Selection Grass trimmers, brushcutters and clearing saws

FS 40

Modern and convenient. Ideal for around-the-garden trimming tasks.

General

FS 40

The FS 40 is a lightweight curved shaft trimmer, powered by an advanced low-emission engine, for homeowner use. Featuring a TapAction AUTOCUT C 5-2 cutting head for easy line refilling and a stop switch, which automatically returns to start position for easier operation. High fuel efficiency coupled with exceptional stability, make this trimmer friendly to the operator and to the environment.

Versions

Featured Price
  • FS 40 with AutoCut® C 5-2 $219.95 *

* Manufacturer's featured price updated as of February 22, 2016. Manufacturer’s featured prices are subject to change without notice.


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Product variations

Technical data

FS 40

Technical data

Displacement (cc) 27.2
Power output (kW/bhp) 0.7 / 1.0
Weight (kg / lbs) 1) 4.4 / 9.7

1) without fuel, cutting tool and deflector

The version(s) available in each country may differ from the above range and specifications; specific details may be subject to change without notice. Please ask your local STIHL Approved Dealer for further information.

Features

FS 40

Standard features

  • 2-stroke reduced-emission engine technology Zoom
    2-stroke reduced-emission engine technology

    2-stroke engine with stratified charge. A fuel-free layer of air is created between the burned charge in the combustion chamber and the fresh charge in the crankcase, reducing the amount of fuel lost during the charge cycle. This results in more power with a lower weight, up to 20% lower fuel consumption than regular 2-stroke engines and significantly reduced exhaust emissions.

  • Simplified starting system Zoom
    Simplified starting system

    Simply set the choke, pump the fuel primer, pull the starter cord and away you go! The running machine then switches off after a brief press of the stop button. Once the machine is at a standstill, the ignition activates again automatically. Thus the ignition is always ready for starting.

  • Loop handle (R) Zoom
    Loop handle (R)

    The loop handled grass trimmers and brushcutters are ideal for working in areas where space is limited, e.g. thinning between bushes and shrubs.

  • Multi-function control handle Zoom
    Multi-function control handle

    Easy, comfortable thumb-operated control means the operator's hand never leaves the handle.

Additional features

  • STIHL Easy2Start™ (E) Zoom
    STIHL Easy2Start™ (E)

    A genuine advance in easy starting. STIHL Easy2Start™ (E) cuts the effort required to start the tool by half, while the starter cord can be pulled at just one third of the normal force. All it takes is 2 fingers and a gentle pull action.

  • Shoulder strap / carrying system Zoom
    Shoulder strap / carrying system

    Using a STIHL shoulder strap or carrying harness with soft padding makes work more comfortable, particularly during lengthy jobs.

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The version(s) available in each country may differ from the above range and specifications; specific details may be subject to change without notice. Please ask your local STIHL Approved Dealer for further information.