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FS 131

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

FS 131
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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