FS 360 C-EM - $999.95 DSRP


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FS 360 C-EM

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Versatile, rugged brushcutter for all-around professional applications.

Powered by a low-emission engine, the STIHL FS 360 C-EM brushcutter features a semi-automatic choke lever and the Easy2Start™ system, making starts simple and fast. It also has the STIHL M-Tronic™ engine management system. It adjusts the engine to compensate for changes in operating conditions, thus maintaining optimum engine performance. Versatile and ideal for all-around professional application...Read More
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FS 360 C-EM Specifications
DISPLACEMENT 37.7 cc (2.3 cu. in.)
ENGINE POWER 1.7 kW (2.3 bhp)
WEIGHT* 8.5 kg (18.7 lbs.)
FUEL CAPACITY 750 cc (25.4 oz.)
POWER SOURCE Gas
•Weight without cutting attachment or deflector.
Model Features
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    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.

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    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 easier. 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.

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    Shoulder Strap / Carrying System
    Using a shoulder strap or carrying system helps distribute the weight of the equipment for increased operator comfort and improved maneuverability.
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    Simplified Starting Procedure
    To get started, simply pump the fuel primer, set the choke and pull the starter cord. The built-in stop switch allows the user to turn off the engine with a simple press of the button. When the engine is off, the throttle lock automatically returns to the “start” setting. Your power tool will be ready to be started when you’re ready to get back to work.

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    Fully Lined Drive Shaft
    Provides smooth operation and less vibration.
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    High Tech Polymer Housing
    Housings are lightweight, withstand greater impact and are corrosion-resistant.
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    Protected Choke Lever/Knob
    Helps prevent damage.
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    Start/Run/Stop Controls on Handle
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    Throttle Trigger Interlock
    Must be depressed before the trigger can be activated.
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    Air Filter Cover
    Easily removed for fast and easy filter cleaning or replacement.
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    Protected or Enclosed Control Cables
    Eliminate dangling and loose wires.
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    Heavy-Duty Steel-On-Steel Clutch
    Centrifugal clutch is designed to reduce slippage.
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    Protected Spark Plug
    Protected yet easy to change.
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    Protected Spark Arrestor Muffler
    Has large baffles which reduce noise level and contains a screen designed to reduce the emission of sparks.
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    Upright Translucent Fuel Tank
    Allows operator to easily check fuel level before starting work. Upright position makes it easier to refill.
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    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.
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    IntelliCarb™ Compensating Carburetor
    The IntelliCarb™ Compensating Carburetor measures the air pressure on the clean side of the air filter and adjusts the metering diaphragm in the carburetor. This keeps the RPM at a consistent level, even when the air filter begins to clog.
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    Tool-Free Handle Adjustment
    The central wing nut enables easy adjustment without the use of tools. For transportation and space-saving storage, the handle can be rotated 90°.
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    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.
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    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.
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    Cutting Heads & Blades Selection Chart
    Need help selecting a cutting head or blade for your STIHL trimmer or brushcutter?

    Click here to view the Cutting Heads & Blades Selection Chart (PDF Format).
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    Bike Handle
    When used in conjunction with a harness, the bike handle allows the machine to be easily guided, enabling a smooth horizontal mowing action to cover large areas quickly and efficiently. With soft grips for increased comfort, the bike handle provides greater control and helps reduce operator fatigue.

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Standard Features
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    Common Features for Trimmers
    View the features common to many STIHL trimmers.

Important Information
WARNING! Improper use of any trimmer/brushcutter can cause serious or fatal injury. Read, understand and follow all safety instructions in your instruction manual. To reduce the risk of injury from blade contact, circular saw blades may be used on FS brushcutters that have a limitstop, a bicycle handle and double shoulder harness and not on FS brushcutters with a "J" handle or loop handle. Other rigid blades may be used on FS brushcutters having a bicycle handle, a "J" handle or a loop handle equipped with a barrier bar. To reduce the risk of eye injury always wear proper eye protection. Always use the appropriate deflector for the type of cutting attachment, as explained in your instruction manual.
Note: STIHL recommends use of fuel with no more than 10% Ethanol content. Using fuel with greater than 10% Ethanol content may cause damage to your equipment and may void your STIHL warranty. Learn More…
WARNING! Improper use of any power tool may cause serious or fatal injury. Read, understand and follow carefully the operating and safety instructions in your instruction manual before using such products.

