Fuel-Efficient, Mid-Range MS 291 and MS 291 C-BEQ Are Rugged and Reliable

STIHL MS 291 C-BEQ packed with features to help reduce user fatigue 
Release Date: 3/24/2011

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MS 291


VIRGINIA BEACH , Va. With a 20 percent increased run time between refuelings as compared to previous models, the low-emission, fuel-efficient STIHL MS 291 and MS 291 C-BEQ are designed with features to help you tackle demanding tasks while saving time. Ideal for tree felling, firewood cutting and storm cleanup, these chainsaws pack plenty of power.

Both models include several user-friendly features, including a side-access chain tensioner that makes tightening and loosening the saw chain easy and an advanced anti-vibration system that helps reduce user fatigue. The saws also have a translucent fuel tank with large filler openings, which make checking the fuel level and adding fuel an easy task. Dependable, mid-range chainsaws – the STIHL MS 291 and MS 291 C-BEQ are rugged and reliable choices for firewood cutting and storm cleanup.

The MS 291 C-BEQ features the STIHL Quickstop® Plus, an additional chain braking feature (Q) that is designed to stop the chain in less than one second. The MS 291 C-BEQ also comes equipped with a Quick Chain Adjuster (B) that enables saw chain tensioning without using tools and the Easy2Start™ system (E) which reduces the strength and effort needed to start the engine.

For more information on the STIHL MS 291 and MS 291 C-BEQ chainsaws, visit http://www.stihlusa.com/chainsaws/MS291.html and http://www.stihlusa.com/chainsaws/MS291cbeq.html.

About STIHL Inc.
STIHL Inc. manufactures the number one selling brand of gasoline-powered handheld outdoor power equipment in America for homeowners and professional landscapers*, as well as the number one selling brand of chainsaws in the world. STIHL products are sold through servicing power equipment retailers from coast to coast – not mass merchants. STIHL products sold through U.S. STIHL dealers are for distribution in the <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:country-region w:st="on">United States</st1:country-region> only. For more information or for the name of a local STIHL retailer, call toll free 1-800-GO STIHL (1-800-467-8445) or visit the dealer locator on the STIHL website at www.stihlusa.com.

*"Number one selling brand" is based on syndicated Irwin Broh Research (commercial landscapers) as well as independent consumer research of 2010 U.S. sales and market share data for the gasoline-powered handheld outdoor power equipment category combined sales to consumers and commercial landscapers.

STIHL is pleased to support the work of Independent We Stand, the Tree Research and Education Endowment Fund (TREE Fund), International Society of Arboriculture (ISA), the Tree Care Industry Association (TCIA), National FFA, Professional Landcare Network (PLANET), the American Tree Farm System (ATFS), and the National Association of State Park Directors.

MS 291 Specifications - Mid-Range Use
DISPLACEMENT 55.5 cc (3.39 cu. in.)
ENGINE POWER 2.8 kW (3.76 bhp)
POWERHEAD WEIGHT 5.6 kg (12.3 Ibs.)
FUEL CAPACITY 500 cc (16.9 oz.)
CHAIN OIL CAPACITY 240 cc (8.12 oz.)
GUIDE BAR LENGTHS* (Recommended ranges) 40 to 50 cm (16" to 20")
STIHL recommends #3634 (26 RM3 67) OILOMATIC® saw chain and 16" 3003 000 6813 Ematic™ guide bar combination. The actual listed guide bar length can vary from the effective cutting length depending upon which powerhead it is installed.
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