Direct product selection: Clearing saws

FS 490 C-EM

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

General

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.

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Deviations from the product range and information provided here are possible, depending on the country. STIHL reserves the right to make changes to technical specifications and equipment.

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Technical specifications

Technical specifications

Technical specifications Value
Displacement 51,6 cm³
Power output 2,4/3,3 kW/bhp
Weight 1) 9,3 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

Deviations from the product range and information provided here are possible, depending on the country. STIHL reserves the right to make changes to technical specifications and equipment.

Features

Standard equipment

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

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

  • 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.

  • 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°.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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)

  • 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.

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • Large fuel tank Zoom
    Large fuel tank

    The transparent fuel tank 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)

  • 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.

Retrofitted equipment

  • 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.

Deviations from the product range and information provided here are possible, depending on the country. STIHL reserves the right to make changes to technical specifications and equipment.

Cutting Tools

Cutting Tools

    • TrimCut mowing head C 42-2 Zoom
      TrimCut mowing head C 42-2

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

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    • WoodCut Circular saw blade, scratcher-tooth Zoom
      WoodCut Circular saw blade, scratcher-tooth

      Special steel tool for mid and high-performance brushcutters. For gnarled bushes and thin tree trunks. Must be used with appropriate stop kit. Only approved for certain bike handle machines.

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    • GrassCut Grass cutting blade (8 teeth) Zoom
      GrassCut Grass cutting blade (8 teeth)

      Made of steel with 8 teeth for mowing thick, dry grass and reeds.

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    • GrassCut cutting blade (40 teeth) Zoom
      GrassCut cutting blade (40 teeth)

      Grass cutting blade with forty teeth. For mowing tough grass.

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    • Grass cutting blade 250-40 Special

    • GrassCut Grass cutting blade 250-44 Zoom
      GrassCut 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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    • Mowing head SuperCut 40-2 Zoom
      Mowing head SuperCut 40-2

      2-fädiger vollautomatischer Mähkopf zum Ausputzen an Hindernissen wie Mauern, Treppen oder Beeteinfassungen und für Flächenarbeiten. Der Mähfaden wird automatisch auf optimaler Schneidlänge gehalten. Nur mit Spezialmähschutz oder Universalschutz verwenden.

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    • GrassCut cutting blade (40 teeth) Zoom
      GrassCut cutting blade (40 teeth)

      Grass cutting blade with forty teeth. For mowing tough grass.

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    • WoodCut Circular saw blade, scratcher-tooth Zoom
      WoodCut Circular saw blade, scratcher-tooth

      Special steel tool for mid and high-performance brushcutters. For gnarled bushes and thin tree trunks. Must be used with appropriate stop kit. Only approved for certain bike handle machines.

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    • WoodCut Circular saw blade, chisel-tooth Zoom
      WoodCut Circular saw blade, chisel-tooth

      Special steel tool for mid and high-performance brushcutters. For gnarled bushes and thin tree trunks. Must be used with appropriate stop kit. Only approved for certain bike handle machines.

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    • AutoCut mowing head 46-2
      AutoCut mowing head 46-2

      Two lines, for mowing and clearing work. Mowing lines are automatically extended by tapping the mowing head on the ground.

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    • Mowing head SuperCut 40-2 Zoom
      Mowing head SuperCut 40-2

      2-fädiger vollautomatischer Mähkopf zum Ausputzen an Hindernissen wie Mauern, Treppen oder Beeteinfassungen und für Flächenarbeiten. Der Mähfaden wird automatisch auf optimaler Schneidlänge gehalten. Nur mit Spezialmähschutz oder Universalschutz verwenden.

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    • Mowing line SuperCut 40-2

    • GrassCut Grass cutting blade 250-44 Zoom
      GrassCut 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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    • GrassCut  Grass cutting blade (4 blades) Zoom
      GrassCut Grass cutting blade (4 blades)

      Made of steel. With four cutters for mowing thick, dry grass and reeds

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    • Grass cutting blade 230 mm (4 blade)

    • GrassCut Grass cutting blade (8 teeth) Zoom
      GrassCut Grass cutting blade (8 teeth)

      Made of steel with 8 teeth for mowing thick, dry grass and reeds.

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    • Grass cutting blade 255 mm (8 teeth)

    • GrassCut cutting blade (40 teeth) Zoom
      GrassCut cutting blade (40 teeth)

      Grass cutting blade with forty teeth. For mowing tough grass.

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    • Grass cutting blade 250 mm (40 teeth)

    • BrushCut Brush knife Zoom
      BrushCut Brush knife

      Brush blade made of special steel. Ideal for thinning and clearing tough, matted grass and scrub. Also the pruning of thorn hedges. For use with universal protection.

