Stihl MS 261 C-M (14", 16" OR 18")

Stihl MS 261 C-M (14", 16" OR 18")

SKU: 1141 200 0647
PriceFrom £639.00
Sales Tax Included

The STIHL MS 261 C-M petrol chainsaw is the perfect tool for small to medium tree maintenance work. 

  • Description

    The STIHL MS 261 C-M petrol chainsaw is the perfect tool for small to medium tree maintenance work. This new version features a newly designed Light 04 guide bar as well as the new .325” RS Pro saw chain for improved cutting performance. The high performance .325” saw chain provides up to 20% more cutting performance compared to its predecessor (.325” RS) due to the narrower kerf. This light and well-balanced saw delivers plenty of power, whilst the M-Tronic technology controls the fuel and air mix at all times so the machine is always at optimum performance. The STIHL anti-vibration system significantly reduces vibrations at the handles for comfortable use of this petrol chainsaw throughout your working day.

    The MS 261 C-M is a versatile, professional petrol chainsaw allowing you to run a selection of different bar lengths to suit your needs. It also includes useful features such as the easy-clean HD2 filter, adjustable oil delivery to the bar and chain, stainless steel muffler and captive nuts on the sprocket cover. The 2-MIX technology in the MS 261 C-M petrol chainsaw ensures up to 20% less fuel consumption and up to 50% less emissions compared to the equivalent STIHL two-stroke engines without 2-MIX technology.

  • Features

    Standard features

    • STIHL M-Tronic (M)

      This fully electronic engine management system adjusts ignition timing and fuel metering in all operating modes. It also takes external conditions such as temperature, altitude and fuel quality into account. It ensures consistent engine performance, a constant maximum speed and superb acceleration. M-Tronic makes manual carburettor adjustments unnecessary. Thanks to electronic cold/warm start recognition, now there is only one start position on the combi-lever. The engine starts after fewer pulls and with no change of position, and can immediately accelerate up to speed - even after a cold start. M-Tronic also remembers the settings from the last time the tool was used. So when external conditions are the same, optimal engine performance is available every time you start up again.

    • STIHL 2-MIX-Engine

      1-in-4 channel technology. The economical STIHL 2-MIX engine with 1-in-4channel technology features a high torque over a wide speed range. The chainsaw provides fuel savings of up to 20% compared to STIHL two-stroke engines in the same performance class without 2-MIX technology. Exhaust emissions are reduced by up to 50%.

    • HD2 filter

      The HD2 filter is made from polyethylene filter material with up to 70% finer pores than fleece and polyamide filters to trap even very fine dust. In addition, it is oil and water-repellent and thus very easy to clean. The PET-covered filter cartridge with quick-release lock enables the filter to be assembled and disassembled in next to no time, without using tools.

    • 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 ElastoStart

      STIHL ElastoStart reduces the shock caused by the compression of the engine during starting. The compression shock is taken away from the user's joints and muscles through a spring or rubber element in the starter handle.

    • Side chain tensioner

      The tensioning screw can be found on the side of the chain saw through the sprocket cover. This removes the need for contact with the sharp saw chain.

    • Variable-displacement oil pump

      Allows a precise, demand-based delivery of oil. It's possible to reduce oil production by up to 50% in the E position. For very long cutting attachments or very dry wood, an additional volume of oil can be added by the user. similar to illustration.

    • Tool free filler caps

      Special catches on the fuel and oil tanks for easy opening and locking without the need for tools.

    • 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.

    • Stop button function

      After the machine is turned off, the control lever immediately moves back into the operating position. This allows a warm machine to be restarted again immediately.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • Ematic chain lubrication system

      The Ematic chain lubrication system ensures pinpoint lubrication of the saw chain links and guide bar rails. When used with STIHL OILOMATIC saw chain, it will provide maximum lubrication, longer wear and less oil consumption than conventional methods of chain lubrication. The Ematic system can reduce bar oil consumption by up to 50%.

    • 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.

    • Carburettor heating (V)

      By changing the chain saw from summer to winter operation, the intake air is pre-heated over the engine fins. This ensures that the carburettor does not ice up and you can continue working in freezing temperatures.

  • Specifications

    Technical data

    Technical data Value
    System weight kg 1) 5.8
    Displacement cm³ 50.2
    Power output kW/bhp 3/4.1
    Weight kg 2) 4.9
    Power-to-weight ratio kg/kW 1.6
    CO2 g/kWh 705
    Sound pressure level dB(A) 3) 105
    Sound power level dB(A) 3) 116
    Vibration values left/right m/s² 4) 3.5/3.5
    Tank volume l 0.50
    Speed at maximum power Um 10.000
    Bumper spike Stahlkralle
    Sprocket - number of teeth 7 Z
    Cylinder Chrom
    Oil pump einstellbar
    Filter Langzeit Filtersystem (Vorabscheidung) / Patronenfilter HD2
    Sprocket Ringkettenrad
    Chain tensioning seitliche Kettenspannung
    Anti vibration system AV+Stahlfeder
    Handle type Standardgriff
    Filler cap WTV werkzeugloser Tankverschluss
    Chain pitch .325"
    EPA Certified fuel consumption glh 0.438
    EPA Certified fuel consumption l/h 1.659
    Oil tank volume cm3 270