FS 240 R - $599.99 DSRP

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FS 240 R

DSRP: $599.99


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A loop handle trimmer built to handle tough cutting locations.

The STIHL FS 240 R professional trimmer combines a heavy-duty design with the versatility needed to handle a variety of challenging clearing situations. Providing 6% more power and 20% more fuel efficiency, the low-exhaust-emission engine, combined with the large (25.4 oz.) fuel tank, lets you spend more time cutting and less time refueling. The FS 240 R is an ideal addition to any professional cr...Read More
Print Spec Sheets
FS 240 R Specifications
DISPLACEMENT 37.7 cc (2.3 cu. in.)
ENGINE POWER 1.7 kW (2.3 bhp)
WEIGHT* 6.6 kg (14.6 lbs)
FUEL CAPACITY 750 cc (25.4 oz.)
* Weight without cutting attachment or deflector.
Model Features
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    Shoulder Strap / Carrying System
    Using a shoulder strap or carrying system helps distribute the weight of the equipment for increased operator comfort and improved maneuverability.
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    Simplified Starting Procedure
    To get started, simply pump the fuel primer, set the choke and pull the starter cord. The built-in stop switch allows the user to turn off the engine with a simple press of the button. When the engine is off, the throttle lock automatically returns to the “start” setting. Your power tool will be ready to be started when you’re ready to get back to work.

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    Adjustable Front Handle
    Adjusts for comfort.
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    Fully Lined Drive Shaft
    Provides smooth operation and less vibration.
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    High Tech Polymer Housing
    Housings are lightweight, withstand greater impact and are corrosion-resistant.
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    Protected Choke Lever/Knob
    Helps prevent damage.
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    Throttle Trigger Interlock
    Must be depressed before the trigger can be activated.
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    Air Filter Cover
    Easily removed for fast and easy filter cleaning or replacement.
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    Protected or Enclosed Control Cables
    Eliminate dangling and loose wires.
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    Heavy-Duty Steel-On-Steel Clutch
    Centrifugal clutch is designed to reduce slippage.
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    Protected Spark Plug
    Protected yet easy to change.
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    Protected Spark Arrestor Muffler
    Has large baffles which reduce noise level and contains a screen designed to reduce the emission of sparks.
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    Upright Translucent Fuel Tank
    Allows operator to easily check fuel level before starting work. Upright position makes it easier to refill.
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    IntelliCarb™ Compensating Carburetor
    The IntelliCarb™ Compensating Carburetor measures the air pressure on the clean side of the air filter and adjusts the metering diaphragm in the carburetor. This keeps the RPM at a consistent level, even when the air filter begins to clog.
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    Purge Pump Primer
    By pressing the bulb, this small fuel pump delivers fuel to the carburetor, reducing the number of starting pulls needed after an extended break between uses.
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    Multi-Function Control Handle
    Having easy access to all of the controls on one comfortable handle makes it easy to complete tasks so the operator’s hand never has to leave the handle.
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    Anti-Vibration System
    STIHL has a system for minimizing the vibration levels of handheld outdoor power equipment. The STIHL anti-vibration system helps reduce operator fatigue and provides a more comfortable working experience.
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    Cutting Heads & Blades Selection Chart
    Need help selecting a cutting head or blade for your STIHL trimmer or brushcutter?

    Click here to view the Cutting Heads & Blades Selection Chart (PDF Format).
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    Built in the USA
    Indicates products that are built in the United States from domestic and foreign parts and components.

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    Reduced-Emission Engine Technology - Caring for Nature
    The STIHL Inc. “Caring for Nature” seal identifies its powered products that are more environmentally conscious, producing zero or low exhaust emissions. STIHL Inc. defines “low exhaust emissions” as being cleaner than EPA and/or CARB exhaust emission standards.

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Standard Features
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    Common Features for Trimmers
    View the features common to many STIHL trimmers.

Important Information
WARNING! Improper use of any power tool may cause serious or fatal injury. Read, understand and follow carefully the operating and safety instructions in your instruction manual before using such products.

