The Stihl MS 231 C-BE is a semi-professional, compact, lightweight chainsaw for the domestic or professional user. Boasting an economic 2-Mix 42.6cc petrol engine, it’s perfect for felling small trees and cutting firewood.
- Ideal chainsaw for domestic or professional use,
- Available with a 14-inch bar or 16-inch bar,
- Ergo Start & Chain Quick Tensioning,
- Great for firewood or felling small trees,
- 2-year warranty (domestic only)
A highly powerful chainsaw, the MS 231 C-BE is good for arborists too.
If you are looking for a powerful petrol chainsaw for all those gardening tasks, then the MS 231 C-BE really is the one to buy. Ticking all the boxes, it’s great for cutting down small trees, sectioning firewood, reducing bushes and shrubbery and other small sawing tasks.
Additionally, it’s super simple to control with all the operation controlled by a single lever which adjusts the starter, choke, throttle and stop. Manoeuvring the chainsaw is effortless too, being a lightweight at just under 5 kilos, will help reduce fatigue for long periods of use. Around the chainsaw is a loop-handle grip to ensure maximum control and reduce kickback.
Furthermore, Stihl has introduced an anti-vibration system to the MS231C-BE which dampens the oscillations through the chainsaw and into the handle. This helps prevent the long term effects of stress when using power tools in the fingers and wrists.
A genuine advance in easy starting, Stihl ErgoStart (E) cuts the effort required to start the tool by half, while the starter cord can be pulled at just one-third of the normal force. All it takes is 2 fingers and gentle pull action.
With Chain Quick Tensioning (B), after releasing the sprocket cover the chain can be adjusted using a thumb wheel without the need for tools.
An economical chainsaw with low emissions
Stihl has designed this MS 231 C-BE semi-pro chainsaw with efficiency in mind. Benefitting from a highly powerful 2-stroke petrol engine with a 2-mix system, it results in a 20% lower fuel consumption and greatly reduced emissions compared to other 2-stroke models.
What’s more, the fuel and air ratio is controlled by an advanced compensator. This prevents the carburettor’s fuel-air mixture becoming rich in petrol and the air filter becoming clogged. Only the right amount of fuel is delivered depending on the volume of air being sucked in, resulting in constant engine power. This Stihl chainsaw also benefits from a pre-separation air filtration system, which means longer filter life.
Finally, Stihl has produced the MS 231 C-BE chainsaw with its Ematic chain lubrication system. To make the chains last longer and reduce friction, the system lubricates the saw chains links and guide bar rails, resulting in less wear and up to 50% less oil consumption.
- Displacement: 42.6 cm³
- Power output: 2.7 bhp
- Weight: 4.8 kg
- System weight: 5.58 kg
- Power-to-weight ratio: 2.4 kg/kW
- Sound pressure level: 103 dB(A)
- Sound power level: 114 dB(A)
- Vibration values: 3.9 m/s²
- STIHL Oilomatic saw chain: 3/8″ P PM3
- Oil pump: Not adjustable
- Tank volume: 0.39 litre
- Chain tensioning: Sidechain tension
- Sprocket – Number of teeth: 6.6 Z
- Filter: Long-term filter system / round cartridge filter
- Bumper spike: Steel claw
- Cylinder Chrome
- Oil tank volume: 200 cm3
- Anti-vibration system: AV System, steel spring
- Filler cap Tools: Tool-free
- EPA Certified Fuel consumption: 1.06 l/h
- CO2: 917 g/kWh