Features for easy engine starting

Pulling the starter cord of your STIHL 2-MIX or 4-MIX machine may sometimes be physically demanding. STIHL have developed a number of features to make starting the engine much easier!

why choose an easy starting machine

When working regularly with petrol-powered tools, the jerky movements and associated load peaks when pulling the starter cord could negatively impact your wrists and shoulder joints . STIHL has developed innovative starting systems and features that make it easier and more convenient to start work, and enable you to save your energy for the task at hand. 

what options are available?

A STIHL MS 180 C-BE petrol chainsaw with ErgoStart on grass, being started up

STIHL ErgoStart

The innovative STIHL ErgoStart system features an additional spring between the crankshaft and the starter cord reel. This greatly reduces the force required to pull the starter cord, and means the cord can be pulled slowly, smoothly and with the minimum of effort.
Find out more about STIHL ErgoStart
A man in protective equipment holding a STIHL petrol chainsaw with ElastoStart and Light 04 guide bar

STIHL ElastoStart

ElastoStart consists of a special shock absorber grip that smoothens the action of pulling the starter cord. An integrated damper mitigates the load peaks caused by the compression in the cylinder, reducing the jerky motion and protecting your muscles and joints.
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Close-up of a STIHL MS 261 C-M petrol chainsaw with M-Tronic

STIHL M-Tronic

The innovative STIHL M-Tronic ignition system offers precise, electronic regulation of the ignition timing and fuel metering in all operating states, taking into account external conditions such as temperature, altitude and fuel quality.
Find out more about STIHL M-Tronic

Benefits of STIHL ignition systems

STIHL ErgoStart STIHL ElastoStart STIHL M-Tronic
Makes starting significantly easier  Convenient starting  Improved starting reliability thanks to electronic regulation
Durable, reliable mechanism Simple and effective Optimal engine performance at all times 
Start with 2/3 less effort  An inexpensive way to upgrade your STIHL power tool  Memory function 

Summary: STIHL ignition systems 

  • STIHL starting systems make it easier to start power tools with petrol engines
  • There are a range of features in the STIHL range to look out for

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