MSA 160 T tool only - Very lightweight cordless arborist chainsaw
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MSA 160 T tool only

Very lightweight cordless arborist chainsaw

General

MSA 160 T

STIHL Approved Dealer

Very lightweight cordless arborist saw for use in noise-sensitive areas. Very quiet, no ear protection necessary. High cutting performance thanks to the brushless EC engine, 1/4" PM3 saw chain, handle with soft grip for comfortable handling, secured nut on the sprocket cover. NOTE: For purchase by certified tree surgeons only.

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Price

* Manufacturer's recommended retail price updated as of February 2017. 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

MSA 160 T

Technical data

Recommended battery AP 200
Run time with AP 200 min 1) up to 35
Run time with AP 300 min 2) up to 50
Run time with AR 2000 min 2) up to 180
Run time with AR 3000 min 2) up to 230
Weight kg 3) 2.3
Weight kg 4) 2.3
Weight without battery kg 1.9
Chain gauge 1/4"P
Vibration levels left/right m/s² 5) 2.5/2.5
Sound pressure level dB(A) 6) 81
Sound power level dB(A) 7) 93
Oil tank volume cm3 105
Cordless Technology Lithium-Ion PRO

1) Run times vary depending on the application
2) Run times can vary depending on use and application
3) Without battery, with bar and chain
4) Excluding battery
5) K-factor according to DIR 2006/42/EC = 2m / s ²
6) K-factor according to DIR 2006/42/EC = 2.5 (dB (A))
7) K-factor according to DIR 2006/42/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

MSA 160 T

Standard features

  • Toolless filler cap Zoom
    Toolless filler cap

    The tank can be filled quickly and easily using the toolless filler cap.

  • STIHL Electric Motor (EC) Zoom
    STIHL Electric Motor (EC)

    The STIHL electric motor (EC) is extremely energy efficient, lightweight and compact. It runs quietly, generates very low vibrations and does not require servicing.

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

MSA 160 T

Accessories

    • Picco Micro 3 (PM3), 1/4 Zoom
      Picco Micro 3 (PM3), 1/4" P 1.1 mm

      Exclusive to STIHL: This saw chain was specially designed for light, compact chainsaws and ensures less kickback and lower vibration levels. It combines exceptional cutting performance and quality with great user comfort. The 1/4" Picco chain features a flat and narrow design as well as the small chain pitch.

    Technical data
    Pitch 1/4 inch
    Drive link gauge 1.1 mm

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    Price
    • Picco Micro 3 (PM3), 1/4" P 1.1 mm, 25 cm / 10", 56 drive links £16.50 *

    * Manufacturer's recommended retail price updated as of February 2017. The manufacturer's recommended retail prices are subject to change without notice.

    • Picco Micro 3 (PM3), 1/4 Zoom
      Picco Micro 3 (PM3), 1/4" P 1.1 mm

      Exclusive to STIHL: This saw chain was specially designed for light, compact chainsaws and ensures less kickback and lower vibration levels. It combines exceptional cutting performance and quality with great user comfort. The 1/4" Picco chain features a flat and narrow design as well as the small chain pitch.

    Technical data
    Pitch 1/4 inch
    Drive link gauge 1.1 mm

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    • Picco Micro 3 (PM3), 1/4" P 1.1 mm, 30 cm / 12", 64 drive links £18.76 *

    * Manufacturer's recommended retail price updated as of February 2017. The manufacturer's recommended retail prices are subject to change without notice.

    • Rollomatic E Mini 1/4 Zoom
      Rollomatic E Mini 1/4"

      The combination of this particularly narrow guide bar with the 1/4" Picco chain (designed especially for cordless chainsaws and the MS 150 / MS150 T), offers considerable savings in weight coupled with improved cutting performance. Like all STIHL guide bars, it is made of high-grade chrome molybdenum steel.

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    * Manufacturer's recommended retail price updated as of February 2017. The manufacturer's recommended retail prices are subject to change without notice.

    • Rollomatic E Mini 1/4 Zoom
      Rollomatic E Mini 1/4"

      The combination of this particularly narrow guide bar with the 1/4" Picco chain (designed especially for cordless chainsaws and the MS 150 / MS150 T), offers considerable savings in weight coupled with improved cutting performance. Like all STIHL guide bars, it is made of high-grade chrome molybdenum steel.

