FS 130 R - $399.95 DSRP

Distributor Suggested Retail Price FS 130 R DSRP:  $399.95


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Newer class of heavy-duty professional trimmers. Very good power-to-weight ratio.

Built with more power, the FS 130 R grass and weed trimmer's lower weight gives it an excellent power-to-weight ratio in our line of heavy-duty professional STIHL trimmers. With a low-emission engine and a loop handle design, difficult terrain and tough mowing conditions don't stand a chance against this trimmer.

Print Spec Sheets
FS 130 R Specifications
DISPLACEMENT 36.3 cc (2.2 cu. in.)
ENGINE POWER 1.4 kW (1.9 bhp)
WEIGHT* 5.6 kg (12.3 lbs.)
FUEL CAPACITY 530 cc (18.0 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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    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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    Loop Handle (R)
    Loop handle grass trimmers and brushcutters are ideal for trimming between bushes and shrubs and other areas where space is limited.
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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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    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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    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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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 engine products with the Caring for Nature logo are cleaner than EPA Standards for exhaust emissions.
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.

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FS 130 R is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 95.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Unstoppable power house I've had the trimmer 3 years now and have not found anything it won't handle. I have adjusted the throttle lock to keep the revs about 1/3 of way which I use to keep to cut with most of the time. It eliminates the need to try and feather the throttle which is not too easy with this machine but I've found it effective in all but extremely heavy grass/brush. I don't know why more people don't use this method. I have the brush knife, .130 string and the carbide tipped saw blade which seems perfect for anything I've ever needed.
Date published: 2017-03-18
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Doesnt work well as my other trimmers Thought I would try a stihl trimmer. It doesn't start very good and power is so so. I use other trimmers and the stihl is my least favorite
Date published: 2017-02-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from very good power This trimmer has a lot of power and it is light. If you looking for a trimmer and you what something that has power and light the Fs 130 is the way to go. If your landscaper i really recommend getting this trimmer. Because it can cut from grass to trees.
Date published: 2017-02-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from GREAT PRODUCT! this thing is basically a hand held bush hog! has so much power, it's unbelievable! I'm use to caring a fs90r all day long so this does not bother me a bit!
Date published: 2016-11-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fs 130r has an outstanding power. After owning the Fs 80r,Fs 90r I upgraded to the Fs 130r.This trimmer has an excellent power specially in places were grass is very tall like in my farm. All of my lawn equipment is made by stihl and I have never had a problems with it. Keep up the good work Stihl. ..
Date published: 2016-11-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Most useful tool I've ever bought! Bought this trimmer to use as a weed eater, and also be able to clear areas of my property I can't get a mower or brush hog. Running string I was impressed at how thick of grass you can run it through without bogging down. With the brush knife on this thing is unstoppable. It cleanly cuts brush up to the size of my index finger. I've chopped a few things bigger than that, but not with much ease. However, I feel that is merely the limitations of the brush knife, a different blade could probably go bigger. I've seen some people complain of the weight, but for any reasonably fit person I don't think it would be a big deal. I'm a weekend warrior, and not in anyway accustomed to running a trimmer day in and day out, but after spending all day on it yesterday I don't feel sore or fatigued in any way. I've put about 20 hours on it since I got it, and so far I love this thing. Its easy to start, and is very versatile. The only thing I don't like is there is a little black cover in front of the trigger that gets in the way when adjusting the mount for the sling. The regular model doesn't have it, and I haven't figure out why the put it on the R. I'm tall and I can't get the sling far enough back to be effective, so I just don't use it.
Date published: 2016-10-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The FS130 is worth the price. I had an FS 200 that I had serviced 3 times in 14 yrs. for carburetor overhaul. It was worn out completely and I used it for over a 1000 hours and miles of brush and weeds. I researched the products and decided to go with the FS130. I have only used it for a few months now but it more than has lived up to my expectations. STIHL products are the only outdoor products I'll ever use and they are the best in the industry and all I'll use on my Farm and Company.
Date published: 2016-10-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This machine is an animal and it has great power I have several of these. They just keep going. It will handle high grass/weeds no trouble. I use thicker string and a commercial head. Highly recommend this junk yard dog. If it doesn't cut it down get the chain saw.
Date published: 2016-10-11
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