The most powerful STIHL clearing saw, for the toughest clearing jobs. Perfect for chopping in the woods and forest and for removing bushes and thorn trees.
The FS 561 C-EM has a cutting diameter of 560 mm, 2.8 kW power and a 38 mm reinforced shaft, making it ideal for clearing large areas quickly and efficiently, without compromising on power. Fitted with a 2-MIX motor, M-Tronic 3.0 and a more robust clutch housing means the FS 561 C-EM is capable of sustained heavy usage. The clearing saw also has STIHL 4-point anti-vibration system, STIHL ErgoStart, a multi-function, two-handed handle, tool-free handle adjustment, easy starting and stop button, plus it comes with an ADVANCE PLUS forestry harness and is fitted with the WoodCut 225-24 circular saw blade.
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)
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.
Reduced-emission engine technology
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.
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.
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.
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/
|Standard cutting tool||WoodCut 225-24|
|Sound pressure level with mowing headdB(A)
|Sound pressure level with metal tooldB(A)
|Sound power leveldB(A)
|Vibration value, left with mowing headm/s2
|Vibration value, right with metal toolm/s2
|Vibration value, left with metal toolm/s2
|Vibration value, right with mowing headm/s2
1) Without fuel, cutting tool and without protection
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.