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STIHL Introduces Its Top Arborist Saw for Tree Care Professionals

Reduced emissions, increased fuel efficiency and improved ergonomics on the STIHL MS 201T
Release Date: 10/14/2011

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MS 201 T


<st1:place w:st="on"> <st1:city w:st="on"> VIRGINIA BEACH , <st1:state w:st="on">VA – The STIHL MS 201 T takes over as STIHL’s top arborist saw! Designed for tree trimming professionals looking for fuel-efficient, reduced-emission equipment, the top-handle STIHL MS 201 T chainsaw uses advanced engine technology to reduce engine emissions to a remarkable 70 percent less than the previous model. In addition, the MS 201 T delivers 20 percent better fuel economy, providing longer run times between refueling, and an improved filtration system allows for 30 percent longer operation between filter maintenance. All this plus additional power.

When I am at work climbing tree after tree, I need a chainsaw with the most aggressive power,” said Mark Chisholm, certified arborist with Aspen Tree Expert Company in <st1:state w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">New Jersey and three-time International Society of Arboriculture Tree Climbing Champion. “If I can add 20 percent more fuel efficiency and lose 70 percent emissions and not compromise any performance – it's a no brainer.”


The MS 201 T chainsaw is designed with user comfort in mind, featuring improved ergonomics to reduce operator fatigue, including reduced vibration. For “in-tree” cutting, the top-handle design provides good balance and is ideal for use in the confined conditions of “in the tree” work. The Master Control LeverTM provides easier starting, operating and stopping.

The STIHL MS 201 T will be the chainsaw arborists will turn to for reliability, fuel efficiency, and longer run times, lessening their impact on the environment with reduced exhaust emissions.

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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 STIHL dealer locator on the STIHL website at
*"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) , National Hispanic Landscape Alliance and the National Association of State Park Directors .

MS 201 T Specifications - Professional In-Tree Use Only
DISPLACEMENT 35.2 cc (2.14 cu. in.)
ENGINE POWER 1.8 kW (2.41 bhp)
POWERHEAD WEIGHT 3.71 kg (8.16 Ibs.)
FUEL CAPACITY 310 cc (10.5 oz.)
CHAIN OIL CAPACITY 220 cc (7.4 oz.)
GUIDE BAR LENGTHS* (Recommended ranges) 30 to 40 cm (12" to 16")
STIHL recommends #3616 (63 PS3 50) OILOMATIC® saw chain and 14" 3005 000 7409 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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