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Stihl rumors ??
« on: November 11, 2016, 12:03:55 pm »
A Vermont saw shop posted this on their Facebook page. Anyone know the real story, or is this just more internet BS?

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This is what I heard but I may need some clarification. I was picking up some parts at the Stihl Dealer and got talking about saws. He said Stihl is reversing its course on the new saws and it was regarding carburetion. I thought he said that the "strato" saws were being ditched and new better mufflers would keep the emissions down. It also it could be that the M-tronic carbs were being ditched in favor of better mufflers for epa mandates. Anyways, I am confused, and was hoping the strato saws were going in the dust bin of history. Any one know what is really going on with Stihl?

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Re: Stihl rumors ??
« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2016, 02:30:54 pm »
I doubt they're ditching M-Tronic carbs.
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Re: Stihl rumors ??
« Reply #2 on: November 11, 2016, 03:28:06 pm »
I do like they are making saws with both options now. 

Me I am choosing regular carbs if I bought one of their saws.
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Re: Stihl rumors ??
« Reply #3 on: November 12, 2016, 10:50:58 am »
The 462 started doesn't have a C on it in the 2017 calendar so maybe it's standard carb.

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Re: Stihl rumors ??
« Reply #4 on: November 12, 2016, 08:10:24 pm »
I was told by stihl reps at the tcia EXPO that the new saw will be m tronic and all the pro saws will be. The 362 regular carb will be around for a short while.
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« Reply #5 on: November 13, 2016, 10:31:30 am »
The new type II 261 also has the carb option right now. 
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Re: Stihl rumors ??
« Reply #6 on: November 13, 2016, 12:45:51 pm »
A Vermont saw shop posted this on their Facebook page. Anyone know the real story, or is this just more internet BS?

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This is what I heard but I may need some clarification. I was picking up some parts at the Stihl Dealer and got talking about saws. He said Stihl is reversing its course on the new saws and it was regarding carburetion. I thought he said that the "strato" saws were being ditched and new better mufflers would keep the emissions down. It also it could be that the M-tronic carbs were being ditched in favor of better mufflers for epa mandates. Anyways, I am confused, and was hoping the strato saws were going in the dust bin of history. Any one know what is really going on with Stihl?

"Better mufflers" in that context would have to be more restrictive ones - so that sounds like going backwards into the future. Stihl has done that before (only on the US market then, on US made models) - and I doubt they want to repeat it.

Another observation is that (at least so far) making most of the models "strato" and/or AT/M-tronic ones allows the brands (Husky and Stihl mainly) to keep some fairly low volume models "traditional", without particularly restrictive mufflers - or at least not more restrictive than they have been the last decade+.

 

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