{"id":4275888193671,"title":"Stihl KM 131 R Multi-Tool Powerhead","handle":"stihl-km-131-r-multi-tool-powerhead","description":"\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eOur most powerful KombiMotor, the KM 131 R has 33% more engine power than the KM 111 R.\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eWhen you are on the job, which do you value more: power or versatility? If you answered “both,” then take a look at the KM 131 R KombiMotor. This multi-tasking tool is the most powerful in the STIHL KombiSystem family and features a low-emission engine, delivering 30% longer run times compared to previous models. It’s compatible with over a dozen KombiSystem attachments, giving you incredible utility in a fraction of the trailer space compared to stand-alone tools. The KM 131 R is also easy to operate, featuring a semi-automatic choke lever, one-touch stop switch, anti-vibration system and a specially designed quick-release coupling system for easy switching between attachments. The only thing easier than using the KM 131 R is leaving your older, bulkier power tools behind.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\n\u003cp\u003eThe STIHL KombiSystem is a versatile landscaping system that includes a powerful STIHL KombiMotor and a full line of attachments. Together, they give landscaping professionals the ability to tackle a tremendous range of outdoor tasks without loading the trailer with a pile of tools. Attachments include trimmers, blowers, hedge trimmers, edgers, pruners, cultivators and more. Each attachment slides into the KombiMotor effortlessly and is secured via a quick-release coupling system, saving you time as well as trailer space.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\n\u003cp\u003eNOTE: STIHL KombiMotors and STIHL KombiSystem attachments are sold separately.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- TABS --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eSpecifications\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003ctable class=\"technical_data\"\u003e\n \u003ctbody\u003e\n \u003ctr class=\"psHeader\"\u003e\n \u003ctd colspan=\"2\"\u003e\n \u003cspan\u003eKM 131 R Specifications - Professional Use\u003c\/span\u003e\n \u003c\/td\u003e\n \u003c\/tr\u003e\n \u003ctr\u003e\n \u003ctd class=\"col1\"\u003eDISPLACEMENT\n \u003c\/td\u003e\n \u003ctd class=\"col2\"\u003e36.3 cc (2.2 cu. in.)\n \u003c\/td\u003e\n \u003c\/tr\u003e\n \u003ctr class=\"odd\"\u003e\n \u003ctd class=\"col1\"\u003eENGINE POWER\n \u003c\/td\u003e\n \u003ctd class=\"col2\"\u003e1.4 kW (1.9 bhp)\n \u003c\/td\u003e\n \u003c\/tr\u003e\n \u003ctr\u003e\n \u003ctd class=\"col1\"\u003eWEIGHT\n \u003c\/td\u003e\n \u003ctd class=\"col2\"\u003e4.4 kg (9.7 lbs.)\n \u003c\/td\u003e\n \u003c\/tr\u003e\n \u003ctr class=\"odd\"\u003e\n \u003ctd class=\"col1\"\u003eFUEL CAPACITY\n \u003c\/td\u003e\n \u003ctd class=\"col2\"\u003e710 cc (24.0 oz.)\n \u003c\/td\u003e\n \u003c\/tr\u003e\n \u003ctr\u003e\n \u003ctd class=\"col1\"\u003ePOWER SOURCE\n \u003c\/td\u003e\n \u003ctd class=\"col2\"\u003eGas\n \u003c\/td\u003e\n \u003c\/tr\u003e\n \u003ctr class=\"psFooter\"\u003e\n \u003ctd colspan=\"2\"\u003e\n   \n\n \u003c\/td\u003e\n \u003c\/tr\u003e\n \u003c\/tbody\u003e\n \u003c\/table\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eFeatures\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cul class=\"configuration_list hide5\"\u003e\n \u003cli\u003e\n \u003cdiv\u003e\n \u003cp\u003e\n \n\t\t\u003cb\u003eAnti-Vibration System\u003c\/b\u003e\n\t\t\u003cbr\u003e\nSTIHL has a system for minimizing the vibration levels of handheld outdoor power equipment. The STIHL anti-vibration system helps reduce operator fatigue and provides a more comfortable working experience. \n\n \u003c\/p\u003e\n \u003c\/div\u003e\n \u003c\/li\u003e\n \u003cli\u003e\n \u003cdiv\u003e\n \u003cp\u003e\n \n\t\t\u003cb\u003eMulti-Function Control Handle\u003c\/b\u003e\n\t\t\u003cbr\u003e\nHaving easy access to all of the controls on one comfortable handle help makes it easier to complete tasks so the operator’s hand never has to leave the handle.\n \u003c\/p\u003e\n \u003c\/div\u003e\n \u003c\/li\u003e\n \u003cli\u003e\n \u003cdiv\u003e\n \u003cp\u003e\n \u003cstrong\u003eBuilt in the USA\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\nIndicates products that are built in the United States from domestic and foreign parts and components.\n \u003c\/p\u003e\n \u003cp class=\"nofloat\"\u003e\n \u003ca class=\"orange_arrow\" href=\"https:\/\/www.stihlusa.com\/real-people-stihl-people\/build-it\/\"\u003eMore information\u003c\/a\u003e\n \u003c\/p\u003e\n \u003c\/div\u003e\n \u003c\/li\u003e\n \u003cli\u003e\n \u003cdiv\u003e\n \u003cp\u003e\n \u003cstrong\u003eReduced-Emission Engine Technology - Caring for Nature\u003c\/strong\u003e\n\u003cbr\u003e\nThe 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.\n \u003c\/p\u003e\n \u003cp class=\"nofloat\"\u003e\n \u003ca class=\"orange_arrow\" href=\"https:\/\/www.stihlusa.com\/products\/technology\/the-road-to-green-is-orange\/\"\u003eMore information\u003c\/a\u003e\n \u003c\/p\u003e\n \u003c\/div\u003e\n \u003c\/li\u003e\n \u003cli\u003e\n \u003cdiv\u003e\n \u003cp\u003e\n \n\t\t\u003cb\u003eLoop Handle\u003c\/b\u003e\n\t\t\u003cbr\u003e\nThe loop handle (R) is an adjustable rounded handle mounted on the shaft for support and control. The handle is designed to help control the machine in different positions, ideal for reaching tough spots. 