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STIHL FS 240

The STIHL FS 240 is a heavy-duty professional trimmer that combines a rugged design with the versatility needed to attack extreme cutting situations. The easy-to-adjust bike handle provides comfort in use, and then swivels to simplify transport. This trimmer comes standard with our most popular professional cutting head, and can be utilized brush knife and saw blade attachments. Ideal for cutting and clearing thick brush, saplings and overgrowth from ditches, roadways, pond banks, canals, and virtually any job where clearing is a challenge. If you’re ready to invest in a tool to tackle the toughest jobs, get the FS 240 today.



STIHL FS 240 Features

Using a shoulder strap or carrying system helps distribute the weight of the equipment for increased operator comfort and improved maneuverability.

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.

Provides smooth operation and less vibration.

Housings are lightweight, withstand greater impact and are corrosion-resistant.

Helps prevent damage.

Must be depressed before the trigger can be activated.

Easily removed for fast and easy filter cleaning or replacement.

Eliminate dangling and loose wires.

Centrifugal clutch is designed to reduce slippage.

Protected yet easy to change.

Has large baffles which reduce noise level and contains a screen designed to reduce the emission of sparks.

Allows operator to easily check fuel level before starting work. Upright position makes it easier to refill.

When used in conjunction with a harness, the bike handle allows the machine to be easily guided, enabling a smooth horizontal mowing action to cover large areas quickly and efficiently. With soft grips for increased comfort, the bike handle provides greater control and helps reduce operator fatigue.

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.

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.

The central wing nut enables easy adjustment without the use of tools. For transportation and space-saving storage, the handle can be rotated 90°.

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.

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.

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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STIHL FS 240 Specifications
DISPLACEMENT37.7 cc (2.3 cu. in.)
ENGINE POWER1.7 kW (2.3 bhp)
WEIGHT*6.9 kg (15.2 lbs.)
FUEL CAPACITY750 cc (25.4 oz.)
CUTTING SWATH16.5"
POWER SOURCEGas