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Stihl MS 462 C-M 20 in.
Stihl MS 462 C-M 20 in.

Specs

General Information

Manufacturer
Stihl
Stihl
Model
MS 462 C-M 20 in.
MS 462 C-M 20 in.
Model Code
11422000136
11422000136
Color
Orange / White
Orange / White

Dimensions

Weight
Powerhead - 13.2 lb. (6 kg)
Powerhead - 13.2 lb. (6 kg)

Engine

Horsepower
6.0 bhp (4.4 kW)
6.0 bhp (4.4 kW)
Displacement
72.2 cc (4.41 cu. in.)
72.2 cc (4.41 cu. in.)
Fuel Type
Gas
Gas
Fuel Tank Capacity
24.35 oz. (720 cc)
24.35 oz. (720 cc)
Oil Capacity
Chain - 11.5 oz. (340 cc)
Chain - 11.5 oz. (340 cc)

Operational

Chain
OILOMATIC® - 3624 (33RS3 72) saw chain 20 in. 3003 000 8822
OILOMATIC® - 3624 (33RS3 72) saw chain 20 in. 3003 000 8822
Guide Bars
Length - 20 in. STIHL OILOMATIC® Saw Chain
Length - 20 in. STIHL OILOMATIC® Saw Chain

Features

Common Features

  • STIHL OILOMATIC® SAW CHAIN: STIHL makes its own saw chain.
  • EMATIC™ BAR: Includes a polymer ramp reservoir which holds bar oil until it can be picked up by passing chain. This can reduce oil usage by up to 50%.
  • BUMPER SPIKES: Help prevent pull-in and provide better control, making cutting easier.
  • SPARK ARRESTER MUFFLER: Large baffles which reduce noise level and contain a screen designed to reduce the emission of sparks.
  • STIHL QUICKSTOP® CHAIN BRAKE SYSTEM: Designed to stop the chain in fractions of a second. Can be manually activated or activated by inertia if the kickback force is sufficient.
  • FRONT HAND GUARD: Designed to reduce the risk of injury.
  • FRONT HANDLE: Designed for a secure grip and ergonomically angled for comfort.
  • PROTECTED SPARK PLUG: Protected, yet easy to change.
  • LARGE STARTING HANDLE: Easy to grip.
  • SMOOTH CLEAN DESIGN: No rough edges to snag on clothing or brush.
  • AIR FILTER COVER: Easy to remove for fast and easy filter cleaning or replacement.
  • MASTER CONTROL LEVER™: A single lever operating the choke, starting throttle lock and on-off switch.
  • REAR HAND GUARD: Reduces the risk of injury as well as provides a wide area for foot placement during starting.
  • HIGH-TECH POLYMER HOUSINGS: Lightweight, withstand greater impact and are corrosion-resistant.
  • TRANSLUCENT FUEL TANK: Allows operator to easily check fuel level before starting work.
  • ANTI-VIBRATION SYSTEM: Helps reduce operator fatigue.
  • ELECTRONIC IGNITION: Provides easier starting and smoother running.
  • REPLACEABLE "IN TANK" FUEL AND OIL FILTERS: Lower cost and are easy to maintain.
  • INBOARD CHAIN BRAKE: Requires less maintenance and makes saw chain sprocket easier to remove.
  • AUTOMATIC BAR AND CHAIN OILER: Lets operator concentrate on cutting, not on bar lubrication.
  • CHAIN CATCHER: Helps reduce the risk of operator contact by a chain if it should break or derail.
  • THROTTLE TRIGGER LOCKOUT: Must be depressed before the trigger can be activated.
  • *NOTE: STIHL chainsaws have many common features. However, all models may not have all features shown here. Consult your Dealer for details.

Model Features

  • ADJUSTABLE AUTOMATIC OILER: The Adjustable Automatic Oiler allows the user to adjust the lubricant of the guide bar and saw chain for different bar lengths and cutting conditions.
  • ANTI-VIBRATION SYSTEM: STIHL has developed a system for minimizing the vibration levels of handheld outdoor power equipment. The STIHL anti-vibration system helps reduce operator fatigue and provides a more comfortable working experience.
  • CARING FOR NATURE: 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.
  • STIHL ELASTOSTART™: The ElastoStart™ starter handle is an exclusive feature of STIHL. It is a starting grip with a built-in shock absorber that helps reduce the effort when pulling on the starter cord. The ElastoStart™ starter grip noticeably reduces the sudden peak forces (compression) normally felt during cranking. The forces which occur at the grip after the first compression stroke are smoothed out.
  • STIHL M-TRONIC™: This product features M-Tronic™ (M) - a new generation of Intelligent Engine Management that eliminates the low and high speed carburetor adjustment screws, compensates for dirty air filter and changes in elevation and fuel quality for optimum engine power at all times.
  • PRE-SEPARATION AIR FILTRATION SYSTEM: This time-saving technology boosts the efficiency of the engine’s filter system, doubling the time between air filter cleanings. Air drawn into the engine is first separated via centrifugal force, ejecting the heavier dirt particles before being routed to the air filter. This pre-separation means less dirt to be captured by the air filter, resulting in less frequent cleaning and maintenance.
  • SIDE-ACCESS CHAIN TENSIONER: The side-access chain tensioner makes it much more convenient for the user to adjust the saw chain with a bar wrench as opposed to the typical location of the guide bar adjustment screw.
  • STIHL QUICKSTOP®: 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.
  • EMATIC™ LUBRICATION SYSTEM: 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%.
  • MASTER CONTROL LEVER™: The Master Control Lever™ is an easy to use single lever, operating the choke, starting throttle lock and on-off switch. The operator must pull the throttle trigger before moving the Master Control Lever™ to the choke position.
  • DECOMPRESSION VALVE: The decompression valve, also referred to as 'deco' or 'deco valve', vents compression in the cylinder for easier starting. The decompression valve temporarily reduces the compression in the combustion chamber during cranking and helps reduce the effort needed to pull the starter rope. It is opened manually and closes automatically as soon as the engine fires.

