Selection Brushcutters and clearing saws

FS 240 RC-E

Versatile 1.7kW petrol brushcutter with ErgoStart (E) and loop handle

General

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The highly durable, robust and ergonomically enhanced 1.7 kW petrol brushcutter. ErgoStart simplified starting procedure for increased comfort. Powered by a low-emission, fuel-efficient STIHL 2-MIX engine. Ideal for agricultural and horticultural mowing work.

Versions


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Product variations

Technical data

Technical data

Displacement 37,7 cm³
Power output 1,7/2,3 kW/PS
Weight 1) 6,9 kg
Sound pressure level with plastic tool 2) 97 dB(A)
Sound pressure level with metal tool 2) 98 dB(A)
Sound power level with metal tool 2) 109 dB(A)
Sound power level 2) 110 dB(A)
Vibration level, left/right with plastic tool 3) 6,1/5,3 m/s²
Vibration level, left/right with metal tool 3) 4,3/5,7 m/s²
Total length 4) 186 cm
Cutting tool AutoCut mowing head C 25-2

1) Weight excluding fuel, cutting tool and guard
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

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Features

Standard features

  • STIHL 2-MIX-Engine Zoom
    STIHL 2-MIX-Engine

    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.

  • 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.

  • ADVANCE Universal Harness Zoom
    ADVANCE Universal Harness

    Soft padding makes work more comfortable during longer jobs.

  • Shoulder strap / carrying system Zoom
    Shoulder strap / carrying system

    Using a STIHL shoulder strap or carrying harness with soft padding makes work more comfortable, particularly during lengthy jobs.

  • 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.

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

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

  • Loop handle (R) Zoom
    Loop handle (R)

    The loop handled grass trimmers and brushcutters are ideal for working in areas where space is limited, e.g. thinning between bushes and shrubs.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • Goggles Zoom
    Goggles

    It is important to protect your eyes from flying particles and harmful UV radiation. Therefore a pair of safety goggles/glasses are supplied with the the machine. Note: Additional face protection must be worn when working with brushcutters.

Additional features

  • ADVANCE forestry harness Zoom
    ADVANCE forestry harness

    Great freedom of movement thanks to the freely suspended leg protection. Extremely ergonomic for forestry applications involving circular saw blades. Very light. Tool bag also available.

  • ADVANCE PLUS Universal harness Zoom
    ADVANCE PLUS Universal harness

    With a comfort carry ring for quickly attaching an removing the clearing saw.

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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 Tools

Cutting Tools

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      TrimCut mowing head

      Double line, for mowing and thinning work. Mowing lines are extended by hand.

    Versions

    • TrimCut 31-2, 2.4 mm

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      SuperCut mowing head (2 line)

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

    Versions

    • Mowing line SuperCut 20-2

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      Grass cutting blade (4 blades)

      Made of steel. With four cutters for mowing thick, dry grass and reeds

    Versions

    • Grass cutting blade 230 mm (4 blade)

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      Grass cutting blade (8 teeth)

      Made of steel with 8 teeth for mowing thick, dry grass and reeds.

    Versions

    • Grass cutting blade 230 mm (8 teeth)

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      Grass cutting blade (40 teeth)

      Grass cutting blade with forty teeth. For mowing tough grass.

    Versions

    • Grass cutting blade 250 mm (40 teeth)

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      Brush knife

      Brush blade made of special steel. Ideal for thinning and clearing tough, matted grass and scrub. Also the pruning of thorn hedges. For use with universal protection.

    Versions

    • 250 mm (3 blade)

Accessories

Accessories

    • Chest belt ADVANCE Zoom
      Chest belt ADVANCE

      Chest belt for ADVANCE universal harness and backpack blowers. Ensures the shoulder straps are securely positioned.Two versions for BR 320, BR 340, BR 350, BR 380, BR 420, BR 430, BR 450, BR 450 C-EF, SR 200-D, SR 420, SR 430, SR 450.

    Versions

    • ADVANCE forestry harness Zoom
      ADVANCE forestry harness

      Freely suspended leg protection provides excellent freedom of movement. Extremely ergonomic and comfortable for forestry use with circular saw blades. Very light. Tool bag also available. Suitable for FS 100 - FS 550.

    Versions

    • ADVANCE universal harness Zoom
      ADVANCE universal harness

      Extremely ergonomic, comfortable and light. For strength-saving mowing and shredding. Chest belt and tool bag also available. Suitable for FS 50 - FS 550.

    Versions

    • Tool bag Zoom
      Tool bag

      A practical way of transporting tools. Two compartments. Easily attached to the universal or forestry harness.

    Versions

    • Protective cover for brushcutters Zoom
      Protective cover for brushcutters

      Perfect transport protection for the engine housing of brushcutters and clearing saws. For FS 38 - FS 450.

    Versions

    • Universal guard Zoom
      Universal guard

      Excellent protection against flying cuttings or stones. With or without an apron for mowing heads.

    Versions

    • Guard for mowing heads and PolyCut Zoom
      Guard for mowing heads and PolyCut

      Guard for working with mowing heads. Provides protection against flying debris but still enables a clear view of the area to be mown.

    Versions

    • Stop kit for circular saw blades Zoom
      Stop kit for circular saw blades

      Stop kit and protection for circular saw blades. For accurate cutting with a circular saw blade.

    Versions

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.

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