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FS 40 C-E

FS 40 C-E
A lightweight, reliable grass trimmer, featuring STIHL Easy2Start™ technology, a low exhaust emission engine and lightweight curved shaft.

Model Features

  • 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.

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

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  • 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).
  • STIHL Easy2Start™
    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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  • Adjustable front handle
    The front handle is easily adjustable (360-degree rotation) for comfort.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Upright Translucent Fuel Tank
    Allows operator to easily check fuel level before starting work. Upright position makes it easier to refill.
  • Protected Spark Arrestor Muffler
    Has large baffles which reduce noise level and contains a screen designed to reduce the emission of sparks.
  • Protected Spark Plug
    Protected yet easy to change.
  • Heavy-Duty Steel-On-Steel Clutch
    Centrifugal clutch is designed to reduce slippage.
  • 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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  • Protected or Enclosed Control Cables
    Eliminate dangling and loose wires.
  • Air Filter Cover
    Easily removed for fast and easy filter cleaning or replacement.
  • Throttle Trigger Interlock
    Must be depressed before the trigger can be activated.
  • Start/Run/Stop Controls on Handle
  • Protected Choke Lever/Knob
    Helps prevent damage.
  • High Tech Polymer Housing
    Housings are lightweight, withstand greater impact and are corrosion-resistant.
  • Fully Lined Drive Shaft
    Provides smooth operation and less vibration.

Specifications

DISPLACEMENT
27.2 cc (1.66 cu. in.)
ENGINE POWER
0.7 kW (0.94 bhp)
WEIGHT*
4.5 kg (9.9 lbs.)
FUEL CAPACITY
340 cc (11.5 oz.)
CUTTING SWATH
15"
POWER SOURCE
Gas
* Weight without cutting attachment or deflector.

Important Information

WARNING! Improper use of any trimmer/brushcutter can cause serious or fatal injury. Read, understand and follow all safety instructions in your instruction manual. To reduce the risk of injury from blade contact, circular saw blades may be used on FS brushcutters that have a limitstop, a bicycle handle and double shoulder harness and not on FS brushcutters with a "J" handle or loop handle. Other rigid blades may be used on FS brushcutters having a bicycle handle, a "J" handle or a loop handle equipped with a barrier bar. To reduce the risk of eye injury always wear proper eye protection. Always use the appropriate deflector for the type of cutting attachment, as explained in your instruction manual.

Note: STIHL engine products with the Caring for Nature logo are cleaner than EPA Standards for exhaust emissions.

Note: STIHL recommends use of fuel with no more than 10% Ethanol content. Using fuel with greater than 10% Ethanol content may cause damage to your equipment and may void your STIHL warranty. Learn More…

WARNING! Improper use of any power tool may cause serious or fatal injury. Read, understand and follow carefully the operating and safety instructions in your instruction manual before using such products.

STIHL products sold through U.S. STIHL Dealers are for distribution in the United States only.

Reviews

FS 40 C-E is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 314.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to Start I have used this trimmer only twice thus far. The second time I used it, I used old fuel (really old) and it started on the first pull anyway. It was perfect except for one thing...the lines both broke next to the hub and I had to take the spool apart to rethread it. I am giving 5 stars anyway, because the line break may have been my fault somehow.
Date published: 2017-07-21
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Poor trim head Trimming head is supposed to advance string automatically by tapping on the ground but does not. String only advances when head is turned manually. Works fine otherwise but this is a major drawback.
Date published: 2017-07-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very easy to use and maintain. So far it has started on the first pull every time. Light and easy to handle.
Date published: 2017-07-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great buy for the money best trimmer I have ever owned great buy for the price.
Date published: 2017-07-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent trimmer! Easy starting. Lightweight yet powerful. Affordable.
Date published: 2017-07-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from very good trimmer this is the best trimmer i should have got one years ago i used to get my trimers at home d and they only ran for a year even tho i used good gas and took care if them . i will never buy another brand again go stihl
Date published: 2017-07-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from excellent piece of equipment i would recommend this trimmer too everybody , extremely well developed and well designed.
Date published: 2017-07-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product, easy start, quieter than I had expected I've used mine 3 or 4 times and have been happy with the easy start, good power and ease of use. Very pleased so far.
Date published: 2017-07-10
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Standard Features

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Low-Emission Trimmers from STIHL - Video
How to Wind a STIHL Trimmer Head - Video
How to Start Your FS 40 C-E Trimmer - Video
Cutting Heads & Blades Selection Chart (PDF)
Download Instructions on How to Rewind Your Trimmer Head (PDF)
Product Instruction Manual (PDF)
Product Safety Manual (PDF)
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