Selection Petrol chainsaws for forestry work

MS 362 C-M VW Chainsaw

High-performance 3.5kW professional chainsaw, fitted with electric carburettor heating and electrically heated handles

Overview

Robust and powerful, everyday forestry chainsaw, designed and built for the professional. Ideal for long sawing sessions harvesting wood. 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. 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 362 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.


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.

£1,068.00*

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Price

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

Product variations

Technical data

MS 362 C-M VW

Technical data

Technical data Value
Displacement cm³ 59
Power output kW/bhp 3.5/4.8
Weight kg 1) 5.8
System weight kg 2) 6.97 / 7.13
Power-to-weight ratio kg/kW 1.7
Sound pressure level dB(A) 3) 106
Sound power level dB(A) 3) 117
Vibration values left/right m/s² 4) 3.5/3.5
STIHL Oilomatic saw chain pitch/type 3/8" RS
Oil pump einstellbar
Tank volume l 0.60
Chain pitch 3/8"
Chain tensioning seitliche Kettenspannung
Sprocket - number of teeth 7 Z
Filter Langzeit Filtersystem (Vorabscheidung) / Patronenfilter HD2
Bumper spike Stahlkralle
Cylinder Chrom
Oil tank volume cm3 325
Sprocket Ringkettenrad
Anti vibration system Standard AV-System
Filler cap WTV werkzeugloser Tankverschluss
EPA Certified fuel consumption l/h 1.841
CO2 g/kWh 711
Handle type Elektrische Griffheizung
Speed at maximum power Um 10.000
EPA Certified fuel consumption glh 0.486

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 362 C-M VW

Standard features

  • Decompression valve Zoom
    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.

  • Heated handles (W) Zoom
    Heated handles (W)

    These provide additional comfort in cold weather and can be engaged with a switch on the left handle as required.

  • Combi lever Zoom
    Combi lever

    As M-Tronic has electronic cold and warm start recognition, only one start position is needed on the combi lever. The exact amount of fuel is supplied on demand. You do not need to know about the status of your chainsaw and can apply full throttle straight away - even with a cold start. Because the saw is warmed up by optimum acceleration in a few seconds.

  • 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.

  • HD2 filter Zoom
    HD2 filter

    The HD2 filter is made from polyethylene filter material with up to 70% finer pores than fleece and polyamide filters to trap even very fine dust. In addition, it is oil and water-repellent and thus very easy to clean. The PET-covered filter cartridge with quick-release lock enables the filter to be assembled and disassembled in next to no time, without using tools.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Carburettor heating (V) Zoom
    Carburettor heating (V)

    By changing the chain saw from summer to winter operation, the intake air is pre-heated over the engine fins. This ensures that the carburettor does not ice up and you can continue working in freezing temperatures.

  • 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 362 C-M VW

Cutting Attachments

    • Rollomatic E Zoom
      Rollomatic E

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

    Technical data Value
    Pitch 3/8 Inch
    Groove width 1.6 mm
    Number of teeth 11

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

    • Rollomatic E Zoom
      Rollomatic E

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

    Technical data Value
    Pitch 3/8 Inch
    Groove width 1.6 mm
    Number of teeth 11

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    Price

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

    • Rollomatic E Zoom
      Rollomatic E

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

    Technical data Value
    Pitch 3/8 Inch
    Groove width 1.6 mm
    Number of teeth 11

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    Price

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

    • Rollomatic ES Zoom
      Rollomatic ES

      The STIHL Rollomatic ES (STIHL Ematic Super) is composed of a solid and particuarly rigid bar with a bar nose which can be replaced entirely. It is therefore ideal for most demanding professional tasks and is used chiefly on heavy duty machines for felling and bucking. Elliptically fomed, angled oil holes increase the flow speed of the chain oil, delivering optimal lubrication and even longer service life for the guide bar.

    Technical data Value
    Pitch 3/8 Inch
    Groove width 1.6 mm
    Number of teeth 11

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    Price

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

    • Rapid Super (RS) Zoom
      Rapid Super (RS)

      High performance saw chain for professional applications with low vibration levels, smooth cutting behaviour, low chatter and extremely high cutting and borning performance.

    Technical data Value
    Pitch 3/8 inch
    Drive link gauge 1.6 mm
    Drive link thickness 1.6mm/.063"
    Chain pitch 9.32mm/3/8"
    Required File size 5.2mm / 13/64"

    Versions

    Price

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

    • Rapid Super (RS) Zoom
      Rapid Super (RS)

      High performance saw chain for professional applications with low vibration levels, smooth cutting behaviour, low chatter and extremely high cutting and borning performance.

    Technical data Value
    Pitch 3/8 inch
    Drive link gauge 1.6 mm
    Drive link thickness 1.6mm/.063"
    Chain pitch 9.32mm/3/8"
    Required File size 5.2mm / 13/64"

    Versions

    Price

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

    • Rapid Super (RS) Zoom
      Rapid Super (RS)

      High performance saw chain for professional applications with low vibration levels, smooth cutting behaviour, low chatter and extremely high cutting and borning performance.

    Technical data Value
    Pitch 3/8 inch
    Drive link gauge 1.6 mm
    Drive link thickness 1.6mm/.063"
    Chain pitch 9.32mm/3/8"
    Required File size 5.2mm / 13/64"

    Versions

    Price

    * Manufacturer's recommended retail price updated as of February 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 362 C-M VW

Accessories

    • MotoMix Zoom
      MotoMix

      STIHL MotoMix is our patented premixed fuel, specially blended for ultimate performance. This 50:1 mixture is a combination of premium non-ethanol, high-octane motor fuel and our highest quality STIHL HP Ultra oil. It also stays fresh in your equipment over extended storage periods.

    Technical data Value
    Shelf life up to 5 Years

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

    • ForestPlus chain oil Zoom
      ForestPlus chain oil

      Based on high-quality mineral oils, ForestPlus is suitable for use with all chainsaws, including harvesters. ForestPlus delivers reliable chain lubrication and no resin build up, even during prolonged down times.

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

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

      Fully synthetic oil with exceptional lubrication properties. Burns with extremely low residue due to ash-free additive. Suitable for continuous use under the most demanding engine conditions. Performance class: JASO-FB, ISO-L-EGB. Fuel/oil ratio 50:1. Recommended for STIHL 4-MIX engines.

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

    • Varioclean special cleaner Zoom
      Varioclean special cleaner

      Water based, alkaline detergent specifically for dissolving and removing organic oil residues and for cleaning air filters and housings. The detergent is biodegradable. Avoid contact with the eyes and keep out of reach of children.

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    Price

    * Manufacturer's recommended retail price updated as of February 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
en 24/09/2020