Stihl FS 55 R Petrol Brushcutter/Strimmer (27.2cc)

(23 customer reviews)

£238.00 (inc VAT)

In stock

SKU: 18-41402000526

The Stihl FS 55 R brush cutter is a low weight compact brushcutter, with loop handle for difficult terrain and confined conditions. Functional modern design with excellent balance. Comes standard with AutoCut line head. The Stihl FS 55 R brushcutter also features electronic ignition for trouble free starting and all housed to protect against dirt and damp. The manual fuel pump helps reduce the amount of times you need to try to get it to start.


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.

Loop handle (R)

The loop handled grass trimmers and brushcutters are ideal for working in areas where space is limited, e.g. thinning between bushes and shrubs.

Multi-function control handle

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

Basic harness

For use with loop handle machines.

Technical data

Power output hp 1
Performance kW 0.75
Displacement cm3 27.2
Weight kg 1) 4.4
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) 8.5
Vibration value, left with plastic tool m/s2 3) 8.5
Vibration value, left with metal tool m/s2 3) 8
Vibration value, right with metal tool m/s2 3) 9
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) 4.9
Standard cutting tool AutoCut C 25-2


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

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


Power Type


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

  1. Leigh Millard (verified owner)

    Impressed with the machine, Stihl FS55R petrol brushcutter, and the service. I would definitely use Radmore & Tucker Ltd again and would recommend their services. The strimmer I’ve only used a couple of times but seems well made and is easy to use. Having extensively used Stihl strimmers in the past I have always liked their products and found them to be of good, robust, reliable quality.

  2. Stephen Piper (verified owner)

    Excellent strimmers, having used one for years. Also, I was very impressed by Radmore and Tucker’s service.

  3. Carol Shepherd (verified owner)

    My husband bought this strummer (Stihl FS55R) to replace a very similar model. We have a very large garden and it is used almost daily. Always reliable and easy to use.
    Radmore and Tucker delivered within a couple of days and the price was very competitive. Will definitely use their service again.

  4. Stuart Rowe (verified owner)

    Just bought a FS55R,excellent brushcutter,powerful,usual high quailty you expect from Stihl.
    Using it with the HP Super 2 stroke oil,green in colour,much cleaner burning than the usual Sthil red 2 stroke oil.
    Replaced standard bump head with a Duro Cut 20-2. & used with a reel of Oregon Flexiblade 2.65mm line,which I cut to require length,very effective with nettles.
    Ordered Saturday evening,dispatched Monday,arrived Tuesday morning,can’t fault the service,delivery & driver were excellent.
    Wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Radmore & Tucker.

  5. Robin (verified owner)

    Great tool. Properly powerful bush cutter and same quality as I expect from Stihl. Had some problems initially with the idle speed set slightly too low but that’s how resolved and very happy with it.

  6. Annie Smith (verified owner)

    Perfect on line transaction. Quick service. Great strimmer. Recommend this to all. Over all a good service friendly staff very helpful will continue to shop with you

  7. Hugh Mitchell (verified owner)

    Strimmer works fine and the brush cutter hacks its way through light brambles and nettles.
    Delivery was execelent. Under 24 hours from order to doorstep delivery, by their own van, but I do live fairly locally. Even came with a tank of fuel.

  8. Sophie England (verified owner)

    This is a great machine, which is lightweight and easy to use.

    Great service from radmore and tucker, ordered online, and was delivered 2 days later. Will buy more from them

  9. Chris (verified owner)

    Great little Strimmer,good price,very fast delivery. I would definitely buy from Radmore Tucker again.

  10. Douglas morgan (verified owner)

    I ordered a strimmer from another company when it arrived it was damaged reorder from this company and it was here with in a couple of days with no problems I am still trying to get my money back from the other company I think I will be using this company again very good service and good value for the money

  11. Chris Doughty (verified owner)

    Excellent. Kept me updated and fast delivery. Having had a bad experience with another company I would definitely use this company again.
    The strimmer seems good and the price very reasonable.

  12. Mulligan (verified owner)

    Excellent service would recommend them to all my friends

  13. Richard (verified owner)

    Excellent product, price and service. ?

  14. Bart Borchardt (verified owner)

    This is a fantastic strimmer and arrived (hand delivered by R&T) within 22 hours. Exceptional service, advice and a great bit of kit.

  15. Brendan Costigan (verified owner)

    This is my second strimmer, I have a heavier duty brushcutter for brambles and the like and I’m using the Stihl FS55R as just a strimmer for cutting grass around edgings. It shipped with a Stihl Autocut c26-2 head which seems a great improvement on traditional heads. Still using the cord it shipped with but hopefully, I will be able to load new cord without the usual hassle of bits flying everywhere.

    The third time I have bought from Radmore & Tucker and again they were very good. Ordered at 9 in the evening and delivered to Bristol before 9 am the next day.

  16. norman heslop (verified owner)

    A great piece of kit.

  17. Paul (verified owner)

    Bought recently to deal with a very overgrown verge. Although easy to put together and start the machine struggled with the very heavy grass and had to be spun up between each attack at the long grass. It may have worked better with the optional brush cutter blades rather than strimming line but this was just heavy grass not brambles and shrubs. It did fell down on power for that sort of job.
    The line also broke too short to feed at one point necessitating the fiddly job of re threading.

    Worked fine as a standard strimmer in the rest of the garden and the machine itself is light and easy to use. The supplied harness is just a strap and for long periods of use the improved optional harness worked probably be better.

    Great speedy delivery from Radmore .

  18. Mark bolton (verified owner)

    Very easy online transaction. Super fast delivery. Item was in top condition ready for work. Will certainly buy again.

  19. Haydn (verified owner)

    Bought the fs55r great machine great service Amy dealt with my order swiftly.will defo order again

  20. Mrs Elaine Orchard (verified owner)

    Received promptly and as expected, a little disappointed that it didn’t come with any cutting blades but probably our fault for not reading everything. Had a slight problem when setting up (my error should have read the instructions) this was dealt with extremely promptly and worked well. Excellent customer support which is so important when purchasing items that are a bit more expensive. Would highly recommend Radmore Tucker for good service.

  21. Dave (verified owner)

    Ordered the FS 55R on a Saturday afternoon after closing time and the strimmer was delivered at 8am Tuesday. It was ready to go with a full tank of fuel aswell. I use Aspen 2 fuel and have used it most days since delivery with no issues at all. Strimmer and Radmore & Tucker have been faultless.

  22. John (verified owner)

    Excellent little machine as you’d expect from Stihl. Price most competitive. Delivered to remote West Wales in under 48 hours from online order. What’s not to like!

  23. John Culverwell (verified owner)

    ‘Old School’ level of customer service provider by Radmore & Tucker when I purchased this Stihl FS 55 R Petrol Brushcutter/Strimmer.

    1) Best price available.
    2) Good communication.
    3) Quick delivery by their own transport.
    4) Pre delivery inspection and check.
    5)Delivered with fuel in the tank ‘ready to go’.

    Have used the brush cutter this weekend with both strimmer line and metal blades fitted and performance matched expectations.

    I would have no hesitation buying the same tool again from Radmore & Tucker.

    Thank you to the sales team there.

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