FS 240 R


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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
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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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    Basic Hearing Protector
    Padded stainless steel spring wire headband maintains constant pressure. Easy to adjust. Noise Reduction Rating (NRR): 23. Meets ANSI S3.19-1974 standard.

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FS 240 R is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 16.
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Bring back the 250 I have been working in the forestry industry in eastern British Columbia Canada for the last 14 years. Our company has always enjoyed the simplicity , dependability , and lightness of weight in the older 250 model . I was sadly disappointed in the new 240 model . They are hard to control because of the extra weight and more difficult to service, In the extreme work conditions we see working on steep hills in remote areas . I see no need for a bigger fuel tank as we can only carry so much fuel . All in all I prefer the older 250 model and wish it was still an option .
Date published: 2016-09-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My second Stihl, next size up, former one lasted 20 years. My dealer, SAWS, in Tucker, GA is and has always been my source for yard equipment and I trust their judgment on all my purchases.
Date published: 2016-09-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This product has great power. This is the first Stihl product I have purchased. I have purchased others in the past and spent some money on the products. I got tired of it breaking down while I'm trying to do yard work at the house. A friend told me to look at Stihl so I did. I am just a home owner but like getting what you pay for. I have house, covered patio, front porch, sidewalk, shop, garden, well house, horse pen fence, a lot of trees and a 15' drainage ditch. It is a little heavier than my other one. It would take me about 3 to 31/2 hours with the other brand that I spent money on. Now I get it done in 2 to 21/2 hours. This 240 was not cheap but WOW! The power it has is remarkable. Since this purchase I have purchased a Stihl back pack sprayer and a 600 backpack blower. AWESOME PRODUCTS!
Date published: 2016-09-19
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Rediculously heavy replacement for the 250r. Having used a FS 250 R commercially every season for the last 10yrs, I was surprised when the dealer had said they were discontinued for the new FS 240 R. Which is just an awful replacement for a once beautiful product. It is so rear-heavy that all it wants to do is flop back. Holding it with one hand in and out of the truck is a constant strain on the wrist as you fight to keep it level. Trimming without a strap on causes much more fatigue than the 250r.The choke system is new and 'clicks' back once you pull or touch the trigger. Ideal as a new trimmer but as it ages, this will be very limiting taking away manual control from the choke, Plus it is just infuriating when you accidentally touch the throttle and have it undo the choke while trying to start it.Ours lasted 4 months before showing symptoms of a faulty coil. Turning off after a couple minutes of use. I really wish they would bring back the 250r.
Date published: 2016-08-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Built to last. I've had my fs240r for a year now and use it often. It starts on the second pull of the cord every time just like the day I bought it. I've never had a problem with it and maintenance is easy and takes only a few minutes. I will never look at a different brand. Ive had the same experience with all my Stihl equipment.
Date published: 2016-05-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 240 R is a brush shredding monster! I have been a part of the landscaping industry since I was a junior in HS all the way to currently, now as a landscape company owner. I have used just about every type of trimmer made. Stihl has always been the most reliable in my experiences and just takes a serious beating and can take some serious abuse as well. More than any other.I disagree with the other reviewer regarding the 240R vs 250R. I think the 240 eats the 250 for breakfast. I have probably owned 10 250's in my life and still run 2-3 of them. That's how good they are. They just won't quit. If I could find more parts for them I'd still be running all 10.The only thing that the 250 beats the 240 in may be power to weight ratio. I don't think there is anything else the 250 beats the 240 at. If you think the 250 has slightly better top end, try removing the spark arrester. Just saying, they usually coke up and cause terrible performance anyway. Just watch operating in dry conditions! The 250 is noticinly lighter and when trimming for 3 hours straight you will notice every ounce of that trimmer. Oh and the 250's exhaust will burn the bottom of your forearm if your not careful. Never had this problem with the 240 even after 3+ hours of continuous use. I'm sure all you veterans can attest. The 240 is a bit on the heavy side for younger less experienced employees but is the go to trimmer for any serious professional faced with higher than normal grass conditions. The 94R is a great lighter weight choice for a beginner or intermediate user in a professional setting OR if your shoulders/forearms just need a little break.
Date published: 2016-05-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from FS 240 R MY FRIEND IS VERY HAPPY WITH HIS FS 240 R, HE FOUND THE LOOP HANDLE WORKS BEST FOR HIM AS HE IS 6'-5'' TALL. HE FOUND HE CAN RUN FOR SEVERAL HOURS AND HAS VERY LITTLE BACK PAIN AFTER USING. HE HAS HAD OTHER TRIMERS BUT SINCE HE BOUGHT THE STIHL HE WILL NEVER OWN ANY OTHER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Date published: 2016-03-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from strong, cuts quick thru heavy brush The fs240r is strongly recommended for its quick cutting thru thick and heavy brush. It's the same as the fs240, but I go with the fs240r cause you can maneuver it around confortable unlike the 240 with the bike handle, very hard to maneuver it. 5 star rating
Date published: 2015-10-30
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