Direct product selection: Petrol brushcutters for landscape maintenance

FS 260 RC-E

Powerful 2,0kW-brushcutter with loop handle and ErgoStart (E)

General

For tough, largescale mowing work. STIHL 1-point anti-vibration system, STIHL ErgoStart, multifunction handle, loop handle, tool-free handle adjustment, 2-MIX engine, ADVANCE 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

FS 260 RC-E

Technical specifications

Technical specifications Value
Displacement 41,6 cm³
Power output 2/2,7 kW/bhp
Weight 1) 6,9 kg
Sound pressure level with plastic tool 2) 98 dB(A)
Sound pressure level with metal tool 2) 97 dB(A)
Sound power level with metal tool 2) 109 dB(A)
Sound power level 2) 110 dB(A)
Vibration level, left/right with plastic tool 3) 4,8/5,8 m/s²
Vibration level, left/right with metal tool 3) 4,4/5,7 m/s²
Total length 4) 186 cm
Cutting tool AutoCut mowing head 30-2

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

FS 260 RC-E

Standard equipment

  • 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.

  • Anti-vibration system Zoom
    Anti-vibration system

    Intense vibration at the handles of power tools can lead to long-term effects on blood vessels in the hands and arms. STIHL has therefore developed an effective anti-vibration system whereby the oscillations from the machine's engine are dampened which significantly reduces vibrations at the handles.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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)

  • 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

FS 260 RC-E

Cutting Tools

    • TrimCut mowing head C 32-2 Zoom
      TrimCut mowing head C 32-2

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

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

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

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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  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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    • 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, 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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    • 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  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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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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

FS 260 RC-E

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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    • Hip pad Zoom
      Hip pad

      For fitting to ADVANCE PLUS harness without hooks.

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    • 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 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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    • 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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    • 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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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.