FS 40 C-E - $159.95 DSRP


Distributor Suggested Retail Price FS 40 C-E DSRP:  $159.95

A lightweight, reliable grass trimmer, featuring Easy2Start™ technology, a low exhaust emission engine and lightweight curved shaft.

Powered by an advanced low-emission engine, the lightweight curved shaft FS 40 C-E STIHL trimmer features Easy2Start™ and a new starting system designed to help prevent flooding — so you can get started with fewer steps. High fuel efficiency, along with excellent balance, makes this trimmer comfortable on the wallet and in the yard.

20% More Fuel-efficient than Previous Model

Print Spec Sheets
FS 40 C-E 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.
Model Features
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    Adjustable front handle
    The front handle is easily adjustable (360-degree rotation) for comfort.
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    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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    Fully Lined Drive Shaft
    Provides smooth operation and less vibration.
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    High Tech Polymer Housing
    Housings are lightweight, withstand greater impact and are corrosion-resistant.
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    Start/Run/Stop Controls on Handle
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    Protected Choke Lever/Knob
    Helps prevent damage.
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    Throttle Trigger Interlock
    Must be depressed before the trigger can be activated.
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    Air Filter Cover
    Easily removed for fast and easy filter cleaning or replacement.
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    Protected or Enclosed Control Cables
    Eliminate dangling and loose wires.
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    Heavy-Duty Steel-On-Steel Clutch
    Centrifugal clutch is designed to reduce slippage.
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    Protected Spark Plug
    Protected yet easy to change.
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    Protected Spark Arrestor Muffler
    Has large baffles which reduce noise level and contains a screen designed to reduce the emission of sparks.
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    Upright Translucent Fuel Tank
    Allows operator to easily check fuel level before starting work. Upright position makes it easier to refill.
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    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.
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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).
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    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.
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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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    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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    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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Standard Features
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    Common Features for Trimmers
    View the features common to many STIHL trimmers.

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.
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    Padded stainless steel spring wire headband maintains constant pressure. Easy to adjust. Noise Reduction Rating (NRR): 29. Meets ANSI S3.19-1974 standard.

    Colors available: Camouflage, Orange and Grey

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FS 40 C-E is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 251.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 2 finger pull start Just got yesterday but very impressed. Starts the first time you try and it really only takes 2 fingers to start. I have never had a weed eater that would actually start without some serious effort. I absolutely love this thing. Perfect for my height 5'5 and it is not too heavy to use for extended period of time. Plus it does not vibrate so bad when you stop that your arms are still shaking. I definitely recommend this to anyone and everyone.
Date published: 2017-04-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lightweight and dependable This small trimmer is light and has plenty of power for the average homeowner. It starts easily and is a dependable machine.
Date published: 2017-04-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from ez to start When I talked to the Stihl rep I told him I wanted something I could start and was not heavy.I have 40 acres and needed something dependable. This was his recommendation and I am pleased so far. It has been updated and is so ez to start. Love it.
Date published: 2017-04-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Piece of Equipment!! A+ This weedwacker starts easily and runs great. I love it for around my home.
Date published: 2017-04-15
Rated 2 out of 5 by from nothing good to say the string in the trimmer is very difficult to replace and doesn't last long I ended up buying the blades. Lots of problems starting have had it in repair 3 times. The cheap old one was easier to maintain, easy to reload string, had interchangeable parts for the cutter and was 1/2 the price. Last one I'll ever buy.
Date published: 2017-04-08
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Junk I have owned this for three years. Within the first month, the head broke. On the third month the head broke again, and I had to replace the shaft. On year two, the carburetor became very fussy, and unless the ethanol-free gas I was using was less than two weeks old, it would not run for more than a few seconds. Now, in year three, even with fresh ethanol-free gas, it will not run for more than a few seconds. I always treat my tools with care, only used ethanol-free fuel with good quality oil-mix, and empty the fuel tank during the winter season. I will never buy a Stihl product again and will recommend to my family and friends to stay away from this over-priced junk.
Date published: 2017-04-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Powerful, yet manageable string trimmer. So easy to use this thing. The easy2start is amazing, and has all the power you could ever need. The main thing I liked was that after using it my hands weren't shaky. My old string trimmer( poulan pro) was garbage compared to this. And not to mention I payed less for this trimmer and getting their fuel mix than I did my previous sting trimmer. You cant go wrong with STIHL.
Date published: 2017-02-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This product has great features I love it it has been easy to use. It seems to be reliable and starts easy. It has very good power .
Date published: 2017-02-20
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