The ElastoStart™ starter handle is an exclusive feature of STIHL. It is a starting grip with a built-in shock absorber that helps reduce the effort when pulling on the starter cord. The ElastoStart™ starter grip noticeably reduces the sudden peak forces (compression) normally felt during cranking. The forces which occur at the grip after the first compression stroke are smoothed out.
Long-life Air Filtration System
The long-life air filtration system helps reduce the need for frequent filter cleanings.
STIHL QuickStop® Auger Brake
This braking system is designed to stop the bit from digging when the auger hits a hard underground impediment. In addition, the STIHL QuickStop® drill brake acts to stop backwards rotation. A jammed drill bit can simply be unscrewed from the borehole.
The hip pad is positioned close to the body or leg of the operator during use for more comfortable operation.
This advanced vibration-dampening frame increases user comfort and helps reduce operator fatigue, especially when used over long periods of time.