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    * Manufacturer's recommended retail price updated as of February 2017. The manufacturer's recommended retail prices are subject to change without notice.

    • 2-in-1 EasyFile Zoom
      2-in-1 EasyFile

      Practical tool for quickly sharpening the teeth and depth gauge in a single action, significantly reducing chain maintenance time. The sturdy frame allows for a smooth filing action with highly accurate results. All the files are easily replaceable. For 1/4" P, 3/8" P, .325", 3/8" and .404" saw chains. Includes round and flat files.

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    * Manufacturer's recommended retail price updated as of February 2017. The manufacturer's recommended retail prices are subject to change without notice.

    • AP 200 battery Zoom
      AP 200 battery

      36 V, 4.0 ah Lithium-Ion battery. The AP 200 offers excellent run times on our cordless tools. The battery has an integrated LED charge indicator, clearly displaying as and when the battery needs charging. Compatible with the AL 100, AL 300 and AL 500 charger unit. Click on the technical data tab to learn more about individual machine run times.

    Technical data
    Battery cell technology LITHIUM-ION PRO
    Weight 1.3 kg
    Capacity 4 ah
    Battery power / capacity 1) 151 Wh
    Energy content 151 Wh
    Charge voltage 42 V
    Discharge temperature range -10-50 °C
    Temperature range 5-40 °C
    Rated voltage 36 V
    Battery life MSA 160 C-BQ 1) 35 min
    Battery life MSA 200 C-BQ 1) 30 min
    Battery life HTA 65 2) 35 min
    Battery life FSA 65 1) 60 min
    Battery life FSA 85 1) 30 min
    Battery life FSA 90 R 2) 20 min
    Battery life FSA 90 2) 30 min
    Battery life HSA 66 1) 120 min
    Battery life HSA 86 1) 120 min
    Battery life HLA 65 1) 120 min
    Battery life HLA 85 2) 120 min
    Battery life BGA 85 1) 16 min
    Battery run time BGA 100 (Stage 2/Stage 3) 3) 22/13 min
    Battery life TSA 230 2) 12 min
    Battery life ASA 85 2) 400 min

    1) Running times depend on the conditions of use and may vary
    2) Battery life times depend on the conditions of use and may vary
    3) Laufzeiten sind Anhaltswerte und können je nach Anwendung variieren

    Versions

    Price

    * Manufacturer's recommended retail price updated as of February 2017. The manufacturer's recommended retail prices are subject to change without notice.

    • AP 300 battery Zoom
      AP 300 battery

      Powerful 36 V, 6.0 ah Lithium-Ion battery. The AP 300 is STIHL's most powerful handheld battery, offering increased run times for those bigger jobs. The battery has an integrated LED charge indicator, clearly displaying as and when the battery needs charging. Compatible with the AL 100, AL 300 and AL 500 charger unit. Click on the technical data tab to learn more about individual machine run times.

    Technical data
    Battery cell technology LITHIUM-ION PRO
    Weight 1.7 kg
    Capacity 6 ah
    Battery power / capacity 1) 227 Wh
    Energy content 227 Wh
    Battery voltage 36 V
    Charge voltage 42 V
    Discharge temperature range -10-50 °C
    Temperature range 5-40 °C
    Battery life MSA 160 C-BQ 1) 50 min
    Battery life MSA 200 C-BQ 1) 45 min
    Battery life HTA 65 2) 50 min
    Battery life FSA 65 1) 90 min
    Battery life FSA 85 1) 45 min
    Battery life FSA 90 R 2) 30 min
    Battery life FSA 90 2) 45 min
    Battery life HSA 66 1) 180 min
    Battery life HSA 86 1) 180 min
    Battery life HLA 65 1) 180 min
    Battery life HLA 85 2) 180 min
    Battery life BGA 85 1) 24 min
    Battery run time BGA 100 (Stage 2/Stage 3) 3) 33/20 min
    Battery life TSA 230 2) 18 min
    Battery life ASA 85 2) 600 min

    1) Running times depend on the conditions of use and may vary
    2) Battery life times depend on the conditions of use and may vary
    3) Laufzeiten sind Anhaltswerte und können je nach Anwendung variieren

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    Price

    * Manufacturer's recommended retail price updated as of February 2017. The manufacturer's recommended retail prices are subject to change without notice.

