Stihl Chainsaw MS 231
Featuring the first low-profile 'Picco Duro' saw chain with carbide cutters, the cutting teeth stay sharp for up to four times as long as those on a standard saw chain. Emissions are cut by 70% and fuel consumption is up to 20% lower compared to a STIHL 2-stroke engine of the same power output without 2-MIX technology. The ideal chainsaw for private users or farmers felling small trees, cutting firewood and also general landscape maintenance.
Reduced emission engine technology
2-stroke engine with stratified charge.
Intense vibration at the handles of power tools can lead to long-term effects on blood vessels in the hands and arms. STIHL has therefore developed an effective anti-vibration system whereby the oscillations from the machine's engine are dampened which significantly reduces vibrations at the handles.
Pre-separation air filtration system
STIHL long-life air filtration systems with pre-separation achieve perceptibly longer filter life compared with conventional filter systems.
Tool free fuel caps
Special catches on the fuel and oil tanks for easy opening and locking without the need for tools.
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.
Side access chain tensioning
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.
Single-lever master control
All important functions such as start, choke, throttle and stop are operated via a single lever.