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HS 46 C-E Petrol Hedge Trimmer

Lightweight petrol hedge trimmer with ErgoStart

Overview

The STIHL HS 46 C-E at 4.3kg is the lightest petrol hedge trimmer in the STIHL range. A number of standard features such as ErgoStart, anti-vibration system and the new master control lever, that combines the choke, startup, operating position and stop functions all in one make the HS 46 C-E the tool of choice for domestic use. If you are looking for a robust, lightweight hedge trimmer that is easy to start and a dream to use then look no further.

£510.00*

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* Manufacturer's recommended retail price updated as of May 2022. 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

HS 46 C-E

Technical data

Technical data Value
CO2 g/kWh 887
Displacement cm³ 21.4
Power output kW/bhp 0.65/0.9
Weight kg 1) 4.3
Tooth spacing mm 30
Vibration levels right m/s² 2) 4.9
Blade length cm 55
Vibration levels left m/s² 2) 4.5
Stroke rate rpm 3.600
Weight kg 1) 4.3
Tank volume l 0.28
Sound pressure level dB(A) 3) 95
Sound power level dB(A) 3) 107
Total length cm 100
EPA Certified fuel consumption l/h 0.488

1) Without fuel, complete
2) (K) factor according to Dir. 2006/42/EC = 2m/s²
3) Power factor according to DIR2006/42/EC=2.5(dB(A))

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

HS 46 C-E

Standard features

  • STIHL 2-MIX-Engine Zoom
    STIHL 2-MIX-Engine

    The STIHL 2-mix engine specially designed for the new generation of hedge trimmer combines low consumption and emissions ​​with low weight and excellent acceleration. There are also always sufficient power reserves for cutting thicker shrubs.

  • Tip protection Zoom
    Tip protection

    The comfort variants HS 46 C and HS 56 C come with tip protection as standard, which prevents damage to both the blade and the gear, but also to things that lie near the hedgerow (e.g. natural stone wall). It also makes it easier to cut ground cover plants. (similar to illustration)

  • Electronic ignition module Zoom
    Electronic ignition module

    This ensures reliable starting and trouble-free running. The ignition system is fully encapsulated and thus protected from damp and dirt.

  • Manual fuel pump (Purger) Zoom
    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 pulls required following extended breaks in operations.

  • Anti-vibration system Zoom
    Anti-vibration system

    Intense vibration at the handles of power tools can lead to long-term effects on blood vessels in the hands and arms. STIHL has therefore developed an effective anti-vibration system whereby the oscillations from the machine's engine are dampened which significantly reduces vibrations at the handles.

  • STIHL ErgoStart (E) Zoom
    STIHL ErgoStart (E)

    A genuine advance in easy starting. STIHL ErgoStart (E) 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. All it takes is 2 fingers and a gentle pull action.

  • Long-life air filter system Zoom
    Long-life air filter system

    Ensures longer cleaning intervals and better protection of the engine.

  • Tool free filler cap Zoom
    Tool free filler cap

    Patented special filler caps for fuel and oil. These filler caps can be opened and closed again quickly and easily, without tools.

  • Single lever operation Zoom
    Single lever operation

    The choke, start gas, operating position and stop function are integrated onto one operating element. Stop button with a single lever operation After pressing the stop button, the shaft jumps back to position I. The hedge trimmer is ready to start again immediately, thus preventing an incorrect operation. (similar to illustration)

  • Double-sided cutting blade Zoom
    Double-sided cutting blade

    The cutting blade is double sided. The sophisticated blade geometry makes for a job well done.

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.

Accessories

HS 46 C-E

Accessories

    • STIHL Smart Connector Zoom
      STIHL Smart Connector

      STIHL connected is a smart fleet management system that enables professional users to digitally manage machine fleets and work assignments.

      This is managed by the STIHL Smart Connector - a sensor with a diameter of just under 5cm, which is mounted on the tool. It can be mounted on petrol, electric or battery-powered tools where it records and saves the operating hours while the motor is running and transmits this information via Bluetooth® 4.2 to the STIHL connected App (the smart connector can be mounted on non-STIHL tools too). The Smart Connector offers entirely new functions and services, as a basis for device management both in your home garden using the STIHL connected App, and for managing your machine fleet using the STIHL connected Portal.

