Professional & Farming

STIHL FSA 85 AP Battery Line Trimmer Tool (No Battery & Charger)

Product code:
4852 011 5701
  • Compact, light and easy to use tool for landscapers
  • Excellent cutting performance
  • Interchangeable battery can be used in other tools
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
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


The STIHL FSA 85 Cordless Brush Cutter provides landscapers a lightweight and easy to use tool. Powered by 36-volt Lithium-Ion battery technology, this Brushcutter is so quiet you don't need to wear ear protection. There are no fuel costs or exhaust emissions. STIHL Battery Line trimmers continue to run at full capacity, even as the battery drains. The FSA 85 delivers an excellent cutting performance and has low vibrations which means it's more pleasant to operate. The variable speed trigger allows you to control cutting speed, combine this with the loop handle and you can quickly and easily manoeuvre around delicate garden plants.

The FSA 85 is part of our AP Cordless System - the battery can be used on a wide range of other tools from the AP range.

Run time with recommended AP 200 battery: up to 36 min

Run time with AP 100 battery: up to 18 min

Run time with AP 300 battery: up to 45 min

Run time with AP 300 S battery: up to 56 min

Run time with AR 1000 battery: Up to 120 min

Run time with AR 2000 battery: Up to 180 min

Run time with AR 3000 battery: Up to 220 min


Run times quoted are based on ideal operating conditions. Times will vary depending on load and conditions. 


Rated Voltage (V)


Weight (kg)


Length no cutting tool (cm)


Standard Cutting Head

STIHL AutoCut C 4-2

Standard Mowing Line Diameter (mm)

STIHL Green Nylon Line 2 (mm)

Handle Type


Power Source


STIHL Battery System


Recommended Battery

AP 200

Recommended Charger

AL 101

Charge Time with Recommended Charger

200 minutes, or to charge it up to 80%, it takes 150 minutes

Blade can be fitted


1) Weight without Battery
  • Quiet
    The STIHL Cordless tools are so quiet you don't even need to wear ear protection. They are ideal to use in noise sensitive areas like schools, hotels and parks
  • Adjustable Loop Handle
    Loop Handle
    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. It is possible to adjust the position of the loop handle so it is the most comfortable for you.
  • Spacer Bracket Protects Plants
    Spacer Bracket Protects Plants
    The metal spacer bracket protects your garden plants from being accidently trimmed. It can also be folded up if not needed.
  • STIHL Electric Motor (EC)
    STIHL Electric Motor (EC)
    The STIHL brushless electric motor (EC) is extremely energy efficient and does not require any maintenance. It ensures the tool has the optimum power output at all times. The motor runs quietly and generates very low vibrations.
  • Charge Level Indicator
    Charge Level Indicator
    The charge level of the Battery is indicated with the LEDs on the side of the Battery.
  • AutoCut Mowing Head
    AutoCut Mowing Head
    Double mowing lines, for trimming work around the garden. Mowing lines are automatically extended when the mowing head is tapped on the ground.
  • Hanging Loop for Storing
    Hanging Loop for Storing
    Use the loop to hang you Line Trimmer securley on the wall.
  • Saftey Lock
    Saftey Lock
    Press the button to lock the Brushcutter and prevent it starting by accident.

Q: How Long Will the Battery Last?

A: No there is no gradual drop in performance – the battery runs at full power until it is fully depleted.

Q: How long does it take to charge?

A: To fully charge the AP 200 Battery it takes 200 minutes, or to charge it up to 80%, it takes 150 minutes with the AL 101 Charger.

Q: What size garden will it maintain?

A: The FSA 85 is the ideal Linetrimmer for large gardens, lifestyle blocks, farming and commercial appications.

Q: What type of cutting attachment does this use?

A: This Linetrimmer uses an AutoCut C 2-2 mowing head, you can buy replacement line for the head at your local STIHL SHOP.

Q: Are the batteries interchangeable?

A: Yes, all of the tools in the PRO Cordless System use the same style of battery. There are 7 different batteries in the range, which all have different capacities. For the FSA 85, we recommend the mid range AP 200 battery to provide the perfect balance between power and wieght, but you can use any of the other batteries in this range.

Q: Does the performance of the Battery reduce as it depletes?

A: No there is no gradual drop in performance – the battery runs at full power until it is fully depleted.

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