Selection Clearing saws

NEWFS 561 C-EM Petrol Clearing Saw

The most powerful STIHL clearing saw, for the toughest clearing jobs

Overview

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.

£1,440.00*

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* Manufacturer's recommended retail price updated as of July 2021. The manufacturer's recommended retail prices are subject to change without notice.

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.

Technical data

Technical data

Technical data Value
Standard cutting tool WoodCut 225-24
Capacity cm3 57.1
Performance kW 2.8
Performance PS 3.8
CO² ­ g/kWh 828
Weight kg 1) 10.2
Power output kW/bhp 2.8/3.8
Sound pressure level with mowing head dB(A) 2) 101
Sound pressure level with metal tool dB(A) 2) 102
Sound power level dB(A) 2) 115
Vibration value, left with mowing head m/s2 3) 3.7
Vibration value, right with metal tool m/s2 3) 3.3
Vibration value, left with metal tool m/s2 3) 3.3
Vibration value, right with mowing head m/s2 3) 3.7
Total length cm 4) 176
Tank volume l 0.99

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.

Features

Standard features

  • STIHL M-Tronic Zoom
    STIHL M-Tronic

    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) Zoom
    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 Zoom
    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.

  • Bike handle Zoom
    Bike handle

    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 Zoom
    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.

  • Compensator Zoom
    Compensator

    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.

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.

Cutting Attachments

Cutting Attachments

    • TrimCut C 52-2 mowing head Zoom
      TrimCut C 52-2 mowing head

      FS mowing head with manual line adjustment for semi-professional and professionals who want a robust mowing head. The new trimcut models are an evolution of the previous 31-2 | 41-2 | 51-2 models designed for robustness and efficient use of the line. There are two ways of reload trimmer line; from the outside (C-feature) or conventionally by removing the spool.

      For FS 560 C-EM

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    * Manufacturer's recommended retail price updated as of July 2021. The manufacturer's recommended retail prices are subject to change without notice.

    • AutoCut 56-2 mowing head Zoom
      AutoCut 56-2 mowing head

      Double mowing line head for trimming and thinning work. Mowing lines are automatically extended when the mowing head is tapped on the ground. Featuring a low profile for more control and more precise trimming results. Compatible with line diameters of 2.7mm, 3.0mm and 3.3mm.


      AutoCut 56-2 – for FS 560 C-EM

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    * Manufacturer's recommended retail price updated as of July 2021. The manufacturer's recommended retail prices are subject to change without notice.

    • DuroCut 40-4 mowing head Zoom
      DuroCut 40-4 mowing head

      Double or quadruple lines, for mowing and thinning work. Up to four lines can be easily inserted. Compatible with many different sizes and types of mowing line.


      DuroCut 40-2 – for FS 360 C-EM / FS 410 C-EM / FS 460 C-EM / FS 460 C-EM L / FS 490 C-EM / FS 560 C-EM

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    * Manufacturer's recommended retail price updated as of July 2021. The manufacturer's recommended retail prices are subject to change without notice.

    • GrassCut 250-40 grass-cutting blade Zoom
      GrassCut 250-40 grass-cutting blade

      Grass cutting blade with forty teeth. For mowing tough grass.

      250 mm – 40 T (Special 25.4mm fitment)) – for FS 94 RC-E / FS 94 C-E / FSA 90 R / FS 240 C-E / FR 131 T / FR 460 TC-EFM


      250 mm – 40 T (20mm fitment) – for FS 360 C-EM / FS 410 C-EM / FS 460 C-EM / FS 460 C-EM L / FS 490 C-EM / FS 560 C-EM

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    * Manufacturer's recommended retail price updated as of July 2021. The manufacturer's recommended retail prices are subject to change without notice.

    • GrassCut 250-44 grass-cutting blade Zoom
      GrassCut 250-44 grass-cutting blade

      Centrifuge arm grass blade surface for work in heavy, dry grass, heavy weeds and reeds. Crop is not scattered. Low spin tendency of stones.

