Stihl – MS 462 C-M – Petrol Chainsaw

MS462CM (Stihl 2-MIX) 6.0hp petrol chainsaw with 18/20/25″ bar.

The MS 462 C-M forestry chainsaw is the lightest high-performance saw in its class. With impressive acceleration, you can rely on this forestry chainsaw to deliver the results you need when felling and pruning medium to large trees. The economical STIHL 2-MIX engine, coupled with M-Tronic technology, delivers an efficient performance without compromising on the power you need in a forestry chainsaw.

The MS 462 C-M has a STIHL anti-vibration system so you can comfortably use the saw for extended periods of time. In addition, the new design means that it is easier to manoeuvre and, with less gyroscopic force on acceleration, it is also easier to stay in full control of the saw at all times. For everyday maintenance, the long-life HD2 filter features an oil and water repellent surface and can be easily cleaned, whilst the captive nuts on the sprocket cover make it easier for regular bar and chain maintenance.

At STIHL, we understand that everyone’s needs are different and one bar length doesn’t fit all so the MS 462 C-M forestry chainsaw is available in multiple different bar lengths. 18″ supplied with rollomatic E guide bar. 20″ & 25″ supplied with rollomatic ES light as pictured.

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Product Details

Standard Features

Decompression Valve

The decompression valve is part of the easy starting system. The valve should be pressed before starting to reduce the compression pressure when starting, as well as reducing the effort needed to pull the starter rope. The decompression valve is semi-automatic; it must be pressed manually before starting, but then closes automatically.

STIHL M-Tronic (M)

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 2-MIX-Engine

1-in-4 channel technology. The economical STIHL 2-MIX engine with 1-in-4channel technology features a high torque over a wide speed range. The chainsaw provides fuel savings of up to 20% compared to STIHL two-stroke engines in the same performance class without 2-MIX technology. Exhaust emissions are reduced by up to 50%.

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.

HD2 Filter with Radial Seal

The new HD2 air filter, made from PET material and featuring a radial seal, prevents the intake of fine dust particles. The hermetic seal increases the service life of the engine and reduces wear.

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.

Captive Nuts

When changing the cutting attachment, you will not risk losing the nuts on the sprocket. The MS 261 is the first STIHL chainsaw to be equipped with the captive nuts. A great advantage for all users.

Plunge Guide

Marking has been added to the fan housing to assist with plunge cuts. This ensures better directional control and safe use of the machine during plunge cutting.

Optimised Bumper Spikes

The tooth length of the bumper spikes has been adjusted to account for the radial contours of trees. The saw bites into wood even better when cutting lengths and felling.

Side Chain Tensioner

The tensioning screw can be found on the side of the chain saw through the sprocket cover. This removes the need for contact with the sharp saw chain.

Tool Free Filler Caps

Special catches on the fuel and oil tanks for easy opening and locking without the need for tools.

Stop Button Function

After the machine is turned off, the control lever immediately moves back into the operating position. This allows a warm machine to be restarted again immediately.

Optimised Sprocket Cover

The flatter, narrower sprocket cover with integrated slide rails reduces effort when pruning and ensures outstanding chip removal.

Low Power to Weight Ratio

The STIHL MS 462 C-M is the lightest professional chainsaw in its cubic capacity class. Special components, such as the cylinder with its angled cooling ribs, the compact sprocket cover, the light crankcase, the weight-optimised flywheel and the Rollomatic ES Light rail ensure that the machine is noticeably lighter.

STIHL Ematic with New Oil Pump System

The new oil pump system allows a higher volume of oil to be delivered. This is especially useful in dusty conditions or when using a long guide bar.

User-Friendly Calibration Function

The calibration of the STIHL M-Tronic system has been optimised further. There is no need for any manual corrections, even in specialised areas of application, e.g. in high mountain ranges. Calibration is completed within approx. 72 seconds after the machine is started.

Displacement cm³ 72.2
Power output kW/bhp 4.4/6
Weight kg 1) 6
System weight kg 2) 7.27 / 7.33 / 7.58
Power-to-weight ratio kg/kW 1.4
Sound pressure level dB(A) 3) 108
Sound power level dB(A) 3) 119
Vibration values left/right m/s² 4) 4.8/3.6
Oil pump einstellbar "vergrößerter Hub"
Tank volume l 0.72
Chain pitch 3/8"
Chain tensioning seitliche Kettenspannung
Sprocket - number of teeth 7 Z
Filter Patronenfilter HD2 / Langzeit Filtersystem (Vorabscheidung)
Bumper spike Stahlkralle
Cylinder Chrom / 4 Kanal
Oil tank volume cm3 340
Sprocket Ringkettenrad
Anti vibration system Standard AV-System
Filler cap WTV werkzeugloser Tankverschluss
Starting system Stopptaster / Einhebelbedienung / ElastoStart groß / Dekompressionsventil / rückschlagfreie Zündung
EPA Certified fuel consumption l/h 2.387
CO2 g/kWh 697
  1.  Without fuel, without bar and chain
  2.  Unfueled, with guide bar and saw chain
  3.  K-factor according to DIR 2006/42/EC = 2.5 dB (A)
  4.  K-factor according to DIR 2006/42/EC = 2m / s ²

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.

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