30 May 1997

Easy-start cutter

STIHL has introduced a lightweight five-model brushcutter range. Designated FS75R, FS80, 80R, FS85 and FS85R, power is supplied by 24.5cc two-stroke petrol engines, with models differing in the use of loop or cowhorn handles, and straight or curved drive shaft designs.

Starting, says Stihl, is eased using a push button fuelling system and a recoil pull starter. Operating weights range from 4kg to 5.1kg, while prices start at £319. (0800-137574).