    • AL 100 Zoom
      AL 100

      Quick charger for STIHL Lithium-ion batteries. With operating mode indicator and active battery cooling. The quick charger will fully charge an AP 100 battery in 90 minutes, AP 200 in 165 minutes and AP 300 in 250 minutes.

    Technical data
    Weight 0.72 kg
    Power output 0.1 kW
    Charging current 1.6 A
    Protection class II
    Charging time AP 300 1) 0-250 min

    1) Up to 100 % capacity

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    Price

    * Manufacturer's recommended retail price updated as of February 2017. The manufacturer's recommended retail prices are subject to change without notice.

    • AL 300 Quick charger Zoom
      AL 300 Quick charger

      Quick charger for STIHL Lithium-ion batteries. With operating mode indicator and active battery cooling. The quick charger will fully charge an AP 100 battery in 50 minutes, AP 200 in 55 minutes and AP 300 in 75 minutes.

    Technical data
    Weight 1) 1.2 kg
    Charging time AP 100 2) 50 min
    Charging time AP 200 2) 55 min
    Charging time AP 300 2) 75 min
    Power output 0.3 kW
    Protection class II
    Charging current 6.5 A

    1) 0
    2) Up to 100 % capacity

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    * Manufacturer's recommended retail price updated as of February 2017. The manufacturer's recommended retail prices are subject to change without notice.

    • AL 500 Hi-speed charger Zoom
      AL 500 Hi-speed charger

      The quickest charger for STIHL Lithium-ion batteries. With operating mode indicator and active battery cooling. The quick charger will fully charge all the AP (Lithium-Ion PRO) batteries in 35 minutes. The AL 500 is highly recommended to charge the AR 2000 (130 min) and AR 3000 (160 min) backpack batteries.

    Technical data
    Weight 1) 1.3 kg
    Charging time AP 100 2) 35 min
    Charging time AP 200 2) 35 min
    Charging time AP 300 2) 35 min
    Power output 0.6 kW
    Protection class II
    Charging current 12 A

    1) 0
    2) Up to 100 % capacity

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    Price

    * Manufacturer's recommended retail price updated as of February 2017. The manufacturer's recommended retail prices are subject to change without notice.

    • AR 2000 backpack battery Zoom
      AR 2000 backpack battery

      Backpack lithium-ion batteries with high capacity for longer running times. Sturdy housing with base and charge level indicator (six LEDs), comfortable and ergonomic harness with integrated carry handle and rain protection cover. 916 Wh battery energy, weight 7.8 kg.

    Technical data
    Battery cell technology LITHIUM-ION PRO
    Energy content 916 Wh
    Capacity 21.8 ah
    Battery life MSA 160 C-BQ 1) 180 min
    Battery life MSA 200 C-BQ 1) 160 min
    Battery life HTA 65 2) 180 min
    Battery life FSA 65 1) 330 min
    Battery life FSA 85 1) 160 min
    Battery life HSA 66 1) 660 min
    Battery life HSA 86 1) 660 min
    Battery life HLA 65 1) 660 min
    Battery life HLA 85 2) 660 min
    Battery life BGA 85 1) 90 min
    Battery run time BGA 100 (Stage 2/Stage 3) 3) 130/80 min
    Discharge temperature range -10-50 °C
    Charge voltage 41 V
    Battery weight 6.5 kg
    Temperature range 5-40 °C
    Rated voltage 36 V

    1) Running times depend on the conditions of use and may vary
    2) Battery life times depend on the conditions of use and may vary
    3) Laufzeiten sind Anhaltswerte und können je nach Anwendung variieren

    Versions

    Price

    * Manufacturer's recommended retail price updated as of February 2017. The manufacturer's recommended retail prices are subject to change without notice.

