London, ON - For immediate release, 07/30/2012

STIHL continues to redefine world class

STIHL introduces the industry's first electronically controlled fuel-injection system on handheld outdoor power equipment.

TS 500i Zoom

STIHL offers another industry first with the TS 500i STIHL Cutquik®. With the handheld outdoor power equipment industry's first electronically controlled fuel-injection system, the TS 500i increases power by 17% while only increasing weight by 6%, as compared to the STIHL TS 420.
STIHL Executive Board Chairman Dr. Bertram Kandziora is a firm believer in the new technology: "It ensures easy starts and optimum engine power at all times with excellent running behavior and throttle response as well as greater fuel economy and lower emissions. With the STIHL TS 500i, the toughest of cutting operations will be performed more easily and efficiently than ever before. As it has no carburetor, this highly innovative power pack is characterized by much more power in the same space, and thus has an exceptional power to weight ratio."
Powerful, lightweight and well-balanced, the STIHL TS 500i is designed for superior handling during the toughest jobs. Complete with a low-emission engine that provides optimal torque throughout the RPM range and eliminates the need for a choke, simplifying the starting procedure. The X2 air filtration system is virtually maintenance-free and maintains an incredible 99.96% cleaning efficiency. The STIHL computer-mapped fuel injection system continuously and precisely determines fuel mixture, injection and ignition timing.
The standard electronic water control feature allows for easy and efficient water flow adjustment while cutting. The water control feature remembers the last setting that was used, and the water flow automatically stops at idle speed and starts again when the throttle is engaged.

STIHL LIMITED, headquartered in London, ON, is a subsidiary of ANDREAS STIHL AG & Co. KG. STIHL is the number one selling brand of handheld outdoor power equipment in Canada. STIHL manufactures a full line of powerful, lightweight and versatile handheld outdoor power equipment for homeowners and professional users. STIHL products are only sold through servicing power equipment dealers from coast to coast – not mass merchants. For more information or for the name of the closest STIHL Dealer visit the STIHL web site at

For further information about this Press Release, contact:
Gail Kenworthy, STIHL Limited - 519.681.3000.

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