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FS 240 R

A loop handle trimmer built to handle tough cutting locations.

FS 240 R
FS 240 R is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 20.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worth EVERY Penny!! I got a job working for the City of Pikeville here in KY & it's where I was introduced to the 240 & let me say this, if it can handle the torture we put them through, then they can handle anything!. I just recently started my own Lawn Care service after working for another for a while. He used the 250 but the 240 is just as good if not better, The only problem I've heard people complain about is the weight but if you're cutting everyday like me, then you'll get used to the weight. I grease my head 1 time a week & even go as far as taking a wire brush to clean the shaft & head. My 240 looks like it did the day I bought it & it's used everyday! Stihls are KING in my neck of the woods & experience tells me as long as you keep it greased & actually take care of your equipment then it will last you as long as you want it to. Anything is vulnerable to mess up without proper care. Long story short, if you're looking to buy a great dependable, powerful machine that you plan to use commercially & will cut anything you put it in then buy the 240, it's a beast!
Date published: 2017-05-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from An Excilent Trimmer I bought my 240R two months ago to replace my FS85T. This thing is a beast it doesn't stop when I have thick tall grass to cut through. The head holds a decent amount of string and the fuel economy is impressive for a trimmer of this size. The only con I can think of is weight of the trimmer. It does weigh 15lbs but they did provide a strap which helps some when walking across a large yard from tree to tree. Over all a great buy and I look forward to getting another.
Date published: 2017-05-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This product is a beast. This is about one of the best trimmer that they make i would never by any other trimmer. i love it i have never had a problem with it, when you get out there you can cut down about any thing from grass to trees, if you looking for a trimmer and your landscaper you need to look into the fs-240
Date published: 2017-02-01
Rated 1 out of 5 by from This product has a lot of power but is unreliable. I purchased a FS 90 R and FS 110 R which is very nice light weight with decent power. I wanted to upgrade and I got the FS 240R. It has a lot of power which is nice but I only had it for a few months. One day I am working as usual about to start a job and I couldn't pull the string. I take it to the dealer I bought it from because only a few months old, I still have a warranty. They tore it apart and told me the bearings were damaged which I couldn't understand because I stay away from the rev limiter and I am pretty good about my mix and primarily using quality gas. My shop contacted Stihl and they sent the parts so my weed eater can be serviced. Buyer beware I question the quality of this device.
Date published: 2016-12-31
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Bring back the 250 I have been working in the forestry industry in eastern British Columbia Canada for the last 14 years. Our company has always enjoyed the simplicity , dependability , and lightness of weight in the older 250 model . I was sadly disappointed in the new 240 model . They are hard to control because of the extra weight and more difficult to service, In the extreme work conditions we see working on steep hills in remote areas . I see no need for a bigger fuel tank as we can only carry so much fuel . All in all I prefer the older 250 model and wish it was still an option .
Date published: 2016-09-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My second Stihl, next size up, former one lasted 20 years. My dealer, SAWS, in Tucker, GA is and has always been my source for yard equipment and I trust their judgment on all my purchases.
Date published: 2016-09-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This product has great power. This is the first Stihl product I have purchased. I have purchased others in the past and spent some money on the products. I got tired of it breaking down while I'm trying to do yard work at the house. A friend told me to look at Stihl so I did. I am just a home owner but like getting what you pay for. I have house, covered patio, front porch, sidewalk, shop, garden, well house, horse pen fence, a lot of trees and a 15' drainage ditch. It is a little heavier than my other one. It would take me about 3 to 31/2 hours with the other brand that I spent money on. Now I get it done in 2 to 21/2 hours. This 240 was not cheap but WOW! The power it has is remarkable. Since this purchase I have purchased a Stihl back pack sprayer and a 600 backpack blower. AWESOME PRODUCTS!
Date published: 2016-09-19
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Rediculously heavy replacement for the 250r. Having used a FS 250 R commercially every season for the last 10yrs, I was surprised when the dealer had said they were discontinued for the new FS 240 R. Which is just an awful replacement for a once beautiful product. It is so rear-heavy that all it wants to do is flop back. Holding it with one hand in and out of the truck is a constant strain on the wrist as you fight to keep it level. Trimming without a strap on causes much more fatigue than the 250r.The choke system is new and 'clicks' back once you pull or touch the trigger. Ideal as a new trimmer but as it ages, this will be very limiting taking away manual control from the choke, Plus it is just infuriating when you accidentally touch the throttle and have it undo the choke while trying to start it.Ours lasted 4 months before showing symptoms of a faulty coil. Turning off after a couple minutes of use. I really wish they would bring back the 250r.
Date published: 2016-08-05
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