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Re: MS 462???
« Reply #20 on: July 16, 2018, 09:44:01 PM »
Willard, do you know something new about the release of the 462?  I don't understand why they're not available yet in America??  

If they get released first in Canada you will have to get me one and send it down!(Image hidden from quote, click to view.)
Last I heard summer of 2018 but still nothing on this side of the pond yet.
I guess the longer we wait on the production run the more upgrades we'll get.
The MS462 without CM is sold in other parts of the world like Russia and other Baltic areas also advertised in South Africa. Maybe you'll get the same choice.
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Re: MS 462???
« Reply #21 on: July 17, 2018, 08:08:51 AM »
Really? I didn't know the saw existed without M-Tronics
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Re: MS 462???
« Reply #22 on: July 17, 2018, 09:05:15 AM »
I got the MS462 brochure pdf on my phone teakwood but I don't know how to share it here.
Stihl MS462  Stihl.com za (South Africa.)
On page 8 upper right hand corner.
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Re: MS 462???
« Reply #23 on: August 04, 2018, 04:56:40 PM »
I'm tired of waiting for the MS462 so I brought my old favorite out of retirement.
I bought this first year 1991 066Mag Arctic brand new 26 years ago. Just rebuilt it with OEM parts. Put a 1986 064 flywheel and rewind housing on it  to narrow it up for better ergonomics. Also notice the low profile caps from 1986.
It's wearing a 18" .404 bar with a loop of long extinct Oregon 50AL .050 .404 chisel bit chain driven by a 8 tooth rim sprocket. Still got about 50 feet of it on a roll.

Planning on  running a 20" .050 Stihl ES Light bar with a .404 sprocket nose. Have to order the nose separate.

I been using this "066 hybrid" for the last few days doing treework for my tree service and it cuts quick!! :o
Haven't even put the square file to it yet as the last pic shows . Factory grinds were good back in the 1970's. :)



 

 

 



 

 

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Re: MS 462???
« Reply #24 on: August 04, 2018, 11:21:00 PM »
Gday all in regards to the Sthil 462 my dealer has informed me that they will be available in Tasmania  Australia  at the end of September 2018 ,Ididnt ask about price I also know of a hardwood faller who had a 500 on trail for around about a month and it has since been taken back by Sthil for evaluation  or whatever they do .

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Re: MS 462???
« Reply #25 on: August 05, 2018, 12:37:01 AM »
I heard the MS381 is being discontinued in Australia and the new MS382 won't be replacing it.
Something about Australia having a new emissions clean air legislation and the 382 is not clean enough?
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« Reply #26 on: August 05, 2018, 02:45:36 AM »
HolmenTree I think you could be right theres no mention of the 362 in the Australian catalogue and the 361 says while stocks last ,makes one wonder how emissions  can be so different  on chainsaws.

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« Reply #27 on: August 05, 2018, 08:38:43 AM »
HolmenTree I think you could be right theres no mention of the 362 in the Australian catalogue and the 361 says while stocks last ,makes one wonder how emissions  can be so different  on chainsaws.
Lockwood, I think your auto correct may have spelled 361-362 for you :D
I heard lots of good reviews about the MS381 from Australia...we can"t get them here in North America. Last model here was the 038Magnum.
But I was impressed with the new MS382 design. Just won't meet our emissions regulations.
But that may change, as Trump is talking about cuts to the California clean air act. :)
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Re: MS 462???
« Reply #28 on: August 25, 2018, 12:05:26 AM »
No one seems to want to talk about the 462 up here or in the States at that forestry show I went to but they did tell me there is lots and I mean lots of 461 still at the factory , guess they want to sell those first

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« Reply #29 on: September 27, 2018, 10:00:33 PM »
So I have a photo here from Stihl South Africa of a MS462. No C-M.
As the pic shows H & L adjustment holes in the air box housing.


 
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« Reply #30 on: September 27, 2018, 10:15:44 PM »
Here's the written proof on page 8 upper right hand corner.
https://www.stihl.com/p/media/download/en-com/Brochure_MS_462.pdf
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« Reply #31 on: September 28, 2018, 08:07:58 AM »
that doesn't mean that the non M tronic will also be available in America. 
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« Reply #32 on: September 28, 2018, 09:39:38 AM »
No one seems to want to talk about the 462 up here or in the States at that forestry show I went to but they did tell me there is lots and I mean lots of 461 still at the factory , guess they want to sell those first
I tired of waiting and bought a 461,  I like it so well that I have forgotten about the 462 and dang near forgot that I own a 660.
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Re: MS 462???
« Reply #33 on: September 28, 2018, 11:03:34 AM »
I was in the same boat.  I really, REALLY wanted the 462- based on all that I was reading about it, but then I just got tired of waiting.  I was a little disappointed that I couldn't even get a ballpark answer on when it might be available.  I bought a 461 instead, and I absolutely love that saw.  I figure now I'll just wait for MS500i.......
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« Reply #34 on: September 28, 2018, 11:34:10 AM »
that doesn't mean that the non M tronic will also be available in America.
Yeah probably won't alright but you may get it available in Costa Rica ;)
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« Reply #35 on: September 29, 2018, 08:39:30 AM »
No way, the importer (and there is just one for the whole country, so it's a monopole) just sell about half of the stihl models and the 70cc segment is already covered by the cheaper and clumsier MS382 which is made in brazil. So i would need to special order one. I did asked the dealer to import me one but he has lost interest because the main importer never gave him a price. It's Costa Rica, you're lucky if you get a half decent customer service.

and i sure would want to try the M-Tronic version.

Willard: Will there be a difference in the powerband within the 2 models? M-tronic or not. shouldn't the Tronic model be faster accelerating and more powerfull with less fuel consumption?
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« Reply #36 on: September 29, 2018, 02:08:58 PM »
Willard: Will there be a difference in the powerband within the 2 models? M-tronic or not. shouldn't the Tronic model be faster accelerating and more powerfull with less fuel consumption?
In factory stock form the CM model will definitely have the best overall performing powerband keeping it precise in all daily conditions.
But from what I have seen so far with the MS462 (non CM) is it is available in Africa and Russia with Siberia.
This tells me these 2 locations have a severe weather climate with hot temps with high humidity and on the opposite scale severe cold temperatures down into minus 30 below and beyond.
So the manual carb settings definitely would have an advantage to work a 8 hour day 5 days a week in these conditions.
I wouldn't be surprised if Canada gets the 2 versions also. :)
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« Reply #37 on: September 29, 2018, 06:56:34 PM »
I hope so and I will be getting a carb model if possible

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Re: MS 462???
« Reply #38 on: November 14, 2018, 11:30:13 PM »
If you want one there is a guy on eBay (Stihl_21) that is selling them for right around $1,000. Non cm, mine should be here late December according to the tracking number.

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Re: MS 462???
« Reply #39 on: November 22, 2018, 10:35:33 AM »
Anyone had any luck getting a Shop Manual or IPL for the MS 462?


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