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FS 131

FS 131
An improved and powerful bike-handle trimmer made for professional use, featuring great power and efficiency.

Model Features

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Upright Translucent Fuel Tank
    Allows operator to easily check fuel level before starting work. Upright position makes it easier to refill.
  • Protected Spark Arrestor Muffler
    Has large baffles which reduce noise level and contains a screen designed to reduce the emission of sparks.
  • Protected Spark Plug
    Protected yet easy to change.
  • Heavy-Duty Steel-On-Steel Clutch
    Centrifugal clutch is designed to reduce slippage.
  • Protected or Enclosed Control Cables
    Eliminate dangling and loose wires.
  • Air Filter Cover
    Easily removed for fast and easy filter cleaning or replacement.
  • Throttle Trigger Interlock
    Must be depressed before the trigger can be activated.
  • Start/Run/Stop Controls on Handle
  • Protected Choke Lever/Knob
    Helps prevent damage.
  • High Tech Polymer Housing
    Housings are lightweight, withstand greater impact and are corrosion-resistant.
  • Fully Lined Drive Shaft
    Provides smooth operation and less vibration.

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.

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.

Reviews

FS 131 is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 8.
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
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great trimmer/cutter! We are clearing out pesky Buckthorn on our land. I already had a previous trimmer from Stihl, but I wanted to add the bush knife attachment with an approved model. This one did the trick and it takes down the Buckthorn very effortlessly.My girlfriend, who is very tiny, spent hours using this thing on the weeds and Buckthorn with no complaints.
Date published: 2017-04-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from That is Awesome. Cool thanks again for the product, Stihl company. From Landon Dickerson
Date published: 2017-02-23
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