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STIHL FS 490 C-EM Clearing Saw

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STIHL FS 490 C-EM Clearing Saw
Our Price:  £1,094.50
List Price:  £1,152.00
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(Inc. 20% VAT)(£912.08 Exc. VAT)


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An ideal clearing saw for professionals

High levels of power and a robust design make the FS 490 C-EM a great choice if you need a reliable, capable clearing saw for tough tasks.

The latest technology

STIHL's M-Tronic electronic engine management system is included as standard in this machine, adjusting ignition timing and fuel metering in all operating modes. Temperature, altitude and fuel quality are all taken into account to ensure consistent engine performance, a constant maximum speed and superb acceleration. With the M-Tronic system, manual carburettor adjustments are a thing of the past. It also provides the benefit of making starting the machine easier. Along with the ErgoStart system and a simplified starting process, you'll find you can start the machine more quickly, more reliably, and with less force than ever before.

Powerful & efficient 2-MIX engine

The revolutionary technology continues with STIHL's 2-stroke engine with stratified charge. This reduces the amount of fuel lost during the charging cycle, lowering fuel consumption by up to 20% compared to regular 2-stroke engines. This technology also results in more power with a lower weight, as well as significantly reduced exhaust emissions.

Comfortable & easy operation

Bike handle operation allows for a smooth mowing action when used in conjunction with a harness - perfect for mowing over large distances without fatigue. The handle can be adjusted without the need for tools, including rotation of 90 degrees, enabling the machine to be easily stored or transported. A multi-function control handle permits easy, comfortable operation without the need for your hand to leave the handle. STIHL's 4-point anti-vibration system uses steel springs to reduce the transmission of vibrations to the handle, making the FS 490 C-EM an extremely comfortable tool to operate.

A Brush Knife, and ADVANCE universal harness, and a pair of standard safety glasses are included with the machine.

  • Displacement: 51.6 cc
  • Power Output: 3.3 hp / 2.4 kW
  • Weight, Without Fuel, Cutting Tool or Guard: 9.1 kg
  • Total Length Without Cutting Tool: 1.79 m
  • Standard Cutting Tool: Brush Knife 300-3
  • Tank Capacity: 0.99 litres
  • 2-MIX Engine: Standard
  • Drive Shaft: Solid
  • AntiVibration System: 4 point
  • Vibration Levels Left / Right: 2.8 / 2.8 m
  • ErgoStart
  • M-Tronic
  • Automatic Decompression: Standard
  • Multi-Function Handle: Standard
  • Bike Handle: Standard
  • Handle Adjustment Without Using Tools: Yes
  • Harness: Standard
  • Safety Glasses: Standard

Brand:  STIHL
Power Source:  Petrol

Part Number:  FS490C-EM

Why choose us?

Garden Machinery Direct is a family run business with over 50 years experience in selling and servicing garden equipment. We are one of the biggest garden machinery retailers in the UK. Based in the Midlands, we are well placed to deliver products across the UK. We are main agents for all the biggest garden machinery brands, and have fantastic working relationships with world leading manufacturers.

Our goal is to offer customers top of the range garden machinery at discount prices, delivered direct to your door. Our friendly and professional staff are available by telephone or email to give expert advice on the equipment most suited to your needs or to answer any queries you may have. We also operate an efficient spare parts service, utilising the latest computer link-ups direct to manufacturers stocks.

All of the garden machinery we sell carries a manufacturers guarantee, supported by a nationwide network of authorised service dealers.

At Garden Machinery Direct we offer our customers the best deals and even better service.

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

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STIHL FS 490 C-EM Clearing Saw
Thursday, 23 July 2020  | 

Very robust and powerful strimmer. Vibrates a bit at low speed but seems very good otherwise


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