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MS 231 C-BE

STIHL MS 231 C-BE Wood Boss® Chain saw with Rapid Duro 3

General

MS 231 C-BE

Compact chain saw with good power-to-weight ratio and hard-wearing STIHL Rapid Duro 3 low-profile saw chain. 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 and felling small trees and when a bit more power is needed. Easy to guide, great handling. With STIHL Quick Chain Tensioning and STIHL Easy2Start.

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Price

* Manufacturer's recommended retail price updated as of 1st March 2014. The manufacturer's recommended retail prices are subject to change without notice. For more information about current short-term promotional pricing, please visit your local STIHL dealer.


The version(s) available in each country may differ from the above range and specifications; specific details may be subject to change without notice. Please ask your local STIHL Approved Dealer for further information.

Product variations

Technical data

MS 231 C-BE

Technical data

Displacment cc 40.6
Power output kW/bhp 2.0/2.7
Weight kg 5.2

The version(s) available in each country may differ from the above range and specifications; specific details may be subject to change without notice. Please ask your local STIHL Approved Dealer for further information.

Features

MS 231 C-BE

Standard features

  • Easy2Start Zoom
    Easy2Start

    Easy starting with less effort due to an additional spring between the crankshaft and the rope rotor. A smooth pull on the starter rope tensions the spring against the compression resistance of the engine. The jerks are not transmitted to the rope. The spring automatically transmits the stored energy to the crankshaft, causing it to turn and ensuring reliable starting of the engine.

  • STIHL 2-MIX Engine Zoom
    STIHL 2-MIX Engine

    The new 2-MIX engine features an advanced stratified charge system that boosts power, whilst reducing consumption and pollution, significantly lowering unburned hydrocarbons in the exhaust. The result is a cleaner, more fuel efficient engine.

  • Pre-separation air filtration system Zoom
    Pre-separation air filtration system

    The innovative long-life air filter system greatly extends the service life of the filter. Air routing removes larger particles of dirt, meaning the actual filter has less to do. So the saw can be used for longer without having to clean the filter.

  • Anti-vibration system Zoom
    Anti-vibration system

    Intense vibration at the handles of power tools can lead to longer-term effects of blood vessels in the hands and arms. STIHL have therefore developed an effective anti-vibration system where by the oscillations from the machines engine are dampened which significantly reduces vibrations at the handles.

  • STIHL Quick Chain Tensioning (B) Zoom
    STIHL Quick Chain Tensioning (B)

    After loosening the sprocket cover the chain can be adjusted using a thumb wheel without the need for tools.

  • Tool free filler caps Zoom
    Tool free filler caps

    Special caps on the fuel and oil tanks are designed for easy opening and locking without the need for tools.

  • Compensator Zoom
    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.

  • STIHL Ematic-System Zoom
    STIHL Ematic-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 up to 50%.

  • Manual fuel pump (Purger) Zoom
    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 from a cold start.

  • Single-lever master control Zoom
    Single-lever master control

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

The version(s) available in each country may differ from the above range and specifications; specific details may be subject to change without notice. Please ask your local STIHL Approved Dealer for further information.

Accessories

MS 231 C-BE

Accessories

    • Chain saw Case Zoom
      Chain saw Case

      Made of durable plastic. For safe storage and transportation of petrol and electric chain saw models: MS 170, 171, 181, 201 T, 192 C-E, 211, 230, 231, 251, 240 C-M, 250, 261, 362, MSE 140, 180, (not MSE-C versions). Not suitable for MS 441.

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    * Manufacturer's recommended retail price updated as of 1st March 2014. The manufacturer's recommended retail prices are subject to change without notice. For more information about current short-term promotional pricing, please visit your local STIHL dealer.

    • Multi-Functional Tool Zoom
      Multi-Functional Tool

      Practical, multifunctional quality tool in a sturdy plastic case with both a 3.5 mm (for carburetor adjustments and cleaning grooves) and 7.0 mm slotted screwdriver. Torx blade TX27 and 19-13 and 19-16 spark plug wrenches. Includes a nylon bag and belt loop.

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    * Manufacturer's recommended retail price updated as of 1st March 2014. The manufacturer's recommended retail prices are subject to change without notice. For more information about current short-term promotional pricing, please visit your local STIHL dealer.

    • Laser 2-in-1 Zoom
      Laser 2-in-1

      The innovative aid for tree felling: the 2-in-1 laser functions as a felling direction indicator and a cutting aid in one. It enables short logs to be cut without time-consuming measurements. As a felling direction indicator, the 2-in-1 laser allows for better direction and cutting control when felling trees.

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    * Manufacturer's recommended retail price updated as of 1st March 2014. The manufacturer's recommended retail prices are subject to change without notice. For more information about current short-term promotional pricing, please visit your local STIHL dealer.

    • 2 in 1 file holder Zoom
      2 in 1 file holder

      This practical file holder includes round and flat files to ensure an easy change of files.

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    * Manufacturer's recommended retail price updated as of 1st March 2014. The manufacturer's recommended retail prices are subject to change without notice. For more information about current short-term promotional pricing, please visit your local STIHL dealer.

    • Filing Kit Zoom
      Filing Kit

      The complete Kit for saw chain maintenance.

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    * Manufacturer's recommended retail price updated as of 1st March 2014. The manufacturer's recommended retail prices are subject to change without notice. For more information about current short-term promotional pricing, please visit your local STIHL dealer.

    • Stump Vice Zoom
      Stump Vice

      Makes the job easier. Available in heavy duty and light duty. For securing the chain saw during chain sharpening.

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    Price

    * Manufacturer's recommended retail price updated as of 1st March 2014. The manufacturer's recommended retail prices are subject to change without notice. For more information about current short-term promotional pricing, please visit your local STIHL dealer.

The version(s) available in each country may differ from the above range and specifications; specific details may be subject to change without notice. Please ask your local STIHL Approved Dealer for further information.