Thursday, June 27, 2024


Mackay and Whitsunday Life

New Chainsaws In Stock Just In Time For Winter

The new easy-to-use yet powerful chainsaw from Stihl is available at Bowen Small Motors & Cycles, with the whole community invited to come on down and check it out.

The new 172 and 182 chainsaws from Stihl are newly improved models of the 171 and 181.

The predecessor was extremely popular at Bowen Small Motors & Cycles and with winter here, it’s the perfect time to purchase.

“The 172 and 182 are good for normal homeowners that like to cut timber and go camping,” said Bowen Small Motors & Cycles Service Manager Stephen Firth.

“Stihl has improved them a bit and made them more efficient.”

“They now meet the emission rules and there’s a computer diagnostic which is a new thing that they've added to it, and it makes it easier to use.”

The computer records all information; run times, how many times it has been used, and speeds up diagnostic systems ensuring the product performance is better.

Both models also have an anti-vibration system which reduces the vibrations at the handles, allowing the user to have pro-longed use without the long-term effects vibrations can have on the body.

To reduce maintenance, there is also a compensator acting as a control system in the carburettor.

It uses pressure compensation to ensure that engine performance, exhaust gas quality and fuel consumption remain relatively constant over a long period of time.

The 172 costs $349 and the 182 costs $449 and both are available now at Bowen Small Motors & Cycles.

Service Manager Stephen Firth, Photo credit: Daniel Heggie

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