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.)
POWER SOURCE Gas
* 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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    Start/Run/Stop Controls on Handle
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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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    Loop Handle (R)
    Loop handle grass trimmers and brushcutters are ideal for trimming between bushes and shrubs and other areas where space is limited.
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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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    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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    Deflectors
    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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    STIHL uses a custom blend of polymers to produce a trimmer line with the best all-around characteristics of abrasion resistance, flexibility over time and temperature ranges, and welding resistance. Commercial Round line comes .095” and .105” diameters.

     

     

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FS 240 R is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 24.
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
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome machine to say the least This is a wonderful machine and cuts through grass like butter. Although I do have to mention the weight of the machine is quite heavy and after all day it's a little tiring, but a great product all around.
Date published: 2017-06-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect heavy grass trimmer I've had my 240R for 3 years now and it's never failed to start and it's lasted and did it's job excellent. I've used it weekly and sometimes more every mowing season. It does get a little heavy after a little while using it but I'll deal with the weight to get the power. The only thing I have done to this thing is gut and dual port the muffler like I do on everything. Gives it 2x the cutting power.
Date published: 2017-06-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worth EVERY Penny!! I got a job working for the City of Pikeville here in KY & it's where I was introduced to the 240 & let me say this, if it can handle the torture we put them through, then they can handle anything!. I just recently started my own Lawn Care service after working for another for a while. He used the 250 but the 240 is just as good if not better, The only problem I've heard people complain about is the weight but if you're cutting everyday like me, then you'll get used to the weight. I grease my head 1 time a week & even go as far as taking a wire brush to clean the shaft & head. My 240 looks like it did the day I bought it & it's used everyday! Stihls are KING in my neck of the woods & experience tells me as long as you keep it greased & actually take care of your equipment then it will last you as long as you want it to. Anything is vulnerable to mess up without proper care. Long story short, if you're looking to buy a great dependable, powerful machine that you plan to use commercially & will cut anything you put it in then buy the 240, it's a beast!
Date published: 2017-05-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from An Excilent Trimmer I bought my 240R two months ago to replace my FS85T. This thing is a beast it doesn't stop when I have thick tall grass to cut through. The head holds a decent amount of string and the fuel economy is impressive for a trimmer of this size. The only con I can think of is weight of the trimmer. It does weigh 15lbs but they did provide a strap which helps some when walking across a large yard from tree to tree. Over all a great buy and I look forward to getting another.
Date published: 2017-05-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This product is a beast. This is about one of the best trimmer that they make i would never by any other trimmer. i love it i have never had a problem with it, when you get out there you can cut down about any thing from grass to trees, if you looking for a trimmer and your landscaper you need to look into the fs-240
Date published: 2017-02-01
Rated 1 out of 5 by from This product has a lot of power but is unreliable. I purchased a FS 90 R and FS 110 R which is very nice light weight with decent power. I wanted to upgrade and I got the FS 240R. It has a lot of power which is nice but I only had it for a few months. One day I am working as usual about to start a job and I couldn't pull the string. I take it to the dealer I bought it from because only a few months old, I still have a warranty. They tore it apart and told me the bearings were damaged which I couldn't understand because I stay away from the rev limiter and I am pretty good about my mix and primarily using quality gas. My shop contacted Stihl and they sent the parts so my weed eater can be serviced. Buyer beware I question the quality of this device.
Date published: 2016-12-31
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