Stihl to roll out new line of gas-powered products

January 18, 2017 -  By
STIHL HL 94 K (145 degrees) extended-reach hedge trimmer.

STIHL HL 94 K (145 degrees) extended-reach hedge trimmer.

Stihl is launching a new of line of gasoline-powered products, specifically designed for easier use, less maintenance and longer run times, the company said.

This spring, the professional models will come with a host of new features and enhancements. The new string trimmers, edgers, KombiMotors and bed redefiner are designed with larger fuel tanks, providing 30 percent longer run times than the previous models. The new units boast a simplified three-step start procedure enabled by the semi-automatic choke lever, and each product’s vertical pleated paper air filter allows for better filtration, extended replacement intervals and long service life, Stihl said.

“The company’s pursuit of continuous improvement has resulted in the largest product line launch in Stihl history,” said Steve Meriam, director of sales at Stihl. “By providing professionals more options, Stihl solidifies its position as the number one selling brand of gasoline-powered handheld outdoor power equipment in America and the No. 1 selling brand among U.S. landscape professionals.”

In addition, the redesigned and lighter gearbox on the new pole pruners and extended-reach hedge trimmers shift weight to the powerhead of the unit for balance and maneuverability, helping users work for longer periods with less fatigue.

Additions to the Stihl range of professional gas-powered products include:

  • Seven string trimmers: the Stihl FS 91, FS 91 R, FS 111, FS 111 R, FS 111 RX, FS 131 and FS 131 R;
  • Three edgers: the Stihl FC 91, FC 96 and FC 111;
  • Three KombiMotors: the Stihl KM 91 R, KM 111 R and KM 131 R;
  • One dedicated bed redefiner: the Stihl FB 131;
  • Five pole pruners: the Stihl HT 102, HT 103, HT 132, HT 133 and HT 250; and
  • Four extended-reach hedge trimmers: the Stihl HL 91 K (0°), HL 94 K (0°), HL 94 K (145°) and HL 94 (145°).

Other new Stihl products to be introduced this year include: nine battery products, launching as part of the new Stihl Lightning Battery System and nine additional gas-powered models, including a new line of STIHL pressure washers.

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