FS 131 - $439.95 DSRP


Distributor Suggested Retail Price 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.

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.

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FS 131 is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 10.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from works great works better then all trimmers i have had in the past
Date published: 2017-05-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Trimmer This trimmer is outstanding. I use it both as a trimmer and as a brush cutter with the optional brush cutting blade. Still starts easy after a year of use and it continues to make plenty of power. Stihl products are not inexpensive however, quality is second to none.
Date published: 2017-05-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Getter done I waited for this trimmer to hit my dealer. Actually ordered it. My 1st time with a handlebar Weedwhacker. Got line feeder ,brush knife and brush saw.All performed excellent with great gas time. I recommend face guard helmet with brush knife especially. I have owned a few Stihl products for over 30 years and they all still work.
Date published: 2017-05-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolute beast Normally don't write reviews on stuff, but bought this beast today and couldn't be more thrilled. Absolute power house is the only way to describe it. I left dependability at 4 due to not having it for very long and not knowing how it will act in the coming months. Very impressed that it started on the first pull as soon as I put gas in it.
Date published: 2017-05-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Gets the job done, back saver I just got this one, I have a 130 as well. The 130 is used for a short pole saw and hedge trimmer, the 131 is used as a trimmer. I got this one as it has handles and a harness and that is a real back saver. I can use it for hours with out any back pain. It has enough power to get the job done without being too heavy. I use the string trimmer, the grass blade and the brush blade with it.
Date published: 2017-05-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to start and use I bought this one to replace one that was 25 years old. It is even easier to use than the old one. Does an excellent job on brush and high grass.
Date published: 2017-05-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A nice replacement for my FS250 I worked an FS250 to death over five years. That was an amazing machine. To replace that great unit, I chose between the FS240 and the new 131. I picked a reduction in power to try the 131 for the brush cutting and trail maintenance work I'm doing a lot. I'm really liking how easily the 131 starts. The best part is the drop of more than 2 pounds compared to the slightly more powerful 240/250. I'm really pleased with how much my body prefers the lower amount of weight on the 131, with only an 18% drop in power. I also don't see the need to use ear plugs in addition to the regular forestry helmet ear muffs with the 131 because of the big drop in noise. I used plugs and muffs with the 250. Looks like Stihl has done another good job innovating to come up with a new machine.
Date published: 2017-05-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best out there My friend let me borrow his after telling him I would never spend that much on a weed eater. After using his, I went and bought my own. It's worth every penny. I have the brush blade as well. This has saved me countless hours on working on cheap machines. It's easy to run and use. Keep it maintained and there won't be any issues.
Date published: 2017-04-28
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