      Here’s a few reasons why STIHL connected can help manage your fleet of tools:

      • The Digital Fleet Management keeps a record of all tools and their service record
      • You get prompts when a tool needs servicing, so you never forget to change the plug, filter or just carry out maintenance
      • You can see how many hours a tool has done, so you can plan which tools to use, replace or buy more of
      • At the end of the day, you can open the app and see which tools are next to you - so you can tell if something is missing
      • Book a service with your nearest STIHL Approved Dealer and give them access to see what work will be needed in advance.

      STIHL Connected is an intuitive way to manage your machine fleet and workload intelligently and efficiently. Visit: STIHL connected FAQs to find out more.

      Download the app for free or visit the STIHL connected Portal by clicking on the following links:

    Technical data Value
    Length 53 mm
    Width 42 mm
    Connectivity Bluetooth 4.2
    Height 14 mm
    Weight 20 g
    Dimensions (l x b x h) 53 x 42 x 14 mm
    Signal range Approx. 10 m
    Running time per battery charge Approx. 1 Year
    Connectivity Bluetooth low energy 4.2
    Battery 3V CR 2.032

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    * Manufacturer's recommended retail price updated as of May 2022. The manufacturer's recommended retail prices are subject to change without notice.

    • HS Care & clean kit Zoom
      HS Care & clean kit

      Cleaning and care kit for the maintenance of STIHL shears, hedge trimmers and long-reach hedge trimmers.

      Superclean is a graphite and lubricating mineral oil based cleaner is ideal for cleaning cutting attachments, hedge trimmer blades and chainsaws. It dissolves resin, prevents rust and removes dirt from your cutting blade. It also provides lubrication and protection from corrosion for when you next use your tool.

      To use Superclean, simply spray it onto the cutting tool after use. Then, run the cutting tool through for a brief moment and leave the machine, so it’s ready for the next time you use it.

      Multi-lube is multi-purpose grease for lubricating the gear systems of all STIHL hedge trimmers and electric chainsaws.

      Included in the kit:

      • 1 × Superclean, 50 ml
      • 1 × Multi-lube, 40 g

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    * Manufacturer's recommended retail price updated as of May 2022. The manufacturer's recommended retail prices are subject to change without notice.

    • MotoMix Zoom
      MotoMix

      STIHL MotoMix is our patented premixed fuel, specially blended for ultimate performance. This 50:1 ready-mixed fuel is a combination of premium non-ethanol, high-octane motor fuel for all STIHL 2-stroke engines which gives you optimum performance, excellent cold start properties, maximum acceleration over the entire rpm range and perfect running characteristics even with a sudden rev change. With STIHL HP ultra premium oil for exceptional engine lubrication and extreme cleanliness, fully synthetic and biodegradable for optimal performance and long service life. User- and engine-friendly thanks to fewer emissions (free from ethanol; almost no olefins and aromatic compounds). Can be kept in storage for up to five years. Reliable top performance – STIHL 2-stroke engines and STIHL MotoMix are made for each other; all conceivable applications have been put through rigorous testing.

      For MotoMix drums (55 l & 200 l), speak with your nearest STIHL Approved Dealer about direct delivery of the fuel to your preferred address. Find out more about our MotoMix promotion here.


      Patent EP 2031043


    Technical data Value
    Octane number >95 RON
    Octane rating 93 MOZ
    Benzene content 0.03 % Vol.
    Sulphur content 3 mg/kg
    Shelf life up to 5 Years
    Density at 15°C 690 kg/m3
    Olefin content 0.1 % Vol.
    Vapour pressure at 40 °C 61 kPA
    Two-stroke oil content 1.8 % Vol.

    Versions

    Price

    * Manufacturer's recommended retail price updated as of May 2022. 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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manual icon en 26/08/2021