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.
The STIHL Easy2Start™ system makes starting STIHL outdoor power tools almost effortless, eliminating the need for a strong pull of the starting cord. This advanced starting system is designed to make starting STIHL products easier. The specific system may vary by model, but in each case, a quick pull overcomes the engine’s compression to minimize the strength and effort required to start. Available on selected products.
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Electronic ignition provides easier starting and smoother running.
Shoulder Strap / Carrying System
Using a shoulder strap or carrying system helps distribute the weight of the equipment for increased operator comfort and improved maneuverability.
Simplified Starting Procedure
To get started, simply pump the fuel primer, set the choke and pull the starter cord. The built-in stop switch allows the user to turn off the engine with a simple press of the button. When the engine is off, the throttle lock automatically returns to the “start” setting. Your power tool will be ready to be started when you’re ready to get back to work.
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Fully Lined Drive Shaft
Provides smooth operation and less vibration.
High Tech Polymer Housing
Housings are lightweight, withstand greater impact and are corrosion-resistant.
Protected Choke Lever/Knob
Helps prevent damage.
Start/Run/Stop Controls on Handle
Throttle Trigger Interlock
Must be depressed before the trigger can be activated.
Air Filter Cover
Easily removed for fast and easy filter cleaning or replacement.
Protected or Enclosed Control Cables
Eliminate dangling and loose wires.
Heavy-Duty Steel-On-Steel Clutch
Centrifugal clutch is designed to reduce slippage.
Protected Spark Plug
Protected yet easy to change.
Protected Spark Arrestor Muffler
Has large baffles which reduce noise level and contains a screen designed to reduce the emission of sparks.
Upright Translucent Fuel Tank
Allows operator to easily check fuel level before starting work. Upright position makes it easier to refill.
STIHL M-Tronic™ System
The STIHL M-Tronic™ system intelligently manages the operating performance of the engine. Equipment performance can be affected by a dirty air filter, changes in elevation or poor fuel quality. The STIHL M-Tronic™ system compensates for these factors by eliminating the low and high-speed carburetor adjustment screws and electronically monitoring the engine and digitally controlling the fuel/air mixture. This new technology also provides a simplified warm start procedure.
Multi-Function Control Handle
Having easy access to all of the controls on one comfortable handle makes it easy to complete tasks so the operator’s hand never has to leave the handle.
IntelliCarb™ Compensating Carburetor
The IntelliCarb™ Compensating Carburetor measures the air pressure on the clean side of the air filter and adjusts the metering diaphragm in the carburetor. This keeps the RPM at a consistent level, even when the air filter begins to clog.
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 90°.
Purge Pump Primer
By pressing the bulb, this small fuel pump delivers fuel to the carburetor, reducing the number of starting pulls needed after an extended break between uses.
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.
Cutting Heads & Blades Selection Chart
Need help selecting a cutting head or blade for your STIHL trimmer or brushcutter?
Click here to view the Cutting Heads & Blades Selection Chart (PDF Format).
When used in conjunction with a harness, the bike handle allows the machine to be easily guided, enabling a smooth horizontal mowing action to cover large areas quickly and efficiently. With soft grips for increased comfort, the bike handle provides greater control and helps reduce operator fatigue.
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Common Features for Trimmers
View the features common to many STIHL trimmers.
STIHL products sold through U.S. STIHL Dealers are for distribution in the United States only.
Straps and Harnesses
They distribute the load from your hands to your shoulders. They also help reduce operator fatigue and make it easier to use trimmers, brushcutters and clearing saws for extended periods.
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FS 560 C-EM Description
The most powerful STIHL clearing saw in its class – the FS 560 C-EM cuts through wild growth, hedges and thickets with a rugged design ideal for heavy landscape and forest cutting. Powered by a low-emission engine that is 12% more fuel-efficient than the previous model, the STIHL FS 560 C-EM clearing saw features the STIHL M-Tronic™ engine management system, which provides optimum engine power at all times and automatically adjusts to changes in elevation, temperature and air filter cleanliness. A large 33.5 oz. translucent fuel tank – 31% larger than the previous model – offers longer run times and less refueling.
This clearing saw also comes standard with the Easy2Start™ system, which requires minimal pulling force to start the engine. The 4-point anti-vibration system allows optimal control while reducing fatigue, and an easy-to-adjust, soft-grip bike handle swivels for easy transport and storage.