    • AR 3000 backpack battery Zoom
      AR 3000 backpack battery

      Highest capacity lithium-ion backpack battery (1148 Wh) for longer running times. With a six LED charge level indicator, you will always know how much time you have left before needing to re-charge the unit. Sturdy housing with integrated carry handle and comfortable harness with lap belt and central buckle. Connection cable with plug (for use with BGA 100) and AP adapter. Ideally suited to those bigger jobs, especially in more noise sensitive areas. Click on the technical data tab to learn more about individual machine run times.

    Technical data
    Battery cell technology LITHIUM-ION
    Weight 8.2 kg
    Energy content 1.148 Wh
    Capacity 29.3 ah
    Battery power / capacity 1) 1.148 Wh
    Battery voltage 36 V
    Battery life MSA 160 C-BQ 1) 230 min
    Battery life MSA 200 C-BQ 1) 200 min
    Battery life HTA 65 2) 230 min
    Battery life FSA 65 1) 400 min
    Battery life FSA 85 1) 200 min
    Battery life HSA 65 1) 800 min
    Battery life HSA 66 1) 800 min
    Battery life HSA 86 1) 800 min
    Battery life HLA 65 1) 800 min
    Battery life HLA 85 2) 800 min
    Battery life BGA 85 1) 115 min
    Battery run time BGA 100 (Stage 2/Stage 3) 3) 160/100 min
    Battery life TSA 230 2) 95 min
    Discharge temperature range -10-50 °C
    Charge voltage 41 V
    Battery weight 6.8 kg
    Temperature range 5-40 °C
    Rated voltage 36 V

    1) Running times depend on the conditions of use and may vary
    2) Battery life times depend on the conditions of use and may vary
    3) Laufzeiten sind Anhaltswerte und können je nach Anwendung variieren

    Versions

    Price

    * Manufacturer's recommended retail price updated as of February 2017. The manufacturer's recommended retail prices are subject to change without notice.

    • Cover for the battery slot Zoom
      Cover for the battery slot

      For covering the battery slot on any STIHL cordless machine. Protects against dust and dirt during long storage periods.

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    * Manufacturer's recommended retail price updated as of February 2017. The manufacturer's recommended retail prices are subject to change without notice.

    • VENT PLUS arborist helmet Zoom
      VENT PLUS arborist helmet

      Functional design with five large adjustable vents on each side. Removable nylon visor. Easiy adjustable chin strap. Removable ear protection that insulates well. Only approved for arborist work. Not suitable for working at ground level. The helmet has a service life of up to 10 years.

    Technical data
    Ear protection SNR 28 (H:35. M:26.L:16)
    Sound level 108 dBA
    Helmet material ABS
    Inner fittings 4-Point
    Light penetration 55 %
    Weight 740 g

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    * Manufacturer's recommended retail price updated as of February 2017. The manufacturer's recommended retail prices are subject to change without notice.

    • Chainsaw case Zoom
      Chainsaw case

      Made of durable plastic. For safe storage and transport of all chainsaws with bar lengths up to 45cm / 18".

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    * Manufacturer's recommended retail price updated as of February 2017. The manufacturer's recommended retail prices are subject to change without notice.

    • Carry bag for chainsaws Zoom
      Carry bag for chainsaws

      Made from sturdy nylon. For safe storage and transport of all chainsaws with bar lengths up to 45cm / 18". With small additional pocket.

    Versions

    Price

    * Manufacturer's recommended retail price updated as of February 2017. 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

Owners manuals

STIHL MSA 160 T (D, E, F, GB, I, NL, P) Download PDF, 9.2 MB

Safety brochures

Chain Saw Safety Manual (GB) Download PDF, 1008.9 KB
Cleaning Systems Safety Manual (GB) Download PDF, 865.5 KB
Cut-off Saw Safety Manual (GB) Download PDF, 1.2 MB
Hedgetrimmer Safety Manual (GB) Download PDF, 768.8 KB
Trimmer and Brushcutter Safety Manual (GB) Download PDF, 814.3 KB

Notes:

  • STIHL and VIKING online owner’s manuals are usually for the latest versions of the machine. Your product may be a slightly older production model but the manual will still be appropriate for the relevant model number
  • The languages ​​contained in the document are also displayed in brackets, for example (GB) = English

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