STIHL has expanded its range of professional high-performance brushcutters with the launch of the new FSA 135, FSA 135 Rand FSA 86 R.

The FSA 135 and FSA 135 R models build on the popularity of the FSA 130 with new compatibility with STIHL’s AP battery system, making it ideal for contractors and grounds management tackling large areasof grass and brush with a variety of cutting attachments.

The new FSA 86 R offers the low weight of its predecessor, the FSA85, with added features like the ergo lever handle cutting attachments that can be changed by hand, a new design and more power. The all-new high revving direct drive motor produces 20% more power, delivering outstanding cutting performance. The EC motor also offers excellent efficiency during operation, ensuring it permanently monitors the load and adjusts theengine accordingly.

The FSA 135 bike handle brushcutter comes with the GrassCut 260-2 blade as standardand has an expected working time of 100 minutes when used with the recommended AP 300 S battery.The FSA 135 R loop handle versioncomes with an AutoCut 26-2 linehead and has an expected workingtime of 45 minutes when used with an AP 300 S battery.

The new cordless tools featurea traditional brushcutter layout from the petrol models, with engine,drive-shaft and gearbox, meaning that the FSA 135 can fit metal cutting attachments designed forbrush and wood.

Like all of the STIHL AP range, the new mocan work in all weather conditions with waterproof components. The motor also requires little-to-no servicing, whilstthe easy to clean air filter ensures a long service life and optimum engine cooling.

They feature a sturdy battery housing with a new design, enabling users to easily slot in a battery from STIHL’s high-performance 36V AP range, ideal for professional use. A range of accessories are available for both models, including AdvancedPlus Harness, Advanced X-TREEm Harness and a wide range of line andmetal cutting heads.

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