Selection Lightweight Trimmers and Brushcutters

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.

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Price

** Price on request from your STIHL Approved Dealer


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.

Product variations

  • FS 55 Entry level straight shaft brushcutter

Technical data

FS 55 R

Technical data

Capacity cm3 27,2
Performance kW 0,75
Weight kg 1) 4,4
Sound pressure level with plastic tool dB(A) 2) 95
Sound pressure level with metal tool dB(A) 2) 94
Sound power level dB(A) 2) 108
Sound power level with metal tool dB(A) 2) 107
Cutting diameter mm 420
Tank volume l 0,33
Speed at maximum power Um 8.500

1) Without fuel, cutting tool and without protection
2) K-factor according to DIR 2006/42/EC = 2.5 dB (A)

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

  • STIHL 2-MIX-Engine Zoom
    STIHL 2-MIX-Engine

    2-stroke engine with stratified charge. A fuel-free layer of air is created between the burned charge in the combustion chamber and the fresh charge in the crankcase, reducing the amount of fuel lost during the charge cycle. This results in more power with a lower weight, up to 20% lower fuel consumption than regular 2-stroke engines and significantly reduced exhaust emissions.

  • 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.

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

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

  • Shoulder strap / carrying system Zoom
    Shoulder strap / carrying system

    Using a STIHL shoulder strap or carrying harness with soft padding makes work more comfortable, particularly during lengthy jobs.

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.

  • STIHL ElastoStart
    STIHL ElastoStart

    STIHL ElastoStart is a special starter handle which ensures a smooth starting process without any sudden peak forces. The integral damper smooths the power profile that is generated during starting and makes the starting process a lot easier.

We present some Product Technology features in product technology .

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.

Documents

Owners manuals and safety brochures

Owners manuals

STIHL FS 55 (GB) Download PDF, 1,6 MB

Safety brochures

Cut-off Saw Safety Manual (GB) Download PDF, 1,2 MB
Hedgetrimmer Safety Manual (GB) Download PDF, 768,8 KB
Trimmer and Brushcutter Safety Manual (GB) Download PDF, 814,3 KB

Notes:

  • STIHL and VIKING online owner’s manuals are usually for the latest versions of the machine. Your product may be a slightly older production model but the manual will still be appropriate for the relevant model number
  • The languages ​​contained in the document are also displayed in brackets, for example (GB) = English