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FS40C-E Homeowner Trimmer
This entry-level trimmer feels like first class. Part of the STIHL HomeScaper Series™, the FS 40 C-E trimmer is lightweight, balanced in hand and features a curved shaft for exceptional handling. And that’s just the outside of the trimmer. Inside, the low exhaust emission and fuel-efficient engine is ideal for home use ¬– putting grass and weeds to rest with good cutting power. This grass trimmer also features our innovative Easy2Start™ technology, so you can get started with just a simple pull of the starter cord. Together it makes for one fantastic deal, unless you’re a weed.
Product Code: FS40C-E

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. 


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 fast and easy. 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. 


Loop Handle
A thumb screw allows the ergonomic loop handle to be easily adjusted to the desired position without tools. 


Electronic Ignition Module
The electronic ignition provides reliable starting and because it is fully enclosed, it is protected from moisture and debris for longer service life. 


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. 


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. 


Anti-Vibration System
STIHL has a system for minimizing the vibration levels of handheld outdoor power equipment. The STIHL anti-vibration system helps reduce operator fatigue and provides a more comfortable working experience.
Loop Handle 
A thumb screw allows the ergonomic loop handle to be easily adjusted to the desired position without tools. 



FS 40 C-E Specifications
DISPLACEMENT 27.2 cc (1.66 cu. in.)
ENGINE POWER 0.7 kW (0.9 bhp)
WEIGHT* 4.5 kg (9.9 lbs.)
FUEL CAPACITY 340 cc (11.5 oz.)
* Weight without cutting attachment or deflector

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