Stihl FS 55 Petrol Brushcutter/Strimmer (27.2cc)

(38 customer reviews)

£259.00 (inc VAT)

In stock

SKU: 18-41402000523

The Stihl FS 55 Petrol Brushcutter is a low weight and compact brushcutter with fully adjustable bike handle making it great for those larger mowing tasks.  The practical control handle with integral throttle trigger and slide control run/stop selector make it a dream to use. Featuring a the housed electronic ignition to protect it from damp and dirt.

The Purger or manual fuel pump makes re-starting the brushcutter easy when having to stop and start your task.


Electronic ignition module

This ensures reliable starting and trouble-free running. The ignition system is fully encapsulated and thus proof against damp and dirt.

Manual fuel pump (Purger)

A small fuel pump delivers fuel to the carburettor at the touch of a button. This reduces the number of starting strokes required following extended breaks in operations.

Bike handle

When used in conjunction with a harness, the bike handle enables a smooth mowing action. The bike handle allows the machine to be easily guided, making it ideal for working on large areas and thus reducing fatigue.

Basic harness

For use with loop handle machines.

Multi-function control handle

Easy, comfortable thumb-operated control means the operator’s hand never leaves the handle.

Please note, this model does not come with a brushcutter blade or the blade fixing kit. This can be purchased separately.

Technical data

Power output hp 1
Performance kW 0.75
Displacement cm3 27.2
Weight kg 1) 4.9
Sound pressure level with metal tool dB(A) 2) 94
Sound pressure level with plastic tool dB(A) 2) 95
Sound power level with metal tool dB(A) 2) 107
Sound power level dB(A) 2) 108
Vibration value, right with plastic tool m/s2 3) 5.5
Vibration value, left with plastic tool m/s2 3) 5.5
Vibration value, left with metal tool m/s2 3) 6.8
Vibration value, right with metal tool m/s2 3) 5.6
Total length cm 4) 170
Cutting diameter mm 420
Tank volume l 0.33
Displacement cm³ 27.2
Power output kW/bhp 0.75/1.0
Weight kg 5) 5.1
Standard cutting tool AutoCut 25-2


Need spare/replacement Strimmer/Mowing Line for this unit?

Stihl Strimmer Line – Round 2.4mm x 15m 0000 930 2338

Parts, Consumables + Accessories for this unit

Cutting Head(s):

Service Kit:

Engine Oil (Good, Better, Best):


Cleaning + Care:

PPE (Stihl Function range for occasional/home use):


Power Type


38 reviews for Stihl FS 55 Petrol Brushcutter/Strimmer (27.2cc)

  1. Jack lloyd (verified owner)

    Great service, great machine and it came nice and quickly too! Out of the box and straight to work in about ten minutes…

  2. Wilf (verified owner)

    Turned up next day. Quickly assembled and out for a test. It cuts well and is quite light.

  3. Delyse Sanders (verified owner)

    Im 74 and can easily manage to use it . I had a local stihl man come to assemble, fit it to my 5ft hight and show me how to use it safely. It “floats” and is so brilliant to use on my 1\2 acre of land. wish id have bought it years ago!

  4. David Lucas (verified owner)

    Brilliant service excellent product

  5. Robert Kewarth (verified owner)

    Prompt efficient service. STHIL reliability at a very reasonable price

  6. Mark Williams (verified owner)

    Great product, better than my previous Bosch version by far. Took a few pulls to get started but the strimmer was great.
    Fuel tank is a bit smaller than I was used to, you get about 45 – 60 mins max between each fill.

    Warning: Does not come with additional accessories to fit circular grass cutting blade, you have to order these parts separately so be careful when ordering accessories.

  7. deytrikh (verified owner)

    I’ve had the same model for probably 15 years and I’ve just bought the same for my club. Pleased to see the design remains unchanged, and works well. I would however, stress (as is stated in the instruction book) to add petrol preservative to the fuel can as petrol these days contain significant quantities of biofuel and ‘goes off’ after a month or two of storage and then clogs the carburettor.
    Next day delivery from Ardmore & Tucker to North England, and very competitive price.

  8. Zoe (verified owner)

    Great product, very quick delivery. Super bit of kit does the job well. Best strimmer I have had.

  9. Ash Darby (verified owner)

    Fantastic quick service. FS55 is really easy to put together and really great to use. You can get the balance spot on and adjust the handlebars to make streaming a non-event for your back. The C26-2 spool that came with it is brilliant to use. Highly recommended.

  10. Alison (verified owner)

    Excellent product – really powerful, easy to start and does an awesome strimming job!
    Also radmoretucker delivered quickly which was brilliant as I needed it the following weekend!

  11. Christopher clegg (verified owner)

    Splendid piece of kit , delivered by tardis , cheapest price available 5*****

  12. Keith Rayner (verified owner)

    This Stihl strimmer was supplied already assembled so all I had to do was start it. Just a couple of pulls on the cord and away it went. I’ve had four different makes of strimmer, but this one is by far the best for build quality, lightness and balance. Great service from Radmore and Tucker as it was ordered one day and delivered the next.

  13. Arthur Rice (verified owner)

    Very happy with my new Stihl fs55 strimmer and the service from Radmore and Tucker. Strimmer was delivered in good time all ready assembled and ready to go. It’s easy to use and well balanced and like all Stihl products feels like a quality product. Best overall price around and would recommend Radmore and Tucker and use again.

