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MS 462 C-M VW Chainsaw

Reliable and powerful 4.4 kW forestry chainsaw, fitted with electric carburettor heating and electrically heated handles

Overview

The MS 462 C-M forestry chainsaw is the lightest high-performance saw in its class. With impressive acceleration, you can rely on this forestry chainsaw to deliver the results you need when felling and pruning medium to large trees.

The economical STIHL 2-MIX engine, coupled with M-Tronic technology, delivers an efficient performance without compromising on the power you need in a forestry chainsaw.. The MS 462 C-M has a STIHL anti-vibration system so you can comfortably use the saw for extended periods of time. In addition, the new design means that it is easier to manoeuvre and, with less gyroscopic force on acceleration, it is also easier to stay in full control of the saw at all times.

For everyday maintenance, the long-life HD2 filter features an oil and water repellent surface and can be easily cleaned, whilst the captive nuts on the sprocket cover make it easier for regular bar and chain maintenance.

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

£1,291.32*

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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.

Product variations

Technical data

MS 462 C-M VW

Technical data

Technical data Value
Displacement cm³ 72.2
Power output kW/bhp 4.4/6
Weight kg 1) 6.1
System weight kg 2) 7.58
Power-to-weight ratio kg/kW 1.4
Sound pressure level dB(A) 3) 108
Sound power level dB(A) 3) 119
Vibration values left/right m/s² 4) 4.8/3.6
Oil pump Adjustable "enlarged stroke"
Tank volume l 0.72
Chain pitch 3/8"
Chain tensioning Lateral chain tension
Sprocket - number of teeth 7 Z
Filter Long-term filter system (pre-separation) / HD2 cartridge filter
Bumper spike Steel claw
Cylinder Chrome 4-cylinder
Oil tank volume cm3 340
Sprocket Ring sprocket
Anti vibration system Standard AV-System
Filler cap Tool-free filler cap
EPA Certified fuel consumption l/h 2.387
CO2 g/kWh 697
Handle type Electrically heated grip
Speed at maximum power Um 10.000
EPA Certified fuel consumption glh 0.631

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 462 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.

  • 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.

  • STIHL 2-MIX-Engine Zoom
    STIHL 2-MIX-Engine

    1-in-4 channel technology. The economical STIHL 2-MIX engine with 1-in-4channel technology features a high torque over a wide speed range. The chainsaw provides fuel savings of up to 20% compared to STIHL two-stroke engines in the same performance class without 2-MIX technology. Exhaust emissions are reduced by up to 50%.

  • 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.

  •  HD2 filter with radial seal Zoom
    HD2 filter with radial seal

    The new HD2 air filter, made from PET material and featuring a radial seal, prevents the intake of fine dust particles. The hermetic seal increases the service life of the engine and reduces wear.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Carburetor heating Zoom
    Carburetor heating

    N/A

  • 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.

  • Stop button function Zoom
    Stop button function

    After the machine is turned off, the control lever immediately moves back into the operating position. This allows a warm machine to be restarted again immediately.

  • Optimised sprocket cover Zoom
    Optimised sprocket cover

    The flatter, narrower sprocket cover with integrated slide rails reduces effort when pruning and ensures outstanding chip removal.

  • Low power to weight ratio Zoom
    Low power to weight ratio

    The STIHL MS 462 C-M is the lightest professional chainsaw in its cubic capacity class. Special components, such as the cylinder with its angled cooling ribs, the compact sprocket cover, the light crankcase, the weight-optimised flywheel and the Rollomatic ES Light rail ensure that the machine is noticeably lighter.

  • STIHL Ematic with new oil pump system Zoom
    STIHL Ematic with new oil pump system

    The new oil pump system allows a higher volume of oil to be delivered. This is especially useful in dusty conditions or when using a long guide bar.

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 462 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
    Bar length 40cm/16",45cm/18",50cm/20",63cm/25"
    Sprocket pitch 9.32mm/3/8"
    Number of teeth on the sprocket 11
    Pitch 3/8 Inch
    Groove width 1.6 mm
    Groove width 1.6mm/.063"
    Number of teeth 11
    Bar type Stern-Rollomatic
    Bar connection 3.003

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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 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
    Bar length 50cm/20",63cm/25",75cm/30",90cm/36"
    Sprocket pitch 9.32mm/3/8"
    Number of teeth on the sprocket 11
    Pitch 3/8 Inch
    Groove width 1.6 mm
    Groove width 1.6mm/.063"
    Number of teeth 11
    Bar type Stern-RollomaticSuper
    Bar connection 3.003

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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 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
    Bar length 50cm/20",63cm/25",75cm/30",90cm/36"
    Sprocket pitch 9.32mm/3/8"
    Number of teeth on the sprocket 11
    Pitch 3/8 Inch
    Groove width 1.6 mm
    Groove width 1.6mm/.063"
    Number of teeth 11
    Bar type Stern-RollomaticSuper
    Bar connection 3.003

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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.

    • 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"

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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.

    • 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"

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    Price

    * Manufacturer's recommended retail price updated as of July 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 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 462 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 July 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 July 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 July 2021. 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 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

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manual icon en 18/01/2021