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STIHL MS 261 C-M - Light to hold, tough on wood.

STIHL MS 261 C-M – Lighter weight, tougher on wood.

STIHL has improved the already brilliant MS261 C-M chainsaw.  A higher power output and lower weight allow you to carry out the most demanding work with ease.

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Quality in every sense of the word

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    STIHL Ematic System
    Reduced chain lubricant consumption
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    STIHL anti-vibration system
    Less-tiring work
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    STIHL 2-MIX engine
    Efficient and powerful
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    STIHL ElastoStart
    Easy pulling on the cord
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    Simple start position and stop button
    Quick and easy to start
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    STIHL fuel caps
    Tool less caps for easy opening, closing and filling
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    STIHL long-life air filter system with HD2 filter
    Filters thoroughly and long service interval
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    Decompression valve
    Reduces the starting power required
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    Side-mounted chain tensioning
    Easy and effortless tensioning of the chain
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    Captive nuts
    Simple changing of the cutting attachment
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    Minimum vibration saw chain
    Made by STIHL, perfectly tailored to the saw

Optimal engine performance

The electronic STIHL M-Tronic (M) engine management ensures easy starting and optimal engine performance.

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    Simple start position and stop button
    Quick and easy to start
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    Microswitch
    Detects the starting flap position for excellent start behaviour
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    Solenoid valve
    Automatically dispenses the amount of fuel needed
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    STIHL 2-MIX engine
    Efficient and powerful
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    Control unit
    Control centre of the M-Tronic
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    Fly wheel
    For cooling the engine and providing power
MS 261 C-M

Very light, handy and powerful professional chainsaw. The electronic self-tuning engine management system means that the fuel supply is electronically controlled and the machine automatically adapts to operating and ambient conditions, ensuring optimal engine performance every time. The memory function remembers previous operating conditions and allows you to restart quickly after an extended break. With easy-clean HD2 filter, controlled-delivery oil pump and practical features such as a stainless steel muffler, captive nuts on the sprocket cover and monocoque cover with three quick release fasteners. The 2-MIX technology in the innovative STIHL MS 261 C-M ensures up to 20% less fuel consumption and up to 50% emissions reduction compared to the same power STIHL two-stroke engines without 2-MIX technology.

MS 261 C-M, RS, Bar length 15"/37cm
MS 261 C-M, RS, Bar length 16"/40cm
MS 261 C-M, RS, Bar length 18"/45cm
MS 261 C-M VW

Very light, handy and powerful professional chainsaw. The electronic self-tuning engine management system which means that the fuel supply is electronically controlled and the machine automatically adapts to operating and ambient conditions, ensuring optimal engine performance. Additional features include heated carburettor and handles, easy-clean HD2 filter, controlled-delivery oil pump and practical features such as a stainless steel muffler, captive nuts on the sprocket cover and monocoque cover with three quick release fasteners. The 2-MIX technology in the innovative STIHL MS 261 C-M VW ensures up to 20% less fuel consumption and up to 50% emissions reduction compared to the same power STIHL two-stroke engines without 2-MIX technology.

MS 261 C-M VW, RS, Bar length 16"/40cm
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