Wood Business

New Gear Harvesting New Gear
Stihl introduces a new chain saw

Sept. 23, 2014 – Stihl consulted with professional loggers and arborists worldwide in developing the MS 661 C-M, a new high performance chain saw equipped with the very best cutting-edge technologies to perform in Canada's extreme conditions.

After extensive field-testing, the MS 661 C-M is now available in three versions, a standard handle version, a wrap version and an arctic wrap. The MS 661 C-M produces an impressive 5.4 kW of power, yet weighs only 7.4 kg/16.3 lb (standard version).

"Whether you're a professional forester or logger on the west coast of Canada or a tree professional harvesting hardwood in eastern Canada, the MS 661 C-M is going to make life a whole lot easier," says Greg Quigg, President of STIHL Limited. "It has a high power-to-weight ratio and is the lightest chain saw in its engine displacement class. Ultimately, we've built a chain saw that weighs less, has more power and reduced emissions."

Features include:

Delayed stratified scavenging – efficient engine that consumes up to 20% less fuel and emits up to 50% fewer emissions

STIHL M-TronicTM – microchip controls the engine's ignition timing and fuel supply, taking into account variables such as temperature, fuel quality and elevation

High power-to-weight ratio – special components significantly reduce the weight, such as the stainless steel muffler and the optional ROLLOMATIC ES light guide bar

NEW anti-vibration system – provides a precise cut, with a significant reduction in vibration levels

EmaticTM with NEW oil pump system – allows for a greater adjustment of the oil delivery rate, ideal for large diameter wood

NEW HD2 filter – made of PET (polyethylene terephthalate) material that prevents fine dust from entering the chain saw, thereby increasing the engine's service life and reducing wear

"Our engineers have delivered a chain saw that can stand up to the extreme heat and cold we experience in Canada," adds Quigg. "Professional users will love the STIHL MS 661 C-M."