Selection Petrol brushcutters for landscape maintenance

FS 240 C-E Petrol Brushcutter

Powerful brushcutter with bike handle, for agricultural and horticultural work

Overview

Ideal for agricultural and horticultural work. STIHL ErgoStart for easy starting, 1-point anti-vibration system, multi-function controls, bike handle, tool-free handle adjustment, STIHL 2-MIX engine, straight shaft, solid drive shaft. ADVANCE Universal double shoulder harness, AutoCut mowing head and metal grasscutting blade supplied as standard.

£816.00*

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Price

* Manufacturer's recommended retail price updated as of July 2021. The manufacturer's recommended retail prices are subject to change without notice.

The version(s) available in each country may differ from the above range and specifications; specific details may be subject to change without notice. Please ask your local STIHL Approved Dealer for further information.

Technical data

Technical data

Technical data Value
Capacity cm3 37.7
Performance kW 1.7
Performance PS 2.3
CO² ­ g/kWh 856
Weight kg 1) 7.1
Sound pressure level with mowing head dB(A) 2) 99
Sound pressure level with metal tool dB(A) 2) 98
Sound power level dB(A) 2) 111
Vibration value, left with mowing head m/s2 3) 5.2
Vibration value, right with metal tool m/s2 3) 4
Vibration value, left with metal tool m/s2 3) 4.6
Vibration value, right with mowing head m/s2 3) 4.9
Total length cm 4) 180
Displacement cm³ 37.7
Power output kW/bhp 1.7/2.3
Weight kg 5) 7.4
Standard cutting tool AutoCut 25-2 & GrassCut 230-4
Tank volume l 0.75

1) Without fuel, cutting tool and without protection
2) K-factor according to DIR 2006/42/EC = 2.5 dB (A)
3) K-factor according to DIR 2006/42/EC = 2m / s ²
4) Without cutting tool
5) without cutting tool and deflector

The version(s) available in each country may differ from the above range and specifications; specific details may be subject to change without notice. Please ask your local STIHL Approved Dealer for further information.

Features

Standard features

  • Reduced-emission engine technology Zoom
    Reduced-emission engine technology

    2-stroke engine with stratified charge. A fuel-free layer of air is created between the burned charge in the combustion chamber and the fresh charge in the crankcase, reducing the amount of fuel lost during the charge cycle. This results in more power with a lower weight, up to 20% lower fuel consumption than regular 2-stroke engines and significantly reduced exhaust emissions.

  • Large fuel tank Zoom
    Large fuel tank

    The transparent fuel tank with a volume of 0.75 l ensures long working intervals with fewer fuel stops. The level is easily visible from the outside. Easy to refuel through a large, easily accessible tank opening. (similar to illustration)

  • Air filter with long service life Zoom
    Air filter with long service life

    The easily accessible paper filter with a long service life means it can go for long intervals without changing. (similar to illustration)

  • Winter setting slide control Zoom
    Winter setting slide control

    It is quick and easy to switch the setting from winter to summer using the slide control. Using the winter setting will prevent the air filter and carburettor from freezing. (similar to illustration)

  • Manual fuel pump (Purger) Zoom
    Manual fuel pump (Purger)

    A small fuel pump delivers fuel to the carburettor at the touch of a button. This reduces the number of starting strokes required following extended breaks in operations.

  • STIHL ErgoStart (E) Zoom
    STIHL ErgoStart (E)

    STIHL ErgoStart cuts the effort required to start the tool by half, while the starter cord can be pulled at just one third of the normal force. A coil spring between the starter cord and the crankshaft smoothes out force peaks, making them virtually undetectable through the cord itself.

  • Simplified starting system Zoom
    Simplified starting system

    Simply set the choke, pump the fuel primer, pull the starter cord and away you go! The running machine then switches off after a brief press of the stop button. Once the machine is at a standstill, the ignition activates again automatically. Thus the ignition is always ready for starting.

  • Bike handle Zoom
    Bike handle

    When used in conjunction with a harness, the bike handle enables a smooth mowing action. The bike handle allows the machine to be easily guided, making it ideal for working on large areas and thus reducing fatigue.

  • Anti-vibration system Zoom
    Anti-vibration system

    Intense vibration at the handles of power tools can lead to long-term effects on blood vessels in the hands and arms. STIHL has therefore developed an effective anti-vibration system whereby the oscillations from the machine's engine are dampened which significantly reduces vibrations at the handles.

  • ADVANCE Universal Harness Zoom
    ADVANCE Universal Harness

    Soft padding makes work more comfortable during longer jobs.

  • Multi-function control handle Zoom
    Multi-function control handle

    Easy, comfortable thumb-operated control means the operator's hand never leaves the handle.

  • Compensator Zoom
    Compensator

    This controller in the carburettor prevents the fuel-air mixture getting richer as the air filter becomes clogged. The correct quantity of fuel is delivered to the carburettor depending on the quantity of air passing through the air filter. This keeps the fuel/air ratio in the combustion mixture constant and hence also the engine power. The filter doesn't need to be cleaned until an appreciable drop in power occurs.

