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MS 261 C-M

3.0kW-Petrol chainsaw with STIHL M-Tronic (M)

General

MS 261 C-M
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Great for working in lowdensity and medium-density stands. Standard-fitted with STIHL M-Tronic (M), ensuring optimum engine performance at all times, easy starting thanks to one start position and a new stop button function, long-life air filter system with HD2 filter requires only occasional cleaning, captive nuts on the sprocket cover.

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Price

* Manufacturer's recommended retail price updated as of 2018. The manufacturer's recommended retail prices are subject to change without notice.

The version(s) available in each country may differ from the above range and specifications; specific details may be subject to change without notice. Please ask your local STIHL Approved Dealer for further information.

Technical data

MS 261 C-M

Technical data

Displacement cm³ 50,2
Power output kW/bhp 2,9/3,9
Weight kg 1) 5,2
Power-to-weight ratio kg/kW 1,8
Sound pressure level dB(A) 2) 104
Sound power level dB(A) 2) 116
Vibration level left/right m/s² 3) 3,5/3,5
STIHL Oilomatic saw chain type .325" RS
Recommended bar length cm/inch 40cm/16"

1) Without fuel, without bar and chain
2) K-factor according to DIR 2006/42/EC = 2.5 dB (A)
3) K-factor according to DIR 2006/42/EC = 2m / s ²

The version(s) available in each country may differ from the above range and specifications; specific details may be subject to change without notice. Please ask your local STIHL Approved Dealer for further information.

Features

MS 261 C-M

Standard features

  • STIHL M-Tronic (M) Zoom
    STIHL M-Tronic (M)

    For a cold start, the STIHL M-Tronic only needs one start position on the combi-lever. After starting, you can immediately power up to full speed. The amount of fuel required is precisely calculated by the system and supplied as needed. Otherwise, start in position I as usual.

  • STIHL ElastoStart Zoom
    STIHL ElastoStart

    Due to compression pressure, jerky stresses occur when starting internal combustion engines. The damping element in the ElastoStart special starter grip alternately absorbs and releases force according to the compression pattern. The result is smooth, even starting.

  • Pre-separation air filtration system Zoom
    Pre-separation air filtration system

    STIHL long-life air filtration systems with pre-separation achieve perceptibly longer filter life compared with conventional filter systems. Air drawn in is swirled. The larger, heavier particles are ejected. The pre-cleaned air is routed to the air filter via the pre-separator duct.

  • HD2 filter Zoom
    HD2 filter

    This air filter keeps even the finest dust away from the engine, ensuring a particularly long service life. Thanks to its special material, the filter can easily be cleaned by washing, for example with STIHL Varioclean and warm water.

  • Advanced combustion technology Zoom
    Advanced combustion technology

    Four overflow channels swirl the fuel-air mix before ignition, allowing for optimum combustion and highly efficient performance. The result is lower fuel consumption and high torque across a broad rpm range.

  • Controlled-delivery oil pump Zoom
    Controlled-delivery oil pump

    Different bar lengths, wood types and sawing techniques require different amounts of oil. The controlled-delivery oil pump allows the user to select just the right amount of oil for the job at hand.

  • Compensator Zoom
    Compensator

    This controller in the carburettor prevents the fuel-air mixture getting richer as the air filter becomes clogged. The correct quantity of fuel is delivered to the carburettor depending on the quantity of air passing through the air filter. This keeps the fuel/air ratio in the combustion mixture constant and hence also the engine power. The filter doesn't need to be cleaned until an appreciable drop in power occurs.

  • Decompression valve Zoom
    Decompression valve

    The decompression valve is part of the easy starting system. The valve should be pressed before starting to reduce the compression pressure when starting, as well as reducing the effort needed to pull the starter rope. The decompression valve is semi-automatic; it must be pressed manually before starting, but then closes automatically.

  • STIHL anti-vibration system Zoom
    STIHL anti-vibration system

    Precisely calculated buffer zones minimise the transfer of engine and saw chain vibrations to the front and rear handles. The chainsaw therefore runs noticeably smoother. This allows the user to save their strength and work longer.

  • STIHL Ematic System Zoom
    STIHL Ematic System

    Compared to conventional bars without Ematic, the STIHL Ematic system reduces the consumption of chain lubricant by up to 50 %, depending on the type of wood and the cutting attachment used. This system comprises a STIHL Ematic or Ematic S guide bar, a STIHL Oilomatic saw chain and a variable-flow or reduced-flow oil pump. As a result, virtually every drop of chain lubricant is delivered to exactly the right spot.

  • Side-mounted chain tensioning Zoom
    Side-mounted chain tensioning

    Side-mounted chain tensioning makes it easy to tension the chain safely.

  • Captive nuts Zoom
    Captive nuts

    When changing the cutting attachment, you will not risk losing the nuts on the sprocket. The MS 261 is the first STIHL chainsaw to be equipped with the captive nuts. A great advantage for all users.

  • Tool free fuel caps Zoom
    Tool free fuel caps

    Special caps to open and close the tank cap quickly, easily and without tools.

The version(s) available in each country may differ from the above range and specifications; specific details may be subject to change without notice. Please ask your local STIHL Approved Dealer for further information.

Accessories

MS 261 C-M

Accessories

    • HP Super two-stroke engine oil Zoom
      HP Super two-stroke engine oil

      Semi-synthetic oil with low-ash additives for clean low-smoke burning. 'Low-smoke oil' performance class: JASO-FD, ISO-L-EGD. Fuel/oil ratio: 50:1. Particularly recommended for STIHL 4-MIX engines.

    Versions

    Price

    * Manufacturer's recommended retail price updated as of 2018. The manufacturer's recommended retail prices are subject to change without notice.

    • ADVANCE GTX trekking chainsaw boots Zoom
      ADVANCE GTX trekking chainsaw boots

      Special profile sole with very good grip. High quality, water-repellent suede. With breathable and waterproof GORE-TEX® membrane. Additional water and wear protection provided by high-rise rubber edge. Highly absorbent, removable inner sole. Suitable for demanding, professional chainsaw users on hillsides and for tree maintenance. EN ISO 17249, cut resistance Class 2 (= 24 m/s).

    Technical data
    Leg height 20 cm
    Weight 1) 2,5 kg
    Cut protection class Class 2
    Size 39 - 47

    1) Approx per pair, using size 42

    Versions

    Price

    * Manufacturer's recommended retail price updated as of 2018. The manufacturer's recommended retail prices are subject to change without notice.

The version(s) available in each country may differ from the above range and specifications; specific details may be subject to change without notice. Please ask your local STIHL Approved Dealer for further information.

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