Selection Brushcutters and clearing saws

FS 55 R

Entry level straight shaft brushcutter with loop handle

General

FS 55 R

Low weight compact brushcutter, with loop handle for difficult terrain and confined conditions. Functional modern design with excellent balance. Comes standard with AutoCut line head.

Versions


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Product variations

Technical data

FS 55 R

Technical data

Displacement 27,2 cm³
Power output 0,75/1,0 kW/bhp
Weight 1) 4,9 kg
Sound pressure level 2) 95,0 dB(A)
Sound power level 2) 109,0 dB(A)
Vibration level left/right with plastic tool 3) 8,5/8,5 m/s²
Total length 4) 1,47 m
Cutting tool AutoCut 25-2
Idle speed 5) 2.800 1/min
Tank volume 0,33 l

1) Weight excluding fuel, cutting tool and guard
2) Power factor according to DIR2006/42/EC=2.5(dB(A))
3) (K) factor according to Dir. 2006/42/EC = 2m/s²
4) Without cutting tool
5) Nennwert

The version(s) available in each country may differ from the above range and specifications; specific details may be subject to change without notice. Please ask your local STIHL Approved Dealer for further information.

Features

FS 55 R

Standard features

  • Multi-function control handle Zoom
    Multi-function control handle

    Easy, comfortable thumb-operated control means the operator's hand never leaves the handle.

  • Basic harness Zoom
    Basic harness

    For use with loop handle machines.

  • Multi-function control handle Zoom
    Multi-function control handle

    Easy, comfortable thumb-operated control means the operator's hand never leaves the handle.

  • Loop handle (R) Zoom
    Loop handle (R)

    The loop handled grass trimmers and brushcutters are ideal for working in areas where space is limited, e.g. thinning between bushes and shrubs.

  • Manual fuel pump (Purger) Zoom
    Manual fuel pump (Purger)

    A small fuel pump delivers fuel to the carburettor at the touch of a button. This reduces the number of starting strokes required following extended breaks in operations.

  • Goggles Zoom
    Goggles

    It is important to protect your eyes from flying particles and harmful UV radiation. Therefore a pair of safety goggles/glasses are supplied with the the machine. Note: Additional face protection must be worn when working with brushcutters.

Additional features

  • STIHL ErgoStart (E) Zoom
    STIHL ErgoStart (E)

    STIHL ErgoStart cuts the effort required to start the tool by half, while the starter cord can be pulled at just one third of the normal force. A coil spring between the starter cord and the crankshaft smoothes out force peaks, making them virtually undetectable through the cord itself.

  • ADVANCE Universal Harness Zoom
    ADVANCE Universal Harness

    Soft padding makes work more comfortable during longer jobs.

  • ADVANCE PLUS Universal harness Zoom
    ADVANCE PLUS Universal harness

    With a comfort carry ring for quickly attaching an removing the clearing saw.

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The version(s) available in each country may differ from the above range and specifications; specific details may be subject to change without notice. Please ask your local STIHL Approved Dealer for further information.

Cutting Tools

FS 55 R

Cutting Tools

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      TrimCut mowing head

      Double line, for mowing and thinning work. Mowing lines are extended by hand.

    Versions

    • TrimCut 31-2, 2.4 mm

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      AutoCut C mowing head (2-line)

      Double lines, for mowing and thinning work. Mowing lines are automatically extended when the mowing head is tapped on the ground. With comfort grip for easy re-loading.

    Versions

    • AutoCut C 25-2, 2.4mm

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      SuperCut mowing head (2 line)

      Double line, for mowing and thinning work. Mowing lines are automatically adjusted for optimal cutting length.

    Versions

    • Mowing line SuperCut 20-2

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      Grass cutting blade (4 blades)

      Made of steel. With four cutters for mowing thick, dry grass and reeds

    Versions

    • Grass cutting blade 230 mm (4 blade)

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      Grass cutting blade (8 teeth)

      Made of steel with 8 teeth for mowing thick, dry grass and reeds.

    Versions

    • Grass cutting blade 230 mm (8 teeth)

Accessories

FS 55 R

Accessories

    • Line pieces for DuroCut mowing head Zoom
      Line pieces for DuroCut mowing head

      Replacement line pieces for DuroCut mowing head.

    Versions

    • AutoCut C mowing head (2-line) Zoom
      AutoCut C mowing head (2-line)

      Double lines, for mowing and thinning work. Mowing lines are automatically extended when the mowing head is tapped on the ground. With comfort grip for easy re-loading.

    Versions

    • Set of plastic blades Zoom
      Set of plastic blades

      For PolyCut, twelve plastic blades.

    Versions

    • DuroCut mowing head Zoom
      DuroCut mowing head

      Double or quadruple lines, for mowing and thinning work. Up to four lines can be easily inserted. Compatible with many different sizes and types of mowing line.

    Versions

    • Protective cover for brushcutters Zoom
      Protective cover for brushcutters

      Perfect transport protection for the engine housing of brushcutters and clearing saws. For FS 38 - FS 450.

    Versions

    • ADVANCE universal harness Zoom
      ADVANCE universal harness

      Extremely ergonomic, comfortable and light. For strength-saving mowing and shredding. Chest belt and tool bag also available. Suitable for FS 50 - FS 550.

    Versions

    • ADVANCE universal harness, fluorescent orange Zoom
      ADVANCE universal harness, fluorescent orange

      High visibility. Perfectly complements protective clothing when mowing in hazardous areas, with a comfort carry ring for quickly attaching and removing the clearing saw, for FS 50 – FS 560 and FSA 90.

    Versions

    • STIHL ErgoStart conversion kit Zoom
      STIHL ErgoStart conversion kit

      Upgrade to STIHL ErgoStart approved for FS 38, FS 45, FS 55 and KM 55.

    Versions

The version(s) available in each country may differ from the above range and specifications; specific details may be subject to change without notice. Please ask your local STIHL Approved Dealer for further information.

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