Stihl offers another industry first with the TS 500i Stihl Cutquik. With the handheld outdoor power equipment industry’s first electronically controlled fuel-injection system, the TS 500i increases power by 17 percent while only increasing weight by 6 percent, as compared to the Stihl TS 420.
Stihl Executive Board Chairman Dr. Bertram Kandziora is a firm believer in the new technology. “It ensures really easy starts and optimum engine power at all times with excellent running behavior and throttle response, as well as greater fuel economy and lower emissions,” Kandziora said. “With the Stihl TS 500i, even the toughest of cutting operations will be performed more easily and efficiently than ever before. As it has no carburetor, this highly innovative power pack is characterized by much more power in the same space, and thus has an exceptional power-to-weight ratio.”
Powerful, lightweight and well balanced, the Stihl TS 500i is designed for superior handling during the toughest jobs. It comes complete with a low-emission engine that provides optimal torque throughout the rpm range and eliminates the need for a choke, simplifying the starting procedure. The X2 air filtration system is virtually maintenance free and maintains a 99.96-percent cleaning efficiency. The Stihl computer-mapped fuel-injection system continuously and precisely determines fuel mixture, injected quantity, injection and ignition timing.
The standard electronic water-control feature allows for easy and efficient water-flow adjustment while cutting. The water-control feature remembers the last setting that was used, and water flow automatically stops at idle speed and starts again when the throttle is engaged.
New with the TS 500i, a diagnostic application is available to help dealers troubleshoot issues and streamline service.