STIHL MS 260

Robust chainsaw for forestry work

Description

Convenient, durable and robust with minimum weight, the STIHL MS 260 can come with a number of optional features to make the job even easier. Recognized as a leading saw in the forestry industry, it is available in guide bar lengths 13"/32cm to 18"/45cm. Can also be used with hedge trimmer attachment HS 246.

Features
  • STIHL ElastoStart

Due to compression pressure, jerky stresses occur when starting internal combustion engines. The damping element in the ElastoStart special starter grip alternately absorbs and releases force according to the compression pattern. The result is smooth, even starting.

 

  • Carburetor 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 carburetor does not ice up and you can continue working in freezing temperatures.

  • Controlled-delivery oil pump

Different bar lengths, wood types and sawing techniques require different amounts of oil. The controlled-delivery oil pump allows the user to select just the right amount of oil for the job at hand.

  • Side-mounted chain tensioning

Side-mounted chain tensioning makes it easy to tension the chain safely.

  • Compensator

This controller in the carburetor prevents the fuel-air mixture getting richer as the air filter becomes clogged. The correct quantity of fuel is delivered to the carburetor 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.

  • 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 anti-vibration system

Precisely calculated buffer zones minimize the transfer of engine and saw chain vibrations to the front and rear handles. The chainsaw therefore runs noticeably smoother. This allows the user to save their strength and work longer.

 

  • STIHL Ematic System

Compared to conventional bars without Ematic, the STIHL Ematic system reduces the consumption of chain lubricant by up to 50 %, depending on the type of wood and the cutting attachment used. This system comprises a STIHL Ematic or Ematic S guide bar, a STIHL Oilomatic saw chain and a variable-flow or reduced-flow oil pump. As a result, virtually every drop of chain lubricant is delivered to exactly the right spot.

  • Single-lever master control

All important functions such as start, choke, throttle and stop are operated via a single lever.

 

  • Tool free fuel caps

Special caps to open and close the tank cap quickly, easily and without tools.