FSA 86 R Cordless Grass Trimmer
FSA 86 R Cordless Grass Trimmer
FSA 86 R Cordless Grass Trimmer
FSA 86 R Cordless Grass Trimmer

FSA 86 R Cordless Grass Trimmer

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The FSA 86 R is a powerful cordless grass trimmer for trimming around obstacles and for mowing larger areas of lawn.

The 350mm cutting diameter means you can get the job done in no time, whilst the variable speed gives you precise control whenever you need it, so you can slow it down for more intricate jobs, such as mowing in smaller spaces and around bushes and trees.

The FSA 86 R is so quiet to use, you won't even need to wear ear defenders either so you certainly won't annoy the neighbours.

It's also very simple to extend the mowing line from the AutoCut C 6-2 mowing head - just bump it on the ground and the mowing line automatically extends. You can also fit the PolyCut 6-2 mowing head to this grass trimmer, which uses polymer blades instead of mowing line.

The FSA 86 R is part of our AP System of battery-powered tools, with interchangeable batteries - it is not compatible with AK System of cordless tools and batteries.

  • Working time on recommended AP 200 battery & AutoCut mowing head: Up to 35 minutes
  • Working time on AP 300 S battery & AutoCut mowing head: Up to 52 minutes


Ergonomic operating handle Ergonomic operating handle

The operating handle is easy to use and features a locking lever, which means the tool can't be started accidentally.

Safety locking button Safety locking button

This safety feature means that you can't accidentally start the machine even when the battery has been inserted.

Charge level indicator on the battery Charge level indicator on the battery

Quickly check how much charge you have left on the battery, with the LED display. Just press the button to see if you need to pop the battery on charge.

Spacer bracket Spacer bracket

The spacer bracket is great for mowing along walls and around trees and bushes.

Interchangeable cutting tools Interchangeable cutting tools

It's quick and easy to change the cutting attachment on the FSA 86 R without tools. It comes as standard with the AutoCut C 6-2 mowing head, but is also compatible with the PolyCut 6-2 or DuroCut 5-2.


QWhat type of cutting attachment does this use?

A: The FSA 86 R uses an AutoCut C 4-2 mowing head, with 2.0mm mowing line.

QHow long does the battery last?

A: The battery will last up to 35 minutes using the recommended AP 200 battery and the AutoCut C 6-2 mowing head, depending on what you are trimming.

QHow long does it take to charge the battery?

A: To fully charge the recommended AP 200 battery, using the AL 101 charger, it takes 200 minutes, or to charge it up to 80%, it takes 150 minutes.

QWhat size garden will it maintain?

A: The FSA 86 R is perfect for larger gardens.

QWhat battery does it use?

A: The tool is powered by a 36V Lithium-Ion battery.

QAre the batteries interchangeable?

A: Yes, they are interchangeable with other tools in the AP System range that use the AP batteries. They are not interchangeable with the AK System tools which use the AK batteries.

QHow long is the FSA 86 R?

A: It is 165cm long without the cutting tool.


#1Cleaning your FSA 86 R

When you have finished using the trimmer, remove the battery and clean using a damp cloth or soft brush.

#2Storing your FSA 86 R

Store your FSA 86 R in a clean and dry area and keep out of the reach of children at all times. We recommend that you store any batteries with around 40%-60% charge (2 green LEDs), ideally within a temperature range of 0 to 50 degrees centigrade.

#3Make the most of your mowing line

To get the most of your mowing line, simply pop it in a bucket of water for 12-24 hours before using it to make it more flexible and less likely to break.

#4Check for wildlife

Don’t forget to check your work area for wildlife before starting to use your tool. In particular, you should check for nesting birds before trimming hedges, as well as checking for other small animals such as hedgehogs before trimming long grass.

Technical Specifications

Technical data Value
Vibration value, left, with line head m/s2 1) 3.7
Vibration value, right, with line head m/s2 1) 2
Sound pressure level dB(A) 2) 77
Sound power level dB(A) 2) 91
Weight 3) 3.2 kg
Battery system AP System
Rated voltage 36 V
Standard cutting tool AutoCut C 6-2
Total length 4) 172 cm
Cutting diameter 350 mm
Recommended battery AP 200
Working time with AP 200 5) up to 35 min
Working time with AP 300 S 5) up to 52 min

1) K-factor according to DIR 2006/42/EC = 2m/s ²
2) K-factor according to DIR 2006/42/EC = 2.5 dB(A)
3) Without battery or cutting attachment
4) Without cutting attachment
5) Working times may vary depending on the application

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