STIHL products sold through U.S. STIHL Dealers are for distribution in the United States only.
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Optional Accessories
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    Gearbox Attachments
    Gearbox attachments are available for this model. View the interchangeable gearbox chart to find out which attachments work with this model.
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    Trimmer Heads & Blades
    Many trimmer heads and blades are available. Find out which ones to use with this model in this chart.  
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    Trimmer Line
    There's high-performance STIHL trimmer line for every operating condition. 
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    Protect yourself from flying debris while trimming. Check out our selection of deflectors and find the one that will help protect you.
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    Straps and Harnesses
    They distribute the load from your hands to your shoulders. They also help reduce operator fatigue and make it easier to use trimmers, brushcutters and clearing saws for extended periods.
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FS 240 R is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 30.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good durable weed eater Always bought stihl weed eaters but needed a bigger one for recently bought Deer lease . Works like a charm and eats up what ever I put in front of it
Date published: 2018-05-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Finally a good trimmer The absolute best trimmer I've purchased yet. I bought as an impulse buy ha ha $ almost... So happy I did. I can't stand the us made trimmer models. I was using a 130 and it drove me nuts with a deceleration problem. This bad boy never stops or skips a beat. Pull that throttle trigger and get to work! Doesn't eat twine excessively, but... It is heavier. A quality German built machine well worth the money. Don't forget to lock it up!
Date published: 2018-05-19
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not for commercial use. Worst string trimmer I ever purchased. I bought 2 last spring and have had to have them fixed multiple times already. Nice trimmer when they are working but I'll never buy another. Shortest lifespan of a weed whip in my 16 years of business .Thank God they warranty these pieces of junk
Date published: 2018-04-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beast of a machine. I run a small two man operation and this thing is amazing. Our time spent trimming was reduced by half. We have cut down hay field hight grass and have yet to bog this thing down. Even with 70+ lawns a week this thing starts first pull each time. It is a little in the heavy side weighing in at 15lbs, makes for some sweet triceps though. If you want something serious as you are and will last being run at full throttle non stop, quit looking this is the machine you need.
Date published: 2018-03-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Solid, powerful, trimmer for heavy-duty use If you're looking for a no-BS heavy duty trimmer then this is it! There are no bells and whistles here, just a well-built trimmer with a big engine.This is one of the few trimmers in the current Stihl line which is still a classic 2-stroke design. It does not have the 4-mix engine or M-tronic, which IMHO is a great thing: the simple design means there's less to go wrong and it's easy to work on when you have to. It also has excellent throttle response and performs great even at partial throttle, which makes it superior to the 4-mix designs in my experience. The 37.7cc engine is huge compared to most trimmers so it has plenty of power. Needless to say this is overkill for a small suburban yard but it excels if you are a pro landscaper or if you have a large rural property, farm, ranch, or otherwise need to do some heavy-duty cutting.Other reviewers have stated that this machine is heavy. In a way, that's true. It is certainly heavier than a standard trimmer. But I think that's missing the point--it's like buying a tow truck or tractor and complaining about its weight compared to the family sedan--of course heavy-duty, powerful, machinery is going to be heavier than its light duty counterpart. The real point is to ask yourself if the additional weight is justified. I think its power-to-weight ratio is incredibly good; given how much horsepower you get out of the 240 it's actually remarkably light. But make no mistakes, this thing is a beast. If you need to trim grass around grandma's tulips then this is not the machine for you. If, on the other hand, you need to cut lots of tough brush, thick heavy grass, or even saplings then the 240 will do it reliably. Cleaning up overgrown vacant lots, maintaining hiking trails, clearing for hunting/farming/etc is no problem for this machine. Select the right cutting head or blade and you can cut everything from grass to small trees.
Date published: 2018-03-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great machine for COMMERCIAL use As far as I know this is the most powerful trimmer Stihl offers. I do 50-55 lawns a day and this thing will not quit. It is designed for daily, repeated use. I saw someone say they bought this for their home. That is not what this machine is made for. It also requires top end gas with low ethanol and premium synthetic oil, and the gas shouldn’t exceed 30 days old. If you bought this machine for your residential home and are complaining you should have bought a 70 and not a 240. Love Stihl, very costly but well worth it.
Date published: 2017-12-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quit whining! Yes its heavy. It's an heavy duty trimmer this thing is a beast! If you're whining about the it being heavy use the FS94r. The FS240 is for the big stuff not for going around mamas tulips. It would be the same thing as driving a Corvette throw golf cart trail. If your just doing your home it's not for you to big the FS94r is what you need. The FS94r and FS240r are two stroke they have better throttle control " low rpm working speed" Stihl 100% the way to go just get the right tool for your needs.
Date published: 2017-08-27
Rated 2 out of 5 by from High power, unreliable Bought this unit for use at my home. Bought the high dollar unit because I figured it would last longer. I use it approximately 90 minutes every time I do my yar d. It is mainly used around trees and buildings and along approximately 400 feet of culvert.It has tons of power don't doubt that at all, it cuts bricks to pieces and splinters them into your shins in a blink! Lol My problem was after 8-9 months of about every other week use at my house only, the clutches froze up. And then when it went in to be fixed they found several other issues including a fuel line that is "gummy" so in order to replace that apparently it takes an act of god to get that one part. My 240 has been gone s month and they don't expect the part for 2-3 weeks! Buy 2 cheap ones and replace them as they break. It will be less headaches in the long run.
Date published: 2017-07-14
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