Landscaping can be easy and enjoyable, just as long as you’ve got the right tools. STIHL East Africa has launched a range of brushcutters to help with day-to-day landscaping needs.

STIHL East Africa Lead Trainer Lucia Ayanda says the tools that are now available in the East African market consist of five models each designed to deal with specific landscaping work. The tools range from heavy duty brushcutters to homeowners brushcutters which are  well equipped to ease the workload.

STIHL top of the range brushcutter also known as FS 460 is used for landscape maintenance and care, land and bush clearing. The tool is best used for mowing large areas of grasslands even in difficult terrain.

“The tool has a powerful 45.6cc engine for tough clearing jobs and quality polymer casing making it lightweight. It can withstand great impact and is corrosion-resistant,” Ayanda explained.

The device has fuel tank capacity of 0.75 litres, and an engine capacity of 45.6cc weighing 6.8 kilograms. It also has a 4 - point STIHL anti vibration system to reduce the machine vibrations on the operator, to make them work for a longer period.

The FS 460 has comfortable, padded straps and a tool-free handle adjustment allowing 90° rotation for easy transportation and space saving storage, and can cover a minimum of 6.4 hours to 9.6 hours per acre depending on grass types, saving energy and time spent as well as improving work quality. When the machine is running, a full tank of 750ml fuel capacity can last approximately 45-55 minutes during field operation, 1 litre fuel efficiency is approximately 60-75 minutes, helping the user budget effectively.

For those working on light trimming lawn maintenance and mowing small grassy areas, the STIHL FS 45 is what you need.

“The FS 45 is  designed for mowing short and light grass, trimming lawn edges, thinning between trees, bushes, and shrubs in confined spaces, it has a smaller engine than the FS 460 with 27.2 cc engine capacity enough for light tasks around the home. It has a fuel tank capacity of 0.33 litres and weighs 4.1 kilograms.” she explained.

FS 45 is simple to maintain with an easy to access spark plug and air filter. It also has a loop handle and curved shaft for better control when trimming in tight spaces. The device can cover 1 acre in approximately 10 to 12 hours depending on grass types, using less time for more work. A full tank can last 30 minutes during field operation, with 1 litre fuel efficiency at approximately 110 minutes, making it efficient and economical to use.

Closer to the FS 45 is the FS 120, used for professional work and has an engine capacity of 30.8 cc, followed by FS 230 which is slightly bigger with an engine capacity of 40.2cc also used for professional landscaping purposes. FS 250 is one of STIHL’s powerful professional brushcutter specially made for tough, large-scale mowing jobs. The device has an engine capacity of 40.2 cc  with key features including the STIHL 1-point anti-vibration system, STIHL ElastoStart, multifunction handle, bike handle, and tool-free handle adjustment.

The  STIHL brushcutters have less emissions due to their modern 2- MIX  engine for efficient fuel consumption making them environmentally friendly and an affordable choice with a  recommended retail price ranging from Kshs 91,045 for the FS 460 to Kshs 24,510  for the FS 45.

STIHL East Africa also offers after sales products to help maintain and service the brushcutters. The products that are available for purchase at all authorised dealer outlets include: oils and lubricants, high performance gear grease, fuel canisters, mowing heads, mowing lines and grass/wood cutting blades. Protective gear is also available for safety and minimising hazards that can cause injuries and illnesses.  

With these high-quality tools, landscaping doesn't have to be tedious, but easy and fun. We have a tool for everyone and every workload. Visit our website or call 0111 041200 to find your STIHL product.