Selection Petrol chainsaws for agriculture and horticulture

MS 291 Petrol Chainsaw

Versatile chainsaw for agriculture and farming

Overview

Durable 2.8kW petrol chainsaw is a practical all-rounder for farmers, landscapers and gardeners. With the economical 2-MIX engine, fuel consumption is reduced by up to 20% and emissions are cut by up to 50%. Featuring STIHL's long-life air filter system with pre-separation and professional anti-vibration technology, the MS 291 sets a new standard for this type of saw.

Extend your domestic warranty from 2 to 3 years with the purchase of 5 litres of STIHL MotoMix® fuel and this product. Your STIHL Approved Dealer will register your extended warranty on the STIHL warranty database at point of purchase.

Instruction is necessary to recognize or assess the dangers of a chainsaw. Please wear protective clothing and equipment.
If anything is unclear, we recommend to order the chainsaw via Click & Collect and pickup up the chainsaw from a STIHL servicing dealer.

You can find videos showing you how to fill your machine with fuel and oil, fit bars and chains and start your chainsaw here.

£738.00*

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* Manufacturer's recommended retail price updated as of July 2021. 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 291

Technical data

Technical data Value
Displacement cm³ 55.5
Power output kW/bhp 2.8/3.8
Weight kg 1) 5.6
System weight kg 2) 6.64 / 6.64 / 6.87
Power-to-weight ratio kg/kW 2
Sound pressure level dB(A) 3) 103
Sound power level dB(A) 3) 116
Vibration values left/right m/s² 4) 4.5/4.5
STIHL Oilomatic saw chain pitch/type .325" RM
Oil pump Not adjustable
Tank volume l 0.50
Chain pitch .325",.325"
Chain tensioning Lateral chain tension
Sprocket - number of teeth 7 Z
Filter Long-term filter system (pre-separation) / cartridge filter
Bumper spike Steel claw
Cylinder Chrome
Oil tank volume cm3 240
Sprocket Profile chain row
Anti vibration system AV + steel spring
Filler cap WTV tool-free tank cap
EPA Certified fuel consumption l/h 1.458
CO2 g/kWh 939
Handle type Standard grip
Speed at maximum power Um 9.500
EPA Certified fuel consumption glh 0.385

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 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 291

Standard features

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Pre-separation air filtration system Zoom
    Pre-separation air filtration system

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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%.

  • Tool free filler caps Zoom
    Tool free filler caps

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

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.

Cutting Attachments

MS 291

Cutting Attachments

    • Rollomatic E Zoom
      Rollomatic E

      The body of made of 3 eletrically-welded metal plates, the middle plate is extensively hollowed out. Low weight, high stability, available with small or large bar nose.

    Technical data Value
    Bar length 35cm/14",40cm/16",45cm/18"
    Sprocket pitch 8.25mm/.325"
    Number of teeth on the sprocket 11
    Pitch .325 Inch
    Groove width 1.6 mm
    Groove width 1.6mm/.063"
    Number of teeth 11
    Bar type Stern-Rollomatic
    Bar connection 3.003.3005

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    * Manufacturer's recommended retail price updated as of July 2021. The manufacturer's recommended retail prices are subject to change without notice.

    • Rollomatic E Zoom
      Rollomatic E

      The body of made of 3 eletrically-welded metal plates, the middle plate is extensively hollowed out. Low weight, high stability, available with small or large bar nose.

    Technical data Value
    Bar length 35cm/14",40cm/16",45cm/18"
    Sprocket pitch 8.25mm/.325"
    Number of teeth on the sprocket 11
    Pitch .325 Inch
    Groove width 1.6 mm
    Groove width 1.6mm/.063"
    Number of teeth 11
    Bar type Stern-Rollomatic
    Bar connection 3.003.3005

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    • Rapid Micro (RM) Zoom
      Rapid Micro (RM)

      Good all-round comfort chain with low vibration levels, smooth cutting behaviour and low chatter.

    Technical data Value
    Pitch .325" inch
    Drive link gauge 1.6 mm
    Drive link thickness 1.3mm/.050",1.5mm/.058",1.6mm/.063"
    Chain pitch 8.25mm/.325"
    Required File size 4.8mm / 3/16"

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    • Rapid Micro (RM) Zoom
      Rapid Micro (RM)

      Good all-round comfort chain with low vibration levels, smooth cutting behaviour and low chatter.

    Technical data Value
    Pitch .325" inch
    Drive link gauge 1.6 mm
    Drive link thickness 1.3mm/.050",1.5mm/.058",1.6mm/.063"
    Chain pitch 8.25mm/.325"
    Required File size 4.8mm / 3/16"

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    * Manufacturer's recommended retail price updated as of July 2021. 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.

Accessories

MS 291

Accessories

    • HP Super 2-stroke engine oil Zoom
      HP Super 2-stroke engine oil

      Semi-synthetic oil with low-ash additives for clean low-smoke burning. 'Low-smoke oil' performance class: JASO-FD, ISO-L-EGD. Fuel/oil ratio: 50:1. Particularly recommended for STIHL 4-MIX engines. Recommended for STIHL 4-MIX engines.

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    * Manufacturer's recommended retail price updated as of July 2021. The manufacturer's recommended retail prices are subject to change without notice.

    • MotoMix Zoom
      MotoMix

      STIHL MotoMix is our patented premixed fuel, specially blended for ultimate performance. This 50:1 ready-mixed fuel is a combination of premium non-ethanol, high-octane motor fuel for all STIHL 2-stroke engines which gives you optimum performance, excellent cold start properties, maximum acceleration over the entire rpm range and perfect running characteristics even with a sudden rev change. With STIHL HP ultra premium oil for exceptional engine lubrication and extreme cleanliness, fully synthetic and biodegradable for optimal performance and long service life. User- and engine-friendly thanks to fewer emissions (free from ethanol; almost no olefins and aromatic compounds). Can be kept in storage for up to five years. Reliable top performance – STIHL 2-stroke engines and STIHL MotoMix are made for each other; all conceivable applications have been put through rigorous testing.

      Find out more about our MotoMix promotion here.


      Patent EP 2031043


    Technical data Value
    Octane number >95 RON
    Octane rating 93 MOZ
    Aromatic content 0.1 % Vol.
    Benzene content 0.03 % Vol.
    Sulphur content 3 mg/kg
    Shelf life up to 5 Years
    Density at 15°C 690 kg/m3
    Olefin content 0.1 % Vol.
    Vapour pressure at 40 °C 61 kPA
    Two-stroke oil content 1.8 % Vol.

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    • Metal sawhorse Zoom
      Metal sawhorse

      Robust design. Chain with spring tensioning secures the trunk for cutting, max. load 100 kg.

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    • Chainsaw bag Zoom
      Chainsaw bag

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

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    • 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.

      To find out how to sharpen your chain and depth gauge with the EasyFile, click here.

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    • BioPlus chain oil Zoom
      BioPlus chain oil

      Particularly eco-friendly with outstanding lubrication and adhesive properties. STIHL BioPlus is derived from plants and completely decomposes in the ground within a short space of time (tested according to OECD 301 B). It has been awarded the German 'Blue Angel' ecology mark and the European Eco-Label.

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    * Manufacturer's recommended retail price updated as of July 2021. 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

Languages Date Link
manual icon en 28/10/2021