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MS 462 C-M

The lightweight new arrival in the 70cm³ cubic capacity class

General

MS 462 C-M
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Weight-optimised high-performance saw for medium-density to high-density stands with economical 2-MIX engine. The STIHL M-Tronic guarantees optimum engine performance at all times, while its single starting position and stop button function mean easy starting. Controlled-delivery high-performance oil pump for high pumping capacity, HD2 filter with radial seal, tool-free fuel caps for simple, safe refuelling.

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Deviations from the product range and information provided here are possible, depending on the country. VIKING reserves the right to make changes to technical specifications and equipment.

Product versions

Technical specifications

MS 462 C-M

Technical specifications

Displacement 72,2 cm³
Power output 4,4/6 kW/bhp
Weight 1) 6 kg
Power-to-weight ratio 1,4 kg/kW
Sound pressure level 2) 108 dB(A)
Sound power level 2) 119 dB(A)
Vibration level left/right 3) 4,8/3,6 m/s²
Saw chain pitch 3/8"
STIHL Oilomatic saw chain type RS

1) Without fuel, without bar and chain
2) K-factor according to DIR 2006/42/EC = 2.5 dB (A)
3) K-factor according to DIR 2006/42/EC = 2m / s ²

Deviations from the product range and information provided here are possible, depending on the country. VIKING reserves the right to make changes to technical specifications and equipment.

Features

MS 462 C-M

Standard equipment

  • STIHL M-Tronic (M) Zoom
    STIHL M-Tronic (M)

    For a cold start, the STIHL M-Tronic only needs one start position on the combi-lever. After starting, you can immediately power up to full speed. The amount of fuel required is precisely calculated by the system and supplied as needed. Otherwise, start in position I as usual.

  • STIHL ElastoStart Zoom
    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.

  • STIHL 2-MIX engine Zoom
    STIHL 2-MIX engine

    The two-stroke engine with STIHL 2-MIX technology saves up to 20 % of fuel and reduces emissions by up to 70 % compared to STIHL 2-stroke engines of the same performance class without 2-MIX technology.

  •  HD2 filter with radial seal Zoom
    HD2 filter with radial seal

    The new HD2 air filter, made from PET material and featuring a radial seal, prevents the intake of fine dust particles. The hermetic seal increases the service life of the engine and reduces wear.

  • User-friendly calibration function Zoom
    User-friendly calibration function

    The calibration of the STIHL M-Tronic system has been optimised further. There is no need for any manual corrections, even in specialised areas of application, e.g. in high mountain ranges. Calibration is completed within approx. 72 seconds after the machine is started.

  • Side-mounted chain tensioning Zoom
    Side-mounted chain tensioning

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

  • STIHL Ematic with new oil pump system Zoom
    STIHL Ematic with new oil pump system

    The new oil pump system allows a higher volume of oil to be delivered. This is especially useful in dusty conditions or when using a long guide bar.

  • 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.

  • Decompression valve Zoom
    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 Zoom
    STIHL anti-vibration system

    Precisely calculated buffer zones minimise 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.

  • Optimised sprocket cover Zoom
    Optimised sprocket cover

    The flatter, narrower sprocket cover with integrated slide rails reduces effort when pruning and ensures outstanding chip removal.

  • Low power to weight ratio Zoom
    Low power to weight ratio

    The STIHL MS 462 C-M is the lightest professional chainsaw in its cubic capacity class. Special components, such as the cylinder with its angled cooling ribs, the compact sprocket cover, the light crankcase, the weight-optimised flywheel and the Rollomatic ES Light rail ensure that the machine is noticeably lighter.

  • Stop button function Zoom
    Stop button function

    After the machine is turned off, the control lever immediately moves back into the operating position. This allows a warm machine to be restarted again immediately.

  • Captive nuts Zoom
    Captive nuts

    When changing the cutting attachment, you will not risk losing the nuts on the sprocket. The MS 261 is the first STIHL chainsaw to be equipped with the captive nuts. A great advantage for all users.

  • Optimised bumper spikes Zoom
    Optimised bumper spikes

    The tooth length of the bumper spikes has been adjusted to account for the radial contours of trees. The saw bites into wood even better when cutting lengths and felling.

  • Plunge guide Zoom
    Plunge guide

    Marking has been added to the fan housing to assist with plunge cuts. This ensures better directional control and safe use of the machine during plunge cutting.

  • Tool free fuel caps Zoom
    Tool free fuel caps

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

Deviations from the product range and information provided here are possible, depending on the country. VIKING reserves the right to make changes to technical specifications and equipment.

Accessories

MS 462 C-M

Accessories

    • Combination socket tool Zoom
      Combination socket tool

      For tensioning the chain and changing the chain, bar and spark plug. Width across flats: 19 (for MS 261 up), 19-13 (for MS 271, MS, 291, MS 311, MS 391), 19–16 (for MS 170, MS 171, MS 180, MS 181, MS 193 C, MS 211, MS 231, MS 241, MS 251), 16 and 13 ( for MS 150, MS 201, MS 201 T).

    Versions

    • Multi-function tool Zoom
      Multi-function tool

      Practical, multi-function quality tool in a sturdy plastic case. 3.5 mm flat-blade screwdriver for carburettor adjustment and cleaning grooves, Torx® TX 27 screwdriver, nylon pouch with belt loop. Width across flats 19-13 for MS 271, MS 291, MS 311 and MS 391, width across flats 19-16 for MS 170, MS 171, MS 180, MS 181, MS 193 C, MS 211, MS 231, MS 241 and MS 251.

    Versions

    • Chainsaw bag Zoom
      Chainsaw bag

      For tidy storage and transport of chainsaws with bar lengths up to 45 cm.

    Versions

Deviations from the product range and information provided here are possible, depending on the country. VIKING reserves the right to make changes to technical specifications and equipment.

Documents

Owners manuals and safety brochures

Owners manuals

STIHL MS 462 C-M (D) Download PDF, 2,7 MB
STIHL MS 462 C-M (D, F, I) Download PDF, 7,1 MB
STIHL MS 462 C-M (D, F, NL) Download PDF, 7,1 MB

Safety brochures

Sicheres Arbeiten mit dem Trennschleifer (D) Download PDF, 1,3 MB
Sicheres Arbeiten mit der Heckenschere (D) Download PDF, 764 KB
Sicheres Arbeiten mit der Motorsäge (D) Download PDF, 1011,7 KB
Sicheres Arbeiten mit einem Reinigungsystem (D) Download PDF, 935,7 KB
Sicheres Arbeiten mit Motorsense und Freischneider (D) Download PDF, 810,1 KB

Notes:

  • STIHL online owner’s manuals are usually for the latest versions of the machine. Your product may be a slightly older production model but the manual will still be appropriate for the relevant model number
  • The languages ​​contained in the document are also displayed in brackets, for example (GB) = English

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