How to Care for and Store Your Equipment (by Stihl)

How to Care for and Store Your Equipment (by Stihl)

A few tips for seasonal storage over the winter months.

1 180 1503

Thanks to their sophisticated technology and sturdy construction, STIHL chainsaws require very little care and maintenance. During the season, this is likely to be confined to checking the chain regularly and keeping the cutting links sharp for a better cut and to protect the engine.

Here are a few tips for storing your equipment during the winter months. This will ensure that your equipment, when required again, will be ready for action right away.

1. To get the equipment ready for winter, clean it first. The air filter, the cylinder fins, the spark plug and the dismantled cutting tool should be checked and cleaned (also see Operating Manual). Metal parts should be just slightly lubricated with oil.

2. The fuel tank should be emptied. Run the carburetor until dry (Warning! Do not operate the throttle; run equipment in idle until the engine stops!)

For winter storage, a dry and, if possible, dust-free and frost-free place would be ideal. You can save space if you hang the equipment. And remember: the fuel mix deteriorates; to avoid malfunction, it should not be kept over a long period of time.

This how-to article was written and published by Stihl Canada. Find more great tips for your Stihl Equipment here.

2015 Holiday Gift Guide
Savoy's Special Feature of the Week: SHINDAIWA FLE...

Related Posts



No comments made yet. Be the first to submit a comment
Already Registered? Login Here
Friday, 17 August 2018
If you'd like to register, please fill in the username, password and name fields.

Vernon Downtown

3202 - 29th Street
Vernon, BC, V1T 5B1

P: (250) 545-0627
F: (250) 545-7366

Kelowna Central

1929 Windsor Road
Kelowna, BC, V1Y 4R6

P: (250) 868-1010
F: (250) 868-8899

©2006-2016 Savoy Equipment Ltd.
site by thejrp