FS 131 - $439.95 DSRP


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FS 131

DSRP: $439.95

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An improved and powerful bike-handle trimmer made for professional use, featuring great power and efficiency.

The STIHL FS 131 trimmer features more power and comfort than previous models. With its 36.3 cc engine and 710 cc fuel tank, this trimmer runs 30% longer than the FS 130. Its bike handle has been redesigned with rubberized grips for enhanced comfort. The trimmer also features one touch stop, an easy, three-step starting procedure enabled by the semi-automatic choke lever, improved air filtration, ...Read More
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FS 131 Specifications
DISPLACEMENT 36.3 cc (2.2 cu. in.)
ENGINE POWER 1.4 kW (1.9 bhp)
WEIGHT* 5.8 kg (12.8 lbs.)*
FUEL CAPACITY 710 cc (24.0 oz.)
POWER SOURCE Gas
*Without deflector and cutting attachment.
Model Features
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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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    Built in the USA
    Indicates products that are built in the United States from domestic and foreign parts and components.

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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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    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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    Bike Handle
    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.

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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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    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.
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 trimmer/brushcutter can cause serious or fatal injury. Read, understand and follow all safety instructions in your instruction manual. To reduce the risk of injury from blade contact, circular saw blades may be used on FS brushcutters that have a limitstop, a bicycle handle and double shoulder harness and not on FS brushcutters with a "J" handle or loop handle. Other rigid blades may be used on FS brushcutters having a bicycle handle, a "J" handle or a loop handle equipped with a barrier bar. To reduce the risk of eye injury always wear proper eye protection. Always use the appropriate deflector for the type of cutting attachment, as explained in your instruction manual.
Note: STIHL recommends use of fuel with no more than 10% Ethanol content. Using fuel with greater than 10% Ethanol content may cause damage to your equipment and may void your STIHL warranty. Learn More…
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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For Your Safety
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    STIHL® Pro Mark™ Hearing Protector
    Padded stainless steel spring wire headband maintains constant pressure. Easy to adjust. Noise Reduction Rating (NRR): 29. Meets ANSI S3.19-1974 standard.

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    Outdoor PRO Gloves
    STIHL Outdoor PRO Gloves feature high-quality synthetic leather for comfort and durability. That durability is enhanced further by TPR (thermoplastic rubber)-padded knuckle and finger areas. Yet the gloves remain lightweight and deliver a high degree of dexterity. The material is also breathable for all-day comfort. Feel the difference for yourself – stop by our Dealership and try them on today.

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FS 131 is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 22.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Best power to weight ratio.period. Torque isn't awesome, but i run a large line diameter,always.extremely light for nearly 2hp. If you're considering a handlebar trimmer,this is it.
Date published: 2017-11-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works Well Start on the third pull with not problem. Have put over two gallon of fuel through the trimmer without any problems restarting or using it on very rough land will thick vegetation, lot of rocks and cactus. Other than going through a ton on string it's works without a problem. Started using three pronged metal blade for cutting small trees and brush which work great with adequate power.Worth the money but it did take a few minutes to get used to the bicycle handles, harness and the additional weigh over by 20 year old city version Stihl trimmer which has been used on the same property for past 5 years.
Date published: 2017-11-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great and Powerful Product I have alway like Stihl. But my new Stihl 131 gave me a new appreciation for Stihl. The quality and the power it has, makes my job easier. It takes less time to complete the job. The Stihl 131 trimmer was one of the best birthday present my family purchased for me. I love my yard and love work in it. Thanks Stihl for a great and powerful product.
Date published: 2017-09-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent weed eater/brush cutter I have last years model, the FS 130. You can't go wrong with paying extra for the bike handles. Easy to operate and easy to maintain. The one thing I learned during the summer months is to not choke it if it's hot outside. It will flood it. To restart after using it for a while you may have to hold the trigger. I have used the FS 130 for many hours in the past year clearing 14 acres of fence line and also clearing brush up to 1-1/2". Product provides plenty of power and easy to switch from weed eater to brush cutter.
Date published: 2017-08-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect fit for my needs Replaced my old Echo SRM with this unit, with the intent of using blades. It works extremely well with the berries and salal that cover our new property. Starts easily, runs smooth, plenty of power. A sound investment as far as I am concerned.
Date published: 2017-08-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works longer than I can! I bought this to help get my back part of the property under control as the blackberries and bamboo have taken on permanent residence. I have other brands of trimmers, and this FS131 is in it's own class. I have several brush blades, which will eventually shut down my other trimmers after 15 to 20 minutes of continuous use, so trying to break down the patch has been time consuming and frustrating. The FS 131 has so much power, and much less vibration than my other trimmers, it just wants to run forever. I have it run for hour plus straight - tank full to empty, and it doesn't skip a beat.My only first hiccup was learning how to unflood the engine which due to the pressurized fuel system, is different from how I would normally unflood. Luckily this is shown on the website, and now works perfectly. The benefit of the pressurized system though that I never worry about fuel starvation if I have to reach high with the unit, and even sideways or in strange angles to get into some areas. Wonderful!
Date published: 2017-08-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I am slowly switching to Stihl I was once 100% Echo with saws, trimmers, blowers, etc... Then I was helping a friend with an unrelated favor. He gave me a new Stihl chain saw for his appreciation. I became hooked felling my first tree. I promised myself that my next trimmer would be a Stihl. So, I did a little research and decided to buy the FS 131. I was a little nervous at first if I should have went bigger. When I got it home and tried it out, I was impressed and very satisfied with my purchase. I am clearing an acre area for a new house. The power this model has is more than adequate. It works a little to well because I have more brush to clean up after I am done using the FS 131.
Date published: 2017-07-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Pretty nice! I like most of the features of this machine, however the engine seems to run just a little low on RPMs. If it were running just a bit faster, one would think it could deliver even more power. Starts beautifully, and is balanced nicely.
Date published: 2017-07-27
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