      250 mm – 44 T (Special 25.4mm fitment) – for FS 94 RC-E / FS 94 C-E / FSA 90 R / FS 240 C-E / FR 131 T / FR 460 TC-EFM


      250 mm – 44 T (20mm fitment) – for FS 360 C-EM / FS 410 C-EM / FS 460 C-EM / FS 460 C-EM L / FS 490 C-EM / FS 560 C-EM

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    * Manufacturer's recommended retail price updated as of July 2021. The manufacturer's recommended retail prices are subject to change without notice.

    • GrassCut 230-8 / 255-8 grass-cutting blade Zoom
      GrassCut 230-8 / 255-8 grass-cutting blade

      Made of steel with 8 teeth for mowing thick, dry grass and reeds.


      230 mm – 8 T – for FS 55 R / FS 55 / FS 56 RC-E / FS 56 C-E / FS 70 RC-E / FS 70 C-E / FS 91 / F S 111 / FS 131 / FSA 130 / FSA 130 R / FS 94 RC-E / FS 94 C-E / FSA 90 R / FSA 90 / FS 240 C-E / FR 131 T / FR 460 TC-EFM


      255 mm – 8 T – for FS 360 C-EM / FS 410 C-EM / FS 460 C-EM / FS 460 C-EM L / FS 490 C-EM / FS 560 C-EM

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    * Manufacturer's recommended retail price updated as of July 2021. The manufacturer's recommended retail prices are subject to change without notice.

    • BrushCut brush knife - 3 blades Zoom
      BrushCut brush knife - 3 blades

      Brush blade made of special steel. Ideal for thinning and clearing tough, matted grass and scrub. Also the pruning of thorn hedges. For use with universal protection.


      250 mm – 3 B – for FS 91 / F S 111 / FS 131 / FSA 130 / FSA 130 R / FS 240 C-E / FR 131 T / FR 460 TC-EFM


      300 mm – 3 B – for FS 360 C-EM / FS 410 C-EM / FS 460 C-EM K / FS 460 C-EM / FS 460 C-EM L / FS 490 C-EM


      305 mm – 2 B (Special) – for FS 360 C-EM / FS 410 C-EM / FS 460 C-EM K / FS 460 C-EM / FS 460 C-EM L / FS 490 C-EM / FS 560 C-EM


      350 mm – 3 B – for FS 560 C-EM


      350 mm – 3 B (Special) – for FS 560 C-EM

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    • 305 mm (2 B) (Special) £54.50*

    * Manufacturer's recommended retail price updated as of July 2021. The manufacturer's recommended retail prices are subject to change without notice.

    • BrushCut brush knife - 3 blades Zoom
      BrushCut brush knife - 3 blades

      Brush blade made of special steel. Ideal for thinning and clearing tough, matted grass and scrub. Also the pruning of thorn hedges. For use with universal protection.


      250 mm – 3 B – for FS 91 / F S 111 / FS 131 / FSA 130 / FSA 130 R / FS 240 C-E / FR 131 T / FR 460 TC-EFM


      300 mm – 3 B – for FS 360 C-EM / FS 410 C-EM / FS 460 C-EM K / FS 460 C-EM / FS 460 C-EM L / FS 490 C-EM


      305 mm – 2 B (Special) – for FS 360 C-EM / FS 410 C-EM / FS 460 C-EM K / FS 460 C-EM / FS 460 C-EM L / FS 490 C-EM / FS 560 C-EM


      350 mm – 3 B – for FS 560 C-EM


      350 mm – 3 B (Special) – for FS 560 C-EM

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    * Manufacturer's recommended retail price updated as of July 2021. The manufacturer's recommended retail prices are subject to change without notice.

    • BrushCut brush knife - 3 blades Zoom
      BrushCut brush knife - 3 blades

      Brush blade made of special steel. Ideal for thinning and clearing tough, matted grass and scrub. Also the pruning of thorn hedges. For use with universal protection.


      250 mm – 3 B – for FS 91 / F S 111 / FS 131 / FSA 130 / FSA 130 R / FS 240 C-E / FR 131 T / FR 460 TC-EFM


      300 mm – 3 B – for FS 360 C-EM / FS 410 C-EM / FS 460 C-EM K / FS 460 C-EM / FS 460 C-EM L / FS 490 C-EM


      305 mm – 2 B (Special) – for FS 360 C-EM / FS 410 C-EM / FS 460 C-EM K / FS 460 C-EM / FS 460 C-EM L / FS 490 C-EM / FS 560 C-EM


      350 mm – 3 B – for FS 560 C-EM


      350 mm – 3 B (Special) – for FS 560 C-EM

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    * Manufacturer's recommended retail price updated as of July 2021. The manufacturer's recommended retail prices are subject to change without notice.

