Number One Selling Chain Saw Brand Debuts Lithium-Ion, Battery-Powered Version
STIHL MSA 160 C-BQ chain saw packed with power
Perfect for environmentally conscious homeowners and professionals, the STIHL MSA 160 C-BQ chain saw has zero exhaust emissions and is ideal for noise and emission-sensitive areas like green roofs and urban environments. The chain saw can even be used for indoor projects.
“If you need a low noise and low-emission product, the
MSA 160 C-BQ is exactly the tool for you,” said Mark Chisholm, certified
arborist with Aspen Tree Expert Company in
The STIHL MSA 160 C-BQ is portable, lightweight and
starts with the pull of a trigger. And with reduced vibration as compared to
the gasoline-powered equivalent, this chain saw improves operator comfort, and
a second chain braking system is designed to stop the chain when the trigger is
released. STIHL Lithium-Ion technology reduces operating costs by eliminating
the cost of fuel and the commercial-grade high torque electric motor requires
less maintenance, resulting in a longer motor life.
Powerful enough to tackle
tough landscaping tasks, the 36-volt STIHL Lithium-Ion batteries are designed
for long running times with quick recharges and operate at full speed until
depleted, so there is no gradual drop in power during use and no memory setting
with recharges. And batteries are interchangeable, so one battery can power any
tool in the STIHL Lithium-Ion line. STIHL has
partnered with the RBRC (Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corporation), and
batteries can be returned for recycling at participating STIHL servicing
For more information on the STIHL
MSA 160 C-BQ and the full-line of STIHL Lithium-Ion products, visit www.stihlusa.com/li-ion.
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
*"Number one selling brand" is based on syndicated Irwin Broh Research (commercial landscapers) as well as independent consumer research of 2009-2011 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.
|MSA 160 C-BQ Specifications|
|GUIDE BAR LENGTHS* (Recommended ranges)||30 cm (12")|
|CHAIN OIL CAPACITY||210 cc (7.4 oz.)|
|OILOMATIC® CHAIN||¼” PM3|
|WEIGHT w/o BATTERY||3.2 kg (7.0 lbs.)|
|WEIGHT w/ BATTERY (AP 160)||4.9 kg (10.8 lbs.)|
|RUN TIME (w/ AP 160)||Up to 35 minutes|
|STIHL recommends #3616 (71 PM3 64) OILOMATIC® saw chain and 12" 3005 008 3405 STIHL ROLLOMATIC® E guide bar combination. The actual listed guide bar length can vary from the effective cutting length depending upon which power head it is installed.|