STIHL FS 85 R Petrol Brushcutter
- Engine power (kW/ hp): 0.95/ 1.3
- Displacement (cc): 25.4
- Weight (kg): 5
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1. Tools used for home/farming applications receive a 2 year warranty. Double the warranty of your STIHL 2 MIX, STIHL 4 MIX® and STIHL 2 Stroke petrol tools purchased online to 4 years by adding HP Ultra Oil (minimum 1L) to your purchase.
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The STIHL FS 85 R is a powerful, efficient and lightweight petrol Brushcutter that can be fitted with a metal grass blade. This weed eater is a great choice for serious domestic and commercial trimming, edging, mowing and clearing applications.
The FS 85 R has a loop handle, which allows it to be easily manoeuvred around obstacles. The STIHL 1-point anti-vibration system reduces vibrations for a more pleasant working experience, and the ElastoStart feature ensures that the Brushcutter is easier to start.
Your weed eater will require engine oil. We recommend STIHL HP TWO STROKE ULTRA ENGINE OIL for your machine.
Engine Power (kW)
STIHL Engine Type
Length no cutting tool (cm)
Tank Volume (l)
Standard Cutting Head
Standard Mowing Line Diameter (mm)
STIHL ElastoStart Easy StartingElastoStart reduces the shock caused by the compression of the engine during starting. The compression shock is decreased through a spring or rubber element in the starter handle.
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 ControlsEasy to use with thumb operated controls on the handle.
1 Point Anti-VibrationIntense vibration at the handles of power tools can lead to long-term effects on blood vessels in the hands and arms. STIHL has developed an effective anti-vibration system where the oscillations from the machine's engine are dampened which significantly reduces vibrations in the handles.
Strong Solid Drive ShaftRobust and capable of driving heavier attachments such as steel blades.
A Range of Mowing Heads and Grass BladesThe versatility of the machine is increased by being able to fit a range of different cutting heads and blades.
PrimerWhen you push the button a small fuel pump delivers fuel to the carburettor. As a result the machine is easier to start.
SuperCut Mowing HeadThe STIHL SuperCut trimmer head is fully automatic and really easy to use. It automatically feeds line to maintain the right cutting length.
Shoulder StrapUsing a harness makes trimming work more comfortable, particularly during lengthy jobs.
Q: What type of vegetation can I tackle?
A: This Brushcutter is suitable for using on grass, tough weeds and bracken.
Q: What size property will it maintain?
A: This Brushcutter is great for lifestyle block maintenance and professional use.
Q: How long can I use it for?
A: This Bruscutter is designed to be used for long durations each day.
Q: Can this Brushcutter be Fitted with a Blade?
Yes, this Brushcutter can be fitted with a range of different cutting attachments contact your local STIHL SHOP for advice.
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: What should I wear when using this Brushcutter?
A: We recommend that you wear snug-fitting clothes, glasses, gloves, ear protection and sturdy boots or shoes, and tie back long hair.