2011 Stihl Professional Trimmers and Brushcutters

  • Stihl FS 70 RC-E


    Powered by a low-emission, fuel-efficient STIHL engine for a longer runtime between fuelings and for up to 28% fuel savings as compared to previous models, the STIHL FS 70 RC-E features the Easy2Start€ to make starting fast and easy for just about anyone. The semi-automatic choke lever creates a smoother start and helps prevent flooding. Designed for home, farm or light professional use, this straight-shaft trimmer offers a durable, cable drive shaft with a lifetime warranty and the easy-to-use, low-maintenance TapAction€, 2-line AUTOCUT€ head. A high durability, forged connecting rod and four-bearing gearbox deliver a longer service life. All backed by a two year warranty.


    • Powered by a low-emission engine
    • Easy2Start™ system (E)
    • Semi-automatic choke lever for smooth starts
    • TapAction™, 2-line AUTOCUT® head is standard
    • Durable cable shaft
    • High durability forged connecting rod and 4-bearing gearbox
    • Protected Spark Arrestor Muffler has large baffles which reduce noise level and contains a screen designed to reduce the emission of sparks.
    • Protected Spark Plug is protected yet easy to change.
    • Air Filter Cover is easy to remove for fast and easy filter cleaning or replacement.
    • Upright Translucent Fuel Tank allows operator to easily check fuel level before starting work. Upright position makes it easier to refill.
    • Smooth Clean Design has no rough edges to snag on clothing or brush.
    • High-Tech Polymer Housings are lightweight, withstand greater impact and are corrosion-resistant.
    • Purge Pump Primer lets you prime the carburetor without flooding it.
    • Protected Choke Lever/Knob helps prevent damage.
    • Heavy-Duty Centrifugal Clutch is designed to reduce slippage.
    • Throttle Trigger Interlock must be depressed before the trigger can be activated.
    • Fully Lined Drive Shaft provides smooth operation and less vibration.
    • Adjustable Front Handle adjusts for comfort.
    • Protected or Enclosed Control Cables eliminate dangling and loose wires.
    • Protected Throttle Trigger helps prevent damage. Professional models only.
    • Clip for Strap or Harness
    • Easy2Start™ System (E): This starting system reduces the strength and effort needed to start the engine. Available on some occasional use models only.
    • ElastoStart™ Handle has a built-in shock absorber for smoother starting.
    • Long-Life Cylinders provide maximum wear life, better cooling and lubrication, more power output.
    • IntelliCarb™ Compensating Carburetor measures air on clean side of air filter and adjusts metering diaphragm in carburetor. Keeps RPM level even when filter begins to clog.
    • Electronic Ignition provides easier starting and smoother running.
    • Superior Balance and Design help reduce operator fatigue and make handling easy.
    • Family Engine Concept includes many interchangeable components across model lines, enabling fast field fixes.
    • Interchangeable Gearboxes fit many models, allowing for one machine to do a variety of tasks. See page 76.
    • AUTOCUT® Trimming Head is a proven and dependable TapAction™ cutting head. Other cutting attachments available on most models.
    • NOTE: STIHL trimmers, brushcutters and lawn edgers have many common features. However, all models may not have all the features shown here.


     Displacement 27.2 cc (1.66 cu. in.)
     Power Level 0.9 kW (1.2 bhp)
     Fuel Capacity 340 cc (11.5 oz.)


     Weight 4.8 kg (10.6 lbs.)

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    Stihl FS 70 RC-E