  14. Michael Harper (verified owner)

    A few days late arriving due to stock issues, but worth the wait assembled and running in 10 minutes. I have a Stihl blower excellent manufacturers would buy this make again.
    Not quite sure what happens when cord runs out.

  15. C. John Glasson (verified owner)

    Service first class. Came ready to use with a tank of fuel. Delivered by there own driver on time. Will use them again, very pleased

  16. Matt Humphrey (verified owner)

    Quick delivery and already assembled. Great service.

  17. Jennifer Hansford (verified owner)

    Excellent product, came assembled with fuel and line, ready to use . Wonderful service , a pleasure to do business with.

  18. Scott Orr (verified owner)

    Great machine, don’t hesitate just buy it. Great value for price, plenty of cord in the Strimmer head, easily adjusted, little trick soften the harness holder clip holder in a cup of boiling water. Softens the plastic and just slips over the Strimmer shaft. Starts straight away, might die out, but just restart again rev up with the trigger and allow fuel to feed its way through. Super fast delivery via Parelforce. Have a tree industry background and have used high end Strimmers in the past, but this introductory Stihl model does itself proud. Good tank size lasted longer than expected 5 stars.

  19. Angus Macdonald (verified owner)

    Great product, very fast delivery. Great bit of kit ,does a very good job as well. Glad I bought it

  20. Chris Dent (verified owner)

    Brilliant and fast service. Brushcutter came fully assembled and fuelled ready to start.

  21. Ken Lord (verified owner)

    Nice and light to use and very easy to start.
    Found the cutting cord release does not always work as the cord seems to stick itself together, seemed to improve once some of it had been used.

  22. Tom (verified owner)

    Great product and great price. My only issue was 2 days after I ordered and payed for it i was hoping it would arrive soon but I got an email saying it was out of stock then when it came into stock and was sent out on a 48hr delivery service it took another 4 days to arrive

  23. John Logan (verified owner)

    With regard to the service by Radmore and Tucker – I thought it could not be faulted. The website is easy to navigate and order from, and the item was delivered within days with excellent communication throughout and value for money.

    The Stihl FS55 was easy to assemble and start I have used it every day for the last week and it starts on the third pull. Also when it is warm after use it also starts on the first pull.
    It comes with goggles and a shoulder strap. I had my own chest strap and use this.
    I had a large area of metre high undergrowth – some nettles, tall grass, and stout 5mm-10mm stem weeds and it has devoured them with a 2.7 mm strimmer line.
    I found the line jammed occasionally when trying to tap the head and use the auto feed but I tried the trick of slightly oiling the trimmer line when loading it into the head and this has cured that.
    The petrol tank is a bit small but I have a mixing container which I fill and take with me to refill it every now and then.
    All in all a good lightweight strimmer which has sufficient power to deal with overgrown areas.

  24. Charlie H (verified owner)

    Great product. Lightweight but really powerful and easy to start – hugely impressed having had ‘cheaper alternatives’ in the past.
    Service and delivery was really quick, even came with some fuel so could get to work immediately. Brilliant all round.

  25. Rachael (verified owner)

    Always use Radmore & Tucker. Excellent service and good price

  26. David Booth (verified owner)

    Good machine. Excellent service. Someone in the service department was quite happy to help me put it together over the phone without admitting that I was an idiot for attaching the mowing head without the thrust washer.

  27. Glyn Beech (verified owner)

    Fantastic piece of kit from an outstanding company delivering excellent quality service and delivery.

  28. Dane Ell (verified owner)

    Next day delivery by Radmore & Tucker was communicated very well, and delivered to schedule, the website is much better than others to navigate. The Stihl FS55 itself, is a very handy bit of kit. It’s well balanced and easy to use with a good build quality whilst being very light compared to other makes. The only downside for the machine is the size of the fuel tank, you need to keep a fuel can nearby to refill. I am currently getting about 35-40 minutes out of the machine per tank refill.

  29. Matthew Rose (verified owner)

    Strimmer came already set up with some fuel in so just was working in 5mins! Great service from the R&T delivery team. Would recommend strimmer as well. Very powerful and very easy to use.

  30. Andy (verified owner)

    Really good service was delivered in a couple of days, very easy to put together took about 10min.
    Easy to use and does a great job

  31. Stella (verified owner)

    Very happy with our strimmer very very fast delivery lovely delivery driver highly recommended thank you

  32. Amanda (verified owner)


  33. Richard Devey (verified owner)

    Fabulous! Great piece of kit with really efficient service, and only £5 delivery charge all the way to the Highlands. Many companies could learn from these folk…well done!

  34. Brian Paget (verified owner)

    Excellent strimmer. Light and powerful. Starts easily. Was delivered next day and quickly assembled.

  35. Kay Parker (verified owner)

    STIHL FS55 is ideal for me, great service as always from Radmore and Tucker. I’ve lost count of how many products I’ve purchased from them over many years. Love the fact it’s delivered assembled and ready for use.

  36. Terry Sebbinger (verified owner)

    I am very pleased with the strummer, it arrived on time and was fully assembled and fuelled ready for use.It started after 3 pulls and does the job very well. I have two criticisms firstly the small fuel tank and secondly that the ignition switch doesn’t return to the on position automatically as I would have expected on a quality product such as this. Otherwise I love it!

  37. GLEN REVELL (verified owner)

    Fantastic service! Very pleased with my purchase, arrived on time. Was kept updated with delivery date and time. DX need a mention as well driver very polite & helpful. All round good service, definitely recommend!

  38. Danny jenkins (verified owner)

    Brilliant service from ordering to delivery, perfect thanks

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