The Stihl FS40 Petrol Strimmer is the lightest brushcutter of the new age, ideal for strimming grass over long periods. It is easy to use out of the box and is very easy to start up, unlike other brands.
- Extremely lightweight,
- Comfortable loop handle grip,
- Fuel efficient,
- 2-year warranty (domestic only)
Introducing the Stihl FS40, a new breed of strimmers.
Stihl strimmers have been notoriously difficult to start in the past, so they have highlighted this problematic area and fixed this with the FS40 by pretty much eliminating the flooded engine troubles.
With low emissions, faster acceleration and reduced fuel consumption which will please the eco-friendly folk, the Stihl FS 40 strimmer enables these possibilities using the 2-stroke engine with stratified charge.
The new loop handle that ergonomically fits well and the Auto Cut mowing head makes for ideal trimming of small grassland areas, and challenging obstacles are now a breeze.
Is the pricing fair?
We think it is very fair. It is a complete petrol strimmer with technology that supersedes anything before it.
Whilst looking into the Stihl FS40’s technical information, we find that the machine has a specific ability to create a significant amount of improved power.
It does this by allowing a fuel-free layer of air to form between the burned charge, the combustion chamber, and the crankcase’s fresh charge. By doing this, it can reduce the amount of lost fuel when in a charge cycle.
The charge cycle enables the FS40 weight to power ratio to consume up to 20% less fuel consumption than other regular 2-stroke engines, which in turn significantly reduces exhaust emissions.
Leading the way in a next-generation grass trimmer.
This Stihl FS40 is considered the enterprise strimmer to lead into the next generation of high-end grass trimmers.
It is quite impressive, the technology involved in this machine. Stihl seemed to have ironed out the niggle annoying starting problems that left users feeling quite annoyed at times. Crucially, the power to weight ratio from a usability point of view is a feature of this machine.
We think the Stihl FS40 is the best petrol strimmer on the market to date and a worthy best buy for the value.
Features We Like
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.
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.
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.
Multi-function control handle
Easy, comfortable thumb-operated control means the operator’s hand never leaves the handle.
|Sound power level with metal tool dB(A) 1)||109|
|Sound pressure level with metal tool dB(A) 1)||97|
|Power output hp||1|
|Weight kg 2)||4.4|
|Sound pressure level with plastic tool dB(A) 1)||94|
|Sound power level dB(A) 1)||107|
|Vibration value, right with plastic tool m/s2 3)||6.4|
|Vibration value, left with plastic tool m/s2 3)||7|
|Total length cm 4)||145|
|Cutting diameter mm||380|
|Tank volume l||0.34|
|Power output kW/bhp||0.7/1.0|
|Weight kg 5)||4.4|
|Standard cutting tool||AutoCut C 5-2|
1) K-factor according to DIR 2006/42/EC = 2.5 dB (A)
2) Without fuel, cutting tool and without protection
3) K-factor according to DIR 2006/42/EC = 2m / s ²
4) Without cutting tool
5) without cutting tool and deflector