VIRGINIA BEACH, Va., Jan. 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- For more than 90 years, STIHL has been defining the future of handheld outdoor power equipment with patented technologies that deliver on the brand's reputation for power, performance and dependability. This legacy of innovation continues as STIHL rolls out an extensive line of gasoline-powered products built with the landscape professional in mind. Designed for optimal performance on the job, these new products have been engineered for easier use, less maintenance and longer run times, offering landscapers opportunities to save time and maximize profits.*
"The company's pursuit of continuous improvement has resulted in the largest product line launch in STIHL Inc. history," said Steve Meriam, director of sales at STIHL Inc. "By providing professionals more options, STIHL solidifies its position as the number one selling brand of gasoline-powered handheld outdoor power equipment in America and the number one selling brand among U.S. landscape professionals."**
New Design. New Efficiencies.
This spring, the new and upgraded professional models will come with a host of new features and enhancements. The new string trimmers, edgers, KombiMotors and bed redefiner are designed with larger fuel tanks, providing 30 percent longer run times than the previous models.*** The new units boast a simplified three-step start procedure enabled by the semi-automatic choke lever, saving users time on the job and reducing the chance of flooding the engine. Each product's vertical pleated paper air filter allows for better filtration, extended replacement intervals and long service life.*
In addition, the redesigned and lighter gearbox on the new pole pruners and extended-reach hedge trimmers shift weight to the powerhead of the unit for balance and maneuverability, helping users work for longer periods with less fatigue.*
Additions to the STIHL range of professional gas-powered products include:
- Seven string trimmers: the STIHL FS 91, FS 91 R, FS 111, FS 111 R, FS 111 RX, FS 131 and FS 131 R
- Three edgers: the STIHL FC 91, FC 96 and FC 111
- Three KombiMotors: the STIHL KM 91 R, KM 111 R and KM 131 R
- One dedicated bed redefiner: the STIHL FB 131
- Five pole pruners: the STIHL HT 102, HT 103, HT 132, HT 133 and HT 250
- Four extended-reach hedge trimmers: the STIHL HL 91 K (0°), HL 94 K (0°), HL 94 K (145°) and HL 94 (145°)
Large-Scale Launch Includes 40 New Models
The introduction of these new professional products is part of one of the largest product launches in STIHL Inc. history. Other new STIHL products to be introduced this year include: nine battery products, launching as part of the new STIHL Lightning Battery System™ and nine additional gas-powered models, including a new line of STIHL pressure washers. With an ever-growing product lineup, STIHL now offers one of the broadest ranges of diverse handheld gasoline and battery products in the industry.
To learn more about the latest and greatest from STIHL, visit www.STIHLusa.com.
*As compared to previous model.
**"Number one selling brand" is based on syndicated Irwin Broh Research as well as independent consumer research of 2009-2016 U.S. sales and market share data for the gasoline-powered handheld outdoor power equipment category combined sales to consumers and commercial landscapers. "Number one selling" claim based on 2007-2016 syndicated Irwin Broh Research of the U.S. professional landscaper market.
***With the exception of the STIHL FB 131 bed redefiner which is a new product without a previous model.
About STIHL Inc.
STIHL Inc. manufactures the #1 selling brand of gasoline-powered handheld outdoor power equipment in America,* as well as the #1 selling brand of chain saws in the world. STIHL is also the #1 selling brand of gasoline-powered handheld outdoor power equipment among U.S. landscape professionals.** STIHL products are sold through servicing power equipment retailers from coast to coast – not big box stores. Located in Virginia Beach, Va., STIHL Inc., the headquarters for U.S. operations for the worldwide STIHL Group, exports to over 90 countries around the world; and the majority of STIHL products sold in America are also built in America.* STIHL products sold through U.S. STIHL dealers are for distribution in the United States only. For more information or for the name of a local STIHL retailer, call toll free 1-800-GO STIHL (1-800-467-8445), visit STIHLusa.com or text your zip code to 78445.
*A majority of STIHLgasoline-powered units are built in the United States from domestic and foreign parts and components. "Number one selling brand" is based on syndicated Irwin Broh Research as well as independent consumer research of 2009-2016 U.S. sales and market share data for the gasoline-powered handheld outdoor power equipment category combined sales to consumers and commercial landscapers. **"Number one selling" claim based on 2007-2016 syndicated Irwin Broh Research of the U.S. professional landscaper market.
STIHL is pleased to support the work of Independent We Stand, the Tree Research and Education Endowment Fund (TREE Fund), International Society of Arboriculture (ISA), the Tree Care Industry Association (TCIA), National FFA, National Association of Landscape Professionals, the National Recreation and Parks Association, the National Association of State Park Directors and the North American Retail Hardware Association.
For information on job opportunities with STIHL Inc., please go to www.stihlcareers.com. STIHL is an EEO and drug-free work environment.
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