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Model: KS 43

MANUFACTURED BY:
STIHL ANDREAS MASCHINENFABRIK
STUTTGART, GERMANY
SERIES OR ASSEMBLY NUMBER:
YEAR INTRODUCED:
1943
YEAR DISCONTINUED:
1971
ENGINE DISPLACEMENT:
247 ccm (15.07 cu. in.)
NUMBER OF CYLINDERS:
1
CYLINDER BORE:
68mm (2.67 in.)
PISTON STROKE:
68mm (2.67 in.)
PISTON RING THICKNESS:
CYLINDER TYPE:
Aluminum with chrome plated bore
INTAKE METHOD:
Piston ported
MANUFACTURER ADVERTISED H.P.:
8.5
WEIGHT:
37.5kg (82.5 lbs.)
OPERATOR CONFIGURATION:
Two Man operation
HANDLEBAR SYSTEM:
Rigid
CHAIN BRAKE:
none
CLUTCH:
Centrifugal
DRIVE TYPE:
Bevel gear transmission
CONSTRUCTION:
Die cast magnesium
MAGNETO TYPE:
CARBURETOR:
Bing 1/24
MAJOR REPAIR KIT:
nla
MINOR REPAIR KIT:
nla
AIR FILTER SYSTEM:
STARTER TYPE:
Stihl automatic rewind
OIL PUMP:
Automatic
MAXIMUM ENGINE RPM:
IDLE RPM:
IGNITION TIMING:
BREAKER POINT SETTING:
FLYWHEEL/COIL AIR GAP:
SPARK PLUG TYPE:
Bosch M145 T1
SPARK PLUG GAP:
0.51mm (0.020 in.)
CRANKSHAFT MAIN BEARINGS:
FUEL TANK CAPACITY:
FUEL OIL RATIO:
RECOMMENDED FUEL OCTANE:
MIX OIL SPECIFICATION:
CHAIN PITCH:
CHAIN TYPE:
Stihl
BAR MOUNT PATTERN:
SHORTEST GUIDE BAR SUPPLIED:
60cm (24 in.)
LONGEST GUIDE BAR SUPPLIED:
250cm (100 in.)
COLOUR SCHEME:
PAINT CODES:
ILLUSTRATED PARTS LIST:
SERVICE MANUAL:

COMMENTS:
Standard issue for German Army Engineer Corps.
First model to use die cast magnesium housings.

Saw in Peter Ekdahl collection, Aby Sweden

Colour Photograph courtesy Martin Pfieffer collection
 

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