MS231 C-BE (Stihl 2-MIX) 2.7hp petrol chainsaw with 14/16″ bar.
Compact chainsaw with excellent power-to-weight ratio. With up to 20% less fuel consumption and up to 70% fewer emissions compared to STIHL two-stroke engines of the same performance class without 2-MIX technology. Ideal for cutting firewood, felling small trees and when a bit more power is needed. This saw is easy to guide and has great handling. With STIHL Quick Chain Tensioning and STIHL ErgoStart.
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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 long-life air filtration systems with pre-separation achieve perceptibly longer filter life compared with conventional filter systems. Air drawn in is swirled. The larger, heavier particles are ejected. The pre-cleaned air is routed to the air filter via the pre-separator duct.
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.
All important functions such as start, choke, throttle and stop are operated via a single lever.
The Ematic chain lubrication system ensures pinpoint lubrication of the saw chain links and guide bar rails. When used with STIHL OILOMATIC saw chain, it will provide maximum lubrication, longer wear and less oil consumption than conventional methods of chain lubrication. The Ematic system can reduce bar oil consumption by up to 50%.
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.
After releasing the sprocket cover the chain can be adjusted using a thumb wheel without the need for tools.
Special catches on the fuel and oil tanks for easy opening and locking without the need for tools.
|Power output kW/bhp||2/2.7|
|Power-to-weight ratio kg/kW||2.6|
|Weight kg 1)||5.1|
|Sound pressure level dB(A) 2)||103|
|Sound power level dB(A) 2)||114|
|Vibration values left/right m/s² 3)||3.9/3.9|
|STIHL Oilomatic saw chain pitch/type||3/8" P PM3|
|Oil tank volume cm3||200|
|Tank volume l||0.39|
The engine requires a mix of petrol and engine oil. Simply mix a Stihl 50:1 two-stroke engine oil with unleaded (95 octane) petrol. The simplest method is using a standard 5 litre fuel canister and to add 0.1 litres (100 ml) of Stihl HP 2 stroke oil, close and thoroughly shake the canister and the mix is ready to use.
For this machine we recommend either Stihl HP or Stihl HP Ultra engine oil.