The STIHL BR 450 C-EF is the first professional blower on the European market that comes equipped with ElectroStart. Thanks to this innovation, users can easily restart the tool after short interruptions to their work without having to take it off their backs first − proving very useful to landscapers and municipal cleaning operations.
Our goal was to develop a premium forestry work suit using state-of-the-art textile engineering that lives up to the necessary practical requirements, which is why we applied the same painstaking attention to detail and innovative standard to developing the ADVANCE X-TREEm suit as we do to our power tools.
The path leading up to the new STIHL MSE 170-250 electric chainsaw range has been a long and successful one for STIHL. The first STIHL saw was an electric saw. Production started in 1926. With a power output of 2.2 kilowatts and a weight of 37 kilogrammes or more, it took two people to operate the chainsaw.
An anti-vibration system is a standard part of chainsaws today. But that hasn’t always been true. Back in the old days, the handles were attached directly to the engine of the chainsaw, which meant that users could really feel the vibrations of the machine.
The first one-man saw, the legendary STIHL Contra, revolutionised forestry when it was launched in 1959. The Contra allowed forestry workers to trim trees with a chainsaw instead of an axe for the first time. However, this also meant that chainsaw operators were exposed to higher vibration loads.
Thirteen articles provide you with background information right from STIHL’s development department. We report from our dust chamber, give you insight into development of our batteries, and reveal which tests our tools have to withstand before they make their way to specialist dealers.
Our experts in battery development are the first port of call when it comes to efficient energy use. We continuously develop in-house battery solutions for our cordless power system. This allows us to perfectly coordinate the operation of the electric motors and the performance and energy capacity of the STIHL batteries.
STIHL products are used all over the world. And STIHL should be a byword for reliability all over the world, too. When temperatures in Siberia fall below freezing point, our customer has to be sure that his chain saw will start. The same applies to users in hot climate zones, such as Africa or South America.
It’s certainly an impressive sight to see our cutting robots making short work of the wood on our saw chain test bench. Here, the cutting performance of our in-house developed saw chains is put under scrutiny in real conditions.