STIHL MS 231 C-BE 16" Bar Petrol Chainsaw
- Standard Bar Length: 16"/40 cm
- Engine Power: 40.6 cc / 2.0 kW
- Weight: 4.9 kg
- Comfort Features: Easy start, easy chain tensioning
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Store Pick Up - FREE tools are assembled ready to use on arrival. The store will contact you when your order is ready for collection.
Returns & Exchanges
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All STIHL products purchased online will be issued a STIHL warranty.
1. Tools used for home/farming applications receive a 2 year warranty. Double the warranty for petrol products to 4 years by adding HP Ultra Oil to your purchase.
2. Tools used in a professional application receive a 6 month warranty
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The MS 231 C-BE Petrol Chainsaw is easy to use due to its comfort features. STIHL ErgoStart (E) ensures trouble-free starting and Chain Quick Tensioning (B) allows the chain to be adjusted without tools. This Chainsaw has a 2-MIX engine, which reduces emissions and cuts fuel consumption compared to a 2-stroke engine of the same power output without 2-MIX technology.
Your Chainsaw will require engine oil and bar lube. We recommend STIHL HP ULTRA TWO STROKE ENGINE OIL and STIHL SYNTH PLUS CHAIN LUBRICATION for your machine.
Engine Power (kW)
Power to Weight Ratio (kg/kW)
STIHL Engine Type
Standard Guide Bar
Standard Chain Type
Max Wood Diameter
18 inches or 45 cm
2-MIX EngineModern, powerful and economical engine. Provides fuel savings and reduced emissions.
Anti-vibration SystemVibrations from power tools can lead to negative effects on blood vessels. STIHL has developed a system for minimizing the levels. This also helps reduce operator fatigue and provides a more comfortable working experience.
Ematic Chain Lubrication SystemA reservoir holds bar oil until it is picked up by the passing chain. This achieves maximum lubrication resulting in longer wear and less oil consumption.
Single Master Control LeverAll the important functions of start, choke, throttle and stop are operated via a single lever.
Easy Open Fuel and Oil TanksSpecial caps on the fuel and oil tanks allow for easy opening and re-fueling.
Reduced Air Filter MaintenanceA pre-separation filter system is used to clean the air before it reaches the main air filter. The benefit is that maintenance of the machine is reduced.
STIHL Quick Chain Tensioning (B)With STIHL Quick Chain Tensioning, it's easy to adjust the saw chain, without tools and without coming into contact with the sharp saw chain itself. Just release the sprocket cover and turn the adjusting wheel to set the optimum tension.
ErgostartSTIHL ErgoStart (E) reduces the effort required to start the tool. All it takes is 2 fingers and a gentle pull action.
PrimerWhen you push the button a small fuel pump delivers fuel to the carburettor. As a result the machine is easier to start.
Q: What type of property is it suitable for?
A: This saw is ideal for private users or farmers felling small trees, cutting firewood and general landscape maintenance
Q: What size branches can I cut with the standard bar?
A: Medium diametre branches up to 18"
Q: What should I wear when using this Chainsaw?
A: We recommend that you wear snug-fitting clothes with Chainsaw protective legwear, eye protection, gloves, ear protection, sturdy boots or shoes, and tie back long hair.
Q: What is the maximum size bar I should use on this Chainsaw?
A:This saw will run efficiently with an up to 18" 45 cm bar