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.
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).
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!
Protected Spark Plug
Protected yet easy to change.
STIHL has a system for minimizing the vibration levels of handheld outdoor power equipment. The STIHL anti-vibration system helps reduce operator fatigue and provides a more comfortable working experience.
Protected or Enclosed Control Cables
Eliminate dangling and loose wires.
Adjustable front handle
Adjusts for comfort.
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.
Made in America
A majority of STIHL products sold in America are made in America of U.S. and global materials.
Air Filter Cover
Easily removed for fast and easy filter cleaning or replacement.
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.
Fully Lined Drive Shaft
Provides smooth operation and less vibration.
Throttle Trigger Interlock
Must be depressed before the trigger can be activated.
High Tech Polymer Housing
Housings are lightweight, withstand greater impact and are corrosion-resistant.
Loop Handle ®
Loop handle grass trimmers and brushcutters are ideal for trimming between bushes and shrubs and other areas where space is limited.
Protected Choke Lever/Knob
Helps prevent damage.
Heavy-Duty Steel-On-Steel Clutch
Centrifugal clutch is designed to reduce slippage.
Protected Spark Arrestor Muffler
Has large baffles which reduce noise level and contains a screen designed to reduce the emission of sparks.
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.
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 Heads & Blades
Many trimmer heads and blades are available. Find out which ones to use with this model in this chart .
There's high-performance STIHL trimmer line for every operating condition.