Common Features

  • STIHL OILOMATIC® SAW CHAIN: STIHL makes its own saw chain.
  • EMATIC™ BAR: Includes a polymer ramp reservoir which holds bar oil until it can be picked up by passing chain. This can reduce oil usage by up to 50%.
  • BUMPER SPIKES: Help prevent pull-in and provide better control, making cutting easier.
  • SPARK ARRESTER MUFFLER: Large baffles which reduce noise level and contain a screen designed to reduce the emission of sparks.
  • STIHL QUICKSTOP® CHAIN BRAKE SYSTEM: Designed to stop the chain in fractions of a second. Can be manually activated or activated by inertia if the kickback force is sufficient.
  • FRONT HAND GUARD: Designed to reduce the risk of injury.
  • FRONT HANDLE: Designed for a secure grip and ergonomically angled for comfort.
  • PROTECTED SPARK PLUG: Protected, yet easy to change.
  • LARGE STARTING HANDLE: Easy to grip.
  • SMOOTH CLEAN DESIGN: No rough edges to snag on clothing or brush.
  • AIR FILTER COVER: Easy to remove for fast and easy filter cleaning or replacement.
  • MASTER CONTROL LEVER™: A single lever operating the choke, starting throttle lock and on-off switch.
  • REAR HAND GUARD: Reduces the risk of injury as well as provides a wide area for foot placement during starting.
  • HIGH-TECH POLYMER HOUSINGS: Lightweight, withstand greater impact and are corrosion-resistant.
  • TRANSLUCENT FUEL TANK: Allows operator to easily check fuel level before starting work.
  • ANTI-VIBRATION SYSTEM: Helps reduce operator fatigue.
  • ELECTRONIC IGNITION: Provides easier starting and smoother running.
  • REPLACEABLE "IN TANK" FUEL AND OIL FILTERS: Lower cost and are easy to maintain.
  • INBOARD CHAIN BRAKE: Requires less maintenance and makes saw chain sprocket easier to remove.
  • AUTOMATIC BAR AND CHAIN OILER: Lets operator concentrate on cutting, not on bar lubrication.
  • CHAIN CATCHER: Helps reduce the risk of operator contact by a chain if it should break or derail.
  • THROTTLE TRIGGER LOCKOUT: Must be depressed before the trigger can be activated.
  • *NOTE: STIHL chainsaws have many common features. However, all models may not have all features shown here. Consult your Dealer for details.

Model Features

  • ADJUSTABLE AUTOMATIC OILER: The Adjustable Automatic Oiler allows the user to adjust the lubricant of the guide bar and saw chain for different bar lengths and cutting conditions.
  • ANTI-VIBRATION SYSTEM: STIHL has developed a system for minimizing the vibration levels of handheld outdoor power equipment. The STIHL anti-vibration system helps reduce operator fatigue and provides a more comfortable working experience.
  • CARING FOR NATURE: 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.
  • STIHL ELASTOSTART™: The ElastoStart™ starter handle is an exclusive feature of STIHL. It is a starting grip with a built-in shock absorber that helps reduce the effort when pulling on the starter cord. The ElastoStart™ starter grip noticeably reduces the sudden peak forces (compression) normally felt during cranking. The forces which occur at the grip after the first compression stroke are smoothed out.
  • STIHL M-TRONIC™: This product features M-Tronic™ (M) - a new generation of Intelligent Engine Management that eliminates the low and high speed carburetor adjustment screws, compensates for dirty air filter and changes in elevation and fuel quality for optimum engine power at all times.
  • PRE-SEPARATION AIR FILTRATION SYSTEM: This time-saving technology boosts the efficiency of the engine’s filter system, doubling the time between air filter cleanings. Air drawn into the engine is first separated via centrifugal force, ejecting the heavier dirt particles before being routed to the air filter. This pre-separation means less dirt to be captured by the air filter, resulting in less frequent cleaning and maintenance.
  • SIDE-ACCESS CHAIN TENSIONER: The side-access chain tensioner makes it much more convenient for the user to adjust the saw chain with a bar wrench as opposed to the typical location of the guide bar adjustment screw.
  • STIHL QUICKSTOP®: 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.
  • EMATIC™ LUBRICATION SYSTEM: 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%.
  • MASTER CONTROL LEVER™: The Master Control Lever™ is an easy to use single lever, operating the choke, starting throttle lock and on-off switch. The operator must pull the throttle trigger before moving the Master Control Lever™ to the choke position.
  • DECOMPRESSION VALVE: The decompression valve, also referred to as 'deco' or 'deco valve', vents compression in the cylinder for easier starting. The decompression valve temporarily reduces the compression in the combustion chamber during cranking and helps reduce the effort needed to pull the starter rope. It is opened manually and closes automatically as soon as the engine fires.