Selection Brushcutters and clearing saws

FS 490 C-EM

Powerful 2-MIX clearing saw with M-Tronic (M) and ErgoStart (E).

General

FS 490 C-EM

For professional use in landscape maintenance. STIHL 4-point anti vibration system, STIHL ErgoStart, multi-function handle, bike handle, tool-free handle adjustment, 2-MIX engine, STIHL M-Tronic, straightforward starting technology, stop button, with ADVANCE PLUS. universal harness.

Versions


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.

Product variations

Technical data

FS 490 C-EM

Technical data

Displacement 51,6 cm³
Power output 2,4/3,3 kW/PS
Weight 1) 9,1 kg
Sound pressure level with plastic tool 2) 102 dB(A)
Sound pressure level with metal tool 2) 102 dB(A)
Sound power level with metal tool 2) 116 dB(A)
Sound power level 2) 115 dB(A)
Vibration level, left/right with plastic tool 3) 3,7/3,7 m/s²
Vibration level, left/right with metal tool 3) 2,8/2,8 m/s²
Total length 4) 180 cm

1) Weight excluding fuel, cutting tool and guard
2) K-factor according to DIR 2006/42/EC = 2.5 dB (A)
3) K-factor according to DIR 2006/42/EC = 2m / s ²
4) Without cutting tool

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 490 C-EM

Standard features

  • STIHL 2-MIX-Engine Zoom
    STIHL 2-MIX-Engine

    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.

  • Large fuel tank Zoom
    Large fuel tank

    The transparent fuel tank with a volume of 0.75 l ensures long working intervals with fewer fuel stops. The level is easily visible from the outside. Easy to refuel through a large, easily accessible tank opening. (similar to illustration)

  • Air filter with long service life Zoom
    Air filter with long service life

    The easily accessible paper filter with a long service life means it can go for long intervals without changing. (similar to illustration)

  • Winter setting slide control Zoom
    Winter setting slide control

    It is quick and easy to switch the setting from winter to summer using the slide control. Using the winter setting will prevent the air filter and carburettor from freezing. (similar to illustration)

  • Manual fuel pump (Purger) Zoom
    Manual fuel pump (Purger)

    A small fuel pump delivers fuel to the carburettor at the touch of a button. This reduces the number of starting strokes required following extended breaks in operations.

  • Start flap lever (M-Tronic) Zoom
    Start flap lever (M-Tronic)

    With the M-Tronic, you do not have to worry about cold or warm start. With M-Tronic there is only one starting position on the start flap lever. The system detects cold or warm start automatically and electronically calculates the exact amount of fuel. You can start with fewer starting strokes and can apply full throttle immediately. If you press the throttle trigger the start rotary switch will automatically return to the operating position. (similar to illustration)

  • STIHL M-Tronic Zoom
    STIHL M-Tronic

    This fully electronic engine management system adjusts ignition timing and fuel metering in all operating modes. It also takes external conditions such as temperature, altitude and fuel quality into account. It ensures consistent engine performance, a constant maximum speed and superb acceleration. M-Tronic makes manual carburettor adjustments unnecessary. Thanks to electronic cold/warm start recognition, now there is only one start position on the combi-lever. The engine starts after fewer pulls and with no change of position, and can immediately accelerate up to speed - even after a cold start. M-Tronic also remembers the settings from the last time the tool was used. So when external conditions are the same, optimal engine performance is available every time you start up again.

  • STIHL ErgoStart (E) Zoom
    STIHL ErgoStart (E)

    STIHL ErgoStart 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. A coil spring between the starter cord and the crankshaft smoothes out force peaks, making them virtually undetectable through the cord itself.

  • 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.

  • Bike handle Zoom
    Bike handle

    When used in conjunction with a harness, the bike handle enables a smooth mowing action. The bike handle allows the machine to be easily guided, making it ideal for working on large areas and thus reducing fatigue.

