New, Fuel-Efficient STIHL Brushcutters are Ideal for Heavy Clearing Jobs

Versatile, rugged brushcutters for all-around professional applications  
Release Date: 4/8/2011
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FS 360 C-E


VIRGINIA BEACH , Va. Powered by a low-emission engine, the STIHL FS 360 C-E and the FS 460 C-EM brushcutters are approximately 20 percent more fuel efficient than previous models. Ideal for cutting wild growth, woody scrub and bushes, professionals can take on heavy clearing jobs with these reliable and dependable products.
The FS 460 C-EM is the first STIHL brushcutter available in the United States featuring the STIHL M-Tronic™ system that is designed to intelligently manage the engine to deliver optimum power at all times. The STIHL M-Tronic™ engine automatically adjusts to changes in elevation, temperature and air filter cleanliness, eliminating the need for manual carburetor adjustments. It also compensates for fuel quality and varying octane levels, and its memory function automatically restores previous settings when subsequent conditions have not changed.
Both the STIHL FS 360 C-E and the FS 460 C-EM feature a large, 25.4 oz. translucent fuel tank which results in longer run times and less refueling and the Easy2Start™ system makes starting fast and easy. The rugged professional design and four-point anti-vibration system allows for optimal control and helps to reduce user fatigue.
A new lightweight universal harness comes standard and provides comfort. Other features include a vertically pleated, paper air filter element that delivers an extended service life. Equipped with a semi-automatic choke lever, the STIHL FS 360 C-E and FS 460 C-EM have smoother, simplified starting, and also include a stop switch that automatically returns to the start position. The easy-to-adjust, soft-grip bike handle swivels to make storage and transport easier.
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About STIHL Inc.
STIHL Inc. manufactures the number one selling brand of gasoline-powered handheld outdoor power equipment in America for homeowners and professional landscapers*, as well as the number one selling brand of chainsaws in the world. STIHL products are sold through servicing power equipment retailers from coast to coast – not mass merchants. STIHL products sold through U.S. STIHL dealers are for distribution in the United States only. For more information or for the name of a local STIHL retailer, call toll free 1-800-GO STIHL (1-800-467-8445) or visit the dealer locator on the STIHL website at
*"Number one selling brand" is based on syndicated Irwin Broh Research (commercial landscapers) as well as independent consumer research of 2010 U.S. sales and market share data for the gasoline-powered handheld outdoor power equipment category combined sales to consumers and commercial landscapers.
STIHL is pleased to support the work of Independent We Stand , the Tree Research and Education Endowment Fund (TREE Fund) , International Society of Arboriculture (ISA ), the Tree Care Industry Association (TCIA) , National FFA , Professional Landcare Network (PLANET) , the American Tree Farm System (ATFS) , and the National Association of State Park Directors .
FS 360 C-E Specifications - Professional Use
DISPLACEMENT 37.7 cc (2.3 cu. in.)
ENGINE POWER 1.7 kW (2.3 bhp)
WEIGHT* 8.5 kg (18.7 lbs.)
FUEL CAPACITY 750 cc (25.4 oz.)
*Weight without cutting attachment or deflector.
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