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STIHL MSA 160 C-BQ

Eliminating fuel costs and engine emissions with STIHL battery powered MSA 160 C-BQ provides another environmentally responsible option in STIHL's line of chainsaws. This chainsaw is portable, lightweight and features reduced vibrations and instant start-ups. And the commercial-grade high torque electric motor requires less maintenance, resulting in a longer motor life. The actual listed guide bar length can vary from the effective cutting length based on which powerhead it is installed on. Run time may vary based on battery type, charge level and capacity, model, operating style and conditions. Batteries and chargers can be purchased separately or as a combined set with tool.


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STIHL MSA 160 C-BQ Features

The STIHL Inc. "Caring for Nature" seal identifies its powered products that are more environmentally conscious, producing zero or low exhaust emissions. STIHL Inc. defines "low exhaust emissions" as being cleaner than EPA and/or CARB exhaust emission standards.More Information

STIHL offers an additional, manually-activated chain brake on some models. This system is designed to engage when the operator’s right hand completely releases the rear handle, stopping the chain within one second. Available on some models.

STIHL chainsaws are equipped with a chain stopping system designed to reduce the risk of injury in certain kickback situations. It is called a STIHL Quickstop® chain brake. The STIHL Quickstop® chain brake is designed to stop the rotation of the chain if activated by the operator’s hand or by inertia if the saw kicks back with sufficient force. In some working positions, the STIHL Quickstop® chain brake can be activated by inertia, stopping the chain within fractions of a second.

The Ematic™ guide bar, when used with STIHL OILOMATIC® saw chain, will provide proper lubrication and less oil consumption than conventional methods. The system works because two ramps, strategically placed in the guide bar rail, help contain the flow of oil and direct all lubrication to the sliding faces of the bar and chain links as well as the rivets and driver holes, which in turn can reduce bar oil consumption up to 50%.

Lightweight and compact, STIHL electric motors require minimal maintenance and feature low noise levels and reduced vibration.

The Quick Chain Adjuster (QCA) (B) allows the user to adjust the tension of the chain without the use of tools. This allows for easy chain adjustment.

Soft rubber texture is both easy to grip and makes the product comfortable to hold for extended periods.

A controlled braking device (Q) to stop the rotating chain when the trigger is released.

STIHL MSA 160 C-BQ Specifications
GUIDE BAR LENGTHS (Recommended ranges)25 to 35cm (10" to 12") ROLLOMATIC® E
CHAIN OIL CAPACITY210 cc (7.4 oz.)
OILOMATIC® CHAIN¼" STIHL PICCO™
POWER SOURCEBattery
RUN TIME (w/ AP 100)Up to 17 minutes
RUN TIME (w/ AP 300)Up to 50 minutes (Recommended combination)
RUN TIME (w/ AR 1000)Up to 125 minutes
RUN TIME (w/ AR 2000)Up to 180 minutes
RUN TIME (w/ AR 3000)Up to 230 minutes
POWERHEAD WEIGHT (w/ Recommended Battery)w/ AP 300 4.8 kg (10.6 lbs.)
BATTERY SERIESAP Series