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Stihl MS231 C-BE Chainsaw (Currently Unavailable)


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The Stihl MS 231 C-BE chainsaw with a 16″ bar is an ideal saw for grounds keeping, cutting firewood and / or felling smaller trees.

Masseys will

  • Assemble your chainsaw
  • PDI your chainsaw
  • Give you instruction on how to use you chainsaw.
  • As we PDI and register your chainsaw you can be sure you WILL get your 2 years domestic warranty.

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The Stihl MS231 C-BE chainsaw with a 16″ bar is an ideal saw for grounds keeping, cutting firewood and / or felling smaller trees. At Masseys we view this saw as a great all rounder with plenty of power!

The Stihl MS231 C-BE has a 42.6 cc engine with 2.0 Kw / 2.7 hp power output and weighs 5.2 kg without the bar and chain. The chainsaw has a Stihl 2-MIX engine which creates high engine power, excellent power-to-weight ratio and outstanding torque development for high cutting performance and pulling power.

As this is the C-BE model it also features Stihl ErgoStart. It makes starting the chainsaw easy and straightforward, without requiring a lot of effort. It takes less effort to pull the recoil, it is smoother to pull and it also takes less speed to pull the recoil. The secret is an extra spring in the starting mechanism.

Get up to 3 years warranty at Masseys

Motomix® domestic warranty extension – Extend your domestic warranty from 2 to 3 years with the purchase of 5 litres of STIHL Motomix® fuel and a qualifying product at the same time, in store. This includes the Stihl MS231 C-BE at Masseys, Swadlincote.

Motomix warranty extension

What else will I need to buy with my chainsaw?

    • 2-Stroke Oil.
      Stihl Moto mixWe advise STIHL MotoMix® which is Stihl’s patented premixed fuel, specially blended for ultimate performance. Like a sports drink for your engine, this 50:1 mixture is a combination of premium non-ethanol, high-octane motor fuel and our highest-quality STIHL HP Ultra oil. Clean and convenient, MotoMix® eliminates the hassle of mixing your own 2-stroke engine fuel while providing superior performance and lubrication. STIHL MotoMix® contains no ethanol, allowing it to maintain stability for up to two years after the seal is broken – so it stays fresh in your equipment during long storage periods. MotoMix® is also made of non-aromatic fuel and fully synthetic, highly biodegradable engine oil.
    • Chain Oil
      Chain lubricant promotes smooth operation by keeping the chain clean and free-running on the guide bar.
    • Optional Extras
      Chainsaw files, replacement bars and chains, chainsaw safety equipment (PPE) and log saw horses. All available in store at Masseys.


Stihl MS231 C-BE Chainsaw Specification

Displacement: 42.6 cm³

Weight: 5.2 kg 

Power-to-weight ratio: 2.4 kg/kW 

Power output kW/bhp 2.0/2.7 

Vibration levels left/right: 3.5/3.5 m/s² 

Oilomatic saw chain pitch/type: 3/8″ P Picco Duro 3 

Sound power level: 112.0 dB(A) 

Sound pressure level: 102.0 dB(A) 

Warranty: 1 year domestic / semi professional

The Stihl MS 231 C-BE also has a Stick quick chain tensioning system so you can tension the chain without any need for tools. It has a compensator, a long-life air filter system and tool-less filler caps so you won’t loose them when out in the field.

Don’t forget that Masseys will a) have it in stock (more than likely) b) have an expert in store to ask and c) workshop backup.

Click to see all of our Stihl chainsaws, or the slightly larger Stihl MS251 CBE.


Purchased from Masseys – If your chainsaw was purchased from Masseys and it develops a manufacturing fault during the warranty period, simply return the chainsaw to store and our mechanics will repair the machine free of charge. A warranty repair is when the machine has failed because of improper material or workmanship, under normal use and maintenance.

Purchased online – If you chainsaw was purchased from elsewhere, then we charge an initial £29.99 inspection charge to look at the machine. This will be refunded if the fault is a warranty issue and when the manufacturer has processed and accepted the warranty claim in full. Warranty for non-Masseys customers is 4-12 weeks as we have a duty to ensure our own customers are prioritised first.

For more information about the chainsaw, then refer to the Stihl owner’s handbook.

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Bar Length

14" Bar, 16" Bar

stihl ms231 cbe masseysStihl MS231 C-BE Chainsaw (Currently Unavailable)