We sell the Stihl ms261 here at mowers2go and we have played tested with this machine in our warehouse.
The Stihl ms261 chainsaw (or also known amongst tree surgeon simply as Stihl 261) is a very handy, lightweight professional chainsaw.
Its power is not to be underestimated. This machine had an electronic self-tuning engine management system.
What is a self-tuning engine management system?
Stihl describes this feature as: This means that the fuel supply is controlled electronically to allow the machine to auto adapt it’s operation and ambient conditions to ensure optimal performance.
In layman’s terms, this means, The chainsaws sensors have the ability to understand the air altitude and air resistance and automatically tune the machine to suit the conditions. This maintains a constant optimal performance with an impressive ability to check its surroundings 33 times per second! Pretty impressive hey?
No more high speed to low-speed tuning required! The benefit of the is that you no longer have to tune the chainsaw yourself and on another note, this pro saw also comes with a handy felling line.
Stihl MS261 Chainsaw available with 13″, 15″, 16″ & 18″ bar options
The memory function of the ms261 amazingly remembers the previous operating conditions which allow the operator to restart the machine quickly after the machine has been stopped.
The Stihl ms261 has an innovative 2-MIX technology which ensures up to 20% less fuel consumption and up to 50% emissions reduction.
This comparison is formulated when compared to the identical STIHL two-stroke engines which do not use the new Stihl 2-MIX technology.
What is STIHL M-Tronic (M) technology?
There is only one start position located on the combi-lever as the electronic cold/warm start recognition takes care of this.
Historically, any tree surgeon will tell you, a cold start on a chainsaw could be somewhat temperamental. The engine on the ms261 starts just after a few pulls and without change of position. Not only that but it accelerates up to speed impressively quickly.
M-Tronic technology impressively remembers the settings from the last time the chainsaw was used, thus providing optimal engine performance upon startup.
What are the features of the Stihl ms261
- HD2 filter
- Reduced-emission engine technology
- Advanced combustion technology
- The pre-separation air filtration system
- Anti-vibration system
- Carburettor heating (V)
- STIHL ElastoStart
- Tool-free filler caps
- Decompression valve
- Ematic chain lubrication system
- Sidechain tensioner
Stihl ms261 Technical data
- Displacemen: 50.2 cm³
- Power output kW/bhp: 3/4.1
- Weight: 5.1 kg
- System weight: 6.14 kg
- Sound pressure level: 105 dB(A)
- Sound power level: 116 dB(A)
- Vibration values: 3.5 m/s²
- STIHL Oilomatic saw chain pitch/type: .325″ RS
- Oil pump: adjustable
- Tank volume: 0.5 Litre
- Chain pitch: .325″
- Chain tensioning: Sidechain torsion
- Sprocket – Number of teeth: 7 Z
- Filter: Longterm
- Filter system: (Pre-separation) / cartridge filter HD2
- Bumper spike: Steel Claw
- Cylinder: Chrome
- Oil tank volume: 270 cm³
- Anti-vibration system: AV+Steel Sping
- Filler cap WTV: tool-free fuel filler cap
- Starting system: Stop button / single-lever operation
- EPA Certified fuel consumption: 1.659 l/hour
- CO2 g/kWh: 705