  • Tool free handle adjustment Zoom
    Tool free handle adjustment

    The central wing nut enables easy adjustment without the use of tools. For transportation and space-saving storage, the handle can be rotated by 90°.

The version(s) available in each country may differ from the above range and specifications; specific details may be subject to change without notice. Please ask your local STIHL Approved Dealer for further information.

Cutting Attachments

Cutting Attachments

    • AutoCut 2-2 / C 25-2 mowing head Zoom
      AutoCut 2-2 / C 25-2 mowing head

      Double lines, for mowing and thinning work. Mowing lines are automatically extended when the mowing head is tapped on the ground.


      AutoCut 2-2 – for FSA 56/FSE 52


      AutoCut C 25-2 – for FS 55 R / FS 56 RC-E / FS 56 C-E / FS 70 RC-E / FS 70 C-E / FS 55 / FS 91 / FS 111 / FS 94 RC-E / FS 94 C-E / FS 131 / FS 240 C-E / FSA 90 R / FSA 90 / FSA 130 R / FSA 130 / FR 131 T / FR 460 TC-EFM

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    Price

    * Manufacturer's recommended retail price updated as of July 2021. The manufacturer's recommended retail prices are subject to change without notice.

    • AutoCut C 26-2 mowing head Zoom
      AutoCut C 26-2 mowing head

      Double mowing line head for trimming and thinning work. Mowing lines are automatically extended when the mowing head is tapped on the ground. Easy loading system for quick and simple line refill. Featuring a low profile for more control and more precise trimming results. Compatible with line diameters of 2.4mm and 2.7mm.

      AutoCut C 26-2 – for FS 55 R / FS 56 RC-E / FS 56 C-E / FS 70 RC-E / FS 70 C-E / FS 55 / FS 91 / FS 111 / FS 94 RC-E / FS 94 C-E / FS 131 / FS 240 C-E / FSA 90 R / FSA 90 / FSA 130 R / FSA 130 / FR 131 T / FR 460 TC-EFM

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    Price

    * Manufacturer's recommended retail price updated as of July 2021. The manufacturer's recommended retail prices are subject to change without notice.

    • TrimCut C 32-2 mowing head Zoom
      TrimCut C 32-2 mowing head

      FS mowing head with manual line adjustment for semi-professional and professionals who want a robust mowing head. The new trimcut models are an evolution of the previous 31-2 | 41-2 | 51-2 models designed for robustness and efficient use of the line. There are two ways of reload trimmer line; from the outside (C-feature) or conventionally by removing the spool.

      For FS 55 / FS 55 R / FS 56 RC-E / FS 56 C-E / FS 70 RC-E / FS 70 C-E / FS 91 / FS 111 / FS 131 / FS 240 C-E / FSA 90 R / FSA 90 / FSA 130 R / FSA 130 / FR 131 T / FR 460 TC-EFM / FS-KM

    Versions

    Price

    * Manufacturer's recommended retail price updated as of July 2021. The manufacturer's recommended retail prices are subject to change without notice.

    • SuperCut mowing head Zoom
      SuperCut mowing head

      Double line, for mowing and thinning work. Mowing lines are automatically adjusted for optimal cutting length.


      SuperCut 20-2 – for FS 55 R / FS 56 RC-E / FS 56 C-E / FS 70 RC-E / FS 70 C-E / FS 55 / FS 91 / FS 111 FS 94 RC-E / FS 94 C-E FS 131 / FS 240 C-E / FSA 90 R / FSA 90 FSA 130 R / FSA 130 / FR 131 T FR 460 TC-EFM


      SuperCut 40-2 – for FS 360 C-EM / FS 410 C-EM / FS 460 C-EM / FS 460 C-EM L / FS 490 C-EM

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    Price

    * Manufacturer's recommended retail price updated as of July 2021. The manufacturer's recommended retail prices are subject to change without notice.

    • DuroCut 20-2 mowing head Zoom
      DuroCut 20-2 mowing head

      Double or quadruple lines, for mowing and thinning work. Up to four lines can be easily inserted. Compatible with many different sizes and types of mowing line.


      DuroCut 20-2 – for FS 55 R / FS 56 RC-E / FS 56 C-E / FS 70 RC-E / FS 70 C-E / FS 55 / FS 91 / FS 111 / FS 94 RC-E / FS 94 C-E / FS 131 / FS 240 C-E / FSA 90 R / FSA 90 / FSA 130 R / FSA 130 / FR 131 T / FR 460 TC-EFM

    Versions

    Price

    * Manufacturer's recommended retail price updated as of July 2021. The manufacturer's recommended retail prices are subject to change without notice.

The version(s) available in each country may differ from the above range and specifications; specific details may be subject to change without notice. Please ask your local STIHL Approved Dealer for further information.

Documents

Owners manuals and safety brochures