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STIHL Introduces Industry’s First Electronically Controlled Fuel-Injection System on Handheld Outdoor Power Equipment

New TS 500i STIHL Cutquik® has 17 percent more power than the STIHL TS 420
Release Date: 3/21/2012
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TS 500i STIHL Cutquik®


VIRGINIA BEACH , Va. STIHL offers another industry first with the TS 500i STIHL Cutquik®. With the handheld outdoor power equipment industry’s first electronically controlled fuel-injection system, the
TS 500i increases power by 17 percent while only increasing weight by six percent, as compared to the STIHL TS 420.
STIHL Executive Board Chairman Dr. Bertram Kandziora is a firm believer in the new technology: "It ensures really easy starts and optimum engine power at all times with excellent running behavior and throttle response as well as greater fuel economy and lower emissions. With the STIHL TS 500i even the toughest of cutting operations will be performed more easily and efficiently than ever before. As it has no carburetor, this highly innovative power pack is characterized by much more power in the same space, and thus has an exceptional power to weight ratio."
Powerful, lightweight and well-balanced, the STIHL TS 500i is designed for superior handling during the toughest jobs. Complete with a low-emission engine that provides optimal torque throughout the RPM range and eliminates the need for a choke, simplifying the starting procedure. The X2 air filtration system is virtually maintenance-free and maintains an incredible 99.96 percent cleaning efficiency. The STIHL computer-mapped fuel injection system continuously and precisely determines fuel mixture, injected quantity, injection and ignition timing.
The standard electronic water control feature allows for easy and efficient water flow adjustment while cutting. The water control feature remembers the last setting that was used and water flow automatically stops at idle speed and starts again when the throttle is engaged.
New with the TS 500i, a diagnostic application is available to help dealers troubleshoot issues and streamline service.
For more information on the TS 500i STIHL Cutquik®, visit
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 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. 
*"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. STIHL is also a sponsor of the SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500®.
TS 500i STIHL Cutquik® Specifications - Professional Use
DISPLACEMENT 72.2 cc (4.41 cu. in.)
ENGINE POWER 3.9 kW (5.2 bhp)
WEIGHT* 10.2 kg (22.5 lbs.)
FUEL TANK CAPACITY 725 cc (24.5 oz.)
ENGINE SPEED 9,000 rpm (Elec. Gov.)
*Dry weight includes water attachment and guard. Shown with optional STIHL diamond wheel.