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New STIHL Hedge Trimmer Provides Premium Performance

STIHL HS 46 C-E reduces operator fatigue for users
Release Date: 9/1/2011

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HS 46 C-E


VIRGINIA BEACH, VA – Designed with comfort in mind, the STIHL HS 46 C-E is the lightest weight gasoline-powered hedge trimmer in the STIHL line. Complete with many user-friendly features and ideal for trimming and cutting hedges, bushes and shrubs around the yard, the new STIHL HS 46 C-E is perfect for homeowners looking for a premium, lightweight, well-balanced, easy-to-use tool.  
The hedge trimmer features an advanced anti-vibration system, which cuts vibration levels by 40 percent, as compared to previous models, increasing comfort and reducing operator fatigue.  The Master Control Lever™ and the Easy2Start™ system make starting, operating and stopping the engine faster and easier. Rugged and reliable, the increased blade rigidity of the double-sided 22-inch cutter bar along with new blade geometry improves trimming performance, and strong acceleration gives the HS 46 C-E the power to cut through thicker limbs for quicker, smoother cuts.
At the same time the HS 46 C-E is easier on the environment as compared to the previous traditional two-cycle models with exhaust emissions that are reduced by 64 percent. This new engine technology also provides improved fuel efficiency for a longer run time and to help you save on fuel costs.
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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.
HS 46 C-E Specifications - Occasional Use
DISPLACEMENT 21.4 cc (1.31 cu. in.)
ENGINE POWER 0.65 kW (0.87 bhp)
WEIGHT 4.3 kg (9.5 lbs.)
Powerhead only
FUEL CAPACITY 280 cc (9.5 oz.)
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