FS 131 R - $399.95 DSRP


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FS 131 R

DSRP: $399.95

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A professional loop-handle trimmer that delivers incredible performance, long run times and a simplified starting procedure.

The STIHL FS 131 R professional trimmer delivers exceptional power and advanced features. Designed with a larger fuel tank than previous models, the FS 131 R delivers 30% longer run times. It also features one-touch stopping and a simplified starting procedure enabled by the semi-automatic choke lever. Its rubberized loop handle provides a comfortable grip of product. Stop by our Dealership today ...Read More
Print Spec Sheets
FS 131 R Specifications
DISPLACEMENT 36.3 cc (2.2 cu. in.)
ENGINE POWER 1.4 kW (1.9 bhp)
WEIGHT* 5.5 kg (12.1 lbs.)
FUEL CAPACITY 710 cc (24.0 oz.)
POWER SOURCE Gas
*Without deflector or cutting attachment.
Model Features
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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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    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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    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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    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.
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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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    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).
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 engine products with the Caring for Nature logo are cleaner than EPA Standards for exhaust emissions.
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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FS 131 R is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 29.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Power House!!! This is a BEAST! Power to weight ratio is spot on! Love this trimmer. I will be buying more of these and already have 2! Looking for power to get through the toughest jobs?? Get yourself one of these!
Date published: 2018-04-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Tough Got tired of working on junk from Walmart. Bought this thing at Farmtown. Never buying nothing but stihl. This thing will bushog.
Date published: 2018-04-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great trimmer Great trimmer easy to start and very well balanced
Date published: 2018-04-03
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Lots of Power But Several Issues 6 acres with everything from grass around trees and flowers to thick brush around t posts. Noticed they only put enough gas in to test it. Why not fill it up as a courtesy, or don't test? Doesn't really accomplishing anything. Why not go thru a compete qc, testing all nuts and bolts, etc.? I did it and found several loose. Add brand new line, replacing the old, brittle line (see below). Here is how my 1st use went:1. Tried to use owners manual to understand how to add line. Doesn't tell you. Should be specific to the type of loader you have. Nothing except to bump it to release line. Manual indicates instructions are on bottom of line head??2. Tried to adjust the shoulder strap, but too short to allow me to wear it while weed eating. Have it adjusted as far as possible, but still not long enough. 3. The spacer between the handle and the ring that the strap attaches to, spins freely. Cant hold onto to it (when starting unit or carrying around) because the unit will spin upside down on you. I assume it it there to keep the handle from slipping up toward motor. Also would be a good place to hold it while carrying it around. Now I will try to figure out a way to secure it from spinning. Stihl manual instructs you to get on hands and knees, grab the motor like you are choking something, and trying to pull starter cord. ???4. The line in the head was probably old and broke off inside the head continuously. I ended up carrying a flat head screwdriver in my back pocket so I could stop the unit and get that ridiculously rigid head off. The tabs are not very flexible. Screwdriver does work good. I had to use the weed eater with 1/2 of the line removed. It did better for some reason. I was able to keep that 1/2 line from breaking off inside. My biggest issue (and not Stihl's issue) is that the engine is sooo large (CC size) that you cant feather around flowers and trees. It is very difficult to run at a low speed. If you are doing nothing but rough weeds and brush, it will be more than large enough, but why use a weed eater for that? Just get a mower. If only a little brush, a smaller size unit will work fine. Also, have been reading that 2 strokes have better low end control. I thought I asked the salesman this and was told this unit would do the same thing. One last thing. I am reading a lot about Stihl owners replacing the existing head with competitors speed feed head. Just another example that there is not much difference between Stihl and box store weed eaters. I don't put all blame on Stihl because I should have done my research before buying. I take responsibility for this. Now I own a brush cutter and will go to the store this weekend to look for the competitors with the speed feed head.
Date published: 2018-03-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from FS 131 R will weed whack anything! Torque for days coupled with easy starting!! Who could ask for anything more!
Date published: 2018-03-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This thing has POWER I own a commercial landscaping business and we also do maintenance for school districts. I use this trimmer for 8 hrs of continues run time only to stop for gas or line and this thing is bulletproof. Powerful but not a gas hog, only down side is shortly after break in period time. you need to have valve clearance adjusted. Ive bought three of these trimmers and have sold them in running order and got back most of my initial investment. Great bang for your buck.
Date published: 2018-02-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from best trimmer ever I bought this Trimmer for difficult high weeds and very thick grass, I also bought serrated trim line for extra damage and nothing I mean nothing stopped this weed trimmer! I am so happy with its performance and hard to believe that am also proud to own it, something I never thought I would feel with a trimmer ! I am sold on this product , way to go Stihl
Date published: 2017-10-13
Rated 1 out of 5 by from bought and the first time I tried to run it it wouldn't start well so without even using it I had to take it back to find out why it won't run I paid a lot of money to get a good quality weed Wacker and could have paid a lot less and maybe it would have run very disappointed
Date published: 2017-09-15
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