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If you answered “both,” then take a look at the KM 131 R KombiMotor. This multi-tasking tool is the most powerful in the STIHL KombiSystem family and features a low-emission engine, delivering 30% longer run times compared to previous models. It’s compatible with over a dozen KombiSystem attachments, giving you incredible utility in a fraction of the trailer space compared to stand-alone tools. The KM 131 R is also easy to operate, featuring a semi-automatic choke lever, one-touch stop switch, anti-vibration system and a specially designed quick-release coupling system for easy switching between attachments. The only thing easier than using the KM 131 R is leaving your older, bulkier power tools behind.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\n\u003cp\u003eThe STIHL KombiSystem is a versatile landscaping system that includes a powerful STIHL KombiMotor and a full line of attachments. Together, they give landscaping professionals the ability to tackle a tremendous range of outdoor tasks without loading the trailer with a pile of tools. Attachments include trimmers, blowers, hedge trimmers, edgers, pruners, cultivators and more. 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The STIHL anti-vibration system helps reduce operator fatigue and provides a more comfortable working experience. \n\n \u003c\/p\u003e\n \u003c\/div\u003e\n \u003c\/li\u003e\n \u003cli\u003e\n \u003cdiv\u003e\n \u003cp\u003e\n \n\t\t\u003cb\u003eMulti-Function Control Handle\u003c\/b\u003e\n\t\t\u003cbr\u003e\nHaving easy access to all of the controls on one comfortable handle help makes it easier to complete tasks so the operator’s hand never has to leave the handle.\n \u003c\/p\u003e\n \u003c\/div\u003e\n \u003c\/li\u003e\n \u003cli\u003e\n \u003cdiv\u003e\n \u003cp\u003e\n \u003cstrong\u003eBuilt in the USA\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\nIndicates products that are built in the United States from domestic and foreign parts and components.\n \u003c\/p\u003e\n \u003cp class=\"nofloat\"\u003e\n \u003ca class=\"orange_arrow\" href=\"https:\/\/www.stihlusa.com\/real-people-stihl-people\/build-it\/\"\u003eMore information\u003c\/a\u003e\n \u003c\/p\u003e\n \u003c\/div\u003e\n \u003c\/li\u003e\n \u003cli\u003e\n \u003cdiv\u003e\n \u003cp\u003e\n \u003cstrong\u003eReduced-Emission Engine Technology - Caring for Nature\u003c\/strong\u003e\n\u003cbr\u003e\nThe 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.\n \u003c\/p\u003e\n \u003cp class=\"nofloat\"\u003e\n \u003ca class=\"orange_arrow\" href=\"https:\/\/www.stihlusa.com\/products\/technology\/the-road-to-green-is-orange\/\"\u003eMore information\u003c\/a\u003e\n \u003c\/p\u003e\n \u003c\/div\u003e\n \u003c\/li\u003e\n \u003cli\u003e\n \u003cdiv\u003e\n \u003cp\u003e\n \n\t\t\u003cb\u003eLoop Handle\u003c\/b\u003e\n\t\t\u003cbr\u003e\nThe loop handle (R) is an adjustable rounded handle mounted on the shaft for support and control. The handle is designed to help control the machine in different positions, ideal for reaching tough spots. The handle is large enough to accommodate a gloved hand comfortably.\n\n \u003c\/p\u003e\n \u003c\/div\u003e\n \u003c\/li\u003e\n \u003cli\u003e\n \u003cdiv\u003e\n \u003cp\u003e\n \n\t\t\u003cb\u003eQuick-Release Coupling\u003c\/b\u003e\n\t\t\u003cbr\u003e\nThe quick-release coupling system makes it easy to switch between Kombi attachments. In addition, this feature allows KombiSystem equipment to be dismantled into two parts for easy transport and storage and then re-assembled quickly without tools.\n\n\u003c!--See it in action html--\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003ca class=\"orange_arrow\" href=\"https:\/\/www.youtube.com\/embed\/vA5hNTO3kvM?modestbranding=1\u0026amp;rel=0\u0026amp;showinfo=0\u0026amp;wmode=opaque\u0026amp;autoplay=1\" target=\"_self\"\u003eSee it in action!\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c!--See it in action html--\u003e\n \u003c\/p\u003e\n \u003c\/div\u003e\n \u003c\/li\u003e\n \u003cli\u003e\n \u003cdiv\u003e\n \u003cp\u003e\n \n\t\t\u003cb\u003eSplit Shaft\u003c\/b\u003e\n\t\t\u003cbr\u003e\nA split shaft and special toolless quick-release coupling lets you easily switch between attachments, making the KombiSystem highly versatile as well as easy to transport and store.\n\n \u003c\/p\u003e\n \u003c\/div\u003e\n \u003c\/li\u003e\n \u003cli\u003e\n \u003cdiv\u003e\n \u003cp\u003e\n \n\t\t\u003cb\u003eElectronic Ignition Module\u003c\/b\u003e\n\t\t\u003cbr\u003eThe electronic ignition provides reliable starting and because it is fully enclosed, it is protected from moisture and debris for longer service life. \n \u003c\/p\u003e\n \u003c\/div\u003e\n \u003c\/li\u003e\n \u003cli\u003e\n \u003cdiv\u003e\n \u003cp\u003e\n \u003cstrong\u003ePurge Pump Primer\u003c\/strong\u003e\n\u003cbr\u003e\nA small fuel pump delivers fuel to the carburetor when pushed, reducing the number of starting strokes required following extended breaks in operation.\n \u003c\/p\u003e\n \u003c\/div\u003e\n \u003c\/li\u003e\n \u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003c!-- \/TABS --\u003e"}

