MS 201 TC-M - MS 201 TC-M Top Handle Chainsaw | STIHL
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MS 201 TC-M

MS 201 TC-M Top Handle Chainsaw | STIHL

General

MS 201 TC-M

The MS 201 TC-M is STIHL's most powerful top handle chainsaw. Comes as standard with M-Tronic and 2-MIX technology, providing optimum engine performance from the start. The captive nut on the sprocket cover allows for quick changing of the chain. The lightweight guide bar reduces the overall weight and keeps the saw perfectly balanced. Featuring our innovative STIHL anti-vibration system, the saw is comfortable to use over longer periods. Top handle saws are specially designed for working in an aerial environment and can only be used by trained professionals. The MS 201 TC-M top handle chainsaw is available in various bar lengths and is ideal for all the tasks an arborist faces on a daily basis.

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Price

* Manufacturer's recommended retail price updated as of February 2018 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

MS 201 TC-M

Technical data

Displacement cm³ 35.2
Power output kW/bhp 1.8/2.4
Weight kg 1) 3.7
Power-to-weight ratio kg/kW 2.1
Sound pressure level dB(A) 2) 99
Sound power level dB(A) 2) 112
Vibration values left/right m/s² 3) 3.5/3.1
Tank volume l 0.31
Chain brake QuickStop
Oil tank volume cm3 220

1) Without fuel, without bar and chain
2) K-factor according to DIR 2006/42/EC = 2.5 dB (A)
3) K-factor according to DIR 2006/42/EC = 2m / s ²

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

MS 201 TC-M

Standard features

  • Fold-out hook Zoom
    Fold-out hook

    The fold-out hook serves as a carrying rope attachment for lowering the arborist saw and for security. When it is pushed in, the hook doesn't get in the way of your work or when it's in storage.

  • STIHL M-Tronic (M) Zoom
    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.

  • Advanced combustion technology Zoom
    Advanced combustion technology

    Four overflow channels swirl the fuel-air mix before ignition, allowing for optimum combustion and highly efficient performance. The result is lower fuel consumption and high torque across a broad rpm range.

  • Scabbard Zoom
    Scabbard

    The scabbard snaps directly onto the sprocket so it's firmly attached and safely fixed onto the chainsaw. It also has two suspension eyelets that allow the arborist to secure the scabbard to his harness with a rope. The special scabbard covers the clamp end stop. This is to prevent injury and material damage.

  • 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.

  • Compensator Zoom
    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 Zoom
    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.

  • Variable-displacement oil pump Zoom
    Variable-displacement oil pump

    Allows a precise, demand-based delivery of oil. It's possible to reduce oil production by up to 50% in the E position. For very long cutting attachments or very dry wood, an additional volume of oil can be added by the user. similar to illustration.

  • Single-lever master control Zoom
    Single-lever master control

    All important functions such as start, choke, throttle and stop are operated via a single lever.

  • Side chain tensioner Zoom
    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.

  • Ematic chain lubrication system Zoom
    Ematic chain lubrication system

    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%.

  • STIHL ElastoStart Zoom
    STIHL ElastoStart

    STIHL ElastoStart reduces the shock caused by the compression of the engine during starting. The compression shock is taken away from the user's joints and muscles through a spring or rubber element in the starter handle.

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

MS 201 TC-M

Accessories

    • Picco Super 3 (PS3), 3/8 Zoom
      Picco Super 3 (PS3), 3/8" P 1.3 mm

      The first ever 3/8" low profile full chisel tooth chain in the world. Achieves a significantly increased cutting performance. Smootth cutting, excellent biting characteristics, very clean cutting surface, low vibration. Low feed forces make this the idea saw chain for arborists.

    Technical data
    Drive link thickness 1.3mm/.050"
    Chain pitch 9.32mm/3/8"P
    Required File size 4.0mm / 5/32"

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    Price

    * Manufacturer's recommended retail price updated as of February 2018 The manufacturer's recommended retail prices are subject to change without notice.

    • Picco Super 3 (PS3), 3/8 Zoom
      Picco Super 3 (PS3), 3/8" P 1.3 mm

      The first ever 3/8" low profile full chisel tooth chain in the world. Achieves a significantly increased cutting performance. Smootth cutting, excellent biting characteristics, very clean cutting surface, low vibration. Low feed forces make this the idea saw chain for arborists.

    Technical data
    Drive link thickness 1.3mm/.050"
    Chain pitch 9.32mm/3/8"P
    Required File size 4.0mm / 5/32"

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    Price

    * Manufacturer's recommended retail price updated as of February 2018 The manufacturer's recommended retail prices are subject to change without notice.

    • Rollomatic E 3/8 Zoom
      Rollomatic E 3/8"P (9 teeth)

      The body is made of 3 electrically-welded metal plates, the middle plate is extensively hollowed out. Low weight, high stability.

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    Price

    * Manufacturer's recommended retail price updated as of February 2018 The manufacturer's recommended retail prices are subject to change without notice.

    • Rollomatic E 3/8 Zoom
      Rollomatic E 3/8"P (9 teeth)

      The body is made of 3 electrically-welded metal plates, the middle plate is extensively hollowed out. Low weight, high stability.

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    Price

    * Manufacturer's recommended retail price updated as of February 2018 The manufacturer's recommended retail prices are subject to change without notice.

    • Filing kit Zoom
      Filing kit

      Includes file holder with round file, flat file and file gauge in a sturdy case.

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    Price

    * Manufacturer's recommended retail price updated as of February 2018 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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    Price

    * Manufacturer's recommended retail price updated as of February 2018 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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    Price

    * Manufacturer's recommended retail price updated as of February 2018 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 2018 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 2018 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

STIHL MS 201 TC-M (GB) Download PDF, 2.1 MB

Notes:

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