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MS 201 C-M Petrol Chainsaw

Compact and powerful 1.8kW professional chainsaw

Overview

Light, agile and designed for precision, the upgraded STIHL MS 201 C-M is fitted with the new version of the economic 2-MIX engine, making it ideal for harvesting thin wood, limbing and tending young stands.

The new 2-MIX engine consists of a new cylinder, piston and exhaust as well as an upgrade the M-Tronic system – M-Tronic 3.0. With its compact construction, reduced emissions, efficient engine management system, extremely low weight and fantastic manoeuvrability, it is great to handle while offering impressively high lugging power despite its low weight.

Designed for use in agriculture, forestry, gardening and landscaping operations, this light pro saw provides a high cutting and plunging performance.

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.

£924.00*

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* Manufacturer's recommended retail price updated as of May 2022. 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

  • MS 201 TC-M Petrol Chainsaw STIHL's most powerful top-handle chainsaw - available with a limited edition guide bar to celebrate the 2021 STIHL TIMBERSPORTS® British Championships

Technical data

MS 201 C-M

Technical data

Technical data Value
Displacement cm³ 35.2
Power output kW/bhp 1.8/2.4
Weight kg 1) 4
Power-to-weight ratio kg/kW 2.2
Weight kg 2) 4.58 / 4.68
Bar length cm 30-35
Bar length " 12-14
CO2 g/kWh 728
Sound pressure level dB(A) 3) 99
Sound power level dB(A) 3) 112
Vibration values left/right m/s² 4) 3.3/3.3
STIHL Oilomatic saw chain pitch/type 3/8" P
Tank volume l 0.31
Speed at maximum power rpm 10.500
Bumper spike Steel spike
Sprocket - number of teeth 6 Z
Cylinder 4 channel / chrome
Filter material Kunststoffgewebe
Oil pump Not adjustable
Filter Standard filter
Sprocket Sprocket profile
Chain tensioning Side-chain tension
Anti vibration system Standard AV-System
Handle type Standardgriff
Exhaust Standardschalldämpfer
Filler cap Tool-free filler cap
Chain pitch 3/8" P
Carburettor Kompensator / Vergaservorwärmung / Spülvorlage / STIHL M-Tronic
Oil tank volume cm3 220

1) Without fuel, without bar and chain
2) Without fuel, with bar and 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 201 C-M

Standard features

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 201 C-M

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
    Bar length 30cm/12",35cm/14",40cm/16"
    Sprocket pitch 9.32mm/3/8" P
    Pitch 3/8 P Inch
    Groove width 1.3 mm
    Groove width 1.3mm/.050"
    Number of teeth 9
    Bar connection 3.005
    Number of teeth on the sprocket 9
    Bar type Stern-Rollomatic

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    * Manufacturer's recommended retail price updated as of May 2022. 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
    Bar length 30cm/12",35cm/14",40cm/16"
    Sprocket pitch 9.32mm/3/8" P
    Pitch 3/8 P Inch
    Groove width 1.3 mm
    Groove width 1.3mm/.050"
    Number of teeth 9
    Bar connection 3.005
    Number of teeth on the sprocket 9
    Bar type Stern-Rollomatic

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    * Manufacturer's recommended retail price updated as of May 2022. The manufacturer's recommended retail prices are subject to change without notice.

    • Picco Super 3 (PS3) Zoom
      Picco Super 3 (PS3)

      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 Value
    Pitch 3/8 P inch
    Drive link gauge 1.3 mm
    Chain pitch 9.32mm/3/8"P
    Drive link thickness 1.3mm/.050"
    Required File size 4.0mm / 5/32"

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    • Picco Super 3 (PS3) 3/8" P, 1.3 mm, 50 drive links, 35 cm / 14" £28.67*

    * Manufacturer's recommended retail price updated as of May 2022. The manufacturer's recommended retail prices are subject to change without notice.

    • Picco Super 3 (PS3) Zoom
      Picco Super 3 (PS3)

      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 Value
    Pitch 3/8 P inch
    Drive link gauge 1.3 mm
    Chain pitch 9.32mm/3/8"P
    Drive link thickness 1.3mm/.050"
    Required File size 4.0mm / 5/32"

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    • Picco Super 3 (PS3) 3/8" P, 1.3 mm, 44 drive links, 30 cm / 12" £25.26*

    * Manufacturer's recommended retail price updated as of May 2022. 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 201 C-M

Accessories

    • 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.

      MotoMix uses STIHL HP ultra-premium oil for exceptional engine lubrication and extreme cleanliness. It’s fully synthetic and biodegradable for optimal performance and long service life. MotoMix is 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.

      Did you know:

      • For MotoMix drums (55 l & 200 l), speak with your nearest STIHL Approved Dealer about direct delivery of the fuel to your preferred address. Find out more about our MotoMix promotion here.

      Patent EP 2031043


    Technical data Value
    Octane number >95 RON
    Octane rating 93 MOZ
    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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    * Manufacturer's recommended retail price updated as of May 2022. 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 May 2022. The manufacturer's recommended retail prices are subject to change without notice.

    • Varioclean Zoom
      Varioclean

      Water based, alkaline detergent specifically for dissolving and removing burnt-in resin and oil residue from your machine, and cleaning your tool’s housing, HD2 filter, wire mesh filter or PA filter. The detergent is biodegradable. Avoid contact with the eyes and keep out of reach of children.

      To use Varioclean, first wait for your machine to cool down. Then, spray it onto the surface of the part you are cleaning and leave it for a maximum of 5 minutes, so the cleaner is not allowed to dry. Then, wash it off with water and wipe with a cloth to dry. We recommend you wear safety glasses when doing this.

    Technical data Value
    Shelf life 3 Years
    Biodegradable Yes

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    * Manufacturer's recommended retail price updated as of May 2022. 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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    Price

    * Manufacturer's recommended retail price updated as of May 2022. 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

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manual icon en 23/06/2022