STIHL launches new battery-powered brushcutters

Drew Craythorne in Machinery

STIHL has launched two new AP System battery-powered brushcutters with enhanced operational performance, specifically designed for professionals to tackle large areas of tough grass.


Replacing the FSA 90 model, the new FSA 120 and FSA 120 R boast an impressive 40% increase in power, making them the ideal choice for professionals undertaking landscaping projects. The FSA 120 is available with a bike handle or loop handle (R) to best suit customer requirements.

Thanks to the utilisation of the same gearbox used in STIHL petrol tools, the new brushcutters are compatible with a wide range of cutting attachments, including AutoCut, PolyCut, DuroCut and TrimCut cutting heads, as well as metal grass blades for greater versatility and longer working times.

The FSA 120 offers flexibility with two-speed settings and a variable trigger, enabling users to adapt to different cutting requirements with ease. Not only do both brushcutter models feature an innovative ECO mode that reduces RPM to maximise working time, but they also automatically adapt their speed (in level 2) for optimum performance. With line head RPM at 7,800 and metal blade RPM at 9,700, professional users can trust in consistent, efficient results.

Other features include a tool-free adjustable loop handle (FSA 120 R) for easy adjustment and maximum comfort, as well as an adjustable harness hook that allows users to move the attachment points along the shaft quickly and simply.

The STIHL FSA 120 and FSA 120 R are ideal for use with the powerful AP 300 S Lithium-Ion battery, STIHL’s high-capacity battery, which offers up to 100 minutes of working time on a single charge when used with a metal cutting blade.

For more information on the FSA 120 and FSA 120 R and STIHL’s wide range of professional battery tools, please visit