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FS 460 C-EM

Professional brushcutter/clearing saw with the STIHL M-Tronic™ system for optimum engine performance at all times.

FS 460 C-EM
FS 460 C-EM is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 26.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The BEST unit in the Clearing Saw line! I have owned FS 250/450/550 Clearing Saws. Currently, the FS 460 C-EM is the best choice from the line. It will handle nearly anything the heavier 550/560 will, without the additional weight which can be a factor when working on steep terrain. The 360 lacks the power needed for the tougher brush when it is allowed to grow 3 or more years without cutting. I use my 460 to cut brush such as ninebark, serviceberry, scotchbroom, & vinemaple growing with grasses beneath a conifer-forested canopy on sloping-to-steep terrain where fire suppression is a necessity. This is the only viable option I have found where the use of herbicides or wheeled machinery is not practical. I bought the Short Shaft (K) model of this FS 460 C-EM in Canada because the (K) model is not currently available in the U.S. I have found the (K) model much easier to use on sloping-to-steep terrain when cutting going up the fall line because of the decreased distance to the ground. The longer shaft models may be used in my application, but are a bit clumsier & slightly unsafer to use.I recommend the 350mm, 3-tooth Brush Knife for all the clearing in the above applications. I have logged over 4,000 hrs. of use with this particular blade installed on the 450/460/550 units. The ability to flip it over & keep cutting is a time-saver in the field, and it is easier to sharpen with a longer service life than the other options. I have cut green material up to 3" in diameter with one high-rpm pass!The Forestry Advanced-Plus Harness assembly has an improved attachment to the unit for increased operator safety and less chance of failure than the old style attachment. This harness is comfortable and the weight distribution is superior.Dealer parts support can result in some delays due to back-order status, so I suggest stocking up prior to the cutting season.
Date published: 2018-02-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Well like all the reviews say...this is no toy! Makes short work of brush and small trees, actually the only downsides are it is a bit cool blooded and you can really quickly drop enough stuff to give yourself a heart attack pulling it out of the way. Seriously this thing is a beast and has been worth every penny so far. If I could make a petty would be awesome if it came with 2 blades.
Date published: 2018-02-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just the ticket Perfect for brush and small trees up to about 4". After that, a chainsaw is best.
Date published: 2017-12-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This piece of equipment exceeded my expectations The product was intimidating at first but the harness makes the FS 460 as easy to use as my normal weed eater. I couldn't wait to get home to try it and didn't stop until dark. I recommend this product.
Date published: 2017-08-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Used one for the city of Cincinnati park board loved it going out to buy my own Has power and cut trees about 1/2" through 3" no trouble just went slowly with it.
Date published: 2017-07-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Super Brush Cutter Bought a semi-professional brush cutter for clearing wild blackberries and maintaining hiking paths through woods. My wife has taken over using this cutter as it is easy for her to use and she loves the rate at which she can clear dense brush. Adding the better harness has made it much more comfortable to use.
Date published: 2017-07-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from impressive powre Impressive power, it is a little cold blooded on start up but you just need to learn the procedure then its good. Only problem so far is the harness slipping off my shoulders, it needs a strap across the front to keep it closed.
Date published: 2017-03-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from If it hadn't been stole! Yep some sorry so and so, stole mine! But that's probably the only thing that stopped this brush cutter. Lord knows I couldn't out work it, all it wanted was a fresh blade and more gas and ready to go. Me..I needed to lay down for awhile!
Date published: 2017-01-05
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