STIHL’s best accessories for arborists and forestry professionals

STIHL’s accessories for arborists and forestry professionals help make incredibly tough forestry jobs easier.

Arborist and forestry jobs are hard work for both people and tools. But STIHL has a few key accessories to help make your working lives easier. Whether it’s simpler chainsaw maintenance, quicker cutting time or clearer communication with your team, these genuine STIHL accessories are must-haves for forestry professionals.

STIHL Hexa chain

Want to give your forestry chainsaw a new lease of life? Then look no further than STIHL’s Hexa upgrade kits or new Hexa chain loops and file.

The new STIHL Hexa chain has a hexagonal (instead of round) cutting shape and gives 10 per cent faster cutting performance and simpler sharpening. And because the angle of the cutter is less acute, it holds its edge for longer too.

Hexa chain loops can be bought separately, but the kits with the file and two Hexa chains are better value than buying all the items separately.

STIHL Hexa chain. Image: STIHL

STIHL Advance ProCOM

STIHL’s smartest hearing to date, connects up to 16 users across vast distances with market-leading technology that makes communication simple. Simply turn the ProCOM headsets on and they automatically connect together.

Each headset can then be up to 600m apart, as they each operate as a signal repeater. STIHL ProCOM headsets can connect to another device, such as a phone or walkie talkie, via Bluetooth and have a built-in ambient mode. Just turn ambient mode on and you can hear the outside world as if you didn’t have ear defenders on. When a chainsaw revs up nearby, they then automatically stop playing the sounds from the outside world into your ears, except your colleague’s voices from other ProCOM sets, so you can communicate without interruption knowing your ears are properly protected too.

STIHL Advance ProCOM. Image: STIHL

STIHL stump vice

Simple but effective, STIHL’s handy stump vice is ideal to help sharpen your chainsaw chain in the forest or on a job. Simply tap the vice into a stump and secure the bar in it. It will hold the chainsaw bar firm so you can sharpen the chain without the chainsaw moving around.

STIHL’s stump vice is ideal to help sharpen chainsaw chains on the job.. Image: STIHL


Why not make sharpening your chainsaw chain on the job, or back at the workshop, even simpler?

While more experienced chainsaw users may prefer to use a manual file and depth gauge, STIHL’s 2-in-1 file sharpens the cutting tooth and files down the depth gauge at the same time, shortening sharpening times and making sure it is filed to the correct 30-degree angles for the standard chainsaw chain.

It’s really handy if you hit something in the wood, touch the ground or just need to sharpen the chain up quickly.

After all, a sharp chain makes for more efficient cutting, improving battery longevity or fuel economy.

STIHL’s 2-in-1 file sharpens the cutting tooth and files down the depth gauge. Image: STIHL

STIHL Light O4 chainsaw bars

The STIHL Light 04, .325”, 1.3mm lightweight guide bar features a special, slim design that enhances piercing characteristics and reduces weight. This makes demanding work more comfortable and enables greater endurance during sawing. The STIHL Light 04, .325”, 1.3mm is 200gm lighter than the existing STIHL guide bars, contributing to an improved system weight.

The innovative design of the STIHL Light 04 guide bar is not only attractive but also integrates practical information about the bar’s characteristics – making finding the right saw chain for the chainsaw bar easy, for example.

Light chainsaw bars feature a special, slim design that reduces weight. Image: STIHL

STIHL forestry hand tools

STIHL make a whole host of great tools to make lifting and dragging timber much simpler.

Moving timber can be one of the toughest parts of the job, so tools like STIHL’s hand lifting tongs are a great option! They grab the timber so you just have to focus on pulling up, rather than grappling with the log and getting underneath it.

The STIHL drag hook does exactly what it sounds like it should – simply hook the sharp end into the timber and you can manoeuvre or drag it to where it needs to be.

STIHL’s hand lifting tongs grab the timber to make moving easier. Image: STIHL

STIHL Connected

Keeping on top of maintenance of a tool fleet can be much simpler with STIHL Connected.

This fleet-management system logs hours on the tool so it lets you know when maintenance is due. It can even be used on non-STIHL tools where you simply add in a service schedule you want to stick to. It’s really simple to set up, helps keep an eye on your entire fleet in a matter of seconds, tells you when tools are in and out of service, allows you to book a service with your nearest or preferred dealer and keeps a full record of all your fleet maintenance.

STIHL Connected makes keeping on top of fleet maintenance simpler. Image: STIHL

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