. How often do we see that anymore? Hats off to you Gene.
Date published: 2019-08-29
Rated 1 out of 5 by from getting parts After purchasing this with the expressed desire to use a poly cut head now several weeks later I am being told the Poly cut head to fit this model is being discontinued. What is that about!! I may be returning it for a different model.
Date published: 2019-08-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from it runs starts easy, runs great.had 2 others of a different name brand that didn't last through one tank of fuel but my Stihl just keeps going.only thing is line change is a pain in the butt. but being old and retired it gives me a chance to take a break.
Date published: 2019-08-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Another quality Stihl product Have had this for 1 year. Three acres of landscaped yard, including house, pool, fence. Love the power and how to restring. My only complaint is getting the cap off to resting is extremely difficult. The tabs are stiff and very difficult to push in. Also, something about the angle of the head.. I find I’m raising the motor end of it almost shoulder height inn order to get the proper angle to cut.I still highly recommend!!
Date published: 2019-08-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good power for yard maintenance I use this trimmer for keeping a couple of homestead acres trimmed. It has plenty of power for my needs. With the auto-feed head, it's fairly easy to use. The only problem is that its rotation is reverse from my older, smaller Stihl curve-shaft trimmer, so that takes some getting used to so that the debris flies ahead of you and not back into your ankles and legs. Definitely wear eye protection because with the power, stuff flies at high speed when cutting.I don't mind paying the Stilh premium for the Stihl dependability.
Date published: 2019-08-15
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Optional Accessories

  • Straps and Harnesses
    They distribute the load from your hands to your shoulders. They also help reduce operator fatigue and make it easier to use trimmers, brushcutters and clearing saws for extended periods.
  • Trimmer Line
    There's high-performance STIHL trimmer line for every operating condition. 
  • Trimmer Heads & Blades
    Many trimmer heads and blades are available. Find out which ones to use with this model in this chart.  

Standard Features

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