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STIHL FS 55 R-CE Petrol Line Trimmer

Product code:
4140 200 0517
  • Easy starting with STIHL ErgoStart
  • Comfortable loop handle design provides easy manoeuvrability
  • Can be fitted with a grass blade to handle tougher jobs
This item is available for home delivery and pickup
Order from your locally owned STIHL SHOP
Click & Collect – FREE includes assembly of tools prior to collection (your store will contact you when your order is ready)
Home Delivery- $8 to your door in 2 - 5 days
Special Price $430.00 Regular Store Price $495.00
or 6 interest-free payments of $71.67 with
Delivery, Warranty, Returns & Exchange


Delivered to Your Door - $8

Store Pick Up - FREE tools are assembled ready to use on arrival. The store will contact you when your order is ready for collection.

Returns & Exchanges

We will happily accept returns or exchanges up to 14 days after the date of purchase,  provided the products are in their original condition and packaging. Click here to view our full Returns Policy


All STIHL products purchased online will be issued a STIHL warranty.

1. Tools used for home/farming applications receive a 2 year warranty. Double the warranty for petrol products to 4 years by adding HP Ultra Oil to your purchase.

2. Tools used in a professional application receive a 6 month warranty

Click here to find out more about the STIHL Warranty

Stihl Trusted Brand


The STIHL FS 55 R-CE petrol Line Trimmer is fitted with a time proven and reliable engine that won't let you down. It has a straight shaft and is the lowest priced model in the STIHL range that can be fitted with a metal grass cutting blade.

Featuring STIHL ErgoStart easy starting technology the FS 55 R-CE can be started with one easy pull. The loop handle provides better control when working in tight spaces.

This is the perfect weed eater for home or lifestyle block users where there is a range of vegetation to trim.

The FS 55 R-CE comes with a domestic 2-year warranty and you'll have access to ongoing service and support from your local STIHL SHOP.


Your weed eater will require engine oil. We recommend STIHL HP TWO STROKE ULTRA ENGINE OIL for your machine.


Displacement (cc)


Engine Power (kW)


Weight (kg)


STIHL Engine Type


Length no cutting tool (cm)


Tank Volume (l)


Standard Cutting Head

STIHL SuperCut 20-2

Standard Mowing Line Diameter (mm)

STIHL Orange Nylon 2.4 (mm)

Handle Type


Power Source




Supplied Harness


  • Primer
    When you push the button a small fuel pump delivers fuel to the carburettor. As a result the machine is easier to start.
  • Loop Handle (R)
    Loop Handle (R)
    Loop handle Line Trimmers and Brushcutters are ideal for trimming between bushes and shrubs and other areas where space is limited or when you need greater control over the tool.
  • Easy to Use Controls
    Easy to Use Controls
    Easy to use with thumb operated controls on the handle.
  • SuperCut Mowing Head
    SuperCut Mowing Head
    The STIHL SuperCut trimmer head is fully automatic and really easy to use. It automatically feeds line to maintain the right cutting length.
  • ErgoStart Easy Starting
    ErgoStart Easy Starting
    STIHL ErgoStart (E) reduces the effort required to start the tool. All it takes is 2 fingers and a gentle pull action.
  • Grass Blades can be Fitted
    Grass Blades can be Fitted
    As this Linetrimmer can be fitted with a grass blade it is suitable for tougher jobs in comparision to the other home user Line Trimmers.
  • Shoulder Strap
    Shoulder Strap
    Using a harness makes trimming work more comfortable, particularly during lengthy jobs.

Q: What type of vegetation can I tackle?

A: This Line Trimmer is suitable for using on grass, weeds and bracken.

Q: What size property will it maintain?

A: This Line Trimmer is great for home and lifestyle block maintenance.

Q: What should I wear when using this Linetrimmer?

A: We recommend that you wear snug-fitting clothes, glasses, gloves, ear protection and sturdy boots or shoes, and tie back long hair.

Q: Can this Line Trimmer be Fitted with a Blade?

A: Yes, this Line Trimmer can take a grass blade.

Q: What is the Difference between a Loop Handle and a Bulbar Handle?

A: A loop handle provides more control when you need to mow around obstacles. A bulbar handle is more comfortable to use during large scale mowing jobs because when used with a harness it facilitates an easy side to side mowing action.

Q: Does this Line Trimmer come with a Warranty?

A: Yes, this Line Trimmer comes with a STIHL domestic 2 year warranty.

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