STIHL products sold through U.S. STIHL Dealers are for distribution in the United States only.
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Optional Accessories
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    Straps and Harnesses
    They distribute the load from your hands to your shoulders. They also help reduce operator fatigue and make it easier to use trimmers, brushcutters and clearing saws for extended periods.
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FS 360 C-EM is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 4.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from It is a very powerful unit, starts easily but the trimmer head keeps flying off. I purchased a Brush cutter (Model FS 360 C-EM) just over a year ago. It was the second unit from the largest one Stihl built. I also bought several of the trimming and cutting attachments. When I first used it I put the Bump Line Feeding line trimmer on it. I needed several different cutting heads and blade to cut through a multitude of brush on my property but the first one I used was the bump feed line trimming head. I had (right from the beginning) a problem with the bump line cutting head staying on the machine. It would fly of the machine with in about five minutes of use. Parts would fly off I went on the Stihl web site and leave a message about my problem. I think I sent three messages and never received a word back. I went to the certified Stihl dealer near me and they looked at me like I was crazy. The only suggestion I got was to use Loctite to fasten the head on. Well since I have to change out the cutters many times, it would be very difficult to get the line trimming head off since you have to use heat sometimes to loosen Loctite. The head has a metal treaded bushing pushed or molded into the plastic head. Heat won’t work since it would melt the plastic. I haven’t been able to use the unit since I bought it due it shedding parts and the head every few minutes. I had to use a metal detector to find the parts and only being able to use it for five minutes or so at a time made it very aggravating. If you only use the metal blades it might be okay since they use a locking nut on the shaft.
Date published: 2018-05-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from PRODUCT USE: FS 300-400-500-series Brushcutters/Clearing Saws I am placing this Product Use here to assist Stihl consumers in better understanding the configuration & application of these FS 300-400-500-series units. My comments are also intended to prompt StihlUSA to market all three units offered in this series configured SEPARATELY as Brushcutters and Clearing Saws. Currently, all three units sold in this series are only available configured as Clearing Saws. This costs consumers an additional 20% more to configure their unit as a Brushcutter. For those of you who find my above comments confusing, go to the stihl.com international website & view all of the available configurations.Brushcutters are outfitted with one of several available cutting head attachments, a deflector kit, & a sine wave style handlebar assembly. The purpose of the upward sine wave on the left handlebar is to provide clearance with the left leg of the operator when cutting on a right-to-left sweep. An optional deflector may have to be purchased depending upon your choice of available cutting head attachments. Clearing Saws are outfitted with one of a few available sawing blades, a limit stop kit, & a straight style handlebar assembly. Clear cutting, generally, does not require a sweeping motion, hence the straight style handlebar assembly. This straight style handlebar is clumsy if used with Brushcutter cutting head attachments. The limit stop is designed for use with saw blades ONLY! The term "limit stop" is confusing, but it is basically a deflector with an anti-kickback feature.The FS 400-series is offered in Short (K), Standard, & Long (L) shaft models. The Short (K) shaft model is ideal for shorter operators or when cutting on steeper terrain where the distance to ground is shorter. NOTE: For safe operation, cutting should always be performed in an uphill direction! The Long (L) shaft model is ideal for taller operators or for cutting full branched brush & trees where you must extend in to the trunk. The Short (K) & Long (L) shaft models are approximately 4", shorter or longer, than the Standard shaft model length. Currently, ONLY the Standard shaft model is available in the U.S. The (K) & (L) models are available in Canada.Brushcutters & Clearing Saws should NOT be viewed as merely "heavy-duty weedeaters". They are powerful, highly-capable machinery designed for the purpose of operating where mowers or wheeled & tracked machinery cannot operate due to forestation, vegetation, obstacles, or terrain. They are the only option you have in difficult environs short of sheep, goats, or herbicides! Potential operators should develop their skills prior to taking on the most demanding jobs, while paying particular attention to SAFETY for themselves & bystanders.Brushcutter-configured units are designed to cut sapling trees, brush, vines, weeds, &/or heavy grasses. In ascending order, cutting head attachments are: nylon line; poly head; grass blades; & brush knives. These units are extremely versatile with wide-ranging applications that include, but are not limited to: forest floors; ladder-fuels control; wildfire crews; steep terrain; rocky areas; wildland trails; difficult sites; inaccessible areas; fire suppression zones; lands management; noxious weed control; structure perimeters; fence lines; crop lines; drainage swales; waterfronts; parks; cemeteries; farms; ranches; estates; businesses; homeowners; property lines; security zones; professional landscapers...and MORE!Clearing Saw-configured units are more specific in application than their Brushcutter counterparts. They are designed to cut small trees above sapling size, cut larger-diameter brush, thin multiple-trunk clusters, remove low branches, perform forest thinning, harvest cane, harvest Christmas trees, & perform some overlap with Brushcutters. They are used by forest managers, tree farms, & nurseries in addition to some of the professionals listed above with Brushcutters. Clearing Saw blades must be kept away from ground contact to avoid damaging the blade teeth.Operators are cautioned that hazards exist from flying projectiles during use. The wearing of a helmet w/ face shield, safety glasses, hearing protection, gloves, protective-toe boots, & long clothing are recommended. These products are available in the Stihl line.StihlUSA claims that some of the products in the full line are not available in the U.S. due to lack of sales or demand. It is up to YOU to communicate directly with them to express your desires to expand the line. Just telling your local dealer, although helpful, is not enough!
Date published: 2018-05-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I really enjoy using this most excelent brush cutting weed wacker. This starts so easily. Has great power for cutting brush. Is comfortable to be hooked up to for hours of use.
Date published: 2017-12-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Brush Cutter It’s expensive but if your looking for a great hard core brush cutter I would recommend the 360. I brush cut my farm pond once a year but was unable last year so there’s a lot of extra growth. My Kombi 131 with brush knife just would not cut through it. The 360 work perfect! Anything 3 inches or less was not problem. Doesn’t bog down or struggle to cut through the thickest brush. Very Pleased.
Date published: 2017-09-28
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