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Stihl ms 500i

Discussion in 'Chainsaw' started by Superxlauto, Nov 28, 2018.

  1. ericm979

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    Stihls' prices in Europe are higher than in the US. $1800 would be too much here. It can't be more than a few $hundred over equivalent current models.

    When batteries get a little lighter they'll be practical for saws. Even for people who cut all day. You'll carry some extra charged batteries in the truck like you carry extra gas now. Charge them up at night for the next day's work. I love two strokes but I would not mind using a quiet saw.

    I read somewhere that the ms500 needs to have it's primer bulb pumped a bunch of times for each start. Or maybe it was that the operator needs to pull start it a bunch of times to prime the system each time it's started. If one of those is true it makes it a lot less appealing.
     
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    Likely nothing more than a diaphragm run off the impulse line. Might even be built into the throttle body. I'm just guessing though. One thing is for sure...it will be simple, just like MTronic.
     
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    Don't take this wrong, but I think we're way over reacting here. From what I've read it's a simple matter of purging the system before the first startup. This system has has been in the concrete saw for a while now. IMHO, people are just scared/sceptical of change. This technology is simple!
     
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    I want press button start. And a built in espresso maker or an English muffin toaster.
     
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    Alexcagle posted something about the TS 500i injection system repair in the past. He also had a picture of the fuel pump. The fuel pump of the MS 500i will look similar like this one from the TS 500i.
     

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    Why is the MS500i going to be so much more expensive than a TS500i?
     
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    To the reply on battery powered saws, I have to agree. Brushless motors are an overmatch for even the post powerful modded chainsaw. It all comes down to when the batteries will be ready.

    As to the 500, I have to admit my interest has been peaked. Weight of a 60cc saw with the power of a 90cc saw. Additional complication worries me a bit though, and I don't know if I'm all in at 1800. 1500 and I'll buy one, that's kind of where I'm at.
     
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    It's actually got two fuel pumps
     
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    An American living in Greece quoted $1300 U.S. all in to get it to me in MO. I don't really have that now so :envy::baaa: and for $120 the cylinder off the 066 gets ported!
     
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    I see the 500i right now on Stihl page in Greece for 1499€ with 71cm bar( 28" bar).There was an offer a couple days ago from Stihl for way less money(iirc it was around 1200€) but its over now so i assume 1500€ its for everyone.
     
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    Just like a top fueler.
     
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    It's required because the fuel injection requires pressure but the pump is impulse operated.
     
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    The price is Belgium for a ms500i is 1580 euro = 1770 dollar
     
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    How much is the 462 and the 661 in Belgium though?
     
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    These are the Belgian prices in euro; kettingzaag = chainsaw

    Naam Prijs (21%BTWin) Stock Detail
    STIHL MS170 lichte kettingzaag (2-mix - 30,1cc - 1,6pk - 30cm) 199,00 179,00 Ja Detail
    STIHL MS180 lichte kettingzaag (2-mix - 31,8cc - 1,9pk - 35cm) 274,00 229,00 Ja Detail
    STIHL MS211 lichte kettingzaag (2-mix - 35,2cc - 2,3pk - 35cm) 404,00 369,00 Ja Detail
    STIHL MS211 CB-E lichte comfort kettingzaag met Ergostart (2-mix - 35,2cc - 2,3pk - 35cm) 469,00 409,00 Ja Detail
    STIHL MS231 motorzaag (2-mix - 40,6cc - 2,7pk 40cm) 489,00 Nee Detail
    STIHL MS231 C-BE comfort kettingzaag met Ergostart (2-mix - 40,6cc - 2,7pk - 35cm) 569,00 Ja Detail
    STIHL MS251 motorzaag (2-mix - 45,6cc - 3,0pk - 40cm) 559,00 499,00 Ja Detail
    STIHL MS251 C-BE comfort motorzaag (2-mix - 45,6cc - 3,0pk - 40cm) 619,00 Ja Detail
    STIHL MS150 C-E lichte kettingzaag (2-mix - 23,6cc - 1,3pk - 25cm) 509,00 Ja Detail
    STIHL MS193 C-E lichte snoeizaag (2-mix - 30,1cc - 1,8pk - 30cm) 454,00 Ja Detail
    STIHL MS271 allround kettingzaag (2-mix - 50,0cc - 3,5pk - 40cm) 664,00 599,00 Ja Detail
    STIHL MS271 C-BE allround comfort kettingzaag & Ergostart (2-mix - 50,0cc - 3,5pk - 40cm) 719,00 Ja Detail
    STIHL MS291 allround kettingzaag (2-mix - 55,5cc - 3,8pk - 40cm - 3/8) 709,00 Ja Detail
    STIHL MS311 allround kettingzaag (2-mix - 59cc - 4,2pk - 45cm - 3/8) 779,00 Ja Detail
    STIHL MS391 allround kettingzaag (2-mix - 64,1cc - 4,5pk - 50cm - 3/8) 869,00 814,00 Ja Detail
    STIHL MS150 TC-E lichte snoeizaag met Tophendel(2-mix - 23,6cc - 1,3pk - 25cm) 524,00 Ja Detail
    STIHL MS193 T lichte snoeizaag met Tophendel (2-mix - 30,1cc - 1,8pk - 30cm) 464,00 Ja Detail
    STIHL MS201 TC-M professionele snoeizaag met Tophendel (2-mix - 35,2cc - 2,4pk - 30cm) 809,00 Ja Detail
    STIHL MS201 TC-M professionele snoeizaag met Tophendel (2-mix - 35,2cc - 2,4pk - 35cm) 814,00 Ja Detail
    STIHL MS201 C-M professionele motorzaag (2-mix - 35,2cc - 2,4pk - 35cm) 804,00 Ja Detail
    STIHL MS241 C-M professionele motorzaag (2-mix - 42,6cc - 3,0pk - 40cm) 824,00 Ja Detail
    STIHL MS261 C-M Profi kettingzaag (2-mix - 50,2cc - 3,8pk - 40cm) 924,00 Ja Detail
    STIHL MS261 C-BM Profi comfort kettingzaag (2-mix - 50,2cc - 3,8pk - 40cm) 969,00 Ja Detail
    STIHL MS362 C-M professionele motorzaag (2-mix - 59cc - 4,6pk - 40cm) 1089,00 999,00 Ja Detail
    STIHL MS362 C-M professionele motorzaag (2-mix - 59cc - 4,6pk - 45cm) 1099,00 1009,00 In bestelling Detail
    STIHL MS462 C-M professionele motorzaag (2-mix - 72,2cc - 6,0pk - 50cm) 1439,00 Ja Detail
    STIHL MS500i C-M professionele motorzaag (2-mix injectie - 79,2cc - 6,8pk - 63cm) 1579,00 In bestelling Detail
    STIHL MS661 C-M professionele motorzaag (2-mix - 91,1cc - 7,3pk - 63cm) 1574,00 Ja Detail
    STIHL MS880 professionele motorzaag (2-takt - 121,6cc - 8,7pk - 90cm) 1774,00 Ja Detail
     
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    As of 4:43 CDT today conversion rate of 1 Euro to dollar = 1.12

    So 1579 x 1.12 = $1,768 for 500i

    Can't believe it will be this high in the US
     
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    How will be this high in the US?Do you have same VAT?Greece VAT is 24% and as i see we have similar prices with Belgium(like identical i could say) but i think you have a significant lower VAT.
     
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    I just did a standard conversion rate, no VAT

    The 880 here starts at the low $1800s, so I can't see Stihl selling hardly any 500i 's if it sells for that much dough
     
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