  • STIHL 4-point anti-vibration system Zoom
    STIHL 4-point anti-vibration system

    In STIHL brushcutters, steel springs act as anti-vibration elements to reduce the transmission of vibrations caused by the motor and rotary cutter. The handles therefore have extremely low vibration and the devices is easy to guide. (similar to illustration)

  • ADVANCE PLUS Universal harness Zoom
    ADVANCE PLUS Universal harness

    With a comfort carry ring for quickly attaching an removing the clearing saw.

  • Locking plug-in bolt Zoom
    Locking plug-in bolt

    Changing the tool is made particularly easy by locking the plug-in bolt in place. (similar to illustration)

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

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

  • Compensator Zoom
    Compensator

    This controller in the carburettor prevents the fuel-air mixture getting richer as the air filter becomes clogged. The correct quantity of fuel is delivered to the carburettor depending on the quantity of air passing through the air filter. This keeps the fuel/air ratio in the combustion mixture constant and hence also the engine power. The filter doesn't need to be cleaned until an appreciable drop in power occurs.

  • Goggles Zoom
    Goggles

    It is important to protect your eyes from flying particles and harmful UV radiation. Therefore a pair of safety goggles/glasses are supplied with the the machine. Note: Additional face protection must be worn when working with brushcutters.

  • Tool free handle adjustment Zoom
    Tool free handle adjustment

    The central wing nut enables easy adjustment without the use of tools. For transportation and space-saving storage, the handle can be rotated by 90°.

Additional features

  • ADVANCE forestry harness Zoom
    ADVANCE forestry harness

    Great freedom of movement thanks to the freely suspended leg protection. Extremely ergonomic for forestry applications involving circular saw blades. Very light. Tool bag also available.

We present some Product Technology features in product technology .

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.

Cutting Tools

FS 490 C-EM

Cutting Tools

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      Shredder blade

      Steel double blade for thinning and removing tough scrub and thorny hedges. Must be used with the appropriate shredder guard. Only approved for certain bike handle machines.

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      DuroCut mowing head

      Double or quadruple lines, for mowing and thinning work. Up to four lines can be easily inserted. Compatible with many different sizes and types of mowing line.

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      Grass cutting blade 250-44

      Low-throw, steel grass-cutting blade with 44 teeth (diameter: 250 mm). Clippings are not scattered, and the risk of stones flying up as debris is low. Ideal for mowing tough, dry grass and stubborn weeds. Suitable for reeds and bushes. Use only with the universal guard.

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      PolyCut mowing head

      Universal cutting tool for trimming and working on large areas. With three moving plastic knives.

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      TrimCut mowing head

      Double line, for mowing and thinning work. Mowing lines are extended by hand.

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Accessories

FS 490 C-EM

Accessories

    • ADVANCE PLUS universal harness Zoom
      ADVANCE PLUS universal harness

      With quick release system for fast connection and disconnection of brushcutters. Suitable for FS 50 - FS 560

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    • ADVANCE forestry harness Zoom
      ADVANCE forestry harness

      Freely suspended leg protection provides excellent freedom of movement. Extremely ergonomic and comfortable for forestry use with circular saw blades. Very light. Tool bag also available. Suitable for FS 100 - FS 550.

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    • Chest belt ADVANCE Zoom
      Chest belt ADVANCE

      Chest belt for ADVANCE universal harness and backpack blowers. Ensures the shoulder straps are securely positioned.Two versions for BR 320, BR 340, BR 350, BR 380, BR 420, BR 430, BR 450, BR 450 C-EF, SR 200-D, SR 420, SR 430, SR 450.

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    • Tool bag Zoom
      Tool bag

      A practical way of transporting tools. Two compartments. Easily attached to the universal or forestry harness.

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    • Protective cover for brushcutters Zoom
      Protective cover for brushcutters

      Perfect transport protection for the engine housing of brushcutters and clearing saws. For FS 38 - FS 450.

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    • ADVANCE universal harness, fluorescent orange Zoom
      ADVANCE universal harness, fluorescent orange

      High visibility. Perfectly complements protective clothing when mowing in hazardous areas, with a comfort carry ring for quickly attaching and removing the clearing saw, for FS 50 – FS 560 and FSA 90.

    Versions

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.

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