Stihl KM 131 R Multi-Tool Powerhead

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No matter how you shop with us, whether it’s in store at our Winter Garden or Clermont locations or online. We promise a consistent service experience that aims to exceed your expectations. We want you to have a mower you love and a service shop you trust.

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  • 7 Day - Love it or Exchange it guarantee. Sometimes we all make mistakes, we’ll make it painless to switch
Product Description

Our most powerful KombiMotor, the KM 131 R has 33% more engine power than the KM 111 R.

When you are on the job, which do you value more: power or versatility? If you answered “both,” then take a look at the KM 131 R KombiMotor. This multi-tasking tool is the most powerful in the STIHL KombiSystem family and features a low-emission engine, delivering 30% longer run times compared to previous models. It’s compatible with over a dozen KombiSystem attachments, giving you incredible utility in a fraction of the trailer space compared to stand-alone tools. The KM 131 R is also easy to operate, featuring a semi-automatic choke lever, one-touch stop switch, anti-vibration system and a specially designed quick-release coupling system for easy switching between attachments. The only thing easier than using the KM 131 R is leaving your older, bulkier power tools behind.

The STIHL KombiSystem is a versatile landscaping system that includes a powerful STIHL KombiMotor and a full line of attachments. Together, they give landscaping professionals the ability to tackle a tremendous range of outdoor tasks without loading the trailer with a pile of tools. Attachments include trimmers, blowers, hedge trimmers, edgers, pruners, cultivators and more. Each attachment slides into the KombiMotor effortlessly and is secured via a quick-release coupling system, saving you time as well as trailer space.

NOTE: STIHL KombiMotors and STIHL KombiSystem attachments are sold separately.

Sku: KM131R
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KM 131 R Specifications - Professional Use
DISPLACEMENT 36.3 cc (2.2 cu. in.)
ENGINE POWER 1.4 kW (1.9 bhp)
WEIGHT 4.4 kg (9.7 lbs.)
FUEL CAPACITY 710 cc (24.0 oz.)
POWER SOURCE Gas
 
  • Anti-Vibration System
    STIHL has a system for minimizing the vibration levels of handheld outdoor power equipment. The STIHL anti-vibration system helps reduce operator fatigue and provides a more comfortable working experience.

  • Multi-Function Control Handle
    Having easy access to all of the controls on one comfortable handle help makes it easier to complete tasks so the operator’s hand never has to leave the handle.

  • Built in the USA
    Indicates products that are built in the United States from domestic and foreign parts and components.

    More information

  • 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.

    More information

  • Loop Handle
    The loop handle (R) is an adjustable rounded handle mounted on the shaft for support and control. The handle is designed to help control the machine in different positions, ideal for reaching tough spots. The handle is large enough to accommodate a gloved hand comfortably.

  • Quick-Release Coupling
    The quick-release coupling system makes it easy to switch between Kombi attachments. In addition, this feature allows KombiSystem equipment to be dismantled into two parts for easy transport and storage and then re-assembled quickly without tools.

    See it in action!

  • Split Shaft
    A split shaft and special toolless quick-release coupling lets you easily switch between attachments, making the KombiSystem highly versatile as well as easy to transport and store.

  • Electronic Ignition Module
    The electronic ignition provides reliable starting and because it is fully enclosed, it is protected from moisture and debris for longer service life.

  • Purge Pump Primer
    A small fuel pump delivers fuel to the carburetor when pushed, reducing the number of starting strokes required following extended breaks in operation.