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Tips & Tricks

Helping you get the Best from your Equipment


STIHL MotoMix®

is an optimised 50:1 premixed fuel

suitable for all two stroke engines


STIHL MotoMix® is premixed and ready to go! It’s a perfect blend of fuel and STIHL HP ultra oil, which means the hassle of measuring and mixing is a thing of the past. The best part about using premixed fuel, is that it leaves no room for error. MotoMix® is clean, convenient and ready to go, so you can spend less time preparing, and more time getting the job done.



STIHL MotoMix® has been designed purposefully for two-stroke engines so it can deliver the high level of performance you’ve come to expect from your STIHL tools at all times. It has outstanding lubricating properties, it’s deposit-free and clean burning, and it produces fewer emissions of substances that can harm your machine



MotoMix® uses HP Ultra oil which is STIHL’s highest quality two-stroke oil. This premium mix will reduce clogging and piston jamming which is usually caused by deposits, while avoiding ignition failure and blocked valves. Overall, using STIHL MotoMix® will extend the time between servicing and general maintenance, and reduce the costs associated.



Another advantage of MotoMix® is that it’s a much cleaner choice. Emission-wise, it’s free from ethanol and has virtually no olefins and aromatic compounds. So, in comparison, it’s a much more environmentally friendly option.



Did you know that STIHL MotoMix® fuel can stand the test of time? STIHL recommend storing it in a dry and dark place with an average temperature of up to 20°C. Doing this will extend it’s shelf life up to five years! This means you won’t have to buy a new batch of fuel if you aren’t using your STIHL tools every day, which also makes MotoMix® an economical choice.



When it comes to 2-stroke engines, we know how to make the ideal fuel that best suits STIHL machines. If you are using MotoMix®, the way the tool starts, accelerates and runs matches the way STIHL intended the machine to be used. And because of STIHL’s patent, MotoMix® can’t be copied, so MotoMix® is always the best option for your machine.

Chainsaws need some TLC now and then

Emptying the fuel tank

Empty the fuel tank in a well-ventilated place and then clean it. Remember to drain the carburettor first, to prevent the carburettor diaphragms from sticking together.


Dismantling chain saws

Remove the chain and guide bar, clean them and spray them with protective oil.


Store in a dry place

Your chain saw should be stored in a dry place. Choose a place which is well ventilated and protected from the weather. Keeping it outdoors is not advisable.


Protect from the sun

Store the machine away from the direct rays of the sun. Exposure to the sun's rays causes UV embrittlement.


Staying dust-free

Your chain saw should always be packed away in a dust-free environment. We have a range of special carry bags and cases to protect your machine.


Safe storage

Always store your chain saw out of reach of other people (e.g. children). The best place to store it is in a lockable room or cupboard.

Hedge Trimming tips

Keep it sharp.

Sounds obvious, but keep trimmer blades sharp. If cut branch tips appear ragged or light in colour, or if blades snag on the hedge, the blades are probably blunt and tearing rather than slicing material. Take the trimmer to a Dealer for professional sharpening.


Keep it clean.

A blade that is not clean is not efficient. As a hedge is trimmed, sap builds up on the blades, setting hard like glue. Use an approved cleaner – like STIHL resin solvent – to keep blades in top condition.


Keep it in order.

Cut the vertical sides of a hedge first, using an upward and downward sweeping motion and moving forwards along the hedge as you work. When trimming the top of a hedge, angle the blades at around 10° to the horizontal and use a horizontal scything motion to sweep cut material off the hedge.


Keep it safe.

Always use recommended protective clothing, and follow safety instructions when using a powered hedge trimmer.

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