MSA 160 C-BQ
Innovative and surprisingly powerful STIHL Lithium-Ion battery-powered chain saw.
Now here’s a game changer in chain saws. Lightweight. Powerful. Easy to start. Quiet. With no mixing. No cords. And almost no sound. (Your neighbors will love this saw as much as you do.) And that’s just for starters. The STIHL MSA 160 C-BQ is the first cordless chain saw tough enough to carry the name STIHL. Powered by a STIHL Lithium-Ion battery, this little workhorse starts instantly, delivering power from its 36 volts from its commercial-grade, high-torque brushless motor. Enough power to take on just about any cutting job in your yard. And the Quick Chain Adjuster allows you to adjust the chain tension without tools for added convenience. Each charge of the AP 160 Lithium-Ion battery gives you up to 35 minutes of cutting time for storm cleanup, carpentry tasks and firewood cutting.
|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.|
WARNING! The occurrence called “kickback” can cause serious
or fatal injury. Always read the instruction manual carefully before
using your saw. STIHL uses a green and yellow color-coding
system to help you select a powerhead, bar and chain combination
that complies with the kickback requirements of ANSI
Standard B175.1 (gasoline-powered saws) and §30 of UL 1662/
ANSI Standard B175.1 (electric chain saws). Ask your STIHL
dealer about safe operating procedures and the advantages of
the STIHL Quickstop® chain brake, STIHL Quickstop® Plus additional chain braking feature (Q), STIHL reduced kickback bars and STIHL low-kickback
STIHL recommends the use of green reduced kickback bars and green low kickback chains on all STIHL chain saws.
* The actual listed guide bar length can vary from the effective cutting length depending upon which power head it is installed.
WARNING! Improper use of any power tool may cause serious
or fatal injury. Read, understand and follow carefully the operating
and safety instructions in your instruction manual before using such products.
STIHL products sold through U.S. STIHL dealers are for distribution in the United States only.
Reduced-Emission Engine Technology - Caring for Nature
The STIHL Inc. “Caring for Nature” seal identifies its powered products that are more environmentally conscious, producing zero or low exhaust emissions. STIHL Inc. defines “low exhaust emissions” as being cleaner than EPA and/or CARB exhaust emission standards.
STIHL Electric Motor
Lightweight and compact, STIHL electric motors require minimal maintenance and feature low noise levels and reduced vibration.
Ematic™ Lubrication System
The Ematic™ guide bar when used with STIHL OILOMATIC® saw chain will provide proper lubrication and less oil consumption than conventional methods. The system works because two ramps, strategically placed in the guide bar rail, help contain the flow of oil and direct all lubrication to the sliding faces of the bar and chain links as well as the rivets and driver holes, which in turn can reduce bar oil consumption up to 50%.
Adjustable Automatic Oiler
The Adjustable Automatic Oiler allows the user to adjust the lubricant of the guide bar and saw chain for different bar lengths and cutting conditions.
You Will Also Need
Your advanced STIHL Battery KombiSystem deserves an equally advanced charger. The STIHL AL 300 rapid battery charger fits that bill perfectly. Designed to charge your STIHL Lithium-Ion batteries in approximately 25 minutes*, the AL 300 is exactly what you need to power through your lawn care tasks. It features an onboard cooling fan and bright LED display to indicate current charge level. This smart charger even switches off automatically once your battery is fully charged.
*Charge time approximated using STIHL AP 80 Lithium-Ion batteries. Charge times may vary.
Designed to carry the weight of STIHL Lithium-Ion batteries around your waist – as well as provide convenient storage for additional batteries – the STIHL Battery Bag and Belt is your one-two punch of comfort and productivity. The belt is lightweight and features a comfortable cushion and harness buckle for ease of use. Its included battery bag holds the STIHL Lithium-Ion battery. You can even add up to two additional bags for extended operation.
But what really sets this accessory apart is its ability to power your tools from the belt itself. With its included battery adapter, you can keep the weight of the battery at your hip, making your already-light power tool unbelievably easy to operate and comfortable to hold while minimizing operator fatigue. Simply click the lightweight adapter where the battery would normally go and you’re ready to work. And with the optional double-shoulder harness, the weight of the batteries can be comfortably distributed to both the shoulders as well as the hips.
Battery not included
For extended landscaping tasks, the STIHL AP 160 Lithium-Ion battery is designed for longer run times than the AP 80. Plus, the AP 160 also delivers twice the amp hours over standard Lithium-Ion batteries, making it ideal for extended use. This 36-volt, 4.5-amp hour battery keeps your equipment running at full speed until it’s depleted. No gradual drops in power. And thanks to its LED charge display, you know just how much juice you have to work with.
The AP 160 weighs a mere 3.8 lbs., and can be charged hundreds of times without any noticeable loss in capacity. Even after 500 charges, the battery retains over 80% capacity. The secret is in its engineering. The battery features specialized voltage monitors and temperature sensors to help ensure optimal operation and a long service life.
For Your Safety
For heavyweight protection that won’t weigh you down, choose Pro Mark™ Apron Chaps from STIHL. They’re rugged, yet comfortable to wear and easily fit over your work clothes. Sewn into the legs of the chaps are nine layers of Engtex®, a cut-retardant material designed to reduce the risk or severity of injury to the body parts covered by the pads in the event of contact with the rotating saw chain of a gasoline-powered chain saw. The open-back design of these chaps makes them a great choice for hot working conditions. These Pro Mark™ apron chaps provide three additional layers of Engtex® than our standard apron chaps. STIHL chain saw protective apparel is also wash and wear, unlike some other brands that require dry cleaning or light surface cleaning.
The STIHL Pro Mark™ designation identifies products for professional users.
Available color: High Visibility Orange
Available lengths: 32", 36", 40"
Get a grip on your chain saw with STIHL Cut-Retardant Mitts. Made with water-resistant nylon backs and goatskin palms, these mitts offer exceptional comfort and grip without sacrificing dexterity. Engtex®, a cut-retardant material, is sewn into the back of the left glove. These mitt-style gloves also feature a separate index finger for chain saw throttle operation, while hook and loop wrist straps make fitting a breeze. These chain saw protective gloves are an excellent choice for the professional logger. STIHL chain saw protective apparel is also wash and wear, unlike some other brands that require dry cleaning or light surface cleaning.
Available color: High Visibility Orange
Available sizes: S (8), M (9), L (10), XL (11)
Your work can take you to some of the toughest terrain. STIHL Forestry Boots are lined with two layers of cut-retardant Kevlar®, helping protect you from falling objects and hazards underfoot that can cause punctures. The boots are also flexible and water-resistant thanks to a leather upper construction. Foam padding from the heel to the wide steel toe enhances comfort while its Vibram® soles provide excellent abrasion resistance.
Meets OSHA Reg. 1910.266
Available sizes: 6-13 (in half-size increments), 14
NOTE: Women should order two sizes smaller than their normal shoe size.
The woods can hold many dangers. Stay one step ahead with the Forestry Helmet System from STIHL. The protection starts with a hard shell of ABS thermoplastic. It gets even better with a six-point, ratchet-style suspension system that absorbs shock and keeps the helmet stable while you work.
The system also features a Cool Guard sweatband to keep perspiration out of your eyes, as well as a built-in rain gutter to direct rain away from your face during inclement weather. Adjustable hearing protectors comfortably reduce noise while an epoxy-coated steel full-face screen helps protect from flying debris.
Hard hat meets ANSI Z89.1-2003 Type 1 Class G & C. Hearing protectors meet ANSI S3.19-1974 and have a Noise Reduction Rating (NRR) of 24 dB(A).