    • ShredCut 320-2 shredder blade Zoom
      ShredCut 320-2 shredder blade

      Steel double blade for thinning and removing tough scrub and thorny hedges.


      320 mm – 2 B – for FS 560 C-EM

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    * Manufacturer's recommended retail price updated as of July 2021. The manufacturer's recommended retail prices are subject to change without notice.

    • WoodCut 200-44 / 225-48 / 200-80 circular saw blades Zoom
      WoodCut 200-44 / 225-48 / 200-80 circular saw blades

      Special steel tool for mid and high-performance brushcutters. For gnarled bushes and thin tree trunks. Must be used with appropriate stop kit. Only approved for certain bike handle machines.


      200 mm (80 T) – for FS 240 C-E


      200 mm (44 T) – for FS 360 C-EM / FS 410 C-EM / FS 460 C-EM K / FS 460 C-EM / FS 460 C-EM L / FS 490 C-EM


      225 mm (48 T) – for FS 360 C-EM / FS 410 C-EM / FS 460 C-EM K / FS 460 C-EM / FS 460 C-EM L / FS 490 C-EM / FS 560 C-EM

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    * Manufacturer's recommended retail price updated as of July 2021. The manufacturer's recommended retail prices are subject to change without notice.

    • WoodCut 200-22 / 225-24 circular saw blades (High performance) Zoom
      WoodCut 200-22 / 225-24 circular saw blades (High performance)

      Special steel tool for mid and high-performance brushcutters. For gnarled bushes and thin tree trunks. Must be used with appropriate stop kit. Only approved for certain bike handle machines. High-Performance (HP) version.


      200 mm (22 T) (Brushcutter) – for FS 91 / F S 111 / FS 131 / FSA 130 / FS 240 C-E


      200 mm (22 T) (Clearing Saw) – for FS 360 C-EM / FS 410 C-EM / FS 460 C-EM K / FS 460 C-EM / FS 460 C-EM L / FS 490 C-EM


      225 mm (22 T) – for FS 360 C-EM / FS 410 C-EM / FS 460 C-EM K / FS 460 C-EM / FS 460 C-EM L / FS 490 C-EM / FS 560 C-EM

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    * Manufacturer's recommended retail price updated as of July 2021. The manufacturer's recommended retail prices are subject to change without notice.

    • WoodCut 200-22 / 225-24 circular saw blades Zoom
      WoodCut 200-22 / 225-24 circular saw blades

      Special steel tool for mid and high-performance brushcutters. For gnarled bushes and thin tree trunks. Must be used with appropriate stop kit. Only approved for certain bike handle machines.


      200 mm (22 T) (Brushcutter) – for FS 91 / F S 111 / FS 131 / FSA 130 / FS 240 C-E


      200 mm (22 T) (Clearing Saw) – for FS 360 C-EM / FS 410 C-EM / FS 460 C-EM K / FS 460 C-EM / FS 460 C-EM L / FS 490 C-EM


      225 mm (24 T) – for FS 360 C-EM / FS 410 C-EM / FS 460 C-EM K / FS 460 C-EM / FS 460 C-EM L / FS 490 C-EM / FS 560 C-EM

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    * Manufacturer's recommended retail price updated as of July 2021. The manufacturer's recommended retail prices are subject to change without notice.

    • WoodCut 225-36 circular saw blade Zoom
      WoodCut 225-36 circular saw blade

      Highly robust special tool for use in dry, sandy areas and for cutting near ground level. Must be used with appropriate stop kit. Only approved for certain bike handle machines.


      225 mm (36 T) – for FS 360 C-EM / FS 410 C-EM / FS 460 C-EM K / FS 460 C-EM / FS 460 C-EM L / FS 490 C-EM

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    * Manufacturer's recommended retail price updated as of July 2021. The manufacturer's recommended retail prices are subject to change without notice.

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.

Documents

Owners manuals and safety brochures

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