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    • 300 mm (3 blade)

    • BrushCut Brush knife 305-2 Zoom
      BrushCut Brush knife 305-2

      Thicket knife with 2-flügeligen knife from steel to the Auslichten and removing of tough, matted grass, undergrowth and to the Zurückschneiden of thorn hedges. Diameter 305 mms. Only with universal protection use.

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    • Brush knife 305-2

    • ShredCut Shredder blade Zoom
      ShredCut 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 40-4
      DuroCut mowing head 40-4

      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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    • GrassCut 250-32, low spin
      GrassCut 250-32, low spin

      Flying stones and gravel often create problems when mowing with clearing saws on traffic islands or in public parks and green spaces. STIHL has the answer: the low-spin 250-32 grass-cutting blade with KWF certificate reduces the safety distance from objects and vehicles to three metres. Thanks to the special tooth shape, the risk of particles flying around is reduced to a minimum. The result is greater safety, maximum working comfort and quicker results. Article 4001 713 3813 for FS 80 , FS 85 , FS 89 , FS 91 , FS 111 , FS 131 , FSA 130, FSA 135, FSA 130 R, FSA 135 R, FS 94 RC-E , FS 94 C-E , FSA 90 R, FSA 90, FS 240 C-E, FR 131 T, FR 480 , FR 480 C-F, FR 410 C-E , FR 460 TC-EM. Article 4001 713 3812 for FS 260 C-E, FS 311, FS 360 C-EM , FS 410 C-EM ,FS 410 C-EM L, FS 410 C-EM K , FS 460 C-EM K , FS 490 C-EM K , FS 490 C-EM K, FS 460 C-EM , FS 460 C-EM L , FS 490 C-EM , FS 490 C-EM L, FS 510 C-EM, FS 560 C-EM.

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Deviations from the product range and information provided here are possible, depending on the country. STIHL reserves the right to make changes to technical specifications and equipment.

Accessories

Accessories

    • STIHL Smart Connector Zoom
      STIHL Smart Connector

      The Smart Connector can be attached to petrol-driven, electric, and cordless products, enabling it to deliver important information about your STIHL power tool via Bluetooth® 4.2. The Smart Connector offers entirely new functions and services, as a basis for device management both in your home garden using the STIHL app, and for managing your machine fleet using the STIHL connected Portal.

    Technical specifications Value
    Weight 20 g
    Dimensions (l x b x h) 53 x 42 x 14 mm
    Signal range ca. 10 m
    Running time per battery charge ca. 1 Year
    Connectivity BLE 4,2
    Battery 3V CR2.032

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    • 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 universal harness Zoom
      ADVANCE universal harness

      Extremely ergonomic, comfortable and light. For strength-saving mowing and shredding. Chest belt and tool bag also available. Suitable for FS 50 - FS 550.

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    • Hip pad Zoom
      Hip pad

      For fitting to ADVANCE PLUS harness without hooks.

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    • Hip pad

    • ADVANCE X-TREEm forestry harness Zoom
      ADVANCE X-TREEm forestry harness

      Offering outstanding ergonomic design, specially developed for long periods of forestry work using circular saws. Highly comfortable to wear due to the length-adjustable back section and infinitely variable load distribution between the shoulders and hips, for FS 89 – FS 560, and FSA 90.

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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.

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    • ADVANCE universal harness, fluorescent orange

    • Chest belt Zoom
      Chest belt

      Ensures the shoulder straps are securely positioned. For BR 200, BR 350, BR 430, BR 450, BR 500 and BR 600.

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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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    • ADVANCE PLUS forestry harness Zoom
      ADVANCE PLUS forestry harness

      Ergonomically designed harness offering great freedom of movement thanks to the freely suspended leg protection. Very light and with comfort carry ring for quickly attaching and removing the clearing saw. For FS 310 - FS 560.

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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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    • Guard for metal mowing tools Zoom
      Guard for metal mowing tools

      Protection against flying cuttings.

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    • Shredding starter pack for clearing saws Zoom
      Shredding starter pack for clearing saws

      Includes shredder blade, shredder guard and fastening components.

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    • Stop kit for circular saw blades Zoom
      Stop kit for circular saw blades

      Stop kit and protection for circular saw blades. For accurate cutting with a circular saw blade.

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    • Stop kit for circular saw blades Zoom
      Stop kit for circular saw blades

      Stop kit and protection for circular saw blades. For accurate cutting with a circular saw blade.

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Deviations from the product range and information provided here are possible, depending on the country. STIHL reserves the right to make changes to technical specifications and equipment.

Documents

Owners manuals and safety brochures

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