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Technical details

Cutting length50-71 cm
Recommended guide bar length20-28 cm/inch
Displacement79 cc
Power output5 kW
Weight6.5 kg 1)


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The STIHL MS 500i petrol chainsaw is designed for efficient forestry work, offering impressive performance and a user-friendly design for versatility in various tasks. Its lightweight build and dynamic maneuverability make it exceptionally easy to handle, whether for felling, cutting, or precise pruning.

What truly sets the MS 500i apart is its groundbreaking use of electronically controlled injection technology, known as STIHL Injection. This innovative system ensures optimal engine performance and consistent starting, regardless of altitude or temperature. Advanced sensors continuously monitor air pressure and internal/external temperatures, transmitting this data to the control unit. This information enables precise fuel metering through valve control, ensuring rapid acceleration, robust power, and reduced weight. In fact, the MS 500i accelerates from 0 km/h to 100 km/h in an astonishing 0.25 seconds, boasting an unmatched power-to-weight ratio of 1.24 kg/kW, setting a new industry standard.

Additional premium features, such as STIHL ElastoStart for muscle and joint protection, the HD2 air filter, captive nuts on the sprocket cover, controlled-delivery oil pump, tool-free fuel cap, and side-mounted chain tensioning, further elevate the MS 500i's capabilities.

MS 500i

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