Choosing a Forestry Saw

Choosing a Forestry Saw

When it comes to choosing a forestry saw for work, Stihl is usually the leading man. And that’s because their name is synonymous with build quality, reliability, and power. Stihl’s range of professional forestry chainsaws is second to none. Here are some of the options available to workers categorised by blade length.

Stihl MS 194 T Saw

The Stihl MS 194 T comes with the option of a 12″ and 14″ bar length. With a smaller blade length, it is more suited for smaller jobs such as removing deadwood or smaller branches while trying to clear access to larger cuts.

Another 12″ and 14″ option is the Stihl MS 201 T-CM. This is the most powerful top handle chainsaw in Stihl’s range and is comfortable for most extended periods.

Stihl MS 362 C-M Forestry Chainsaw

The Stihl MS 362 C-M comes with the option of three different bar lengths, 16″, 18″ and 20″. This is a robust piece of equipment built for professionals who spend many hours harvesting. Everything around this model is designed for prolonged use, including easy to clean filters and quick-release fasteners. In addition, it uses the 2-MIX technology that enables more prolonged usage on the same amount of fuel. Stihl estimates that the 2-MIX technology enables up to 20% more fuel efficiency for fewer refuelling stops during use.

Choosing a Forestry Saw with High Power to Weight

One of the best chainsaws for the power-to-weight ratio is the Stihl MS 500i. This comes with a 25″ blade length making it ideal for harvesting and processing work with large timber. Weighing in at 6.2kg and with a power-to-weight ratio of 1.2 kg/kW, this machine will get the job done smoothly and efficiently.

The Most Powerful Chainsaw On The Market

The Stihl MS 881 is the most powerful chainsaw on the market. It has 6.4kW of engine power and a displacement of 121.6cc. With 30″, 36″ and 48″ options, it is ideal for the most demanding professional forestry jobs. It weighs in at 9.9kg and has the HD2 filter, the easy start decompression valve and the Stihl Elastostart and anti-vibration system to reduce shock on your joints and muscles during startup and usage. It has a tools-free filler cap. A compensator controls the carburettor, which ensures the fuel-air mixture is correct, providing consistent engine power. In short, it’s a reliable, effective and highly user-friendly piece of machinery for professional forestry work.

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