New, Fuel-Efficient STIHL Chain Saws Tackle Tough Professional Jobs


Compact and User-Friendly, STIHL Introduces the MS 261 and MS 261 C-Q
Release Date: 11/1/2010

 
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(VIRGINIA BEACH, Va.)- The innovative engine technology on the new STIHL MS 261 and MS 261 C-Q chain saws reduce emissions up to 50 percent and provide up to a 20 percent increase in fuel efficiency as compared to previous models, resulting in longer periods of use between refueling. Made for a variety of professional users like landscapers, arborists, loggers, farmers, and municipalities, these chain saws come equipped with a decompression valve for easier starts and an advanced anti-vibration system that helps reduce user fatigue. The compact, space-saving design of the split-barrel carburetor and the stainless steel muffler reduce overall weight.
 
Both the STIHL MS 261 and the MS 261 C-Q have several operator-friendly components, including a side-access chain tensioner, toolless fuel and oil caps with retainers, and a translucent fuel tank. Captive bar nuts are retained in the sprocket cover to prevent their loss and are designed for self-guided mounting. Pre-separation air filtration provides greater air cleaning efficiency and longer run times between filter maintenance.
 
The MS 261 C-Q also includes STIHL Quickstop® Plus, an additional chain braking system designed to stop the chain in less than one second of releasing the rear handle.
 
For more information on the MS 261 and the MS 261 C-Q, visit http://www.stihlusa.com/chainsaws/MS261.html and http://www.stihlusa.com/chainsaws/MS261CQ.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 chain saws 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 United States 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 2009 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 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 261 Specifications - Professional Use
DISPLACEMENT 50.2 cc (3.06 cu. in.)
ENGINE POWER 2.8 kW (3.75 bhp)
POWERHEAD WEIGHT 5.26 kg (11.6 lbs.)
GUIDE BAR LENGTHS* (Recommended ranges) 40 to 50cm (16" to 20")
FUEL CAPACITY 500 cc (16.9 oz.)
CHAIN OIL CAPACITY 270 cc (9.13 oz.)
OILOMATIC® CHAIN 26 RM3
STIHL recommends #3624 (26 RM3 67) OILOMATIC® saw chain and 16" 3003 008 6813 STIHL ROLLOMATIC® Ematic™ guide bar combination. The actual listed guide bar length can vary from the effective cutting length depending upon which power head it is installed.