Selection Gas Chain Saws for Forestry

MS 500i

Innovative new chainsaw with electronically controlled fuel injection

General

The MS 500i is the first chain saw in the world to feature electronically controlled fuel injection, making it a true innovation. When it comes to professionally harvesting large trees, this high torque machine cuts through wood with ease. Rapid acceleration and dynamic pivot behaviour mean that the MS 500i is perfect not only for felling and cutting into lengths, but also limbing. With sensor controlled fuel metering, it is an excellent starter with outstanding engine performance, regardless of the altitude and ambient temperature. There’s also no starting lever, which makes starting very easy under all conditions. Its engine technology, which is revolutionary for chain saws, and resulting intelligent lightweight construction results in the best power to- weight ratio on the market.

$1,659.95*

Versions

Featured Price

* Dealers may sell for less. Pricing on all chain saws, power tools and accessories will remain in effect until December 31, 2021. Illustrations and descriptions are as accurate as known at the time of publication and are subject to change without notice. STIHL Limited is not responsible for a printing error, the local STIHL Dealer has the final authority to set product pricing. Pricing valid at participating dealers only while supplies last.

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Technical data

MS 500i

Technical data

Technical data Value
Displacement (cc) 79.2
Power output (kW) 5.0
Weight (kg / lbs) 1) 6.3-6.7 / 13.9-14.8
Weight (kg / lb) 6.2 / 13.7
Guide Bar Lengths (Recommended ranges) 20, 24, 28, 32
Chain 33RS72E (20"), 33RS84E (24"), 33RS91E (28"), 33RS105E (32")
Power output (kW) 5.0

1) without fuel, bar and chain

The version(s) available in each country may differ from the above range and specifications; specific details may be subject to change without notice. Please ask your local STIHL Approved Dealer for further information.

Features

MS 500i

Standard features

  • Reduced-emission engine technology Zoom
    Reduced-emission engine technology

    2-stroke engine with stratified charge. A fuel-free layer of air is created between the burned charge in the combustion chamber and the fresh charge in the crankcase, reducing the amount of fuel lost during the charge cycle. This results in more power with a lower weight, up to 20% lower fuel consumption than regular 2-stroke engines and significantly reduced exhaust emissions.

  • 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 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 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.

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

    The tensioning screw can be found on the side of chain saw through the sprocket cover. This removes the need for contact with the sharp saw chain.

  • Tool free fuel caps Zoom
    Tool free fuel caps

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

  • 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.

The version(s) available in each country may differ from the above range and specifications; specific details may be subject to change without notice. Please ask your local STIHL Approved Dealer for further information.