Dedicated bed redefiner is a Stihl first for professional landscapers

1703_ope_pn_stihl1_fb-131-bed-redefiner1Previously only available as a Stihl KombiSystem attachment, professional landscapers can now give lawns and flower beds a crisp, clean edge with the gasoline-powered Stihl FB 131 bed redefiner. With its large 710-cc fuel tank and low-emission engine, this professional-grade redefiner delivers long run times without sacrificing performance. It features a vertical pleated paper air filter for excellent filtration and Stihl exclusive IntelliCarb technology, which maintains desired rpm if the air filter begins to clog. A simple starting procedure also helps pros get to work fast.

“This dedicated bed redefiner has all the bells and whistles to deliver a precise edge at a consistent depth,” said Marv Mathwig, product manager at Stihl Inc. “Its features also help users save time, which on the job, means money.”

The Stihl FB 131 delivers on performance and convenience. A semi-automatic choke lever enables a simple 3-step start procedure: simply purge the primer bulb, set the choke, and pull the starter handle. A 1-touch stop switch allows the user to turn off the engine with the simple press of a button. The switch automatically returns to the start position, which saves time and reduces the chance of engine flooding when restarting. Cost-effective replacement blades with patented cutting geometry deliver high performance. The straight, solid-steel drive shaft is durable and backed by a limited lifetime warranty. A multi-function control handle provides easy access to all controls. A professional design “open” deflector minimizes clogging. A “line of sight” indicator allows for precision control. An easily adjustable depth-wheel allows for desired cutting depth to create precision cuts.

Designed with hassle-free maintenance in mind, the Stihl bed redefiner features an easily replaceable heavy-duty skid plate that prevents costly repairs to the gearbox; vertical pleated paper air filter for excellent filtration and extended replacement intervals; 3-screw access to the starter assembly for easy replacement on the job; unloaded overspeed protection, designed to detect load changes and adjust engine speed in order to avert possible engine damage; 1-screw service cover that provides quick access to spark plug and valve train for easy adjustment and service, and quick and easy throttle cable adjustment. MSRP: $579.95. To learn more about the Stihl FB 131 bed redefiner, visit