Thames Valley Excavators Ltd

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MS 231 C-BE

Comfortable petrol chainsaw with Quick Chain Tensioning and ErgoStart

Compact chainsaw with excellent power-to-weight ratio. With up to 20% less fuel consumption and up to 70% fewer emissions compared to STIHL two-stroke engines of the same performance class without 2-MIX technology. Ideal for cutting firewood, felling small trees and when a bit more power is needed. This saw is easy to guide and has great handling. With STIHL Quick Chain Tensioning and STIHL ErgoStart.

Version Price
MS 231 C-BE, Bar length 16"/40cm
£530.00 (incl. VAT)
MS 231 C-BE, Bar length 14"/35cm
£425.00 (incl. VAT)

Displacement cm³ 42.6
Power output kW/bhp 2/2.7
Power-to-weight ratio kg/kW 2.6
Weight kg 1) 5.1
Sound pressure level dB(A) 2) 103
Sound power level dB(A) 2) 114
Vibration values left/right m/s² 3) 3.9/3.9
STIHL Oilomatic saw chain pitch/type 3/8" P PM3
Oil tank volume cm3 200
Tank volume l 0.39
  • 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

Standard

  • Anti-vibration system
    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. 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.
  • 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.
  • Manual fuel pump (Purger)
    A small fuel pump delivers fuel to the carburettor at the touch of a button. This reduces the number of starting strokes required following extended breaks in operations.
  • Single-lever master control
    All important functions such as start, choke, throttle and stop are operated via a single lever.
  • 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%.
  • STIHL ErgoStart (E)
    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 a gentle pull action.
  • Chain Quick Tensioning (B)
    After releasing the sprocket cover the chain can be adjusted using a thumb wheel without the need for tools.
  • Tool free filler caps
    Special catches on the fuel and oil tanks for easy opening and locking without the need for tools.
  • Made from sturdy nylon. For safe storage and transport of all chainsaws with bar lengths up to 45cm / 18". With small additional pocket.
    £25.60 Product Details (incl. VAT)
  • Made of durable plastic. For safe storage and transport of all chainsaws with bar lengths up to 45cm / 18".
    £28.80 Product Details (incl. VAT)
  • Exclusive to STIHL: 3/8" Picco Micro 3 (PM3) saw chain. This saw chain was specially designed for light, compact chainsaws and ensures less kickback and lower vibration levels. It combines exceptional cutting performance and quality with great user comfort. The 1/4" version features a flat and narrow design as well as the small chain pitch. It is ideal for use with pole pruners. Available with a drive link thickness of 1.1 or 1.3 mm.
    £17.80 Product Details (incl. VAT)
  • Exclusive to STIHL: 3/8" Picco Micro 3 (PM3) saw chain. This saw chain was specially designed for light, compact chainsaws and ensures less kickback and lower vibration levels. It combines exceptional cutting performance and quality with great user comfort. The 1/4" version features a flat and narrow design as well as the small chain pitch. It is ideal for use with pole pruners. Available with a drive link thickness of 1.1 or 1.3 mm.
    £20.14 Product Details (incl. VAT)
  • Includes file holder with round file, flat file and file gauge in a sturdy case.
    £11.26 Product Details (incl. VAT)
  • Practical tool for quickly sharpening the teeth and depth gauge in a single action, significantly reducing chain maintenance time. The sturdy frame allows for a smooth filing action with highly accurate results. All the files are easily replaceable. For 1/4" P, 3/8" P, .325", 3/8" and .404" saw chains. Includes round and flat files.
    £33.15 Product Details (incl. VAT)
  • Lightweight entry level helmet set with ear defenders. Large visor and vents on both sides in the top part of the crest. High-quality nylon mesh. Conforms to EN 352, EN 397 and EN 1731.
    £27.90 Product Details (incl. VAT)
These products can be reserved online with no obligation and picked up at our store. Here we offer you personal advice and professional service. Since your safety is of particular importance for us, we provide you with extensive personal instruction for a safe handling.